Saturday, March 17, 2012

Upslope – Foreign Style Stout

Upslope is a relatively new brewer based in Boulder and I have sampled a few of their beers.  They only have a few available in cans and offer more selections at the brewery.  Foreign Style Stout (6.9% ABV and 64 IBU) is an export stout and it is available in limited release. 

Foreign / Export Stout – description - – BeerAdvocate

Appearance – This one pours black and no light penetrates through when held up to a light, with a small head that quickly receded.
Aroma – Very nice smell of roast malt and chocolate and I could detect no contribution from hops.
Taste – Very nicely balanced stout and one detects the chocolate through the roast malts.  Very smooth and just a hint of bitterness on the end which is somewhat surprising to me at 64 IBUs. 
Overall – B+ - A very nice stout and my favorite from Upslope to date. 

Website description – “We’ve always wanted to can one of the specialty beers that we brew as a limited release, and finally have built the capacity to do so. Our Foreign Style Stout has been a tap room favorite since it was originally brewed as our first anniversary beer two years ago. With only 200 barrels of this beer being brewed in January and February, it truly deserves its ‘limited release’ status”.

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