Turtles (3092) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2018 hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i don’t 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 where’s 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, i’ll buy big bear black stout. praise God for middle ground.
Bottled @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a dense beige head leaving good lacing around the glass. Deep roasted barley aroma with some pleasant sweet notes, pear, coffee, fudge and nutty. Silky, grainy smooth mouthfeel. Taste is rich, roasted, smootamd bitter. Coffee, cocoa, peat, oats and hints of marshmallows. Long rounded, bitter finish with grainy sweetness in great harmony. gripweed57 (2978) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Small creamy tan head. Rich, earthy roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor hints at black licorice and burnt caramel. Notes of anise and charred wood in middle. Oily mouthfeel. Molasses like finish. varanid99 (1399) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2017
Near black pour with a big tan head. Roasty, coffee, chocolate and slightly savoury aromas. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, roast, liquorice, a little sweetness, and a roasty bitter note at the end. Pretty nice. tfontana (1185) - 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. lello4ever (1248) - 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.
rami_pl (4797) - 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 josanguapo (2045) - 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 ozzatoadisback (225) - 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. luttonm (6972) - 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. geolgau (544) - 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.