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Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Big Bear Black Stout

Category: American Style Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Big Bear Black Stout

Category: American Style Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.1%
Nearly opaque brown color. Fruity, umami aromas and flavors of chocolate cherry bonbons, spiced caramelized figs and pears, praline, and tamari with a slightly chewy, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long finish manifesting overtones of grilled citrus, bread and romaine, apple brandy, and toasted pepper bread finish. A big, brawny and tasty stout bordering on an imperial stout.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate cherry bonbons, spiced caramelized figs and pears, praline, and tamari
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of grilled citrus, bread and romaine, apple brandy, and toasted pepper bread
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Chop Suey, Duck Empanadas, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, brawny and tasty stout bordering on an imperial stout.

The Producer

Bear Republic Brewing Company

The Producer
110 Sandholm Lane #10
Cloverdale, CA 95425
USA
1 707-894-2722

American Style Stout

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American stouts are black in color and range in alcohol from 5-7.5%. They feature strong roasted malt aromas and an assertive, citrusy, resiny American hop profile. The best examples of this style preserve a careful balance between hop and roasted malt flavors. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout, Deschutes Obsidian Stout and 10 Barrel Big Black Stout.

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