Foreign Style Stout
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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From:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.33%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
93
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 14, 2016
Added:
Feb 14, 2011
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  20
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: None
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Rated: 3.8 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer served a pitch black color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave some rings of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt smell along with hints of chocolate and a little bit of caramel and molasses. Along with these aromas comes notes of vanilla and a little bit of crème.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty base that has a light level of caramel and milk chocolate sweetness. Along with these flavors are notes of vanilla, which grow stronger in nature, along with a little bit of more earthy hop taste. The sweetness grows stronger in nature as the taste advances and is joined by some other darker flavors of coffee and a little bit of molasses. With some light woody tastes and a hint of herbal hop coming at the end, one is left with a lightly sweetened and chewy, but easy and flavorful dark flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is average. I would have liked a little lower carbonation for the dark flavors of the brew, but overall it was pretty decent due to its nice moderately dry character.

Overall – This was a rather enjoyable foreign extra stout. The abv. of 6.9 is very hidden rather well. It is a little sweeter then what I am accustomed to for the style, but very enjoyable and flavorful none the less.
Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by kew from Texas

Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by n2pux from Texas

May 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by Moose90 from Washington

Apr 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a fingernail of khaki foam in top. Aroma is dark malt with just a trace of sweet molasses. The flavor is initially dak malt and slightly bitter with a rush of sweet dark malt quickly overtaking the palate. The mouth is creamy and lightly chewy.
Best by March 25 so we are a few weeks past that.
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Black with a monstrous brown head that just wouldn't go away and left sticky lacing.

Aroma and taste - a nice blend of roasty notes with a touch of smoke and a little bit of burnt grill. There's a fair amount of sweetness too, giving it a bit of a milk stout character.

Body is pretty thick and chewy, leaving a lightly sweet, roasty afterthought.

As usual, upslope doesn't disappoint. So far upslope is batting 1000, and i have tried quite a few of their brews. Given their record, I certainly expect to keep trying their new offerings and enjoying the old ones.
Apr 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by JohnBender from Texas

Apr 03, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours fudge brown and builds a nice tan head; impressive retention and a reasonable amount of lacing is left behind

Smell: Exceedingly roasty, with chocolate and fruit tones

Taste: Chocolate and coffee forward, with burnt toast flavors building, hints of fruit develop underneath with the roasted flavors returning in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a somewhat over-carbonated mouthfeel

Overall: A bit too burnt and roasty and I also didn't care for the mouthfeel but the beer has its attributes and is worth a try
Apr 02, 2015
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, khaki-colored head of bubbly foam. It left some thin lacing on the glass. It smelled of roasted malt, biscuity notes, sweet caramel and some piney bitterness. Sweet chocolate, toasted caramel taste and a nice bitterness.
Mar 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Rootscipio from Texas

Mar 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.72 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.36 by Gbell from Texas

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by cwreay90 from Texas

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nakedasajbird from Colorado

Feb 25, 2015
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours ebony with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Cocoa, dark fruit

T: Dark fruit, cocoa & roastyness up front. Dryness, pears, plums, just a bit of iron as this warms, a little bit of fig as well. Finishes dry with dark fruit & just little bit of lactic sourness & leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Pretty much to style, but nothing too exotic or exciting here
Feb 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Teafirst

Feb 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cdwil from Texas

Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by msanborn from Texas

Feb 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by rockyy33 from Colorado

Feb 09, 2015
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Reviewed by allforbetterbeer from Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz can into a goblet. Best by date still 6 weeks out.

Pours a dark brown liquid forming a black and attractive body under a thick dark tan head.

Smells of decent roast- chicory, burnt toast, black malt, and a hint of chocolate. A light passing hint of hops makes an appearance. A slight touch of the almost fruity acrid notes that make Guinness Foreign Extra so special. Not as hopped in the aroma as that beer.

The flavor centers around rather big and very darkly roast malt. This takes the form a nearly charred bread (in a good way, like the edges of a toasted English muffin) a bit of coffee bitterness, a brief showing of hop influence, and a clean malty finish. Not much of an aftertaste, which actually works well.

Medium bodied with lower carbonation. I think this works well.

Conclusion: A very good dark beer. I have always liked this style, but often found American versions to be uninspired. I personally think the Guiness Foreign Extra to be an outstanding beer and the benchmark for the style, and although this is beer isn't quite at that level, it is doing its own thing and doing it well. Worth being proud of for Upslope. I could drink this regularly.
Feb 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by pascilla from Nebraska

Jan 31, 2015
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Reviewed by JasonEdelstein from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
L: Very dark with orange to brown lacing. 1 finger off-white head
S: Notes of chocolate, but a little bit sharper, perhaps a sort of black licorice twang.
T: Good flavors but not well balanced. Tastes like most stouts but after-taste comes abruptly.
M: Carbonation definitely helps to blend these flavors together.
O: It's alright, I don't know if I'd drink it again because I favor Left hands fade to black, but I was craving a stout and it satisfied my craving.
Jan 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Moonshae_D from North Carolina

Jan 20, 2015
 
Rated: 2.93 by drone from Oregon

Jan 19, 2015
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Can at Old Chicago.

Pours a black colour with a small off white head of foam.

Things got weird. ..I get no roasted malt, maybe a hint or 2 of chocolate, but the smell I get the most is a fruity tartness.

Tastes like it smells, complete with that fruity tartness.

Good mouthfeel.

I read a few reviews after drinking this limited Upslope brew and didn't see a mention of any tartness. Doesn't fit the style anyways. Infection?

Edit: yep, it is referred to so I guess this is what the brewer intended.
Jan 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.76 by Nmgreen from New York

Jan 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by sendbeer from Georgia

Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by starkchris

Dec 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Dec 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BH712 from District of Columbia

Nov 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by maniaczak from Colorado

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeersAndBears from Georgia

Nov 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ctwybeerguy from Connecticut

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.8 by TetonMike

Nov 09, 2014
Foreign Style Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 141 ratings