Rise Up Stout - Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 307 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PhilDaBrewer:
More User Reviews:
4.74/5 rDev +14.5%
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!
05-20-2014 13:26:14 | More by barhoc11
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
Had on tap at Fins in Rehoboth. Review from notes.
A: This beer is dark black, opaque in fact. A nice 1.5 finger tan head that has decent retention, but little lacing.
S: Lots of coffee and coffee grounds. Some roasted malt, vanilla, and some biscuit as well.
T: A great combination of coffee and chocolate. Not as coffee heavy as the aroma would lead to believe (to my relief). There are nice undertones of vanilla and caramel. The coffee intensifies as it warms.
M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation, but slightly thinner than expected. Slightly dry, roasty finish.
O: I like this beer more than I thought I would based off the aroma, since it is over the top coffee grinds. For anyone that likes coffee beer, this one is for them. The low abv makes this extremely drinkable. Also had this infused with oak chips and vanilla, which IMO, made it even better. It cut some of the coffee and drew out more of the chocolate and vanilla.
04-27-2011 00:17:12 | More by mdaschaf
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
05-19-2014 01:08:21 | More by Roguer
3.9/5 rDev -5.8%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Quite dark with a small khaki head. Impressive color for such a relatively light stout. Medium khaki collar.
Smell - Coffee in the greatest proportion. Chocolate and roasted malts behind it. Simple, but a perfect amount of coffee.
Taste - Coffee up front, never overwhelms the other flavors. Chocolate and roast in equal quantities. Bitter coffee wells up in the end but subdues itself slightly before the finish.
Mouthfeel - It's kinda thin. I'd like something just a bit chewier, but it does make it drinkable as hell. Medium carbonation.
Overall - A sip of this does it no justice. A whole glass and you'll want more and more. The comparison to Founders Breakfast Stout is close, but this lacks a bit of the depth that FBS's malt flavor has.
05-30-2013 01:28:45 | More by Alieniloquium
4.6/5 rDev +11.1%
64 oz growler picked up at the brewery on 8/30/09. This is the new Coffee Stout from Evolution, that uses a blend from nearby Rise Up Coffee in Salisbury, MD (a most kick-ass coffee company, check them out if your in the area!) This one went into an oversized tulip.
Pours with a nice dense black look, being topped with a finger of delicious looking chocolate tinted mocha colored head. This simmers down quickly but retains with some rich bunching around the edges and thin wisps that float around the center. This bristles up instantly when swirled, leaving back a creamy cascade that recedes into some heavy spotty lace. The aroma is just RICH with roast and coffee, that just dominate this, leaving a yummy dark crunch in the nose. Thick notes of chocolate and toffee sweetness add some beefy and gooey smelling tang. Good evenness to this, as both sides are equally robust. Damn, the espresso character is a real standout though, just POPPING in the nose. I love it!
The taste is just more of the same. Hefty chocolate and toffeed sweetness really standing out this time, with roast and coffee fighting back strong, darkening this up nicely with a drying bitter feel. Just the tiniest amount of smoky acrid astringency (which speaks to the quality of the blend that was used) comes out from the coffee, mixing with lingering notes of roast and bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a BIG creamy feel to the carbonation that fills the mouth up nicely. Underneath lies that thick and viscous layer, that I knew was coming, which gives up all of that deep sweetness and the oils from the hops and coffee. Any traces of the higher ABV that are present, just can't compete with the bigness and all-around intensity of the flavors. This stuff drinks great!
Awesome! I love when both a great brewery and coffee company get together and make a Coffee Stout Baby of extreme awesomeness like this. This was just THICK with java, roast, sweetness, and the drinkibility was top notch. Be on the look out for this very soon in 12 oz bottles in the MD/DE markets. I pray that this remains as good as it is on draft.
09-03-2009 16:49:25 | More by Kegatron
Rise Up Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.