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Deth's Tar - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 97
Gots: 104 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Reviews by vic21234:
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vic21234

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bomber poured into a snifter at room temperature.

A- Pours pitch black with a small amount of coffee colored head that slowly fades to a thin film along the top.

S- Wood, bourbon, and chocolate...not much more to say here.

T- Oak and chocolate notes up front before the bourbon comes in. The bourbon is powerful at the back end of each taste but compliments the beer well.

M- Medium to heavy bodied, drinks hot with a nice warming after each sip.

A nice BBA stout, I've been pleased with most of Revolution's Deep Wood Series so far.

10-06-2013 23:53:55 | More by vic21234
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2014 17:22:09 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-24-2014 20:49:24 | More by warnerry
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Wisconsin

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-23-2013 00:19:52 | More by NickyT
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-11-2013 19:13:53 | More by CLCardinal84
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-25-2013 20:29:39 | More by DerekQXQX
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-26-2013 16:58:42 | More by roostor07
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timc100

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -9.5%

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

09-30-2013 03:32:15 | More by timc100
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-01-2013 02:45:47 | More by weonfire
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

04-06-2014 01:41:29 | More by joeseppy
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2013 17:15:47 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Florida

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3.66/5  rDev -13.5%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Leggy and viscous black. Decent khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Sharp whiskey aroma. Dark chocolate. Some vanilla and oak.

Taste - Lots of vanilla. Chocolate. Bourbon builds up and eventually dominates. Oaky flavor lingers int he finish.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and extremely oaky. Medium high carbonation, like every other Revolution beer.

Overall - Nice whiskey. Decent stout, but overwhelmed by the barrel.

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Deth's Tar from Revolution Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.