Gotta Get Up To Get Down - Wiseacre Brewing

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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Wiseacre Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlueMoon10 on 12-08-2013

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 24
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Photo of chris826
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious sweet roasted coffee aroma followed by the same perfect taste.

Photo of jmdrpi
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on draft at the Flying Saucer in Memphis

damn this beer smells good - a ton of coffee aroma - and good flavor in the taste as well - not too roasty or dry.

Photo of questiontheanswer
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A perfect blend of creamy milky chocolatey coffee goodness! Definitely should get this beer if you see it somewhere!

Photo of Bezy901
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is hands down the best stout I've ever had. This beer has so much coffee aroma & flavor you'll think it's your morning coffee! A remarkably clean and bright finish with only a lingering sweetness.

Photo of WSpice1949
2.63/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Little body; this puppy's as thin as Christian Bale in The Machinist! No trace of hops and only a hint of toasted malt. The coffee flavor is pleasant
and may add a false sense of body. If you hear "stout"and think Guiness, well, ah, not so much; this is a milk stout, though, so you shouldn't expect it to resemble "Arthur's". If it weren't so thin, even for a milk stout, this could be a very nice product. As it is, it's pretty meh.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Frothy khaki head forms a couple fingers thick, but dissipates fairly quickly. Pitch-black body beneath. No complaints from me on this account. 4.5

Huge espresso aroma on the nose. Potent, roasted, a tad sweet with caramel and cream and a bit of spiciness. 4

The coffee flavor on the tongue is a bit stale, like something a few days old. It's followed by cream and sweetness that's almost sugar-like. It starts tasting pretty true to a coffee with milk and a couple of sugars. After a few more drinks, it occurs to me the coffee flavor is also a tad thin and/or watered down. Not nearly as robust in flavor as I want my coffee or my beer with coffee. 3.25

It's light and easy-drinking, so in that regard, it's got something going on. However, the light body here does border on watery as I mentioned, something that can't quite win me over. The carbonation is low to medium and that really aids the drinkability and the malt-feel has its moments. 3.5

I think freshness may be a big factor with this brew, because the coffee flavor here just feels watered-down and stale. I'd love to try fresh at the source because I imagine this would be tasty in that form and really allow for multiple pours.

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big coffee aroma in the nose. I'm expected a thick beer, but this is smooth and drinks surprisingly easy. It's not light bodied, but well balanced and full or java roast and earthy cocoa. The milk sweetness just comes through at the very end to meet the bitterness. Very cool beer.

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark Brown to black with one finger of head, not much retention.

S: Coffee

T: Nice creamy, roasty chocolate notes with coffee in the finish

F: Light body with moderate carbonation

O: This is one of my all time favorite milk stouts. I'd love to try it again. Please expand to NY.

Photo of calicorkication
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Have had this beer in a pint glass at Wiseacre, in a pint glass at a local restaurant, as multiple flight glasses from a local bottle shop, and from a growler at the same shop. The pint glasses and flights were both amazing with a great coffee taste, stout consistency, and no bitter coffee flavor. However, we opened the growler only a few hours later and it tasted watered down a bit and took away the great tastes I had experienced. I witnessed the pour so I don't think anything was done during the bottling process to water it down.

Photo of cvm4
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a dark brown body with a light tan two finger head. Okay retention and lacing.

S - The smell is all about coffee bean mixed with milk chocolate. Great to get a whiff of.

T - About the same as the nose here. May'be some roasty characteristics thrown in.

F - Thin body, watery and low carbonation. Given the style I wasn't expecting an RIS, but it's not exactly shining.

O - Huge coffee bean notes coming from this. This would hit the spot any morning for me.

Photo of Bugcatcher
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth brew slight chocolate flavor very huge coffee taste extremely satisfying beer will buy again for sure. Love that it's from my home state.

Photo of JayNat
3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smooth and easy. Tempted to gulp, rather than just slow drink.

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a tan head. Big coffee in the aroma. Taste is ok with big coffee taste with not much body or other flavors to counter. Taste is not balanced

Photo of corwindamber
2.96/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Watery, thin. Feels like malt extract homebrew in the mouth. To some extent tastes like one as well. Underwhelming. A milquetoast milk stout. There is nothing objectionable, but nothing stands out other than some coffee flavor on the front end. No body. So thin I could not tell I was drinking a stout when my eyes were closed.

Photo of ufellc
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good coffee notes compliment the chocolates

Photo of Ekor88
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's a good beer don't get me wrong and it's easy to drink. However it is super thin for a stout and the flavor is light.

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.37/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Most overrated beer I've ever had. Perfectly drinkable but far from anything of substance. Very much a Guinness (read: light tasting stout) with a coffee flavor. A very accessible beer for sure but not remotely approaching a 90. However the people have come spoken... They've just spoken incorrectly.

Photo of denver10
2.69/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Big coffee presence here...unfortunately, it's of stale Folgers quality coffee.

Photo of ErinAdams
4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice beer with a hint of coffee. Delicious.

Photo of Jfelkins
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really enjoyed this. Had it from the tap at Franklin Cigar.

Photo of jabergess
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A somewhat one dimensional beer, but the one dimension is coffee and that is alright with me. A little sweet, a lot of coffee. Slightly thin in the body. If I made this I probably would add more lactose. Or not. Try one or three, tell me what you think.

Photo of Tilley4
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Picked up a growler from a local bottle shop here and popped it open a few minutes ago. Fresh off the tap...

Nice coffee aromas and flavors but the beer is a little bit thin for me... It has everything but the smooth creaminess that I was looking for. One of the things that I like about this offering is that the coffee doesn't come off as bitter but rather dark and strong. I really just wish it was a little creamier... still a nice offering...

Glad to see a local brewery coming out with a wide variety of beers.... Good job Wiseacre!

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. Pours a very dark opaque brown with 2 fingers of frothy cappuccino colored head that lasts about a minute. No lacing.

S. Aromas of roasted malts, Coffee, chocolate and signature sweet milk stout are present.

T. Very nice chocolate and coffee flavor. Coffee follows in the aftertaste.

M. About right body for a milk stout. 4 out of 10 on thickness. Some pretty decent carbonation like a lager. Nice.

O. Overall I really like this beer. It's a nice breakfast beer. Not very heavy. Some definite coffee flavor. Would definitely drink again.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smeared ink on bottom of can, at 42 degrees into tulip
Aroma of latte
Head small (2.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to no ring, no layer
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor initially of coffee then some milk chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75

Gotta Get Up To Get Down from Wiseacre Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.