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Teddy Bear Kisses - Upland Brewing Company

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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 77
Gots: 85 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Verecund on 11-14-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Coworker told me that this was strangest name for a beer he'd ever heard and I was intrigued.

A - Deep black color, like the label it is dark and scary. Khaki colored head with almost no lacing.

S - Strong roasty aroma with burnt tones and a dark cocoa that is predominant. There is some alcohol and a light coffee tone after the roasted notes.

T - Very similar to the smell this beer with the dark cocoa bitter flavor at the front. It seems somewhat muddled and has a burnt chocolate that fills the palate. There is a sweet roasty character that is secondary and has some light coffee tones that compliment. It's good but it seems that the roasted chocolate, burnt character is the most predominant flavor.
M - Moderate mouth-feel. Light carbonation. I have no complaints about the body of the beer it isn't cloying and is drinkable if you like the burnt cocoa flavor.

Overall, this is an okay imperial stout. I wouldn't seek this out again and I was disappointed by the lack of diversity. I know that someone else may taste the complexities and like the cocoa flavor but it isn't my favorite. I would suggest you spend your money elsewhere like on an Old Rasputin or if you can find it a delicious Ten Fidy. However, if you are as intrigued as I was by the novelty of the beer it isn't a bad beer.

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4.8/5  rDev +32.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Bottle opened on 7.7.14
2010 Vintage

So far gone. Dumped it.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of tlery
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown, looks like motor oil coming out of the tap, but some light passes through. Creamy dark tan head with little retention due to high ABV with some slight lacing.
S - Roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, some coffee and chocolate toward the end.
T - A bit of chocolate, then dark fruits and some char. Really gets hot at is warms up.
M - Kind of thin for a Russian Imperial Stout.
O - Not my favorite Russian Imperial Stout. It always seems to be missing something, maybe a spice component to combat the cocoa nibs and burnt malt.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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!

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Teddy Bear Kisses from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.