Rise Up Stout | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
518
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
88
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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 Tbonus
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tried it, loved it!
One of the Evo's best efforts

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of khaki head. Head retention is fair, with no lacing left behind. Aroma is creamy roasted and toasted malts, fleshy coffee, and chocolate. Flavor profile is creamy roasted and toasted malts, with fresh coffee, and chocolate throughout. There is a dark chocolate note at the finish. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a rich, creamy, velvety texture. It really delivers a good presence without being overly assertive. Overall, the stout base notes are great. The addition of fleshy, non-charred coffee adds to the creaminess and experience of this beer. Wonderful.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a bottle.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been vacationing down in the Bethany/Rehoboth Beach region for years, and while it introduced me to breweries like Dog Fish Head and Dominion, I can't believe I've missed out on Evolution. Here's to making up for lost time.
Rise Up Stout pours a viscuous dark brown, nearly black with a hint of ruby. A billowy mocha head rises to the surface and retains well, leaving sudsy film in its path.
As would be expected from the name, the coffee aroma jumps at you like a pot of fresh medium roast beckoning you in the morning. It is also nutty, creamy and sweet, with tones of vanilla and chocolate.
Wonderful mouthfeel that is smooth, creamy and has an elegant complexity. The nutty and roasted malts form the solid backbone, while the milky chocolate adds a coating that is sweet, thick and even fudge like. Yet, the bitterness from the hops and dark espresso notes is prominent in the finish. It increases its intensity gradually and seamlessly, rendering the palate dry and filled with a lingering coffee like bitterness towards the end. The body is on the high side of medium; truly one of the most drinkable stouts there is. I'll have another one please!

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Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/12/16.
Poured into a tulip style pint glass.

Look- Poured almost black showing mahogany around the edges with near two fingers of light brown, rich foamy head.
Smell- Slightly subdued nose of coffee, dark roast and a hint of chocolate.
Taste- Smooth, slightly bitter with roasted malts and coffee flavors.
Feel- On the lighter side of full bodied with light carbonation making this go down quick.
Overall- Easy drinking, enjoyable stout. For me a nice local option.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany color with a tight, khaki head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of coffee and roasted malts.

Tastes of the deep roasted malts. Malts lead off with bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Some tobacco and earthy hops add next. Finishes with a lingering chocolate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid stout.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. brown bottle into nonic pint.

Look: Dark brown/black and opaque. Tan head quickly fades to moderate lacing, but that might be my pouring technique.

Smell: Coffee. Roasted malt. Some faint chocolate.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate up front, mocha notes in the middle. Fades to a coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter.

Feel: Relatively light for a stout. Carbonation is unobtrusive. Not sticky like some stronger and heavier stouts. Light body masks the 6.7% ABV.

Overall: Good representative of the style.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Homie1Kenobie
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tuowl74a
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cmillarn
3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Rise Up Stout from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 518 ratings.
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