Posted by Shawn | Posted in Beer of the Week | Posted on 30-01-2012
It is safe to say that I drink a lot of beer. However I don’t drink to get drunk unlike some friends of mine (looking at you Brian). I want to enjoy my beers and remember them too (that’s not to say I don’t feel good after a couple IPA’s). Living in San Diego, there is plenty of opportunity to explore what craft beer has to offer so I’m going to write about the good and the bad each week in my new weekly series: Beer of the Week.
Kicking things off this week, we have a Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic.
Style: American Imperial Stout
Poured into a snifter on draft, the color is more dark brown that black with a good tan head on it. Definitely leaves some tracings on the glass with some creaminess to it.
Aroma: Roasted malt takes over here with a little bit of coffee and caramel notes. Some hoppy aroma comes out right when you start to drink.
Taste: Coffee and roasted malts come in to play here too, with a hint of chocolate. It’s not very thick for a stout but very balanced.
Overall: 3.5/5 – I want to say I really liked this beer but I don’t see myself adding it to my fridge anytime soon. That said, it was good overall and beats out some similar stouts you’d find in the store.