Repo Man - Revolution Brewing Company
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by matjack85:
4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I tried this on tap at the brewpub on Milwaukee Ave. My server recomended it to me after he informed me they were out of one of the beers I came there to try. Served in a pint glass for $5.
The beer was dark brown in color with a 1½-finger tan head that hung around for a couple minutes before receding to just a thin rim. Tons of spotty lacing clung to the sides of the glass.
Definite rye smell with rich maltiness and even a touch of coffee and dark chocolate.
It starts off sweet with caramel malt and chocolate flavors, but then the rye kicks in with a ton of spiciness. Add to that a touch of coffee and hop bitterness and you've got a very tasty beer.
Exceptionally smooth and creamy mouthfeel with carbonation on the low side.
I didn't come here to try this, but now that I did, I'll be back for more.
Serving type: on-tap
12-02-2012 10:29:37 | More by matjack85
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3/5 rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Thanks to fiver29 for this bottle, one among a trailer full. More rye. Stick rye in every hole, I say. It's raining rye! 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, who out of necessity has also learned an appreciation for the grain.
The pour is a mildly carbonated dark brown/light black. Nose is like a rye enema, except in the nose; wow. This is more of a rye stout smell that a stout rye smell. Chock of spicy rye circling off the surface of the beer. Not much else can cut through, but there's a fair jab of roast. Good.
Repo Man suffers from a Kate Moss-like existentialism. First impressions are of the body, or lack thereof; the brew seems thin, watery, like it might disappear if I turned the glass sideways. Spicy rye clashes with the roast/coffee like the Battle of El Alamein; these two strains just don't go well together. Not much else going on.
A noble idea marred by a beer that cuts a straight line down the center of mediocre. Nothing wrong with it. Just beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 01:51:13 | More by maximum12
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into nonic pint glass; jet black with a big fluffy creamy tan head that fades after a bit leaving awesome rings of lacing. Smell is roasted malt, slight coffee, sweet chocolate, soft rye grain. Taste is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee roasted malt, and a hint of spicy grainy rye mixed in with it all. The rye grain adds an extra dimension to the mouthfeel, which is on the thinner side for a stout but the carbonation makes up for it.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2013 20:09:09 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Repo Man from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.