Rise - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 19
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Utilizing Pale Ale malt as the base along with Caramel Malt from Chile, English Roasted Barley, and Dark Chocolate malt, the resulting medium-bodied beer is rich and complex with notes of dark roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate.

We used Warrior hops for bittering to contribute a clean crisp bitterness and a blend of Chinook and Cascade for a blast of fresh flowery hop aroma in the whirlpool. After fermentation we hit this brew with a fresh dose of Centennial and Chinook dry hops to infuse this dark ale with fresh aromas of citrus zest and pine. In our series of stouts, this one has the highest level of both hop bitterness and aroma. Hopefully you get a chance to try one on cask, it is magical!

A 2012 World Beer Cup Gold medal winner.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 11-06-2011)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

I enjoyed this one. Near black pour with a dark tan head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Taste is a nice balance between the darker malty flavors and the hops. Mouthfeel is a little thicker than medium bodied, but not viscous. Overall, this is a pretty good one. Nice balance between the malt and hop profile. Worth a try if you see it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +3%

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4.32/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of matjack85
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've been to the brewpub several times but never saw this one on the menu, so when I saw this 22oz bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, I picked one up and brought it home.

The beer poured a very dark brown, almost black color, and made a 2½-finger medium tan head. The head lasted about 2 minutes and left some decent lacing on the glass.

Raisiny smell with bittersweet chocolate and earthy hops.

This is a stout that's more hoppy than malty. Lots of citrus and earthy hop flavor along with some raisin/plum fruitiness. There's a layer of bittersweet baker's chocolate underneath, and then finally you get some roasted malt to come through. There's a lot of bitterness here for a stout, but it's not overly harsh.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Some reviewers have commented that this is more like a black IPA than an American stout, and I agree with them. It's OK, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of larryarms847
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is pitch black and well carbonated. Almost no head.

Smells of chocolate, roasted nuts, and hot sugar.

Slight caramel, chocolate, burnt sugar, and a hint of coffee.

The mouthfeel is lush and smooth but a little thin for my taste.

Overall I was only slightly disappointed with this brew as I was looking for something thicker, but still a damn good choice.

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Rise from Revolution Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.