overall
99
86
style
RATINGS: 1516   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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


hamsterglory's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
i dont know. after tasting stone russian imperial and north coast old rasputin, this big bear black stout is rather thin. first of all, a phenomenal illumination of overhead kitchen light soared through the body of this beer. too much light. enough light for reconsideration, for idealism on the back walls of burning caves. (do i detect shadows?) i had this beer by itself for a bit. i like the largeness, the bodacious, the burnt rim of the long sitting truck station coffeeness, but wheres the chocolate and anise? finally, i served up some ice cream next to it. blue bell southem blackberry cobbler. then the beer became extraodinary. but, did you see that? it required a balancing agent. a condiment. a parental permission slip. alone, this beer does not hold up. it is too harsh and grating, although thin through the visual middle. however, given alongside cobbler ice cream and sweets, this beer could be dessert time favorite. i choose to remember it as such. when the wife buys blue bell, ill buy big bear black stout. praise God for middle ground.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1740) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 23, 2017
Really dark brown color with brown head. Aroma has chocolate malt, fudge, brownies and a hint of dried plums. Taste starts with a light fruit note and milk chocolate. Roasty but really balanced. Medium body with lower carbonation. Overall its a really good imperial stout but not something impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1494) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle; pours nearly black with mocha colored head; aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, and coffee; taste is chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, and coffee; finish has a light bitter roastiness to it

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VueltaBirrista (79) - 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 (785) - 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 (66) - 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 (2426) - 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 (39) - - 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 (2998) - 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 (236) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 152
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5