White Russian Imperial Stout | Sun Up Brewing Co.

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4.36/5
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White Russian Imperial StoutWhite Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by t2grogan on 01-30-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#942
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
98
pDev:
7.8%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
23
Trade:
2
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Photo of jwc215
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz, can - Enjoy by 10/23/19:

Pours black with a tan head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of coffee, Kahlua, chocolate. Very rich.

It tastes like a White Russian with a strong Imperial Stout mix. A strong White Russian with a strong Stout roasted character in the finish. Chocolate, some milk, coffee. Amazingly rich. Roast keeps sweetness balanced.

It has a velvety full body.

Alcohol shows a bit, as expected. but it is well-integrated (and deceptive - doesn't seem like quite 9, when it is a 9.2). Dangerously drinkable. An enjoyable, unique Imperial Stout, this is definitely one to seek out!

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Photo of corywalston
2.13/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Photo of DefenCorps
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kings last night.

Black with thin dark brown head. Nose is nice chocolate, coconut , vanilla, bourbon. The chocolate is nice and deep, with milk chocolate creamy flavor with dark chocolate dark fruit and bitterness. Mild oak char. The palate opens mildly sweet with dark chocolate, coconut, coffee and vanilla. Mild bourbon alcohol is well hidden. The mid palate has roast and caramel with a nice coffee flavor. Drying, roasty on the finish this beer is medium full in body and softly carbonated. A touch of booze on the finish. Quite excellent.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftJunkie96
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerryHelper
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Noles9585
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korymiller
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hotsnakes35
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nunitn
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pinto21
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mrkwlsn
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Ball 16-oz. mason jar
From: Sun Up Brewing in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $13.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Sept. 8, 2017
Consumed: Sept. 14, 2017
Reviewed as: Russian Imperial Stout
Misc.: Canned on July 25, 2017

Tried a taster of this at the brewery and just loved it (4.50 on Untappd). Picked up a 4-pack to take back to San Diego. Was hoping it was good as I thought it was.

Poured a black color with three fingers of dark khaki tan frothy head. Just a few bubbles trickling up from the bottom of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled creamy white chocolate, espresso, smooth chocolate syrup, vanilla, marshmallow and coffee cream. Wow, so damn smooth, had me excited for the taste. (Smell - 4.75)

Taste wasn’t initially as good. Really was getting that booze in the beginning, but smoothed out quickly. Got white chocolate, roasty malts, espresso, toffee, sweet caramel, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, cappuccino, smooth chocolate syrup and wet cocoa. Really wish I was a coffee drinker as I feel like this is right there. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was just as good as I remembered it. Just a fabulous RIS. (Overall - 4.50)

4.52 | 100 | A+

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Photo of timsoder
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark with creamy head that doesn't last. Hints of chocolate and cream. Coffee flavor is subdued, less than I thought. This beer is very mellow for an imperial stout. Drinks more like a coffee porter.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Madmiker13
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can. Opaque black with a half inch beige head disappears completely leaving faint spots of lace. Strong aroma of dark roast coffee & faint earthy hops. Bold coffee flavor with sweet vanilla cream. Full texture with low carbonation. Very good.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, sweetened coffee, and roasted malts. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness. Medium in body with medium carbonation. Overall an excellent imperial stout.

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Photo of puck1225
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brought home from a recent trip to Flagstaff. Poured from a can into a tall snifter. Rich deep dark brown, thin beige head and good lacing. The smell is excellent with cappuccino, vanilla, and chocolate. This carries over to the rich taste that reminds me of a nice fudge. The feel is full and velvety. Very nice beer!

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Photo of jera1350
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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White Russian Imperial Stout from Sun Up Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 98 ratings