Rise Up Coffee Stout
Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Rise Up Coffee StoutRise Up Coffee Stout
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #33
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,835
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.2%
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
540
From:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  71
Gots
  91
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Rise Up Coffee StoutRise Up Coffee Stout
Notes: A caribbean style stout, infused with coffee. Ours is rich and dark with a toasted brown head, well balanced, roasty and full flavored. Cold steeping ...Read Morewith organic coffee from local shop Rise Up Coffee imparts a generous but balanced coffee nose and flavor
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Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 540
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Quite dark with a small khaki head. Impressive color for such a relatively light stout. Medium khaki collar.

Smell - Coffee in the greatest proportion. Chocolate and roasted malts behind it. Simple, but a perfect amount of coffee.

Taste - Coffee up front, never overwhelms the other flavors. Chocolate and roast in equal quantities. Bitter coffee wells up in the end but subdues itself slightly before the finish.

Mouthfeel - It's kinda thin. I'd like something just a bit chewier, but it does make it drinkable as hell. Medium carbonation.

Overall - A sip of this does it no justice. A whole glass and you'll want more and more. The comparison to Founders Breakfast Stout is close, but this lacks a bit of the depth that FBS's malt flavor has.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with no head nor lacing. The smell had a huge amount of dark bitter coffee beans and as it warmed there was a nice sweet balance of cocoa to broaden the aroma. The taste was mainly bitter and lead to a decent dry sweet balance to the cocoa. A dry sweet to bitter coffee/cocoa aftertaste leads to a dry coffee bean finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitter dry coffee sticks to my tongue. Overall, I say this was an excellent American Stout that I would have again.

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Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tumbler glass from a growler filled at Evolution Craft Brewpub in Salisbury, Md.

A: Very dark brown, near black in color, with a frothy, whitish head of foam about two-fingers high which left a sticky ring of lace on the glass.

S: Rich, roasted coffee aroma with subtle hints of carob, licorice and dark chocolate. An herbal, earthy aroma rises from the brew, signaling the additional coffee beans and hops.

T: Velvety smooth, dark roasted and bittersweet malt flavor hits up front, sending waves of caramel, coffee and chocolate over the palate. This gives way to some of the bittersweet roasted coffee beans and earthy, organic blend of coffee, but it doesn't overpower the flavor. Finish is bittersweet and smooth with lingering coffee bitterness.

M: Full-bodied stout balanced out a bit by the additional coffee and hop varietals, but still a bit sticky and rich overall.

O: A very tasty blend of dark, possibly black patent malts, espresso-like, organic coffee bittersweetness and a sturdy 6.8% ABV to support everything. This was an exceptional American coffee stout stylized with a Caribbean flair.

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Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Halcyon
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBoh
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at churchkey. Poured from tap at churchkey into snifter. Pours a black color with amber hue. No head but ok lacing. Phenomenal coffee aroma. It smells like the bean, not the drink. Really no other aroma.
Taste is of coffee...pure delicious coffee. Slight roasted malts and even hops?
It has a superb mouthfeel...not bitter at all. Super smooth, drinkable and just bursting with flavor.
This is truly a great stout. Although I stumled upon this, I'd seek this out for sure!

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Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks to Craft_Compulsive (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a dark fizzy head that attempts to rise up but fades fairly quickly like a high acidity or abv, so no real lacing due to that, but decent legs, midnight black color. 4

Nose brings lots of black malts and roast, some roasted malt out front, with a hint of char, as well as a hint of espresso and fresh roasted coffee beans, and a mild black malt aroma. Then some cocoa, dark caramel and fudgey cocoa, dark chocolate like, dark chocolate covered espresso bean candy like. Great aroma, hints of the char and roast without getting acrid or burnt, and nice coffee and cocoa. 4.5

Taste brings more roast and coffee to start, a little black malt and faint acrid roast with a touch of a burnt coffee. There is some fresh roasted coffee and a bit of espresso, but a bit more bitter and acrid as opposed to the nose. Some charred malts, black malt, with touches of cocoa and super bitter dark chocolate but not a lot this time either. Mild creamy choc, and touch of a fudgey flavor. Then hops kick in, bitter earthy spicy hops, that start fairly bitter and get very bitter on the finish. Finish lingers for a while with spicy bitter hops, chewy hops even, and a little sticky feel as it attempts to dry but not quite, bit more coffee and roasted malts and coffee beans lingering. 4

Mouth is med to heavier bod, a touch syrupy, light on the carb unfortunately. 3.5

Overall pretty good, it has a great nose, the taste had some good aspects but dropped off on the cocoa and fudge while increasing the roasty slightly acrid burnt notes and big on bitterness. It had some great characters and was tasty in general, but the lack of carbonation made this feel like it was a lot bigger and syrupier than it actually was. A bit more carbonation would have made the mouth pop a bit more and the flavors come out more, and I think it would have bumped up quite a bit. 4

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice extra from Oline73, poured into a KtG tulip

A- Pours very dark, black with a reverse cascading mocha head, very nice

S- One dimensional, even for a coffee brew, roasted coffee beans and lot of it.

T- A little more to the taste, some roasted bean flavors followed by some fresh brewed coffee and then fades into some bitter dark malt.

M- I'd prefer a bigger body for a coffee beer, but it doesn't detract from the beer

O- very good, easy drinking coffee stout.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4-pack from Nick's of Clinton.

the beer is opaque, sporting a near black body and a half inch of beige head. The aroma offers roast, coffee, bready malt. Roast and stout character lead the charge, with coffee playing a supporting role. Rich and dark, with a mild hop presence and perhaps a touch of earthiness. Medium bodied. Simple and straightforward. A solid stout and at a decent price. Recommended.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Revisited after initial review Nov 2014. Bottle poured into pint glass. Deep brown in color with a fine-textured tan head.

Coffee, chocolate, and some more coffee - plus some roasty malt. Coffee and chocolate are subdued, however, showing restraint on the part of the brewers. Medium mouthfeel - not as thick and chewey as some others in this style, but certainly not a thin brew. Smooth. Moderate carbonation. Little or no hops presence. Aftertaste is coffee/cocoa with little residual bitterness.

Pretty decent stout.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a blackish body with two finger head that died quick and left some lace. A good aroma of roasted and coffee malts along with a bit of sweet chocolate and/or caramel. Beer is medium to heavy bodied, goes down smooth and not really haggard, dry finish, the roasted and coffee malts are noticeable and dominant but there's some sweet chocolate hanging around. Not a bad stout at all but not too complex and just basic which is not a criticism.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a nice dark brown, almost black liquid with a 1" light brown head which recedes fairly soon to leave a thin island on the liquid and a small ring around the glass that remains for much of the beer. Sipping leaves several scattered patches of lacing that cling to the sides of the glass for a bit before sliding back down to the liquid.

The aromas include coffee, some moderate roastiness from either the coffee, the malt, or both. There's also a noticeable touch of rich, dark chocolate.

The flavors include the coffee that is the dominant flavor in the foreground as the dark chocolate and some noticeable sweetness remain in the background. In the back of the palate there's some roasted bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the very light carbonation. The finish is medium length and begins as the coffee and chocolate begin to fade. Eventually the sweetness is gone as some hop bitterness, some dark roast bitterness and the final dryness become noticeable before fading out.

Overall a nicely drinkable beer and I'll be pleased to finish off the last couple of bottles in the fridge. That said I'll probably not be buying this beer again since I prefer my coffee heated in a cup and have realized I'm not a big fan of having coffee forward among the flavors in a stout.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Rise Up Coffee Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 540 ratings