Teddy Bear Kisses | Upland Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#36,044
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
498
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
108
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of durlta
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martinpfal
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Russian imperial stout no doubt. But left me a little underwhelmed. Abv at 10% was hidden indeed, but lacking bite on the back end. Very dark, little head present with sandy color. Malty-ish with hints of cocoa.

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Photo of Chris-1911
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kodt
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachpaschal
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoneguy
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clarkybsu
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paco1029384756
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -4.1%
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 StoutSnob40
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdeese21
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfstilling
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Teddy Bear Kisses from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 498 ratings