Teddy Bear Kisses Toasted Coconut
Upland Brewing Company

Teddy Bear Kisses Toasted CoconutTeddy Bear Kisses Toasted Coconut
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,255
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #10,172
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.51%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
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Teddy Bear Kisses Toasted CoconutTeddy Bear Kisses Toasted Coconut
Notes: A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method and featuring an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. After aging in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, we filter our TBK through toasted coconut. The lucky few who cuddle up to Teddy Bear Kisses can sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by REVZEB:
Photo of REVZEB
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Was really excited to try this one, and if one is to drink colder or quickly it is a sweet stout with a nice buttery chocolate and coconut finish. But when warmed up the flavors give way to sawdust and really bitter fig. Way too watery in the body either way. Tastes like disappointment

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Photo of CPAles
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma is sweet and malty with some dried fruits. Taste is bittersweet with dark fruit notes, dark chocolate, cacao, dried figs, bitter finish with roasted malt flavors.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at savages ale house. This is much better than the original version for me with a much thicker body. Not thin and watery. Coconut comes as just a slight kiss, it’s balanced. Dark fruit is prominent and surprising. Some warming bourbon and dry oak.

Overall, this really did end up much much better than the original for me.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tcbro023
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Midwest_beersnob
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells a bit like harsh black booziness, with a slight wisp of coconut, dark fudginess, coffee, and tons of oak.

I would want a lot more coconut here. It's also a bit fusel and harsh on the finish. The oak character is very nice, and the bourbon is very forward and hot. The base stout is decent, chocolatey, with a bit of coffee like flavor.

This is medium bodied, but I'd want it to be a bit more creamy, for sure. It's very much a slow sipper, with how boozy it is.

I wanted a bit more out of this one.

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Photo of jkblr
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can stamped CANNED: 10/29/19 (1 month ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 11% ABV. The beer pours dense black with brown, rust tinted head. The head builds quickly on a hard pour and leaves a nice cap, slowly settling to a thin ring and island. Minimal lacing. The aroma is mild with bits of cocoa, vanilla, coconut, oak and bourbon. The taste is semisweet caramel and chocolate at first with coconut, vanilla, bourbon rushing in mid palate. The finish is medium bitter and semi dry. The mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, almost oily with just less than medium carbonation. Overall, very good. It leans a little sweet, but the dry character of the barrel pulls it back enough for me. Nice roasted malt element with the added cocoa and coconut.

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Photo of RickS95
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much better than the base Teddy Bear Kisses, with plenty of barrel oak tannins verging on a subtle tartness. Lots of coconut character that pairs well with the cacao nibs. However, this is not a cloyingly sweet Mounds bar in a can, still more of a baker's or bitter dark chocolate flavor.

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Teddy Bear Kisses Toasted Coconut from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 23 ratings