Teddy Bear Kisses - Upland Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.35/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22oz bottle. Been looking forward to this beer for a while.
A- Pours a black as night color. No light getting through this beer at all! One and a half finger brown head shows good retention for a higer ABV beer. This kind of caps the beer and nice streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Roasted malts are the first to show up in the nose. There is a bitter chocolate that shows through the entire aroma. A hint of darker fruits which show up more when the beer warms more. A light sweetness tends to do the same as the darker fruits with the temperature rising. A hint of coffee also in the tail end of the beer puts a perfect end to the aroma.
T- Roasted malts with a hefty dose of bitter bakers chocolate in the front of the beer. There seemed to be a light hop presence in the beer as well in the front which calmed down all the malts for a second. Middle of the beer was more light coffee notes and chocolate molasses thing as well. Ending had some light sweetness with a bitter hop bite which cut through the sweetness. A small dose of coffee in the backend for final flavor in the stout.
M- Heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little light for me but good for the beer leading to the heavier feel. Dark chocolate and roasted malts left on the palate. Light bitter hops and coffee with some alcohol in the aftertaste. Alcohol has heavy drying on the palate. Flavors were balanced overall with little off flavors from blending. Clean tasting through the entire beer.
D- This beer is to me worth the praise that it has been getting. Upland to me is a hit or miss with a lot of their products. They hit the nail on the head with this one. The ABV although high is very well hidden which makes this a dangerous drink to have. I could drink the bomber of this no problem but I would rather split it with a friend.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2010 19:41:02 | More by alleykatking
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3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Still one of my favorite Russian imperial stouts to this day. Pours a pitch black with a solid tan head and nice clinging lacing on the glass. Chocolate and coffee on the nose with deeply roasted grains. Thick coating mouthfeel with dark chocolate and heavily roasted coffee, a hint of vanilla, and a fantastic background of cocoa that is not grainy. Lots of deeply roasted malt flavor that comes through in waves. An imperial stout lovers dream. Better on tap, but the bottle is still very nice. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:07:04 | More by Brutaltruth
Teddy Bear Kisses from Upland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.