Rise Up Stout | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
40 IBU

Added by Kegatron on 08-31-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
490
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
21.01%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
80
For Trade:
7
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Reviews: 96 | Ratings: 490
Reviews by dtivp:
Photo of dtivp
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark black, I got a little aggressive with the pour which resulted in a 3 and a half finger mocha tan head the quickly faded to a one finger head with good retention and thick lacing.

Aroma was strong bold roasted coffee, with dark roasted malt. A very rich and bold to the nose.

Taste was dominated by the bold roasted coffee, burnt malt and some hints of chocolate. The coffee was there start to finish.

Mouth Feel was medium leaning full body, low carbonation, dry with a nice lingering bitterness.

Overall this is the way I feel stout should be, very enjoyable from start to finish.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
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 aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of barhoc11
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Nice and dark with a hint of brown in the head

S: Perfect blend of coffee in the stout, it smells like coffee but what did you expect?

T: Just like the smell the coffee is pronounced but not overpowering

M: As good as a stout should be

O: This is really well done and actually my new favorite coffee stout, it beats Bell's Java Stout by a few points in my book, I just wish I could get this in my area!

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StevenShawSr
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

lovely pour into a 14.75 stout glass. great pour.1 finger head that quickly dissipates. nice feel and great taste, def will be visiting this brewery again...good job

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Photo of tigg924
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Taste is of deep coffee grounds, roasted malt, and slight bitter hops. Super roasty, this is a coffee beer for coffee lovers. One to try, but for me I have had more balanced beers in the style.

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Photo of tylerbrowe
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a decent head that leaves a nice coat of lacing on the glass.
Fairly full and creamy smooth body with light+ soft carbonation.
Well chosen level of coffee allows the rich dark roasted malts to contribute nearly as much flavor.
Excellent sweet-bitter balance.

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Photo of hagbergl
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of richkrull
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BraveMountie
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Lots of coffee and roasted malt. Some subtle lactose and caramel.

Taste: Again, lots of coffee up front, including some subtle coffee bitterness, followed by lots of roasted malt, some brown sugar-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, with a touch of carbonation. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Not bad. Nice flavors of malt and coffee with some good sweetness, but just a tad too much of the coffee bitterness for me to really, really like it.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kgammell1
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Fins in Rehoboth. Review from notes.

A: This beer is dark black, opaque in fact. A nice 1.5 finger tan head that has decent retention, but little lacing.

S: Lots of coffee and coffee grounds. Some roasted malt, vanilla, and some biscuit as well.

T: A great combination of coffee and chocolate. Not as coffee heavy as the aroma would lead to believe (to my relief). There are nice undertones of vanilla and caramel. The coffee intensifies as it warms.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation, but slightly thinner than expected. Slightly dry, roasty finish.

O: I like this beer more than I thought I would based off the aroma, since it is over the top coffee grinds. For anyone that likes coffee beer, this one is for them. The low abv makes this extremely drinkable. Also had this infused with oak chips and vanilla, which IMO, made it even better. It cut some of the coffee and drew out more of the chocolate and vanilla.

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Photo of Skabiski
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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