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Repo Man - Revolution Brewing Company

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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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

YogiBeer, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

timc100, Mar 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

jplopez21, Feb 25, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Went to revolution brewpub last night for good food and good beer. Definitely enjoy stouts, and I had to see how this rye stout would hold up.

A- Jet black, with a dark brown hue. About 1 finger worth of mocha foam, with no head retention. There was also no lacing.

S- Can smell the light rye malts and small amounts of coffee and toffee. Not very aromatic.

T- There was some light coffee bitterness, with some bakers chocolate and toffee. Also can taste some sugar and was slightly nutty.

M- Creamy, smooth, and moderate body. Moderate carbonation makes this an easy drinker and feels amazing on the palate.

O- Overall a good beer. Even though the presentation was bland and nothing special, the taste was very nice and the mouth feel was even better. Really enjoyed this.

Efay, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JimGlonke, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

thewimperoo, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Tucquan, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jegross2, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

matjack85, Dec 02, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
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...

TMoney2591, Sep 23, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful purple-brown elixir. Thick tan foam in the goblet. Very seductive.

Smell: Port wine and chocolate. A herbal, medicinal scent as well. Extremely balanced.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More port wine and chocolate. Also, I do taste the medicinal notes. Fairly creamy and smooth. I don't get a whole lot of rye, but it is there in subtle ways. I wish the flavor was a bit more complex, but this definitely is a winner.

Overall Drinkability: Excellent rye beer.

tjsdomer2, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jgarvis, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

FreshHawk, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

BWHD, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

birchstick, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Duff27, Jul 26, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a pint glass at revolution. Pours a dark chocolate color with a small and foamy head.

Very good depth with rich aromas of espresso beans, cacao nibs, and roasted malts.

Full bodied with a good smooth feel. The finish is a bit clipped though and it's slightly lacking on the mid with notes of espresso beans, roasted malts and a good amount of dark chocolate.

This was a really good rye beer. There was a good amount of malts on both the aromas and flavors. Bigger without being too big.

KDawg, Jul 17, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On-top at the brewpub; served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a near-black with a fluffy mocha head.

S: Smells of rich milk chocolate and french roast coffee.

T: Tasty chocolate forward stout with a very nice rye twang. A bit milky as well.

D: Expertly balanced and complex. Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, coating the mouth and resting heavy on the tongue.

Overall: This is an excellent example of how a little rye can make a great beer. This is expertly crafted, smooth, and ridiculously delicious. I will definitely be ordering another pint. Revolution does it again! Recommended!

JohnnyChicago, Jul 14, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black, dark cocoa colored head, some lacing

S: roasted barley, chocolate, a slight hint of rye, some dry cocoa 4.0

T: lots of choc and rye, smooth, coffee and cream robust some hop bitterness and dryness

Mf: big body, smooth creamy

O: awesome. This brew encompasses everything that I love in a stout: it's big bodied, massively roasted, incredibly rich, and overall delicious!

homebrew311, Jul 12, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

spointon, Jul 11, 2011
Repo Man from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.