Upright Sole Composition: O.P.

Brewed by Upright Brewing
Portland, Oregon USA
6.5% Stout | 0 Ratings |
O.P. was brewed in March as a strong stout. Made with rye, oats, and flaked barley, and open fermented with a Canadian/Belgian yeast strain, the beer was transferred into three Big Bottom whiskey barrels and two Owen Roe wine barrels for maturation throughout the summer. Those casks were blended and now the beer, named after Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, is ready to go. The O.P. is very lightly hopped and drinks malt forward with big whiskey and oak notes. A fair bit of residual sweetness balances both the roast and spirit flavors, making the beer perfect for late night sipping.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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