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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Teddy Bear Kisses sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but itís definitely not your childhood cuddle toy.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy of stlfun. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruit. Tastes roasty and lightly bitter with some nice dark chocolate undertones. Velvety, full body. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Big thanks to Ryan for letting me pull this out of his cellar. Not sure how old this was but it was still pretty damn tasty. Nice chocolate malt presence in the aroma and flavor. ABV is masked very well which makes for an incredibly easy sipping beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, brown sugar, maybe some caramel. Taste is sweet. Pretty damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to Stfun. Dark black pour, very little carbonation, some sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted dark malt. Flavor is heavy peat, smoke, bitter chocolate and slightly hoppy and very dry on the aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one, thanks again Josh!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2010
[Bottle] shared by Dalzale. Thanks! Pours a clear super deep brown with a smallish soapy tan head. Aroma is fairly sweet, lots of chocolate, quite nutty, dry cocoa powder, lightly roasty. Flavor is a bit more roasty than the nose suggests. Sweetness is well balanced, the chocolate is very strong and a mix of light and dark, and thereís a bit of noble hop. This is the best new imperial stout Iíve had in quite a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Aroma:The smell is vaguely similar to the inside of a fresh pumpkin when you first cut it open, strange. Thereís also malt, chocolate, coffee, and a little vanilla. Appearance:Black and opaque with a coffee colored head. Good head size and retention. Taste:Bitter dark chocolate on the foretaste. Also milk chocolate, coffee, and malt. Some nice bitterness peaks on the midtaste and lingers long into the aftertaste. The hops are nicely potent. Palate:There is some bitter astringency. The body is medium to thick. Overall:This is quite a tasty dark bitter stout. This bottle is pretty fresh, and Iím curious how it fares over time. I suspect that it will mellow it out nicely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2010
From my snifter at about 55F. Jet black pour and a moderate brown head that fades quick with some light lace. Nose is dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, alcohol, malts, and some light soy sauce. Taste is immediately chocolate, roasted malts, heavyish smoked malts, breads, burnt cloves, licorice, and some mild vanilla. Finishes extremely bitter and lightly acrid. Mouthfeel is medium full and oily with a slight bite of carbonation. I am impressed. Especially since Upland isnít known for Imp. Stouts. This is a good beer. If I had to provide a negative quality it would be that its a little thin on the body and is very bitter. I assume most of the bitterness is derived of hops so I will be cellaring a few to see if it mellows/improves.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Beautiful appearance. Velvet like with a thick frothy head. Honey and chocolate covered cherries that I buy every Christmas is what this beer reminded me of. I loved it. This was quit the surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours pitch black with a thin wispy mocha head. Notes of sweet chocolate, dark roasted malt, pepper, thick chewy caramelized wort, and mdoerate herbal resins. Full to heavy bodied with moderate alcohol and lively carbonation. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EamonTheGreat (132) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tried this at the Upland Brewery. Dark roasted notes with a nutty undertone. Well balanced and smooth for 10.2% alcohol. One of the better Upland beers I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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