Café Deth | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A barrel-aged Russian imperial oatmeal stout 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. This keg is made just for the event with cocoa nibs and Dark Matter Coffee

Added by Sparky44 on 03-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#559
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
276
pDev:
6.85%
 
 
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33
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Photo of user785335
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cafe Deth coming from one of Deth's administers himself, a big thank you goes out to Joe.

A solid black liquid mass, intense and even a bit morbid. What I envision death itself to be like. A dark and soulless abyss. The heavily espresso tanned head disappears almost as quickly as it was conjured and leaves nothing but the thinnest of rings solely around the outer ring.

Heavy in barrel influence, this screams oak, booze, and vanilla. Coffee is an equally abundant ingredient and competes for dominance. Molasses, burnt brown sugar, and tobacco add to the usual suspects of such company. Mouthwatering.

The flavor starts smooth and sweet then plummets into intense alcohol derived insanity. Caramelized fig dusted in chocolate and coffee grounds, dipped in vanilla, sprinkled with cinnamon and anise, wrapped in a tobacco leaf, doused in bourbon, then roasted over an oak sourced flame. Exactly in that order, I insist.

Inky, oily-slick with a sweetness that is quickly plucked into roasty and alcoholic warmth. It's sticky and rich beyond words, but smooth like the liquid itself is Moonwalking across your tongue. The lack of carbonation only intensifies it.

This sappy concoction is one damn fine and intense beverage, and certainly the craziest thing I've had to come out of a twelve ounce can. Unforgiving, and the creeping effect of the alcohol only magnifies this.

Cheers.

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Photo of Fubudu187
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mando31
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of laketang
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018 cafe deth filled 11-08-2018
Pitch black and no sunlight sneaking thru
Tar black with only a rim ring head
Bold coffee and wood char notes also sweetness.
Smoke and wood char and anise present.
Big milk chocolate and fresh roast black coffee taste.
Each sip gives exploding flavors, really nice stuff.
Hints of molasses and wood char too.
Not too thick of a mouthfeel, just right.
Creamy and smooth.

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Photo of c014572
3.63/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry. Thin body and the alcohol immediately hits you and that's all I get. Where is the coffee? I love big stouts but unfortunately this totally misses the mark for me.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffSK
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joe1510
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Can
$30 4-Pack
Cork Liquors - Columbus, IN

Cafe Deth is ominous. The first warning sign of danger ahead is the inky black, viscous, light swallowing body. This beer is an abyss but not The Abyss. A mocha brown head conjures slowly to a finger in height on an aggressive pour and slowly, tauntingly falls to a sticky ring and some abandoned islands. Caution.

Upfront, of course, is an eye popping amount of freshly roasted, ground, and brewed coffee. Luckily, it's not one dimensional in the least. Behind that rich roast is a heavy handful of dark and baker's chocolate. The coffee brings about a bit of that green pepper note but it's quickly dashed by dark berries, macerated. The roast on the malt is deep and inky, verging on char but instead, nicely seared. There's a flash of sweetness, reminiscent to cream in your coffee, from the vanilla aspect of the barrel. Huge caramel presents itself, also from the barrel. The smell is best around room temperature.

For the amount of coffee in the nose it's immaculately well integrated in the flavor. Those deeply roasted malts kick it off with the coffee trying to keep up. Deep, complex roasted malt dominates. A touch of peppery booze flashes in the middle while the coffee assumes its position near the top of the mountain. Vanilla and dense caramel show themselves from the barrel. The macerated dark berries add more depth to the backend while that roast pushes through. The coffee addition is bright and vibrant but evenhanded. Other brewers take note. Also, best close to room temperature.

There's a nice viscosity to this beer. It's lighter bodied than you would expect a near 15% monster, which could ding the score a bit, but with its rather exuberant effervescence it becomes frothy and it's a whole 'nother type of good. The finish is rather dry from barrel tannins and mild alcohol astringency. The alcohol is there but surprisingly well hidden for such a beast. This guy is dangerous.

Cafe Deth is another gem in an already gem filled portfolio over 'der at RevBrew. There's a rich but complimentary coffee note while the beer itself and the ability to properly barrel age make this beer what it is. There's not much else to say, really. Go get you some.

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Photo of atone315
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thick, chocolatey, rich, marshmallow vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, big robust coffee

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Photo of CRW
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can filled on 11-9-18. Pours deep black. First thing I smell is coffee and barrel. Taste just like it smells. I like the fact it’s in a 12oz can instead of a bomber. It’s as good as any barrel aged coffee stout I’ve ever had, don’t known how it will age in a can but I’m looking forward to cracking another one in a few months to see if the flavor evolves.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big, thick, luscious, silky stout - very well done. Looks very nice, deep dark brown, almost black color with some nice tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of great dark roast coffee and mocha chocolate. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, vanilla, malt and some deep stone fruit. High ABV is really well-hidden, as this beer didn’t have the heavy boozy flavor that I expected. Smooth, creamy, thick mouthfeel that coats the palate. Good carbonation. Really a great beer that you can consume faster than sip by sip.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Café Deth from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 276 ratings