Upland Brewing BBA Teddy Bear Kisses
What the brewers say
"We made our Teddy Bear Kisses even more cuddly on the palate by aging it in bourbon barrels."
What our panel thought
"Smooth bourbon aromas with seeping vanilla, milk chocolate, dried cherries, and toffee. Rich, velvety flavor—soft, creamy body—with assertive bourbon layered atop silky chocolate-coated dark fruit. Warm, inviting finish, with a spiciness to cut the sweetness. Well integrated."
What our editors thought
"Slightly off-putting old-barrel vegetal note, distracts from chocolate-roast base with hefty bourbon notes. The sip is warming, round, with caramel and toffee notes softening the sharper roast."