Foreign Style Stout | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

Foreign Style StoutForeign Style Stout
BA SCORE
3.65/5
141 Ratings
Foreign Style StoutForeign Style Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States
upslopebrewing.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emmasdad on 02-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,646
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
141
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Photo of cbcrunch
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
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.

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

Photo of n2pux
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
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.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
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.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
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

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rootscipio
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gbell
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwreay90
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nakedasajbird
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
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

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Photo of Teafirst
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msanborn
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rockyy33
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allforbetterbeer
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.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Foreign Style Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 141 ratings
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