Gotta Get Up To Get Down | Wiseacre Brewing

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3.99/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States
wiseacrebrew.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enormous amount of Metropolis coffee straightens out the milk stout.

Added by Volsdawg10 on 12-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,581
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
372
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
108
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of EdFed
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice black color. The head is brown, 1 finger, but the retention is poor. No lacing on the glass.
The nose is - well, hello! Damn! Rich, deep, coffee. Slight hints of lactose mixed in just amp it up even more.
Taste - The coffee is throughout, but on the backside is a mellow hint of the lactose. These flavors really blend well together.
The body is a bit lighter than I was expecting, but not watery.
Damn good beer. Fun to drink and very well made.

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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle at Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar, Memphis, TN

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color and only has faint traces of dark red near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that left a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lactose are present in the nose along with hints of dark roasted malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of lactose and dark malts along with hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No smoothness is perceptible.
O: This beer isn't nearly as rich and flavorful compared to other beers in the style but is easy to drink and goes down quickly.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Emperur
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger hazelnut head atop a black body.

S - coffee, chocolate, a bit nutty, brown sugar.

T - lovely light-roast coffee and milk chocolate. Vanilla, steamed milk, brown sugar. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body and average carb.

O - such an easy drinker.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark cola brown + chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of freshly roasted coffee bean + moderate aromas of roasted malts with a light amount of lactose sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of caramel + chocolate malts with hints of vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + caramel + chocolate malts with a light amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of freshly roasted coffee and hints of vanilla. Light to moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Dry.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable with a really great coffee presence - only downside is that I wished I had saved this one for a brunch/breakfast beer.

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Photo of porters4life
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
4.96/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

yep, all five. to me it’s the quintessential memphis beer and i’ve had hundreds of them.

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Photo of Aeroscorp
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ARKANSASstate
4.66/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a true breakfast stout, as in, it goes down great at brunch with eggs and bacon. Not all that sessionable, but can’t go wrong with one or two. Especially good for “hair of the dog” situations!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can, no date.

The crack of the can yields a foamy build up and when poured into the snifter via soft sidewall yields a strong, large 2 finger head that recedes to a fingernail within 20 seconds. Silky black body underneath.

Wonderful coffee aromas. Not vegetal, not peppery, just beautiful and acidic. The roasty dryness is all too real. Great caramel tones underneath, with a nice blast of roast barley and very faint lactose sweetness. Great stuff.

The flavor profile is full bodied and sweet, with a nice acidic pepper presence. Slight floral hop accompanies the body, giving it a nice depth. Coffee and chocolate intermingle like a metallic biscotti and some polite burnt caramel and hot fudge notes pop up here and there, with faint milky sweetness and a black pepper burn on the back end. It flirts with cloying, but I can't say that it is.

Feel is very nicely executed - high carbonation supporting the acidity, giving it pop and movement. A faint dryness paired with a distinct slickness closes out the tactile part of this show.

Overall, very well done. I have not been a fan of Wiseacre in the past but they have targeted the coffee milk stout and hit it dead on. Is it the best one out there? Not even close. But it's one you need to check out, especially if you're down south. Good stuff right here. Highly recommended.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a wine glass. Pours out a very dark brown and has highlights of lighter brown. Formed a decent light tan crown but with very little retention and within a minute didn't even leave an outer ring around the glass. The smell is roasty coffee with some bitterness, some slight Java like hints and maybe even lactose like smells. The taste brings in that roast right up front and it stays. There isn't too much depth to this and I am wishing it had more of a pop. Carbonation might be a little low and I wish the body could be thicker. But then again it is a milk stout. Overall, it wasn't bad but I could do without having it again.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EliseDonnes
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorOG
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours black with a substantial tan head, some leaks around the edges, and heavy coffee notes on the nose. No discernible sweetness .

The taste is also all coffee, the base stout, and the slightest bit of sweet. The 5% ABV probably impacts the lack of sweet, but this is still a really enjoyable coffee stout, IMHO.

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Photo of RTRBAMA
4.84/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Surprising flavor and aroma. Lower ABV but what an flavorful tasting beer. I’m impressed. Again another Memphis Brewery has hit it right on the nose.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Gotta Get Up To Get Down from Wiseacre Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 372 ratings