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Foreign Style Stout - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Foreign Style StoutForeign Style Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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fishrunner, Apr 03, 2014
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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%

ONovoMexicano, Mar 09, 2014
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.

homebrew311, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

appetiteforparis, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ralphw56, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Camjmorton, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Mebuzzard, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Haybeerman, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

budsandsuds8, Dec 17, 2013
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

BeerAdvocate, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GeorgeH, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

famous_mortimur, Oct 13, 2013
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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.

BeerWizard, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

steamboatbrewer, Aug 10, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%

rkarimi, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

panther3423, Jun 30, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

blargimus had sent me a box of CANs and although I was quick to get tone77 his share, I put mine in the reefer to chill and then got caught up with both school and a heavy influx of bottles, all of which are now put to rest.

From the CAN: "Ingredients - Snowmelt, Malt, Patagonian Hops, Irish Ale Yeast, Roasted Barley/Specs - Hand-Crafted, Aluminum CAN, Portable, Recyclable, Good"; "Hand-Crafted Beer"; "Limited Release".

I released it with a mighty Crack, allowing some off-gassing of CO2. The inverted Glug would have made Guinness envious with its pseudo-cascading action. I dislike when I hear people say, "Oh, I don't like dark beer" because color generally has little to do with it, but cases like this one hearten me. It finally settled into a dense cap of two fingers of deep-tan head that sat atop the beer like a muffin top. Color was a deep, dark-brown allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled of dark chocolate, smoky burnt wood, dried dark fruit, charcoal and molasses. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching a fullness on the tongue. The taste was initially very smoky before the dark chocolate broke through. Lacing had already begun to form in the glass. The finish was semi-sweet, quite chocolaty, but with the smokiness lingering after the swallow. Hoo hah! My, but this was good! It was, for me, more of a dessert beer than something that I would put into my cooler. I am glad for the opportunity to have tried it in its limited release.

woodychandler, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Jeckel, Jun 02, 2013
Foreign Style Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
83 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.