Teddy Bear Kisses | Upland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
489 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged on cacao nibs

Added by Verecund on 11-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
489
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
109
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clarkybsu
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quickly dissipating light tan head leaving a black beauty. Smell of dark chocolate and mild acidity weave through nose. Very drinkable and deceiving imperial stout as does not feel like 12% with below average fullness in the sip. Not top of the line but definitely a quality, balanced imperial stout for those cold Midwestern winter nights.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paco1029384756
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black, minimal sand head with short retention. Scent of rich, dry cocoa, brown sugar, dark fruit, oil, earth and dark malts. Flavors of powdered brown sugar, bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, oil, tobacco and earth. The body is unfortunately thin and oily, but it is easy to overlook because the beer is quite good if you like the flavors the darkest of Stouts offer.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my first Russian Imperial Stout, but evidently neither my rating nor review were save successfully. As such, all I can say is that I recall a moderate hop-flavor upon the first sip that faded into malt-centric flavor on the finish. While the hops presence was discernible, it was nuanced enough to let the malt shine through.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Burnt, Cacao, Cordial, Warm

Creepy label is fitting for a strong dark beer aged on cacao nibs we guess. As dark as any Imperial Stout can be with a struggling tan lace. Roasty burnt nose with hints of black currants, broth, dark chocolate, & esters. Unsweetened dark chocolate on the palate throughout, hefty burnt tone with dark fruit underneath. The alcohol is pretty well hidden until several sips in. In the aged of hyped up Stouts this one lands around the middle of the pack, even with a creepy looking label.

STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout | ABV: 10.0% | AVAILABILITY: Winter

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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Photo of dwagner003
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfstilling
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of georgeaaron
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emottram
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of osuskin
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blevel
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost black with a light brown head. Light malty aroma and light to creamy mouthfeel. Very surprising taste for a 10%, would not have known it was a high ABV. A somewhat hoppy taste on the front with a bitter cocoa finish. I found it to be an enjoyable and unique stout.

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Photo of juicebox
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Treesatine
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Teddy Bear Kisses from Upland Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 489 ratings.
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