Repo Man - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by matjack85:
4/5 rDev +1.3%
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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3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours black looking very dark brown color with some mahogany color brown showing at the edges where the light hits it; had a massive 3 finger tan to light brown foamy head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty foamy lacing and a foamy layer on top.
Smells of roasted grains, burnt coffee, syrup, chocolate, herbs, and light citrus hops or lemon zest; some spices which I assume is the rye, metallic funk and a hint of caramel come out and lead back to the smoky grains and coffee notes.
Tastes like it smells, with roasted grains, burnt coffee, rye, syrup, light spices like white pepper and coriander, chocolate, herbs, charcoal, citrus hops, lemon zest, toasted wheat bread, metallic funk and cocoa powder. There is no real sweetness in the flavor considering how present the chocolate and coffee notes are in both the nose and flavor, with the rye seemingly evaporating the sweetness and letting the charred notes and burnt grain flavor take control and trail off smoky and on the clean and dry side with a hint of vanilla.
Mouthfeel is light and very thin for a stout, with a light body, a watery feel and light carbonation that finished smoky and on the clean and dry side. Definitely an interesting beer, but I can’t tell if it supposed to be a rye beer or a stout; it’s got a lot of nice roasted / burnt chocolate malt flavors, and a slightly bitter finish that’s clean and dry with a bunch of coffee and chocolate notes, but leaves me wondering, “what was the purpose of this beer”?
Overall it was tasty, easy drinking and hid the ABV quite well, but if you’re going to seek this out then you’d better be into smoked malts, coffee and chocolate flavors since those are the dominant flavors. More of a smoke beer with rye elements to me, but still a nice variation on several styles with good use of all the ingredients involved that made for a complex and flavorful brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 03:40:21 | More by CHickman
3/5 rDev -24.1%
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 +2%
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 79 ratings.