White Russian Imperial Stout | Sun Up Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun Up Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
sunupbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by t2grogan on 01-30-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
5.44%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Photo of codytwo
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with two fingers of caramel-colored foam. Great head retention with a few strings of lacing left behind. Aroma is coffee, with roasted and toasted malts below. Flavor profile is coffee with smooth roasted and toasted malts. Nice, smooth flavor profile. Mouth feel features a velvety creaminess that is carried by a medium-thick body. Overall, it drinks as a stout should - from the smooth, robustness of the flavors, to the filling, but smooth, texture. Awesome.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of 98green
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raspy22
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had White Russian at the SunUp brewery, Phoenix, on draft into tulip. In a state not known for its beer, this big, complex Imperial Stout, which does not overdo the coffee, stands out.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldvines
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brutalist
3.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdawgbeerguy
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I could drink this beer all day every day. Any fan of stouts, coffee, and/or white Russians this is a must try beer.

Look: beautiful

Smell: Roasty, coffee, just amazing

Taste: Tastes like a white Russian and a stout had a love child and out came this delicious miraculous drink

Feel: They achieved the perfect cream texture

Overall: DRINK THIS BEER

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Photo of Geuzedad
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4MrMontman
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The viscous liquid pours from the can with an onyx color; the head is creamy and tan, leaving generous lacing behind

Smell: Espresso, cream and dark chocolate - rich and enticing

Taste: Dark chocolate, up front, with a powerful blast of espresso building; very roasty, through the middle and rather bitter, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with low to moderate carbonation; not particularly creamy

Overall: After smelling the beer I could not wait to taste it but the flavor profile, while still very good, doesn't live up to the aromatics; for my palate, it is missing the creamy element from the White Russian cocktail

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No matter how out-dated, old-fashioned, or passé that older mixed drinks become, there's always room for a White Russian on our drinking schedule. Milky, chocolaty, coffee and creamy- the though suggests stomach curdling and slow sipping, but truth be known, we can really take these suckers down!

Sun Up brewers know this secret side of us beer lovers and have us in mind when churning out their imperial stout by the same name. White Russian's robust perfume is roasty of stout, espresso and coffee blends along with a hint of campfire and cream. Vanilla, booze and chocolate follow up as the dark elixir swirls and its coffee-like creme simmers on top. Sweet roast, marshmallow and chocolate splash the early palate with a creamy texture and strong toffee sweetness.

As the middle palate unfolds, the beer really takes on that white Russian theme. As the sweetness backs off of the tastebuds, its cream, chocolate and coffee builds in- seemingly of heavy whipping cream, cappuccino, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and an overall whimsy of toasted marshmallow. Not as full or dense as you'd think, the stout's fleeting taste is one of iced latte with a campfire twist.

Full in body, but seeming lighter and fluffier than most, the creaminess of carbonation provides a pillowy lift without shredding the palate. Warm but never hot or spicy, the curiosity of Mexican hot chocolate teases the senses. Lingering with coffee and cream, makes this imperial stout most dessert-worthy!

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snoopy488
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra and glad that I did. This reminds me a lot of single shot with vanilla and is better in my opinion. Great vanilla and coffee flavor! It's blended nicely and smooth for a 9% abv. Look for this instead of single shot with vanilla, much easier to get and worth it.

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Photo of Kavinci
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of docoman
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was surprisingly good, wasn't sure what to expect for a relatively cheap imp stout at roughly $12 for a 4-pack of 12 oz cans. Had to trade to get some from Arizona, but got multiples and glad I did... loads of vanilla what you would expect for something called White Russian. Great for a non-barrel aged stout, ISO of more.

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White Russian Imperial Stout from Sun Up Brewing Co.
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