Rise - Revolution Brewing Company
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev -3.3%
Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with ruby highlights; not that much of a head but what is there does a good job lacing
Smell: Really hoppy on the nose - piney and pithy
Taste: Hard to taste the stout for the hops, up front, with pine, pith and an aspirin-like bitterness that assaults the palate; underneath, there is a black bread quality that peaks through, though the hops continue to dominate through the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: As others have noted, this is as much an American Black as it is a stout; with a blindfold on, I would have called it an American Black; I don't feel that the flavors really come together that well, but a hophead will find this enjoyable
03-01-2013 03:23:53 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Served in a shaker pint glass at Sheffield's.
My final beer before heading up to Wrigley, I ordered it based on the positive feedback garnered from my buddy next to me. It pours a dark black-brown, very subtly highlighted in dark ruby, topped by a half-finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, toasted bread, light pine, and a bit of dark chocolate powder. The taste brings in more of the same, with the pine coming in a bit more pronounced, and with a touch of grapefruit peel tossed in for good measure. Still, the roast and chocolate dominate, just benevolently. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice stout, one that shows that hops can find a place in a stout, so long as they are used with caution, respect, and due diligence. Something like that...
07-21-2012 01:49:08 | More by TMoney2591
4.05/5 rDev +2%
Multiple growler pours, thanks to Chris for sharing!
Spruce needles and dried citrus peel hop aroma, along with some rich chocolatey malt notes. Jet black, thin layer of khaki colored foam rises and settles. Some carb trails visible around the edges of the glass.
Flavors come across more as a Black IPA, though the brewery describes it as an American Stout. Moderate grassy/citric hoppiness that builds over time, leaving a firm bitter aftertaste. In the middle its all deep roast and bitter dark chocolate. Some light astringency from the roast, otherwise smooth. Medium bodied and drinkable enough to have seconds. Pretty enjoyable stuff on a cool fall evening by the fire.
11-07-2011 00:03:37 | More by emerge077
4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
The chocolate and cocoa really stand out in this beer for me. As far as the body goes it's hearty and thick, but still smooth and appropriately "thin" for a stout. Extremely well made with a great consistency. Definitely glad I was able to try this one.
04-14-2012 08:05:17 | More by RblWthACoz
3.63/5 rDev -8.6%
Poured this beast of a black beer into my tall Spaten 0.5 liter glass, it's looking great thus far billowing tan burnt caramel head with another pitch black body...Aromatics bring it out in the front line with green hops really screaming through the black patent malts, dark chocolate not much perceived sweetness in the nose. The first, 2nd, and 3rd sips are screaming with hops, there comes a point in every American Stout's life when they should just fess up to being a Black IPA. That's definitely the case here without being a style Nazi let me tell you what I'm tasting: Dark espresso bean burnt quality, dark cacao style chocolate nibs, rolling hops fields of citrus and earthy hops collide with one another to create a rather harsh sipping American Stout...it's rough finish is hardcore flavor as is the hardcore carbonation is a bit rough, but overall I can see the light it's a brewer bringing the revolution by calling this hoppy ass black DIPA an aggressively hopped American Stout. Only 7.5% abv surprisingly delivers the alcohol warming effect pretty well or maybe I'm high on American hops and Nicaraguan tobacco.
04-26-2013 04:06:04 | More by WVbeergeek
4.28/5 rDev +7.8%
On-tap at Revolution. Unexpectedly served in a tulip.
A - A finger of mocha foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind plenty of splotchy lace. Black body with a hint of brown at the fringes.
S - Holy hops Batman! An insane amount of citrus, pine, and floral hops - this reminds me of what Darkness used to taste like a few years ago. There's that signature Galaxy hop note in there as well. Underneath there's some roasted malt betraying the actual style, although if blindfolded I would have called this a Black IPA. Very nice in any case.
T - Taste is quite good too, but loses some of the flavors imparted by the dry-hopping. There's a bit more char, and perhaps even a touch of astringency in the finish. The malt character is one of dark chocolate and heavily roasted grains - for a Black IPA that's fine, but for a stout I expect a bit more sweetness.
M - Medium bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation level, and no obvious alcohol. Nothing particularly memorable here.
D - This is a very nice offering on the border "hopped-up" stout and Black IPA. I'd definitely order this again, and considered a growler (but found the price a bit high). Hope this one ends up as a seasonal when their production facility gets up and running.
11-10-2011 16:27:54 | More by MasterSki
4/5 rDev +0.8%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/12/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice hoppy aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Slight pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pineapple, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and well balanced hop and roasted malt flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice American stout style. All around good balance and robustness of hop and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
12-15-2013 19:51:33 | More by superspak
4.24/5 rDev +6.8%
Thanks to Robbie for this one.
2012 Vintage; poured in to tulip.
A - Poured dark brown, settled black with one finger of medium brown head.
S - Massive hop aroma is noticeable before even putting the glass to my nose. Pine and grapefruit notes are present with lighter chocolate and roast flavours in the background.
T - Nice hop bitterness up front with greapefruit and pine flavours. The malt profile is very much secondary, adding some roast and chocolate in the finish. The hop profile definitely dominates this beer.
M - Medium body; somewhat creamy. Light carbonatoin.
01-18-2013 02:02:50 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5 rDev +9.1%
A - Black beer with a bit of a tan head that left some random splotches on the sides of the glass.
S - A lot of hops on this one. Nice roasted malts with a bit of chocolate and a touch of bitterness. The hops on this are great, and add a bit of a citrus note to it as well.
T - Love this beer, nice malts and chocolate, and the hops add a nice burst of tropical fruit syrup on the end that give a great finish. Little bit of coffee bitterness makes this complete.
M - Medium bodied with active carbonation.
O - Can't say enough good things about this beer, I hope it's one I'll be able to drink again. Worth stopping by for if you like a hoppy stout.
11-23-2011 21:51:24 | More by AgentZero
4.45/5 rDev +12.1%
Another home grown beauty at the brewpub this stout served in a tulip glass appears dark black-brown with a very solid, but slim tan head that leaves an awesome blanket of lace. The aroma offers a smooth as silk blend of chocolate charcoal and subtle citrus-pine hop kiss. Hard to pick out the parts, just a beautiful oneness that is extremely pleasant. The flavor brings much the same with charcoal finishing off what starts with that hop friendly blend of Amarillo & Chinook over chocolate sweetness. This stuff is smooth with a delicate small bubbled carbonation, solidly medium bodied with very nice drinkability for the style. This may not be the average stout lover’s favorite brew but for the true hop nut, this is a very tasteful and right up my alley. The hops become somewhat more sprucey as you go with constant malt beauty. Very nice.
04-13-2012 03:54:39 | More by Durge
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Appears black in the glass. Forms a large, thick, and fairly stable mocha colored head that leaves a good bit of lacing on the way down.
S: Aroma is fairly hoppy for a stout, with notes of citrus and pine. However, it's not all about the hops either as there are aromas of charred malts and chocolate as well.
T: Taste is similar, but the malts are more dominant. Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a bit of char. Then there are the hops, mostly grapefruit and pine.
M: On the heavier side of medium. Medium carbonation. Dry and chalky on the finish.
O: A nice beer, one that showcases how hops can still play a dominant role in a stout.
01-03-2013 03:19:20 | More by Florida9
Rise from Revolution Brewing Company
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