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RATINGS: 1535   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2752) - Wirral, Merseyside, - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog.com shop. Black pour with a medium size tan head. Decent aroma of chocolate, berry fruit and a little roast . Smooth creamyish mouthfeel. Sweet, powdery drinking chocolate flavour that was similar to the nose. A little bitterness towards the finish. ABV well smothered. Really enjoyed this.


3.8
tfontana (1130) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Redstone Liquors, Stoneham. Appearance is clear dark brown with mahogany/red (with light source directly behind), no discernible sparkle, ephemeral ring of beige head with no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, anise, dark fruit, roasted malts. Taste is molasses, licorice, vanilla, roasted malts. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with slick texture, average carbonation and roasted bittersweet finish. Overall, certainly delicious and I liked the anise accent but doesn't stand out amongst stiff competition in this class.

4.1
lello4ever (1194) - ITALY - OCT 24, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2017 Gran stout americana, di colore marrone mogano, sottile schiuma. Aroma di malto tostato, caramello, mou, caffè. Al palato caffè, buona dolcezza contrastata da un buon amaro leggero. Corpo medio, buona viscosità, carbonazione leggera.

3.4
rami_pl (4465) - 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 (1930) - 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 (208) - 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 (6763) - 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 (468) - 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 (18506) - 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 (8108) - 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 (1150) - 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.


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