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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Creamy chocolate flavors combine with a lightly roasted finish and superb body to balance this traditional brown porter. A fragrant malt/hop aroma and herbaceous hop flavor complete this highly quaffable ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2012
6 pack from brewery. A brown porter, a litle too carbonated. Very simple and very nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slickmaster (11) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured bottle Union Jacks Indiana. Not a huge Upland fan but this one is different. Rich aroma dark explodes a bit in your mouth. The finish really makes this brew. Thank you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6370) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay, bottled on December 2010. Minimal lighter brown head, bubbles on glass. Clear dark red color. Fine particles can be seen floating around if light is shone through the glass. Lighter, soft carbonation. Lighter body. Pretty easy to drink. Nice, lighter roasty chocolate malt aroma. Lightly sweet bittersweet taste (kind of watered down). Some roasty aftertaste. Decent and reasonably tasty porter, especially considering it isnít fresh. Enjoyed with a DP Dough Big Pig calzone while studying for final exams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
On tap at brewpub
While in town I figured I would try a style that I have enough experience with to know if Upland is just a one trick pony (sours) or able to make other beers too. Based on this I would say that while sours are their calling card the others arenít too bad either. A pedestrian porter is still solid enough to merit consideration as a semi-daily drinker.

Aroma / Appearance - The standard ebony hue sits in the glass idly with little traces of carbonation. The dirty white head looks like a mop just run underneath a faucet. Coffee, dark malts, and traces of anise tickle the nose. The combination is well done but not complex.

Flavor / Palate - Smooth from start to finish, the taste transitions from coffee and anise to malt. Dark fruity aspects pop up from time to time as well. Overall this is an average porter but still drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
On tap from a growler. Pours deep brown with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet with some cocoa and a light roast, very strong caramel and vanilla notes. Flavor much the same, very sweet and not a lot of roast or hoppiness, a bit cloying sweet candy sugar note. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Ok beer

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Chocolatey and roasty. It has a unique dryness. It isnít too bad of a beer I am surprised by the ratings.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle from Rachaelís Cafe, Bloomington. Been a while since Iíd had this one, and I wasnít particularly crazy about it. Poured a fairly light color and consistency, more like a brown ale, with plenty of carbonation. Nose was nutty and mildly tart, with far fewer dry hops than desired. Medium body and thinnish mouthfeel. Flavors were also a bit disappoint, with that moderate tartness in there annoyingly. Iím not saying it was infected, but there was little in the way of a robust malt character and hops barely an afterthought. Alas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Woodlands in the Falls. Pours dark, dark brown with a foamy chocolate milk head. Aroma is smooth sweet chocolate, soy sauce, coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, some roastiness. Body is a bit thin and finishes short.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
draft... medium coca cola, very light on the edges, does have an awesome laced head, totally coating...nose is coffee with burnt caramel, trying to be roasty but not a success... the taste is lighter, not a ton going on, coffee brownies, a little better on the roast... averageish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Served on draft at the Indianapolis tasting room. Pours a dark chestnut color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and roasted malts with a hoppy finish. Similar taste but this time with nutty notes in the finish as well. Medium bodied. Nice beer.


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