Teddy Bear Kisses on Bourbon
Upland Brewing Company

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Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #641
Ranked #14,173
3.96 | pDev: 11.87%
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Notes: Imperial Stout aged on fair trade cocoa nibs in a 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrel.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Near black color... No light passes. Beige head which settles to rim bubbles. There's a good initial ring of lace. Small spots thereafter.

The smell is semisweet cocoa aroma with a light sweet cherry background.

Strong alcohol warmth on the initial sip. The cocoa remains as an aftertaste. The beer is drier than the smell -- semisweet to dark chocolate. Thicker body than dry stouts but not syrupy. Good to high carbonation. Strong aftertaste of all of the aforementioned notes, particularly the alcohol.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.88/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on-tap at FoBAB, reviewing notes.

A - Dark brown beer with a small tan head that didn't stay around and didn't really leave anything on the sides.

S - Lots of bourbon with your typical vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malts, and slight bit of coffee. Pretty booze heavy, smells like it needs time but it's expected to be hot and not bad.

T - Taste is not as good as the nose, not even close. Tastes a lot like chalk. Bourbon is there and kind of drowns out the rest of the flavors, but it's got this horribe chocolaty chalky tastee that I just can't get pass.

M - Slightly thin, little gritty, lower carbonation.

O - Waste of PVW barrels on this beer, or something just went horribly wrong. I haven't had the regular Teddy Bear Kisses for comparison's sake, but this was not very good, and I wish I had my ticket back.

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Teddy Bear Kisses on Bourbon from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings