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Deth's Tar - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 119
Gots: 143 | FT: 19
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:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in four different types of bourbon barrels (Old Fitzgerald, Old Forester, Elijah Craig, and Evan Williams), then blended for the resulting thick and dark brew. If you had a chance to taste Alderaan, this is the aged version.

(Beer added by: homebrew311 on 09-27-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

partisan, Dec 15, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Bottled 9/16/13.

Pours an opque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great balance between the barrel aged aspects and the base beer.

UCLABrewN84, May 19, 2014
Photo of hops202
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled September 16, 2013. Poured into snifter.

A-dark black with brown edges.

S- bourbon, chocolate, slight roast with some cocoa

T- tons of bourbon sweetness with chocolate. Almost marshmellow quality.

M- fairly full. Slightly sticky.

O - delicious BBA stout!!!! Up there with uncle Jacobs. A slight tier below BCBS, parabola, Blacknote.

hops202, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tectactoe, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

warnerry, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Jared14, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

77apm, Oct 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Beerhunter247, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Mugenlude, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

thaghost, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

NickyT, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CLCardinal84, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

DerekQXQX, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

roostor07, Dec 26, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%

Iparedman, Friday at 10:06 PM
Photo of timc100
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown pour that yields a jet-black and dark mocha brew. A more substantial creamy head than a normal BA beer. Has the revolution bourbon aroma that all their barrel beers have - artificial sweetener, oaky vanilla, some caramel. There is some ash, burnt coffee beans, and very dark chocolate. The taste similar to the nose - heavily roasted coffee, dark chocolate and sweetener vanilla - some oak tannins. As with all BA revolution beers, the mouthfeel is a bit thin.

A nice beer that lacks richness

timc100, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

weonfire, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A lot of times a pour is the darkest brown which some may call black, but in this case I believe nothing but black evil was poured. Beautiful two and a half inch head and I could of aggravated more. Deep mahogany merengue head ebbs to a half inch cappuccino froth. Elegance personified.

Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak and the bourbon has such a persuasiveness. Marshmallow and sweet almond milk.

Again a most gentle bright bourbon influencing cocoa. More of bitterness performs in dark cocoa and nibs. Some coffee influence in the stoutish characteristic. More milk lactose becomes evident ie. FFF Moloko. Some metallic overtones exist- not sure where this comes from, maybe from the alcohol in the bourbon. Not fond of the metallic aftertaste as I find it a distracting.

Medium mouthfeel. Creamy texture and a bit chewy. As it warms, bourbon tones kick in full force with extreme oakiness and the cocoa get more bitter.

Appearance and aroma are really top tier among many. Bourbon, lactose sweetness and cocoa bitterness actually become exasperating for me. I know bourbon barrel aging is an expensive endeavor. Not a bad try but at almost $20 I would have to pass on-sorry, not really. Get it together mannn! Good not gr8.

joeseppy, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Griffith, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

cwehr13, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

tywhite, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

schmidtmattsays, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

cjgator3, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

woodchip, Dec 05, 2013
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Deth's Tar from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.