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Repo Man - Revolution Brewing Company

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very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rye Stout

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 11-13-2010)
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Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

maximum12, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Kaveman, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Envelopes, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Gonzoillini, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

TasteTester, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jplopez21, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Stinger80OH, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

thinwhiteduke, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

lunarbrew, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

KAF, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Black color. Seems to be a bit overcarbonated as I got a huge frothy tan head. Retention is a bit below average and not much lacing is left.

4.0 S: Mmmmm. This smells quite nice. Deep chocolate with roasty coffee and caramel. Spicy earthy rye adds a layer of complexity. Molasses underneath.

3.75 T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of chocolate, which takes the focus of the beer. Roastiness, coffee, caramel, molasses. Spicy, earthy rye. This could possibly be higher if the carbonation didn't interfere with my taste buds. Seemingly no amount of swirling reduced the carbonation to an acceptable level.

3.0 M: Medium body. Way too much damn carbonation. It's a huge pain in the ass trying to drink this. I'm not sure if it's creamy or not.

3.5 D: I'm going to try to dissipate the carbonation for the second half of the bottle, but I had to review it the way it was.

DavoleBomb, Jul 03, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
Bottled Jan 25 2013
A- This beer pours a dense black body with a faint garnet hint at the base of the glass with a creamy bubble tan head that last a bit.

S- The mellow dry char malt aroma has a yeast aroma to follow with some coffee roasted black malt hints coming thru as it warms.

T- The dry char black malt has some chalky notes and a watery rye zing in the finish that takes on a slight tartness as it warms. There is a faint smoky black malt taste that lingers but without any bitterness.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a gentle fizz but no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is thin but pleasant tasting with it could use a bit more character or depth. It drinks pretty quick but one pint is enough.

rhoadsrage, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of CHickman
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

CHickman, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

buffs9, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

emerge077, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bigbluebeerguy, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jsher1112, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mishtif, Aug 05, 2013
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Repo Man from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.