Full Grown Woodsman
Tupps Brewery

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Tupps Brewery
Texas, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #802
Ranked #4,853
4.27 | pDev: 7.26%
May 18, 2022
Jan 07, 2020
Full Grown WoodsmanFull Grown Woodsman
Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Aged on Oak. Woodsman is smooth, but loaded with rich flavor.
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Reviewed by dustydude from France

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Very very solid Imperial Stout.
I like these beers that do not impress nor deceive you. Standards quality.
Very solid feeling; the mouth feels like a Stout-Dark brown, roasted with spice, some bitterness, but it's really the finish that impressed me, really delivers this strong long-lasting imperial stout's coffee, tobaco, roasted cocoa feeling

It's not an expensive one and could be this daily type of beer that I really do fancy
May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
looks black, white foam

smells dark chocolate and fudge

tastes wood, smoke, coffee, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, maple, licorice,

feel: medium body, very balance, not boozy,

overall: this one is really awesome from every perspective, a sample of great stout, ganbei!
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 03, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by o29 from Texas

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Evidently it’s stout week. Looked at the IPAs…nope. So here we are with my compromise, only a 12 oz. can tonight.

The same color as the oil stains on my driveway from my daughter’s 2012 Jetta & with slightly more apparent foam. Maple, oak, chocolate drift up from the surface. Of the beer.

Full Grown Woodsman doesn’t belong in our dessert cart beer world. It’s sliver sharp: oak is all up in there along with darting bitterness reminiscent of Surly Darkness circa 2009. The balance is gentle backdrop of bitter cocoa, roast (though not much of each) & a long slide of booze. Maple syrup is sadly MIA. Small can was the right call.

Interesting beer, but chewing on oak isn’t my thing. Pretty good.
Aug 05, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Anthracite coal color to the body; thick, frothy khaki head. Big aroma panorama: cocoa, roasted and charred grain, vanilla, coffee; aged wood. Boozy taste with a sweet maple presence; cocoa and bitter chocolate; dull bitterness. Heavy body; slick and oily; plenty of boozy warmth to counterpoint the residual sugars.

This beer is big and intense. It brings a huge taste and complexity to the palate while tickling your toes with its upfront yet deceptively powerful alcohol content. It's another beautiful monster out there in Beerland...

Served at 66 F; canned 01/12/2021
Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
So this is an amazing throw back maple stout, thankful for a friend recommending. Pitch black pour with a fat finger of brown foam. Aromas of earthy maple with oak, chocolate malts, molasses, cocoa powder, and a kiss of caramel. Taste has that classic caramel and chocolate malty base with the maple melding in seamlessly, oak rounds out firmly but gently with char and earth. It actually tastes like a stout with maple and oak instead of just dessert. Feel is the moneymaker though, so smooth, medium bodied, some froth and wood textures are variance softly, lingers on the palate long after the sip. A poor man's CBS, which is high praise!
Jul 09, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Dope from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is that of maple and molasses, which also comes through in the taste along with a nice, mellow roastiness and a bit of earthiness from the oak. Boozy and sweet, just like I like it. Medium to heavy bodied. Along with Full Grown Scallywag and Full Grown Jack, one of the better ones in the series.
Apr 12, 2020
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Deep black in color, with a large, dark tan head, with absolutely superb persistence. Thick, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass wall in an unbroken sheet.

Aroma: massive notes of roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee, drizzled with maple syrup dominate the aroma, with the omnipresent maple syrup incredibly pleasant. Then too, there are notes of vanilla and wood, though the alcohol notes are quite subtle, this very surprising at an ABV of 12.1%. The alcohol offers only a slight spiciness to denote its presence.

Taste: Opens with a wave of maple syrup, wood, roasted malt, and vanilla. Soon after, gracious, spicy alcohol and wood ascend, with the alcohol warming pleasantly. Later in the taste, burnt caramel, and molasses are notable. Bitter coffee and unsweetened chocolate vie for supremacy late in the taste, carrying a distinct presence of wood. The finish is dominated by moderately tannic notes.

Mouthfeel: Very soft and full, exceptionally pleasant and full.

Drinkability/notes: What I said of Full Grown Jack and Full Grown Nick, I can say again: "An absolutely stunning example, completely over the top". As another reviewer noted, "one can is the limit, not because it isn't great, rather, because it is." This is the third of the "Full Grown" series that I have tried, now I certainly wish to try all of them. Many thanks to Maridyth, for this generous gift.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a Save the World Brewing teku.
Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Hemorrhoy

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great beer. I've been looking for this. I could drink this many times. I drank it when my kids left the house for the evening. I got it at Beer Geeks in my town. Recommended to me. 12oz can cost $4.25. I'd buy it again. At 12.1 Alc/vol, it has a punch, but not too much of an alcohol taste. It is sweet, but not too sweet. Good carbonation. Maple syrup isn't too strong either. I drank it from a crystal glass we got as a wedding gift. I never use our crystal, but it works for this occasion. I'm jamming to New Order and drinking this beer. And typing this review and tapping my foot. I'm going to go to the bathroom after I submit this review. Good beer. Great beer.
Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap and a craft beer house in Oklahoma City:

Pours pitch black with a one finger light-tan head that diminishes but retains well. Decent lacing.

Aroma: this beer literally smells like maple syrup. There are notes of coffee and maybe milk chocolate (not sure on that one), but I have to think really hard to notice them. Aroma is exceptionally powerful as well, which I enjoy in a stout.

Taste is sweet like maple syrup, but there is roasted malt, oak, a charred flavor I cannot figure out, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. The chocolate and cocoa present toward the end. Aftertaste is oaky and a bit boozy.

Feel is bold, but not as thick as I expected. Carbonation is fairly low. There is a bit of a creamy texture throughout.

Overall, really impressive stout, and fairly priced. I paid $8 for one, which I consider to be fair for a 12+ percent brew.
Feb 07, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by kkarimi from Texas

Jan 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +7%
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!
Jan 15, 2020
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 18 ratings