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RATINGS: 1529   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (613) - Helsinki, - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle 660ml @ cabin with Aku. Ordered from ABM. Scent of an aged coffee. Pitch dark colour with all around glass scattered foam. Easy going traditional stout. Cheek tickeling compromised palate. Not my favourite stout but definitely worth the money.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (1068) - 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 (833) - 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 (1680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2017
@ Budapest, Hungary - Tasting Session #7 👌🏻👌🏻👌 Beeroda.hu - Beer Tasting Sessions @ Budapest, Hungary 🍺🍺🍺

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (527) - - APR 10, 2017
A delicious stout designed to get through the winter months. Black in color with a light brown head of foam. Rich caramel and nutty cocoa with some subtle roast at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (1093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2017
330ml bottle. Thanks, Sten. Pours black colour. Thin beige head. Bit nutty, chocolaty, slightly bready and caramelly aroma. Slightly chocolaty, caramelly taste. Bit malty, nice chocolaty aftertaste. Has been bit overcarbonated. Rather medium bodied, descent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (485) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with tan head taste is coffee and sweet malts with a touch of booze on the finish

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shawnmurphy (186) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours black with dark tan head that settles quickly, leaving behind a small amount of soapy lacing. Subdued aroma with faint caramel and coffee. Flavor is toffee, caramel, espresso, figs, dates, a smokiness from roasted malts, with a lingering bittersweetness; the flavors seriously ramp up as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is moderate, slick -- someplace between a stout and an imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FinnIckler (370) - GERMANY - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Pours pitch black. Very viscous. Nose is basement aroma, toffee, touch boozy, dark fruits. Oily mouthfeel. Nice traditional imperial stout. But I like the coffee/vanilla/etc. Stouts more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
90 (375) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
Vanille en mokka in Aroma. In de smaak zet de vanille met caramel zich door; licht geroosterde tonen, aciditeit, plakkerig en romig mondgevoel. Zeer dik en vol voor 8,1% alcohol. Afdronk met bitter geroosterde toetsen. Top!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (4240) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle from Hopt. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, fudge brownie, caramel, with a slight touch of liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet and mildly bitter. Body is medium to full with a fairly creamy feel and texture .Not the worlds biggest Imperial Stout, but just so damn smooth and drinkable.


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