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RATINGS: 1514   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfbaked (48) - - NOV 3, 2012
Strong upfront treacle aroma. Pours smooth with a sparse head. Just a slight fizz on the way down with a sweet caramel aftertaste. Good.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VueltaBirrista (78) - Murcia, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2017
Muchsimo cuerpo y una cremosa espuma color caf con leche que para mi gusto desaparece demasiado pronto. El contraste del dulce caramelo tostado y el chocolate con el suave amargor del caf y el lpulo es una autntica pasada. De verdad que cuesta describirla, su suave carbonatacin, su textura aceitosa en fin, hay que probarla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (784) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2017
Robe brune fonce, limite noire, mousse beige fonce faible. Nez toffe, caramel, chocolat. Bouche malt grill, chocolat, caf, barbecue. Bonne carbo, amertume forte, lgre astringence modre, corps rond, un peu sucre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rferrey (64) - Huelva, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2017
Cerveza de elevado cuerpo, escasa espuma blanca, que en boca aporta un sensacional contraste de dulzor inicial con final bastante amargo, predominio de caramelo tostado, cafe. Bastante larga en boca

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2407) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with creamy head. Great coffee, good chocolate, roastiness, caramel flavours, moderately sweet and roasty in finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very nice ris.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Dark brown with ruby hilites and foamy Lacy tan head; aroma is sweet malty with notes of chocolate; flava is tangy malty roasty; feels medium Thick and creamy; finishes roasty and hoppy

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daenelyn (37) - - DEC 26, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 Belle robe brune et mousse beige. Nez mal grill, caramel, caf. Bouche houblon, caf avec final grill. Trs bonne imperial stout

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2987) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. Dark color. Thin beige head. Medium body. Smooth carbonation. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Long finish. Aroma and flavour is honey, roasted, chocolate, liquorice, nuts, caramel, hops, spices, fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (228) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium sized beige head. Aroma is fruity with mango and cocoa. Taste is roasted cocoa, coffee and fruit. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1294) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2016
It pours black with a dark brown head. The aromas are a combination of roast, caramel, and floral and citrus hops. There is a complex balance between the malts and the hops. the flavors of citrus, floral, and and hints of apricot line up the hops. The malts are a combination of roast with caramel in the background. The finish is a combination of bitterness from the malt and to a great degree the hops It has a moderate body with somewhat high carbonation. Overall this is a stout that provides a balance between the malts and the hops with it being a little hop forward in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sircatis (183) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2016
Dcouverte dans la Saveur Box. Bire noire avec mousse beige. Au nez on dcouvre le caf et un ct assez "frais". En bouche elle est trs douce avec du caf, de la rglisse et une petite pointe damertume houblonne. Bonne black stout


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