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Rise Up Stout - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

308 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 53
Gots: 27 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

lupercmda, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jsanford, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

melliott, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

tommyguz, May 07, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a thick, creamy, caramel colored head.

S - Dark roasted chocolate malt, coffee beans, and cocoa; coffee dominates the aroma.

T - Roasted dark chocolate, char, and coffee grounds with a bitter lingering coffee-like finish.

M - Medium body and a dry finish.

O - Heavy on the dark roast, more so than the majority of the stouts out there.

jzeilinger, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

danwho, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

vdamico, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BrownAleMale, May 03, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle says 6.7%. Poured into a pint glass and consumed relatively warm.

A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger khaki shade. I don't like how fizzy it looks, nor do I like its poor retention. Forget about lacing on the glass, 'cause there isn't any. Addendum: at a colder temperature, the head has a creamier texture and retains itself more solidly. Therefore, it deserves a higher mark here.

S: It's got the coffee character I like in my coffee stouts - not too stale or mild. A hint of balancing chocolate sweetness and mild hoppiness helps to break up the monotony. But even if it was completely one note, I'd still enjoy the coffee character a great deal.

T: At first, there's a mild chocolate and caramel character. After the midpoint, coffee takes center stage. I also notice a distant aftertaste of mild hops. It's mostly a coffee bomb with only touches of chocolate, so thank cripes that it seems very fresh and flavorful to me.

M: Quite thin in body. Since this is a single stout, I can forgive that. It's not really creamy, either, which is perhaps less forgivable. Still, the mouthfeel succeeds in providing a bone-dry finish while leaving lingering tones of coffee and chocolate on the palate. Superb drinkability as a result.

O: I've seemingly had a billion coffee stouts recently, but this is the one that could be mentioned in the same breath as the FBS/WnB pantheon and not get embarrassed as a result. It definitely deserves to be the #3 rated American Stout on BA.

ThisWangsChung, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bootdown21, May 01, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Settles into the glass as a very very dark brown body with a fluffy mocha-colored head.

S- Mild coffee, hints of vanilla, roasted malts, some slight hints of chocolate.

T- Strong coffee presence that melds nicely with the roasted stout qualities. Very coffee-forward, tons of roastiness, still getting some slight hints of vanilla. There is also some noticeable bitterness at the end that goes past the bitterness from the coffee.

M- Full-bodied and rich, lots of flavor and fullness from the 6.7% abv.

O- Big, bold flavors, bordering on an imperial stout with the body and flavor. Huge coffee flavor that jumps out right away. Very nice.

stephenjmoore, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TonyTalon, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

hackomal, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

waddellc2, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JandJMD, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bigfnjoe, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ShanePB, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

alysmith4, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

2dogbrew, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
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.

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

Nose
Coffee grounds, dark chocolate and deep caramel.

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied and very smooth.

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

justintcoons, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

mcphish22, Apr 03, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a 12oz bottle of this. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with a dark khaki colored head about a finger strong that fades to a thin film supported by rising bubbles of carbonation. A swirl revives about a half finger and paints some stringy lacework on the glass.

The aroma has a very pleasant bouquet of fresh roasted coffee. Earthy and ashy with almost a touch of citrus. More roast from the grain emits smelling like chocolate and almost a vanilla or toffee sort of sweetness is present to contrast.

The flavor is dry and roasted with a bitterness seemingly coming from a combination of the highly kilned grain and straight shots of espresso. Some earthen and ashy flavors with a touch of citrus hops present to keep the flavors in check to remind you this is beer. The aftertaste is a bit burnt and earthen but in an enjoyable way.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a solid take on a coffee stout with well hidden alcohol. I love how fresh the coffee character was in this without turning musty and stale. I would drink this again for sure. Thanks again Heath!

stakem, Mar 29, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a small snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a thin tan brown ½-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace down the side of the glass.

S: Roasted malt aroma with a strong coffee and chocolate scent.

T: Smooth and slightly astringent coffee flavor. Solid roasted malt background with some chocolate overtones.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent coffee stout. Great flavors and aromas.

ckollias, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

AndrewMichael, Mar 20, 2013
Rise Up Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.