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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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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4.4
mariuspoenari (2969) - 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 (6193) - 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 (13500) - 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 (8066) - 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 (3539) - 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.

3.9
PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
500 ml bottle @ home, from Mega Liquor 8, Alhambra, CA, but apparently now also available in the Netherlands...Black color. Brown head with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: bourbon, vanilla, wood, sweet, light roast. Retronasal roast is more upfront, with wood, light sweetness, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is only light sweet, roasted, alcoholic. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Long finish, roasted, light bitter. Pretty nice.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to mike. pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar roast malts. Taste is more of the heavy bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar molasses chocolate.

4.3
ansalon (4121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with a mocha head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, bourbon. Taste is fantastically well balanced with roasted notes, bourbon notes and some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety with low carbonation.

4.4
kryon (3846) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with low tanned head Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, hints of muscavado, caramel Taste has lovely notes of vanilla, bourbon, hints of coffee, chocolate, caramel

4.3
Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar. Taste is rich bourbon, boozy, vanilla, chocolate. Sweet, rich and creamy body with soft carbonation.


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