Foreign Style Stout - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Foreign Style StoutForeign Style Stout

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BA SCORE
82
good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DividedAvery on 01-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, letting a fair amount of light pass around the edges. The head and carbonation looked very active.

Some nice aromas coming through. Sarsaparilla, light chocolate, and char. I'm also picking up a faint smoke.

I know this beer has no mention of being smoked, but I'll be damned if I'm not picking up campfire in mine. The roast comes through heavily in the flavor.

Body is thin and carbonation is higher than I prefer in a stout, but somehow seems to fit this one.

It's not a knock-your-socks off stout, but is definitely a user-friendly stout and very drinkable. It comes with a robust flavor but isn't a big boozy carbohydrate packed stout (that I enjoy very much.) I respect that.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of homebrew311
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can poured into glass. Pours black with tan head that retains nicely. The nose starts with some fruity notes, mainly raisins. This is paired with chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of creaminess. The taste is fruit forward again with notes of raisin dominating. This gives way to a tangy metallic character that isn't working for me. Some roast appears up front but is ultimately drowned out by fruit and metallic notes. Mouthfeel is light for style with appropriate level of carbonation. Overall, this one just isn't working for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

Very luscious and damn tasty. The balance is there, you just have to see the beer through. Just because a Stout does not have a port-like level of alcohol and 100-plus IBUs does not mean it can’t make some noise. This beer makes us happy.

LOOK: Black, opaque, beautiful lacing

SMELL: Sweet, mocha, soft char, burnt sugar, roasted grain

TASTE: Silky smooth, creamy body, sweetness up front, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, brown malt, soft charcoal, burnt raisins, black currants, faint licorice root, drying sooty finish

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BeerWizard
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tried to do the Guinness-style pour from an upside down can into a mason jar and ended up with half a glass of beer, half foam, and foam all over the counter. Do not attempt the Guinness-pour with this.

Anyway, comes in a slick-looking black and silver can, says "limited release", and boasts 6.9% abv. Pours black with mahogany edges and virtually no head if you take it easy on the pour. Smells smoky and chocolatey, and tastes like chocolate with like a lighter layer of fruit that I can't quite identify. It's good, full bodied, and has a nice balanced finish - not super-sweet, not bitter.

I'm by no means a huge fan of stouts but I do like Upslope and wanted to give this one a shot. I think it's a solid offering and would get it the next time I'm in the mood for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Foreign Style Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.