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Repo Man - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 11-13-2010

This is one easy drinking stout! Roasted barley and rye provide a complex roasty aroma and flavor with underlying nutty notes, while Nelson Sauvin and Sonnet hops add just enough bitterness to perfectly achieve balance on the palate.
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 23
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at the Green Lady.

I'll admit my wariness going into this, what with the incredible sadness caused by things bearing the name "Repo Man" (eg the Genetic Opera, Repo Men, etc). Still giving it a whirl, though: It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises coffee, roasted malts, and a bit of molasses. Somehow, it just smells sorta dry... The taste holds notes of toasted rye bread, roasted malts, a touch of sourdough, and, once again, that little hint of molasses. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice stout, though it comes off just a notch too thin for my preference. Beyond that, though, good times...

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler courteously picked up my Mike (AgentZero). Served in a Surly pint glass.

A - Giant mocha foam that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind a few splotches of lace. Black body with a ruby glint at the fringes.

S - Big notes of rye, chocolate and roasted grains, with lighter hints of coffee, dark fruits, and caramel.

T - Taste is less sweet, with more roasted grain character and nice espresso bitterness in the finish. Avoids being charry and astringent though, which I appreciate. Caramel, vanilla, and zesty rye malt all contribute in varying lesser degrees.

M - Smooth, chewy, viscous, medium-full body, with pleasant moderate carbonation. Seems like a bigger beer in terms of heft, but thankfully not in perceptible alcohol.

D - Gets a touch bitter and fatiguing after a pint or so, but otherwise thoroughly enjoyable. Is this the base beer for Bad Man? If so, I think I prefer it before it hits the barrels. Another fine offering from Revolution in any case.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Short light mocha head on a dark brown. Small cap and collar left after head recedes. Small amount of lacing.

Slight the spice tones. Cocoa.

Chocolately. Great rye spiciness at the end of each sip. Slight coffee note. Would guess this at 7%abv

Silky smooth, lovin the mouthfeel. Perfectly carbonated as well.

Labeled a rye stout, hard not to enjoy this if you think that sounds good. Would have again, over and over.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black in color with a very dark garnet highlight when held to the light. Nice light brown head after the pour and almost solid film of foam for all 22 ounces.

Roasty malts, a little creamy, and some rye like spice notes make up a solid stout aroma.

Chewy palate indeed. But not overwhelming, a smooth, chewy palate makes for a nice session stout. Good roasted malt flavors, dark coffee and black rye bread crust. The finish is just a little tinny. Good beer overall, would buy again.

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4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this both on tap and on cask at the brewpub...Pours a very dark brown with blood red highlights. A light tan head, poor lacing ok retention...The aroma is really sweet figs and rye, complex and intriguing...The taste is noting short of awesome and insanely awesome, malty caramel and dark fruits then out of nowhere awesome chocolate, roasted coffee and nuts, unreal...Thick and lasting feel, so easy to drink. By far the best beer Cibak has done to date, coming it coming.

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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had both on tap and on cask, reviwing my preferred style.

A - Black beer that looks slightly brown in the light. Off-white head had great retention and left some chaotic, thick bubble lace and rings on the side.

S - Mmmm, smell that roast. Highly roasted malts manage not to have char. Some nice general dark fruit smell and some rye spiking the nose and giving it a little bit of an edge.

T - A lot of good roast with unsweetened chocolate, hints of dark fruit, and some light toffee. Reminds me of a cleaner, better version of Half Acre's Baume. The rye is subtle, but adds some more good flavor to this beer. Really good stuff.

M - Smooth and full bodied. Goes down really easy with pleasant carbonation.

O - Really great beer. I destroyed my glass of this and went back for more.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Repo Man from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.