Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

type: stout
origin: Healdsburg, CA
price: $7/22oz (guess)
ABV: 8.1%
NSP: 7.5
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I have to remind myself that this is not an imperial stout, because I found myself tasting it as if it were.  There are minimal aromas floating around here, but it definitely has all those classic caramel and roasted-malt flavors, with a mild bitterness that lingers in your mouth (that's not a bad thing, I think).

I realized what a session stout might be with Green Flash's Double Stout, but this is more representative of what I originally though of: A stout that's not a massive face punching headache maker (e.g. Stone's BA-IRS) - one that you could drink like a session ale.  In this case there's nothing really interesting going on, per say, but it sure is an easy drinkin' beverage by a damn fine brewery.

5 comments:

  1. So now 8% brews qualify for session drinking?

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    1. Yes. Very loooong sessions. Taste it for yourself, ya twat.

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    2. Well fuck then, every decent beer is a session beer, so we should just call all of them session beers.

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  2. Andy is confused. I know all he wants is a wizard wand of Saku right now

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    1. Yeah I'm just sad because I didn't get to see you drink your height in that stuff.

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