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Deth's Tar - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 136
Gots: 176 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: homebrew311 on 09-27-2013

An imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, and named after our exalted leader, Emperor Deth. This one is definitely on the dark side.

A play on Josh's name, this Russian imperial stout is aged in two different types of bourbon barrels (Heaven Hill & Old Forester) then blended for the resulting thick and dark brew.

Deth's Tar is a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout. It is brewed with a host of wonderful specialty malts, flaked oats and oat malt to impart a rich, silky mouthfeel and deep, complex malt flavors and aromas reminiscent of dark baker’s chocolate, fresh brewed coffee and caramel candy. We also utilized Warrior as the main bittering hop and English Fuggle in the whirlpool to impart a clean balanced bitterness and hints earthiness and spiciness dancing around the intense malt backbone. The brew then spent seven months resting between Heaven Hill and Old Forester bourbon barrels. The resulting blend is Deth's Tar, that we bring to you once again on draft and in 22-ounce bombers in commemorative packaging.

40 IBU
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Photo of hilgart1
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raeman70
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lionhawk
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this beer was pretty good.

Photo of Leag0002
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by me last night.

Pours a dark, inky, slightly oily looking black, with a half inch mocha head, and a little bit of lacing.

This beer is aged in a variety of different bourbon barrels, but I can't really pick out the differences. It does have a nice bourbon aroma to it, though, with some chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of oak.

This doesn't exactly blaze any new paths in the world of bourbon barrel-aging, but the well-worn path it does blaze leads to a tasty beer. It's rich, creamy, and malty, with silky bourbon, slightly bitter oak, a little bit of roasted malt, a bit of nuttiness, some vanilla, and a good amount of chocolate.

This is medium bodied, definitely substantial, but certainly not one of the thickest stouts I've ever had. It has a very creamy and silky mouthfeel, though, with a lower level of carbonation.

Revolution's Deep Wood series has been really solid so far. Good stuff here.

Photo of pkalix
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

so delicious! smooth, slightly sweet. a little roast, a little chocolate, a little bourbon. a lot of thanks to Dan M!!! very nice!

Photo of jaymo18
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emyers
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Great Lakes snifter.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a thin light brown head.

Smell: Big bourbon presence up front with vanilla and dark chocolate undertones. Aroma is quite rich, and actually very reminiscent of BCBS (which is a big compliment).

Taste: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel malt, slight coffee tones. Quite complex with a great balance between malt and barrel presence. Flavor-wise it strays a bit from the BCBS comparison as it doesn't have the intense punch-you-in-the-face bourbon presence, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing as it lets some of the malt profile come through a bit more (while still having a quality barrel presence).

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, velvety feel/ Low carbonation level. Excellent.

Overall: Excellent BBA imperial stout. Great balance between malt and barrel. Really hangs with the heavy hitters in the division.

Photo of greg4579
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbwimer
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HookemHoos
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of indianabeerman
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LMAO_1up
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Poloplaya
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Way2drunk
3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reminds me of the thirsty dog Wulver Wee Heavy also aged in bourbon barrels. Strong aroma of bourbon on initial smell. Good amount of carbonation. Sweet taste which I didn't expect from a imperial stout but I guess that's the bourbon barrels. I'm more of a whiskey drinker but I also enjoy a bourbon so I found this interesting. Still not sure if I'm a fan of revolution brewing.

Photo of kristougher
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sean32
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BRami127
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Deth's Tar from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.