RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
30th September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle tasting. Opaque dark brown - black beer, good dark tan head. Airy palate, semi dry with good super fine carbonation. Good rich dark malts, but delivered in a wonderfully light way. Good dark chocolate and mild roast. Mildly tangy coffee. Airy finish with a trace of nuts. A very light Imperial Stout that doesnt compromise on flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle at tads... Dark black.. Thin molasses.. Rich chocolate malts nose.... Dark heavy chocolate roast.. Light booz. Heavy caramel toffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Mitch. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Decent snout, some burnt cereal, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet with dynamic chocolate, dried dark fruits, earth, leathery dark fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with dynamic dark malt character, lots of dark fruts, gooey chocolate, burnt wood, mild earthy bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18706) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to Kenwold, 30/09/14. Black with a doity tan head - pure smutzig this one! Nose carries big rich roasted notes, dark chocolate, spice, Nutella. Taste comprises dark malts, molasses, toffee fudge, roasted tones, maltesers, booze tunes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, rich chocolate and lightly warming alcohol in the close. Solid well joined up impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (16571) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Etched bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, chocolate brownie, oak - medium body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by me. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown color. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, bourbon, nicely bitter, liquorice, a hint of dark chocolate, lightly a hint of vanilla. Long lingering liquorice, roasty and bitter finish. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. Wow, this is fucking awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown/black with an exceedingly dark 3 finger frothy/creamy tan head. Aroma is super smooth dark chocolate with vanilla notes. Full bodied and creamy. Flavor is a rotating mix of smooth burnt malt, oak, vanilla and something beyond that that seems to be alcohol/bourbon. Its not dry. But theres so much flavor that it all works. I am stunned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours jet black with a dirty dark tan head. The nose is rich, chocolate gateaux, cocoa, brown sugar, toast and Scottish Tablet, The taste is smooth, sweet chocolate, coffee, cake, vanilla, roast, Maltesers and dark fruits with slick finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth, soft and rather easy-going. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (13057) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle.Black, opague, Big aroma of malt, roast, coffee, pure chocolate, vanilla Malty sweet, roasty coffee flavor with lots of bourbon, vanilla, red fruit Big but complex, sweet but with enough to compensate Ash in the finish. Nice!!

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