Full Grown Woodsman
Tupps Brewery

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American Imperial Stout
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4.49 | pDev: 0%
Tupps Brewery
Texas, United States
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4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a snifter
Appearance- The beer pours a pitch black color with a small cream colored head of foam. The head has a light level of retention, fading over time to little bit of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big and roasty with lots of sweetness. The roasted aromas are a nice mix of char, coffee, coco, and toast creating a nice rich dark aroma. The sweeter smells are huge of a delicious maple syrup smell mixed with molasses, caramel, and cocoa. There is a little bit of a vanilla and oak aroma in there as well giving a nice robust and warmingly sweet smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a huge dark roasty malt flavor with a big toasted and charred malt tastes mixed with flavors of coffee and a touch of cocoa. The cocoa grows slightly stronger as the tastes moves forward, all while the coffee fades a bit. Along with the roasty tastes comes some sweetness, but not as much as one may anticipate from the nose. It begins with some molasses and caramel sweetness along with a little bit of dark fruit and milk chocolate. The milk chocolate and dark fruit fade as the taste advances, but are replaced with a rather strong showing of maple syrup, which grows stronger as stronger as the flavor profile moves to the end. The sweetness is of moderate strength, but not overwhelming and overall for an imperial the sweet/roast balance is rather nice. A little bit of alcohol and some very light oak come to the tongue to leave one with a warming and very balanced but strong maple stout taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is nice and chewy with a carbonation level that is lower. These characteristics are fantastic for the roasty and maple tastes of the brew and with the high abv make this one a nice creamy slow sipper.
Overall – This brew rocks!! It is a big old stout with a maple syrup flavor. It combines the two flavors very nicely and complements them further with some nice alcohol warmth. This is awesome!! While not quite as good as Founders CBS… it is pretty close, and with a price almost half that of CBS, this is amazing!!! I think I have a new go to imperial stout!

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Full Grown Woodsman from Tupps Brewery
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 2 ratings