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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy.

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3.4
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle via swap. Pours redish black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, plum, and an astringency. Fairly thin body for an impy. Roasted malts, light chocolate, dark fruit, and a linger bitterness. Strange astringent flavor that somewhat throws it off. Some berry notes linger. Decent but was expecting more.

3.8
Drake (14110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bomber from queenholly opened Christmas evening. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, leather, chocolate, mild notes of dark cherries. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, mild cherries, currants, tobacco. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, slight heat, low carbonation, good balance. Nice beer.

3.9
superspak (6108) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 10/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, toast, light char, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
DWestrick (819) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
bottle. Stellar imperial stout. Strong with rich flavors of chocolate and coffee. Pretty sweet tasting. A lovely beer to drink in the winter

3.7
nuplastikk (6479) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2013
22oz bomber. $6.50 at Jenifer Street market. Opaque black body. Not much of a head, some oily beige residue after a minute. Massive cocoa tones, coupled with a dry, coffee-like bitterness. A pretty solid Imperial Stout, a touch thin somehow, which keeps it nice and drinkable, but separates it from some of its massive full bodied counterparts. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, caramel, toffee. Very

3.9
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle share from Drewfusfusface. Pours black, small head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is strong roasted coffee, slightly bitter, astringent.

3.5
DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Very deep dark blackish color. Dark roasty coffe and chocolate aroma. Very roasty flavor, almost astringent. Some chocolate and dark malt flavor.

3.9
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Rich chocolaty aroma and flavor, hints of coffee from roasted malts, fruity alcohol notes, burnt toast in the finish, there is a big malty rich melanoidin character. This is a huge, rich, roasty, imperial stout. I could not drink much of this.

4
EamonTheGreat (164) - 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

3.6
kaser (6409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Black pour from draft at beer bistro. Nutty chocolate and coffee tastes. Rich and thick. Pretty good beer


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