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Rise Up Stout - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 56
Gots: 51 | FT: 8
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
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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.

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4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I brought this growler back from the brewery in DE and shared with tenderbranson69. Poured chilled from the growler into my DFH signature glass.

A - An appearance that is black as pitch, no light passin' through, like tar w/ thick cream band w/ tight bead. A delicate pattern of lace adheres to the glass.

S - The smell is great, it has malted milk odors mixed with dark roasted coffee, burnt caramel and a high amount of vanilla + cocoa. There is a light tinge of smoke w/ the fresh coffee aroma, like beans the were very recently roasted. No noticeable alcohol, but mocha all the way

M - Rich, dense and almost viscous w/ mellow carbonation and roasted dominance. There is mild sweetness w/ a dry roasted finish

T - Deep cocoa notes w/ coffee bean taste right off w/ an intense roasted bean flavor and vanilla accent. The taste has subtle caramel and hazenut tinges w/ more cocoa, then roasted beans return in the finsish w/ dark toasted malt. The flavor stays fresh the whole time w/ tasty hops accenting the coffee slightly but the taste is pleasantly balanced between the coffee and dark malt for the most part.

D - An exceptional American Stout, not Imperial or Double IMO, but plenty of flavor from the coffee, so no mistaking that. The stout is easy to drink even for 6.8% - it deserves a 5 for sheer quality of brew and flavor of the coffee, the cold drip method was utilized per brewery rep-it has given the beer such balanced coffee taste.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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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!

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4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Frankly, I can drink a lot of this stout. I had it from the tap at Two Stones Pub in Newark, DE. Every characteristic of this stout just screams delicious. ASTMO is 4+ across the board.

From the tap I needed to hand warm it slightly to bring it to temperature that brings out the chocolate and coffee palette. The thick body warms the mouth, drawing you back.

By the end you suddenly realize that you should have had two pints pulled because you would just hate yourself if you couldn't enjoy another glass.

Photo of RacerX5k
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Edit 9/13 lets up these scores after trying this (finally) on draft last nite at Capones ... this was amazing, and absolutely the best coffee beer ive had (reviewers note i consider bourbon county coffee the best chocolate beer with big coffee flavor and (on draft) the best beer ive had). full bodied, thick and rich, tons of coffee, perfect mouthfeel. unbelievable how well this complimented the hot wings, i usually prefer a wicked bitter to go with wings. this is the best beer at this abv level ive had, and one of the best overall. will return this weekend to get couple more pints, too bad capones doesnt fill growlers correctly (always flat). this was that fucking good. did i mention coffee? perfect.

Really delicious coffee beer that I call 1/2 BCBCS because I like how it looks, at 1/2 the ABV. Beautiful black, crimson highlights, very nice. Big coffee aroma and taste, while not forgetting its a stout. Finishes dry, more bitter than sweet, fruity, coffee. Overall outstanding, well worthy of its number 1 ranking. And $12 per 4 makes this a best buy.

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4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very, very dark in color but some minor ruby highlights near the edges of the glass when held to the light. Nice looking tan head on top. Good aroma-mild coffee/espresso notes with a decent roasted aroma. Almost has more of a dark chocolate scent to me then a lot of coffee. Flavor is in a word-KILLER. Perfectly balanced roasted and coffee flavors simply meld together. Nice, lingering mocha flavor. Slightest hint of chocolate. Roasted graininess also comes thru. Retains enough "stout" flavor that it isn't overshadowed by the coffee. Great body. Just a great, great beer and an even better stout. Easily could become a new favorite-wait I think it is!

Photo of DeriusE
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler full of this as soon as they had it brewed. Entered in with high expectations after having had their Porter and ESB, and it didn't disappoint.

A: Dark, dark black, but it has some reddish highlights. Beautiful finger of brownish head which fades away into a slight layer or head as you drink. Doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Coffee, roast, and even more coffee. Very bold coffee smell which dominates, but also a hint of roasted chocolate. The smell just makes me want to drink it even more.

T: Tons of flavor in this - more of the same as the smell. Coffee comes through first for me, along with roasted chocolate and a smoky flavor also. Very stouty, very flavorful, and all-around wonderful. Can't even taste the 6.8%, although you can definitely feel it after a couple of these.

M: Creamy, thick and full bodied.

D: A bit thick to chug all night, but drinking quite a few of these in a night would is entirely feasible with the great flavor. Can't taste the high ABV at all, completely dominated by all the flavor in this beer.

I had been hoping for a good microbrewery to crop up in this area, as we've really only got one in the area, which is Dogfish Head, but it's not really within driving distance - but this place is literally right on the way home for me, couldn't be more perfect.

Haven't had a beer from them that I didn't enjoy yet, and the Rise Up Stout continues that trend. If you have a chance to get this beer, I very, very strongly recommend it.

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Rise Up Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.