Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

I truly love big dark beers ever since I had my first Guinness and this beer is why.  Bear Republic on the whole makes good beer, their Big Bear Black Stout is an exceptional beer and at 8.1% ABV it is a big one!

Pour:

Probably the only draw back of the beer, it needs a big pour to draw out the head and the aroma

Aroma:

Very nice, sweet nutty dense chocolate.  It really embraces you.  Being a dark cold day in Jersey I really relished in the aroma.

Appearance:

Black as beer gets, caramel colored head.  This had great long lasting head retention as any good stout should and very nice lacing.

Taste:

This is the best part of this beer.  When I took the first sip all I thought was “Yummy!”  This beer was delicious.  Smooth, rich, sweet stout with a touch of hop bitterness.  The warmer this beer got (started at 50deg) the better it got.  I especially liked the nice finishing twang which nicely balanced out the sweet.

Drinkability:

This beer is what all stouts should be, smooth and rich.  If you haven’t had this stout, by all means go out and get a bottle.

Tasting Method: Mug from 22oz bottle

Rating:  9.5

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