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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A true winter warmer to sip by the fire, Lair of the Bear is a hefty Russian Imperial Stout with an O.G. of 22 Plato. Our brewers fermented this stout with our proprietary yeast in stainless for two weeks then racked into freshly emptied Heavenly Hills Bourbon barrels and allow the beer to rest for 7 months. Enjoy now r age for as long as you like but beware the Lair of the Bear may put you in hibernation.

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4.6
Christos (5781) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
(Mammoth Lair of the Bear) Bottle 500ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% Pitch black coloured body with a thick pour. Tall and thick dark brown head on top, quite good retention. Aroma mostly of bourbon, some liquorice, vanilla, chocolate and moccha, smells great! Taste follows, sweet with lots of bourbon and vanilla, light roasted malts, dark chocolate, moccha, fudge, chocolate cake, quite some alcohol on the finish. Thick body with good carbonation, sticky palate. Amazing beer.

4
Mark_Eck (1948) - - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate, and light sweetness.

4
The_Osprey (7985) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42. As ’Mammoth Lair of the Bear’, 9.5%, aged on Heaven Hill barrels. Picked up at Bottle Shop for £18 a bottle. Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate syrup, woody bourbon, coconut, coffee, syrupy. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is spicy and woody up front, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, bourbon. Pretty spicy and oaky. A very good stout. (4.0)

4.2
chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle, 9.5%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, oak, coffee, wood, vanilla, little dark fruit and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, little dark fruit, medium sweet, liquorice, hop and medium bitter.

4.3
OminouSC2 (671) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Black color. Heavy bourbon aromas, vanilla, alcohol, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is dark roasted, chocolate, vanilla, warming alcohol, boubon vanilla. Long, sweet, warming alcoholic finish. Slight boozy finish, otherwise perfect taste!

4.4
mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Pitch black with an espresso head and thin strips of carbonation. Huge bourbon notes in the nose, followed by vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, toffe. The taste follows the same notes, heavy on the bourbon, vanilla and toffe. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and a bourbon sweet and spicy aftertaste. Lacking a bit in the roasted malt department, but otherwise an excellent beer.

4.2
Marheb (5755) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
(En fût au Machete Beer House): Une bête décadente avec une multitude de sucres qui forment une belle complexité, chocolat au lait, mélasse, coco et un enrobage praliné. La présence de la barrique est très présente mais jamais encombrante.

4.2
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Pitch black viscous pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is big nutty coconut, spicy roast coffee bean, vanilla pecan, creme caramel. Flavour is composed of big sweet coconut, peanut butter, spicy coffee bean, praline. Lovely marshmallow, really good. Palate is full bodied, velvety, moderate frothy carbonation. Very good.

3.4
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
50cl bottle shares at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. it pours a deep dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is full of soy sauce, dirty socks, mixed nuts and rich booze. Taste is also big bold sweet and boozy with more dark chocolate and nutty. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh

4.6
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a medium beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice bitter and alcoholic sweetness. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, warming alcohol, spices, some wood and roasted malts, vanilla and ripe fruits. Wow, great complex BA brew.


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