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Rise Up Stout - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 55
Gots: 51 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 08-31-2009

40 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 416 | Reviews: 85
Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a decent head that leaves a nice coat of lacing on the glass.
Fairly full and creamy smooth body with light+ soft carbonation.
Well chosen level of coffee allows the rich dark roasted malts to contribute nearly as much flavor.
Excellent sweet-bitter balance.

Photo of classixIII
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black, great aroma roasted malt and coffee. Very rich, creamy. Just enough coffee. Overall, a great stout.

Photo of JesseKilgannon
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the gold standard for coffee stouts.

Photo of garymuchow
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear coffee aroma with a prominent roast aroma. Seems more like prepared coffee than coffee beans.
Very black and dark tan head.
Flavor is more complex than aroma. Seems to have a cream or vanilla additional taste. Drying but only mildly so, for style. Some nice additional malt flavor with a hint of sweetness, and grain. Nice to have something other than just a coffee bomb. Bitterness on the finish grow as it warms and moves past most pleasurable.
Very nice soft feel. Enhanced by the well done carbonation.
I like this. Good level of alcohol - at a level that I think works well.

Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid stout. Pours a dense brown color with a medium size dark tan head. Average retention and good lacing..

Nice aroma, roasted malt, strong coffee smell. Taste is more of the same. Roasted malt lots of coffee and a little bittersweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is rich enough for the style, but since there is such a big flavor, you might be expecting a big rich Double Stout presence. Nice and smooth too. Abv not too high, very drinkable.

Would drink this one again

Photo of Lucular
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tons of coffee flavor! Not overly carbonated or overly boozy (both of which are good things). I definitely plan to have this again.

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great black body with awesomec aroma of coffee
taste like fresh coffee. Great stout

Photo of tigg924
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Taste is of deep coffee grounds, roasted malt, and slight bitter hops. Super roasty, this is a coffee beer for coffee lovers. One to try, but for me I have had more balanced beers in the style.

Photo of fx20736
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured into a goblet at cellar temp

look: black with thick mocha head that disappeared completely

smell: roasted coffee

taste: coffee and chocolate

feel: full bodied

overall: ok stout

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Lots of coffee and roasted malt. Some subtle lactose and caramel.

Taste: Again, lots of coffee up front, including some subtle coffee bitterness, followed by lots of roasted malt, some brown sugar-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, with a touch of carbonation. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Not bad. Nice flavors of malt and coffee with some good sweetness, but just a tad too much of the coffee bitterness for me to really, really like it.

Photo of patm31806
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is our favorite Coffee Stout. Have tried all I find, but this one always stands out in the palate.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty nice. Lots of bitterness and a tad thin, but smells great and tastes less filling. Good beer.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

opaque black in color, thin off-white colored head that fades. as expected, a huge black coffee aroma. rich. taste is fairly strong and finishes dry - very roasty, slightly acidic. medium to thicker body, medium carbonation.

overall a nice beer to accompany a sweet dessert.

Photo of dbl_delta
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Revisited after initial review Nov 2014. Bottle poured into pint glass. Deep brown in color with a fine-textured tan head.

Coffee, chocolate, and some more coffee - plus some roasty malt. Coffee and chocolate are subdued, however, showing restraint on the part of the brewers. Medium mouthfeel - not as thick and chewey as some others in this style, but certainly not a thin brew. Smooth. Moderate carbonation. Little or no hops presence. Aftertaste is coffee/cocoa with little residual bitterness.

Pretty decent stout.

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Thanks to Craft_Compulsive (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a dark fizzy head that attempts to rise up but fades fairly quickly like a high acidity or abv, so no real lacing due to that, but decent legs, midnight black color. 4

Nose brings lots of black malts and roast, some roasted malt out front, with a hint of char, as well as a hint of espresso and fresh roasted coffee beans, and a mild black malt aroma. Then some cocoa, dark caramel and fudgey cocoa, dark chocolate like, dark chocolate covered espresso bean candy like. Great aroma, hints of the char and roast without getting acrid or burnt, and nice coffee and cocoa. 4.5

Taste brings more roast and coffee to start, a little black malt and faint acrid roast with a touch of a burnt coffee. There is some fresh roasted coffee and a bit of espresso, but a bit more bitter and acrid as opposed to the nose. Some charred malts, black malt, with touches of cocoa and super bitter dark chocolate but not a lot this time either. Mild creamy choc, and touch of a fudgey flavor. Then hops kick in, bitter earthy spicy hops, that start fairly bitter and get very bitter on the finish. Finish lingers for a while with spicy bitter hops, chewy hops even, and a little sticky feel as it attempts to dry but not quite, bit more coffee and roasted malts and coffee beans lingering. 4

Mouth is med to heavier bod, a touch syrupy, light on the carb unfortunately. 3.5

Overall pretty good, it has a great nose, the taste had some good aspects but dropped off on the cocoa and fudge while increasing the roasty slightly acrid burnt notes and big on bitterness. It had some great characters and was tasty in general, but the lack of carbonation made this feel like it was a lot bigger and syrupier than it actually was. A bit more carbonation would have made the mouth pop a bit more and the flavors come out more, and I think it would have bumped up quite a bit. 4

Photo of Hermanater
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautifully black, thick and creamy tan head. Wonderful aroma of malty sweetness combined with coconut. Surprisingly less coffee than I would have thought noted in the aroma. It present in the flavor though. Starts stouty, fades to sweet notes of roasted coconut, finish with bitter coffee flavor. Could be flatter. Nitro tap would be awesome. I want to taste all of this with no CO2 interference.

Photo of WesMantooth
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an excellent brew. Coffee is surely there, but very nicely balanced and not overpowering. I would describe it as a FBS less the oatmeal and a toned down on the beans. Roasted, chocolate malts with a very good aroma. A little on the thin/watery side, but very well done. Overall, I would give it a 4. Outstanding.

Photo of Omnium
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at House of 1000 Beers on 5-18-14

A - Black with one finger of tan foamy head medium lacing
S - Lot of coffee, roasted malts, dark bitter roasted chocolate.
T - Bitter sweet coffee flavor here, a little fig, some dark chocolate, and earthy tones
M - Lots of bitterness, and finishes dry, and even a little tart.
O - Pretty decent, but it feels like the coffee beans were a little "green"

Photo of barhoc11
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Nice and dark with a hint of brown in the head

S: Perfect blend of coffee in the stout, it smells like coffee but what did you expect?

T: Just like the smell the coffee is pronounced but not overpowering

M: As good as a stout should be

O: This is really well done and actually my new favorite coffee stout, it beats Bell's Java Stout by a few points in my book, I just wish I could get this in my area!

Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very impressive appearance: lively, active, big foamy head, with fantastic retention, and thick spiderweb lacing.

Nose full of roasted barley, nearly overwhelming a dark black coffee aroma. Chocolate cowers in the corner from these two bullies, but it's there. A bit of spice or pepper.

Flavor follows the nose, with coffee taking a far more prominent role throughout - fore, mid, and back-end. Dark cacao tries to butt in at the beginning, but waits until the coffee has rolled past, and only really greets the palate on the finish. Strong, bitter roasted barley is a mainstay.

A bit thin cold, but very smooth, and far more chewy as it warms. The bitterness certainly steps up as it warms, as well.

Really a fantastic coffee stout, that puts the coffee front and center without overwhelming. Awesome brew.

Photo of Astrause
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like Stouts and as far as they go this one has a great taste.
Great blend of Beer and Coffee. I drink many different micro brews
and this is my first review,just wanted to remember how great this was.
This also has a good Alc content 6.7% not to hi not to low!

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4-pack from Nick's of Clinton.

the beer is opaque, sporting a near black body and a half inch of beige head. The aroma offers roast, coffee, bready malt. Roast and stout character lead the charge, with coffee playing a supporting role. Rich and dark, with a mild hop presence and perhaps a touch of earthiness. Medium bodied. Simple and straightforward. A solid stout and at a decent price. Recommended.

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a blackish body with two finger head that died quick and left some lace. A good aroma of roasted and coffee malts along with a bit of sweet chocolate and/or caramel. Beer is medium to heavy bodied, goes down smooth and not really haggard, dry finish, the roasted and coffee malts are noticeable and dominant but there's some sweet chocolate hanging around. Not a bad stout at all but not too complex and just basic which is not a criticism.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark brown with a moderate amount of light brown head. Nose has a light roast and heavy coffee bean note. Clean but simple. Taste is a bit more roasted, stronger heavy roast coffee and bitterness towards the back. Faint chocolate and burnt caramel in the finish. Body is medium and creamy with strong carbonation.

Photo of Stevedore
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, May 2013 bottling date; poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 1/21/2014.

App- dark black body, 1cm mocha head with minimal retention. No lacing.

Smell- a good whiff of cold pressed coffee, sweet milk chocolate, bitter dark chocolate. Not super complex but is at decent strength with the notes it does deliver.

Taste- Cold pressed coffee, chocolates, cocoa, more coffee. Very coffee-forward despite being old.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, creamy, well carbonated and easy to drink. ABV is negligible. Aftertaste of dark chocolates and coffee.

Overall- nice amount of coffee, which is appreciated by this habitual coffee drinker. Comes together well, good mouthfeel.

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Rise Up Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.