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RATINGS: 1536   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Very dark brown/black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is floral, coffee, caramel, spice. Flavor is roasted caramel, coffee, chocolate, and a little fruit. Nice bitter finish, a little sour. Very pleasant.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonGregorio (314) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle. Black colour, frothy beige head, good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, chocolate, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter, plums, chocolate, fruits, light caramel, roasty, licorice in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. OK stout, but with quite strange fruity and licorice notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Estebanik (1064) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Piana jasnobeżowa, średniowysoka, drobna, całkiem trwała. Zdobi szkło przy opadaniu. W aromacie deserowa czekolada, trochę karmelowo-syropowej słodyczy (trochę kojarzy mi się z syropem klonowym), minimalnie paloność. Głowy sobie nie dam uciąć, ale wydaje mi się, że minimalnie wyczuwalny jest też nowofalowy chmiel. Jest przyjemnie, nie jakoś super intensywnie, ale przyjemnie. Z ogrzewaniem owocowe akcenty chmielu wychodzą nieco na przd. W smaku dość słodkie, czekoladowe, karmelowe, owocowe, nawet przyjemnie gęste jak na swoje "wymiary". Całość kończy przyjemna goryczka. Wysycenie jest raczej niskie. Z rzeczy ktrych mgłbym się czepić, to wydaje mi się, że piwu brakuje jakiegoś mocnego posmaku, tutaj jakiekolwiek akcenty smakowe kończą się na przyjemnej, dość długiej swoją drogą, goryczce. Znacznie fajniejsze od breakfast stouta imho.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (696) - - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ benzai.. Shared by drebus.. Off white head.. Dark brown blackish colour... Smell roasted malt hops bitter.. Taste coffee hops nice bitter. A good stout nice bitter and flavors..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ home shared by Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium ized light brown colored head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, a hint of hop and a hint of chocolate in the distance. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate lightly, soft roast in the distance, initially slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5867) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, very nice. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, sweet. Very nice beer. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (3344) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2017
Fat @ BA Savoy, Malm. Svart med ett generst beigt skum. Dofter av choklad, kaffe och lakrits. Samma terkommer i smaken tillsammans med en frsiktig vanilj och rostad malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mezr (124) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Poured from a 20 oz bottle into a snifter. Very dark brown, almost black, with a minimal brown head. Smells of coffee and roasted malts. Medium body. Lightly sweet with a tang in the background. Medium carbonation. Nice bitter comes through in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (1101) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: chocolate, caramel, roasty Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theprof (880) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Tap at the Lord Hobo. Mainly because I couldnt see the menu in the murk.But the mocha scent reassured me. As did the dark chocolate body. Taste is toffees and coffee with medium sweetness that lingers through to a salty finish. Now I wait to see how much my lucky dip cost.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1728) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2017
@ Budapest, Hungary - Tasting Session #7 👌🏻👌🏻👌 Beeroda.hu - Beer Tasting Sessions @ Budapest, Hungary 🍺🍺🍺


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