Rise Up Stout | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Rise Up StoutRise Up Stout

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
40 IBU

Added by Kegatron on 08-31-2009

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Photo of Sammy
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Knapp85
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice black color with a tan colored head on top. The smell of the beer has a very nice coffee aroma to it. The taste has a great malt backbone along with some coffee in there finishing the beer up. The feel of the beer is medium bodied. Overall this is a good brew, definitely worth trying.

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Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought home a growler of this from the tap house in Salisbury. A delicious stout that is very sessionable and super smooth. A nice hop character but great additions of malt really add to the taste, along with a great mouthfeel and creaminess on the palette. Too bad it's only available on tap, but definitely near the top of the list on American Stout's I've tried.

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Photo of metter98
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high mocha colored head that left thick rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of roasted coffee beans in the nose.
T: Flavors of roasted coffee dominate the overall taste, which is very well balanced and only has a slight amount of bitterness and associated dryness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, creamy and very smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and makes for a good accompaniment to breakfast.

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Photo of brentk56
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A nice bubble show builds a three inch tan head layered on the fudge brown liquid; poor retention and minimal lacing; the head disappeared completely within a couple of minutes

Smell: Coffee tones, verging on espresso fruitiness, dominate with moderate roast and fudge underneath

Taste: The coffee flavors dominate the beer from start to finish; the result is a beer that is relatively sweet, with a decent amount of chocolate; fruity in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body and rather flat, once the head disappeared

Overall: A nice beer for coffee lovers but the beer as some issues

Thanks, larryi86, for the opportunity

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Photo of oline73
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

The beer pours black as night with a finger of thick tan head. A layer of head sticks around throughout the pour. The smell is full of smooth coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. As good as this beer smells, the taste is even better. The coffee dominates, but the taste is still very smooth and extremely smooth. There is a touch of burnt malt in the finish, but it is balanced out by the malt sweetness. I'm getting some dark chocolate and dark fruit in the flavor as well, but the coffee is really the star. The body is velvet like and the carbonation is smooth as could be. This beer feels wonderful.

I'm a huge fan of this beer. I'll be having more in the future.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with light retention and almost no retention. Aroma of floral coffee notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with some light black chocolate notes. Body is a bit thin for style and lack some creaminess. Coffee notes are really great but body is a bit too thin for the style.

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Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Thorpe429
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Victoria Gastropub.

Pours a very, very dark brown which for all intents and purposes really is black. Thin mocha head without retention or lacing. The nose is incredibly strong with an overdose of roasted coffee beans plus some mild notes of milk and cream.

The taste isn't quite as strong and pungent as the nose, and this is perhaps due to the mouthfeel, which is a bit thin. It doesn't quite have the big, creamy body that I would expect from the wondrous nose. While the feel is a bit thin, the drinkability on this is sky high. Beautiful coffee notes and a not overwhelming amount of coffee.

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Kegatron
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler picked up at the brewery on 8/30/09. This is the new Coffee Stout from Evolution, that uses a blend from nearby Rise Up Coffee in Salisbury, MD (a most kick-ass coffee company, check them out if your in the area!) This one went into an oversized tulip.

Pours with a nice dense black look, being topped with a finger of delicious looking chocolate tinted mocha colored head. This simmers down quickly but retains with some rich bunching around the edges and thin wisps that float around the center. This bristles up instantly when swirled, leaving back a creamy cascade that recedes into some heavy spotty lace. The aroma is just RICH with roast and coffee, that just dominate this, leaving a yummy dark crunch in the nose. Thick notes of chocolate and toffee sweetness add some beefy and gooey smelling tang. Good evenness to this, as both sides are equally robust. Damn, the espresso character is a real standout though, just POPPING in the nose. I love it!

The taste is just more of the same. Hefty chocolate and toffeed sweetness really standing out this time, with roast and coffee fighting back strong, darkening this up nicely with a drying bitter feel. Just the tiniest amount of smoky acrid astringency (which speaks to the quality of the blend that was used) comes out from the coffee, mixing with lingering notes of roast and bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a BIG creamy feel to the carbonation that fills the mouth up nicely. Underneath lies that thick and viscous layer, that I knew was coming, which gives up all of that deep sweetness and the oils from the hops and coffee. Any traces of the higher ABV that are present, just can't compete with the bigness and all-around intensity of the flavors. This stuff drinks great!

Awesome! I love when both a great brewery and coffee company get together and make a Coffee Stout Baby of extreme awesomeness like this. This was just THICK with java, roast, sweetness, and the drinkibility was top notch. Be on the look out for this very soon in 12 oz bottles in the MD/DE markets. I pray that this remains as good as it is on draft.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a nonic, a glowing onyx color with a small, creamy, tan head that displayed moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee and cream (presumably this is a milk stout), moderate roastiness. Nice taste that reflects the smell, rich coffee, smooth cream, dark malt sweetness, with a touch of bitterness that came out more as the beer warmed. Body was not quite full, but still rich and overall tasty and drinkable. I'd imagine this would make an amazing nitro beer.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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

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