BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a small creamy head. Nose is roasty and chocolate. Palate is moderate and smooth. Taste is a rich roasty malt with some sweet chocolate, finishes clean. Good stuff.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, purple backlit, frothy dark tasn head.
Roast chocolate/coffee scent.
Taste is slight bitter coffee with a strong cola-like flavour behind it.
Not bad, but the cola is slightly distracting.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flanagan’s. Bottle pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma shows chocolate, moderate roast, vanilla and caramel. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of coffee. Overall body is somewhat thin and ashy with lots of roasted bitterness in the finish.
Ernesto987 (3923) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 pack from brewery. A brown porter, a litle too carbonated. Very simple and very nice
slickmaster (11) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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DrSilverworm (6941) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 isn’t fresh. Enjoyed with a DP Dough Big Pig calzone while studying for final exams.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 aren’t 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.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolatey and roasty. It has a unique dryness. It isn’t too bad of a beer I am surprised by the ratings.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Rachael’s Cafe, Bloomington. Been a while since I’d had this one, and I wasn’t 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. I’m not saying it was infected, but there was little in the way of a robust malt character and hops barely an afterthought. Alas.