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Deth's Tar - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 160
Gots: 183 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Russian 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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Ratings: 570 | Reviews: 43
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this beer.

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4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dooper opened this one on beer night a few weeks back. Cheers dude!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled September 2013

APPEARANCE: A transparent black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, foamy, light brown head with great retention. Clear black body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick cap with lots of carbonation it. A splotchy half wisp remains until the end leaving lots of nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of oak, vanilla, some bourbon and coconut, dark chocolate, sweet cream and some molasses on the nose. Toffee notes and some sweet milk chocolate as well. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Bourbon, oak, and sweet cream up front. Quite a bit of bourbon and wood here for sure. Oak and vanilla at the swallow with lots of coconut, vanilla, cream, milk chocolate, bourbon and more wood lingering on the palate. Notes of caramel and licorice as well. Pretty flavorful and interesting, though the oaky wood flavor is perhaps a touch too far in the forefront here.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Lots of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is quite nice. I would say it’s definitely a barrel heavy stout, with lots of bourbon and some very potent woody oak flavors for sure, but there is still enough from the base stout poking through to give it a good deal of character. A bit more time might let it smoothen out and dim the heat a little bit. All in all, this is a solid brew I was glad to try out. Cheers doopie!

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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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Deth's Tar from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.