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RATINGS: 1533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Bear is a big, black, stout you can really sink your teeth into. The bold, roasty, caramel malt flavor is balanced by Centennial and Cascade hops.

2009 California State Fair – 2nd GOLD
2009 LA International Beer Competition – GOLD
2007 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Stout – SILVER
2002 World Beer Cup - GOLD

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MIBRomeo's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
pours a dark black aroma w/ a nice frothy tan head nice and thick w/ some good lacing. A big coffee and a nice chocolate aroma, very raosted malt and even a hint of a little citrus hop. Great palate thick and nicely creamy well coated. Flavor is a roasted malt chocolates, coffee, toffee and a hint of hops in the finish. Some really good stuff.


3.4
rami_pl (4204) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Big Bear Black Stout™ by Bear Republic Brewing Co. at Kamienica Hoża 41 Taki bardzo w stylu, zbozowy dosc, pijalny, w sumie malo ciala i intensywnosci, ale milo lekki dzieki temu, 3.4 na luzie

4
josanguapo (1862) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2017
From 32 Great Power. In Teku glass. Playing Green Cat. 5 months after bbf (my fault) Herbal hoppy notes like in a Black IPA, some vanilla and chocolate. Abv well hidden

3.5
ozzatoadisback (199) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2017
Pours almost black with nice reddish hints if seen through light. About two fingers of mocha coloured head, ok retention and nice lacing. Semi-soft and fairly intense aroma shows caramel, roasted malts, plus notes of coffee and berries. Taste starts quite sweet with a fair caramel malts presence, balanced enough by roasted malts, with notes of chocolate and coffee in the background. Finishes quite dry (especially per style) and slightly bitter, with a bit of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to dense in body with light carbonation, overall pretty intense in terms of mouthfeel, but still going down quite easy. All in all i wasn't impressed, but it's a fairly intense and very clean, well made imperial stout.

3.8
luttonm (6644) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 Bottle in Seattle. Creamy, rocky tan foam. Dark brown-black, malty. A bit sticky on nose, malty and a grape edge. Fruity bitter malt body. Fairly strong carbonation. Good bitterness. Some bitter cocoa. Very nice dark, dry stout.

3.9
geolgau (416) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - SEP 4, 2017
Rich jammy and roasty aroma, with caramel, dark malts, stale coffee and sweet candy. Taste is also sweet and roasty, following the nose with chocolate liquor, ash, spicy leather, some weird stale bitterness in the aftertaste. Good, but lacks that complexity that I want in an imp.

3.5
chrisv10 (18222) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle, 8.1%. Clear dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and little coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, sweet, lacto?, little liquorice, hop and medium bitter.

3.8
ogivlado (7955) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 31, 2017
Bottled 355ml. -from Beergium. Pitch black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate and whiff of wood in the nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee and light hoppy with notes of wood and alcohol. Dry roasty finish. Really nice one.

3.5
Bricks (1147) - Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Just a notch about your typical big, big imperial stout. A bit too thin.. the aroma a bit too reserved. Nice though.

3.6
msbernac (2828) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, coffee, Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
Grumbo (3764) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle, from US, source not recorded. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating.


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