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Rise Up Stout - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 52
Gots: 28 | 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:
40 IBU

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 08-31-2009)
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

taylor714914, Jan 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

M_chav, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

DubCo21, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
3.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - perfect stout pour with billowing tan head and great retention. They got the look down perfect.

Smell - Pleasant scents of coffee, chocolate and some roasty malts

Taste - Somwhat bitter and somewhat burnt tasting. No sweetness of note, not much chocolate flavors either to balance. Very dry finish.

Mouthfeel - a tad watery

Overall - A somewhat unbalance stout that left me somewhat disappointed. Dry and bitter finish as well left an ashtray flavor in my mouth. Don't recommend this stout. So many better options out there.

bubseymour, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Gonzoillini, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

justanewby, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

cpetrone84, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Zonian1, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ConradKenney, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with light retention and almost no retention. Aroma of floral coffee notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with some light black chocolate notes. Body is a bit thin for style and lack some creaminess. Coffee notes are really great but body is a bit too thin for the style.

Phyl21ca, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

zero_signal, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

IdrinkGas, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

ROGUE16, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

bossmanbuzz, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

poiuytr, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

deapokid, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Sludgeman, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

thegerm87, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of kevanb
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Lawson's snifter.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, hues of cola brown around the rim of the glass. A thick, taut caramel colored color head jets up the glass, about a finger and a half high that vanishes quickly, leaving no trace film or lace behind. The aroma is distinctly coffee forward, fresh roast, light chocolate, strong grain behind it. It's simple, strong focus on the coffee and dark chocolate. The flavors are right in line, strongly roasted coffee, toasted dark malt, light bakers chocolate and some sweeter, richer malts smoothen out the end. Still, the level of roast on the tongue is extremely high, not to my liking, and the richness and sweetness just isn't enough to counteract it. The mouthfeel is okay, coats the tongue nicely, carbonation is lower, but unfortunately, rather than being thick and luscious, it's a bit thin and underwhelming. The finish is a bit dry and chalky.

Verdict: A decent coffee stout from Evolution. The nose offered some promise, but it was just too roasty and toasted for my palate. The dry finish didn't offer any consolation nor did the weak body, but for someone looking for an out and out coffee stout, this should definitely hit the spot.

kevanb, Dec 06, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Black with 2 fingers of brown head that recedes immediately. A little bit of light penetration around the edges.

Coffee grounds, dark chocolate and deep caramel.

Coffee grounds, semi-sweet chocolate and caramel. Touches of milk chocolate and medium-dark roast coffee beans. Slightly sweet with some citrusy hop bitterness on the end.

Medium bodied and very smooth.

Very quaffable. The coffee notes a strikingly similar to Founders Breakfast Stout.

justintcoons, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Frisco's, served in a standard pint.

Color is a syrupy milk chocolate near black brown with a quickly fading mocha head. Very retention but some thin webs of lacing.

Aroma is mild and roast coffee dominated. Malt and chocolate are also present with minimal char and burnt notes. Very pleasant and nice.

Mouthfeel is much fuller and thicker than I remember previous samples if this and mildly over carbonated producing a fizzy, toasty finish. Flavor is a soda like mix of chocolate and roast, and I have a hard time picking up any other characteristics or malt from the stout. The amount of coffee flavor is also a little disappointing as it is more roast and burn than actual coffee.

This is a very nice local coffee stout (much better than Flying Dogs recent take IMO) but the carbonation issues remind me of the lesser batches of Planet Bean and make the flavor one dimensional.

yourefragile, Feb 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

acurtis, Jun 02, 2013
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Rise Up Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.