Repo Man - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by spointon:
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled this one on tap at Revolution. Served in a pint glass.
A= This ale poured deep dark opaque brown/black with a 1/2" brown foamy head. The head settled to a skim and left some light wisps of lace down my glass.
S= Hitting all the right notes here...roasty/chocolatey with a definite spicy rye factor.
T= Really a great tasting beer here. Started off with the expected play between the roasted and chocolate malts and the sweeter caramel malts. Then the rye came in and added spiciness and an unavoidable dryness that really set this thing apart. Hops were only there to balance. Finished medium dry and delicious.
MF= Big and chewy body with a bit of slickness that made me feel there might possibly be a few oats in this brew. Carbonation was medium and spot on for making this easy to put down.
D= Really the best thing I have had at Revolution, and that is saying something. Many rye beers just don't get it right, but this one does. Complex, spicy and delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2011 05:35:12 | More by spointon
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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.