Upland Brewing Co. Teddy Bear Kisses
What the brewers say
Slightly sweet, with bold chocolate and dark caramel flavors that are complemented by subtle hints of fruit that evolve from additions of caramel malts and molasses.
What our panel thought
Big, boozy, and rich. Lots of caramel and chocolate sweetness up front; hints of soy sauce, toast, and vanilla in the swallow. Bitterness and roast balance well and leave a lingering sweet finish. Not an easy drinker cer-tainly. Something to savor slowly as it warms.
What our editors thought
A zippy toffee/butterscotch nose leads into a rich sip with a light roasty scaffold and glimpses of endearing sweetness. Hefty, but not overwhelming.