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I picked this next beer up in a quaint little general store in Jamaica, VT that had a surprisingly solid beer fridge, complete with labels dating their IPAs!  I don’t want to over sell their selection since any enthusiasts out there would note that it’s missing some of the state’s heavy hitters, but it did nonetheless offer some rather enticing choiced.  I grabbed this one because I liked the name and the can art just screams Vermont.

Beer Name: Moove on Up

Brewery: Upper Pass Beer Company (South Royalton, VT)

Style: Milk Stout

ABV: 5.9%


Appearance: Pour a dark, brownish-black body with a thin white head.

Smell: Sweet cream and chocolate.

Taste: True to the smell, the beer opened with sweet chocolate and cream notes upfront.  These were followed by a light to moderate blend of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate to close it out.

Mouthfeel: More or less medium bodied and super smooth. Low carbonation.

Hype: None that I am aware of.  

Overall: It was alright.  I wasn’t necessarily blown away, but it was a nice little beer to enjoy on an evening when a stout probably should have been the last thing on my mind.  Worth trying for those that like the style.