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Upland Teddy Bear Kisses Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout

Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Chocolate, pale, and roasted malts are used which create enticing coffee overtones. Organic dark chocolate is added in the conditioning phase which creates a complex finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1017) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Tap. Black with medium lacing. Alcohol, milk chocolate, oak, light roast coffee and sugar. Moderate sweetness with a light coffee bitterness. Heavy body with a sticky feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at Au Cheval. Poured almost black reddish in front of a candle min to no tan head. Aroma light choc slight soy minor bourbon. Nothing overwhelming. Light carb med bod. Drying light bitter choc again minor bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. Decent retention/little lace. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roast, oak. Taste is sweet, vanilla, chocolate, oak, roast. Palate is drier, soft, thin, chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Nice ropes of lace. Bigger body, kind of chewy texture. Lighter carbonation. Good vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee roast. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light alcohol warmth. Moderate sweet. Very tasty barrel aged imperial stout. Worth the $5 taster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt and vanilla bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet roasted chocolate malt and sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy dark choclate sweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor have bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, roasted malt, the flavor is good but the body is a bit thin and the bourbon controls the beer. If this had more behind it, I would enjoy it much more. As it stands, still very good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, roast, oak, and bourbon. Decent on the palate. A little thin, especially for the abv, but it’s good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Growler shared by Mr. Isom. Pours a thick brown with a beige head of foam. Roasty bourbon and vanilla notes. Very sweet. Roasty and sweet. Thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerman6686 (6386) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at fobab 13. Poured a nice almost black with a tan head. Aroma was of charred barrel, sour milk/cheese and roast. Flavor was the same, def infected. Tasted of artificial cheese popcorn flavoring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, caramel, coconut, light bourbon, and roast. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and a large light brown head that has excellent retention. There’s a lot of soapy rings left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and light caramel. The finish has light-moderate oak, light roasted coffee, bourbon, and faint vanilla. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

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