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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A caribbean stout infused with coffee. The caribbean style is synonymous with strong full bodied stouts. Ours is rich and dark with a toasted brown head, well balanced, roasty and full flavored. Cold steeping with an organic coffee, from Rise Up, imparts a generous but balanced coffee nose and flavor. 40 IBU’s 6.7% ABV


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle says 6.7%. Poured into a pint glass and consumed relatively warm. A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger khaki shade. I don’t like how fizzy it looks, nor do I like its poor retention. Forget about lacing on the glass, ’cause there isn’t any. Addendum: at a colder temperature, the head has a creamier texture and retains itself more solidly. Therefore, it deserves a higher mark here. S: It’s got the coffee character I like in my coffee stouts - not too stale or mild. A hint of balancing chocolate sweetness and mild hoppiness helps to break up the monotony. But even if it was completely one note, I’d still enjoy the coffee character a great deal. T: At first, there’s a mild chocolate and caramel character. After the midpoint, coffee takes center stage. I also notice a distant aftertaste of mild hops. It’s mostly a coffee bomb with only touches of chocolate, so thank cripes that it seems very fresh and flavorful to me. M: Quite thin in body. Since this is a single stout, I can forgive that. It’s not really creamy, either, which is perhaps less forgivable. Still, the mouthfeel succeeds in providing a bone-dry finish while leaving lingering tones of coffee and chocolate on the palate. Superb drinkability as a result. O: I’ve seemingly had a billion coffee stouts recently, but this is the one that could be mentioned in the same breath as the FBS/WnB pantheon and not get embarrassed as a result.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Rich coffee nose, full dark roast. green with a little berry even. Flavor is highly roasted as well...almost as good but a little greener on the coffee part. Good brew for a decent price.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3168) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2016
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pour is black with a thick frothy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, earth, charred malts, milk chocolate, and for some reason mint. Taste of rich black coffee, burnt black malts, sweet caramel, earth, and dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: pitch black with almost no head. Aroma: coffee and chocolate but not overpowering. Taste: follows the nose, mostly coffee chocolate and dark fruits. Palate: thin to medium. Overall: pretty good beer, stout on point.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5474) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown body with thin mocha head. Nose is toasty, dark chocolate. Taste is also roasty, caramel, dark chocolate and of course coffee notes. It’s good but too rounded and easy. Would have wanted more of a kick to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Good, but not great. Natural coffee characteristics. Works nice as a sweet stout.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eggraid101 (71) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
This a coffee stout that has more actual coffee flavor than any other I've tasted. Which is interesting but maybe slightly overdone. Has an interesting smoky flavor I don't think I could drink more than one at a time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Draft @ R.F.D. Washington, Washington DC. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty strong coffee finish with hints of chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6583) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is rich, roasty, espresso, mocha. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, loads of coffee, some roasty malts, hint of ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Lots of roast and some caramel. Milk chocolate. Pours black with great head and lacing. Creamy consistency. Bittersweet finish. Tap.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darwenus (866) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Maybe coffee stout has just been done to death, but for one to impress me these days it has to be really very good. Evolution’s Rise Up Stout is not really very good. It pours dark brown, the head is average, the aroma is maybe a little burnt. There’s something slightly off. The flavor is a little better; that burnt quality doesn’t transfer to the tongue. After each sip I said "eh." Life is to short for "eh."


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