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Teddy Bear Kisses - Upland Brewing Company

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414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 77
Gots: 97 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Verecund on 11-14-2009

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Photo of KYGunner
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good thick pour with a deep black complexion and a cloud of foam on top. The nose is filled with creamy lactose, marshmallow, light coffee, espresso, chocolate fudge and a touch of char.

The flavor is so interesting, muted yet delicious. Chocolate malts, toasted barley, roasted coffee, very little sweetness, peanut brittle and a touch of charred embers meet the palate. I don't think this meets the expectation or the intent but it's very good and recommended.

Photo of mertzhb15
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours nearly black, a little brown around the edges, from a pretty solid pour you can see it produced almost no head. Looked a bit runny coming out of the bottle as well. 3.75

S- Rich chocolate up front. Perhaps a little roasty coffee smell, not much. No trace of the 10% in the nose. 4

T- Surprisingly hoppy/bitter for a stout of this nature. I do get chocolate, but not nearly as much as in the nose. Roasted malts. I'm finding it hard to get over the hop bitterness/spiciness. It's not an alcohol spiciness, though. That 10% is still nowhere to be found. 3.75

M- My least favorite part of this beer, no thickness at all. Has the same consistency as Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout. (yuck) It has a little more carbonation than the pour would lead on, but still not much. Though it is a very thin mouthfeel, it is still rather sticky. 3.5

O- 3.75

Drinkable, but not what i was hoping it would be. I've not really enjoyed Uplands beer, but hopefully they can make improvements and continue to grow.

Photo of Misfit2209
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M1A2
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Black, almost entirely opaque, short tan head, fades quickly. Legs, but not much lacing.

S - Dark fruit, alcohol burn, molasses, and dark chocolate.

T - Starts with dark fruits, chocolate nibs, caramelized sugar. The middle roast closes with minerality and bitterness, a touch of ash.

M - Slick and moderate body, bitter, drying close.

O - Decent stout. Good open. The bitter turn at the close is a bit harsh.

Photo of brewskis
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cubs943
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was pretty good I thought.

Photo of navband
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kplooki
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVUbrew
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCuriograph
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unpleasant mix of cocoa and acetone.

Photo of greenspointexas
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snansel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flight317
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Teddy Bear Kisses from Upland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.