Ryeway To Heaven
Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Rye Beer
Ranked #3
Ranked #1,005
4.34 | pDev: 6.45%
May 10, 2022
Sep 11, 2015
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Notes: Bourbon and rye barrels work together in harmony to breathe life into our Ryewine. This unforgettable ale is brewed with over 60% rye, yielding entirely unique malt- and barrel-derived complexities. Enjoy an ample body that suggests sweetness but still finishes smooth and dry. Enjoy life now, or store cold.
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4.19 by jason_nwx from Oregon on May 10, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Can from Belmont Station.

A dark ruddy brown with a rapidly receding brown head. The nose is excellent with a rich, coconut heavy barrel character, grainy sweetness with spicy rye and rye barrels. Vanilla, a mild maple character, a rather considerable sweetness with dark fruit and a slick rye feel, smooth and unctuous. Toffee, fresh dates, caramel. Quite sweet, but with a depth that makes it genuinely enjoyable. Full bodied and soft, long, warming finish with booze,coconut and vanilla. Really tasty.

May 09, 2022
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz can. Can bottom is stamped for canning date as 'FILLED DEC/06/2021'.
Amber brown colored body. Two fingers of fizzy tan head recedes to a partial cap. Very limited spotty lacing.
Aroma is bourbon soaked toffee, dates, figs, spice, and a little vanilla oak.
Taste is bourbon boozy, dates, figs, toffee, and rye spiciness. At the end and into the aftertaste is vanilla soaked dates.
Thicker mouth feel, very smooth. No alcohol burn. Supportive carbonation.
Super good sipping beer; a smaller sip allows for full appreciation and a larger gulp is a wow experience.

May 05, 2022
4.36 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Apr 23, 2022
4.87 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Apr 21, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is raisins, figs, toffee and bourbon.

T - The taste is brown sugar, caramel, figs, light chocolate, sweet malts and a spicy rye finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - Really nice. Big barrel notes compliment the sweet base beer.

Apr 20, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GrumpyGas from Illinois

12oz can "filled 11/19/2020" poured into a tulip shows a full brown body and floats a proud 1/2" head of cream colored foam that recedes to an edge hugging ring and leaves a clean glass behind. I love the clear, ruby tinged glow when backlit.

Aromas included the sweet heat of bourbon and rye, caramel, raisin, and molasses.

The taste matches adding an apple-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel is full with low carbonation and a drying finish.

Overall a very good, easy drinking example of the style.

Apr 10, 2022
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a light mahogany with copper highlights. Smell like a barleywine ,cinnamon ,spice vanilla date , and toffee. Taste has maple, bourbon,cinnamon ,toffee caramel malts spicy rye whiskey. Fell is superb with great rye barrel presence and a barley wine feel . Very good.

Apr 07, 2022
4.37 by ppavlick from New Jersey on Apr 02, 2022
4.15 by 22Blue from Kansas on Mar 22, 2022
4.34 by jakecattleco from California on Mar 13, 2022
4.49 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Mar 08, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Pours a fizzy bubbly tan 1 finger head with med low retention, a touch of lacing, mostly clear cranberry to chestnut deep ruby red color

Nose big sweet malt barleywine sweet caramel, toasted malt sweet bread crust, little toffee nutty, little reddish fruit, fig date like, sweet and spicy whiskey, vanilla barrel, a touch of spicy rye

Taste more sweet malt, toasted biscuity malt, sweet bread crust, lots of caramel and some toffee, hint of chocolate and coffee, spicy rye with sweet whiskey, fair Overall whiskey with mild buttery and vanilla oak, a bit of candied fruit, plum like, fair perfumey alcohol, mild sticky sweet finish

Mouth is fuller bod, rich, med to lighter carb, fair warmth and alcohol tingle

Overall pretty nice, not too heavy or syrupy, a little hot but not too much, great barrel characters, nice base ryewine

Mar 06, 2022
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 05, 2022
4.3 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 04, 2022
4.34 by smithj4 from New York on Feb 24, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DIM from Pennsylvania

Canned 12/21 thanks FBarber!

This is a sticky sweet delight. Lots of caramel, toffee, and whiskey play nicely with the strong rye presence. Some hints of dark fruits perhaps. Not much subtlety or nuance here and that's just fine. Joy in a can.

Feb 20, 2022
4.6 by o29 from Texas on Feb 18, 2022
4.25 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Feb 13, 2022
4.34 by heysuz from Indiana on Feb 11, 2022
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Feb 11, 2022
4.25 by midlifec from Michigan on Feb 08, 2022
4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia on Feb 07, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Received from @fbarber in the NBS BIF #14. Poured into a Revolution stemless glass also provided by Mr. Barber. It pours a deep, ruby-orange color with a half finger of fluffy, light khaki-colored head and lacing. The smell is great: roasted malt, rye cracker, caramel, and distinct bourbon. For a Rye Beer it's surprisingly sweet. The initial sip offers huge caramel/toffee, along with dry, nutty char. The influence of the bourbon barrel is strong and adds additional sweetness. All of the flavors are soft and mellow. It's amazingly easy drinking for such a big beer. Very little hop bitterness. The mouth feel is creamy and viscous with low to moderate carbonation, and it's hard to believe the ABV is 15.8%. It's so smooth and enjoyable. I have to say I've never had a Rye Beer like this. It's an absolute pleasure to drink.

Feb 05, 2022
4.42 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Feb 03, 2022
4.35 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Jan 30, 2022
4.44 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2022
4.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jan 23, 2022
4.37 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Jan 21, 2022
4.31 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jan 12, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beersnake1 from California

2020 can poured at fridge temp. Pours a nice dark brown with little head. Nose is toffee, bourbon, sherry, raisins, figs, and nice malts. Taste is phenomenal. Huge amounts of toffee, bourbon, malts, maple, wood, and a nice nutty flavor. Wow - just wow. This is amazing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Nice sweet finish. Overall, this is incredible. Perfect barrel presence. ABV is huge, but not detectable on the taste. Dangerously smooth. I'm a big fan!

Dec 13, 2021
4.09 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2021
4.47 by timmy2b from New York on Nov 25, 2021
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4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Received via NBS BIF #14 from Ovaltine and it is good.
Poured into a Stone Brewing Snifter against a sunny window for back lighting. Looked cola-ish in color and while I didn't pour down the middle, I didn't go gently either. Virtually no head at all, which considering some of the other reviews I thought a touch odd. But it still has the warm mahogany color in the glass, beautiful to look at.
The aroma, (This is *not* my strongest sense) reminded me actually of malts and caramel and dark fruits. I don't know that I've ever had a Rye Wine before, but so far so good.
The taste, holy cow this is good. Barleywine like in the feel, almost syrupy with no effervescence to cut the flavor off - full of caramel and dark fruits and malty goodness. I imagine there is Rye in there but not certain I discern it from the other, sweeter malts. Still, amazing flavor. Good thing it comes in 12 oz containers as the ABV could mess you up.
Feel, see above. Not quite syrup but edging that direction.
OA, I will get this again when possible. I think it will make for an excellent vertical evening.

Nov 13, 2021
4.25 by Dope from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2021
4.59 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Nov 06, 2021
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Nov 04, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Very good clarity in a medium dark chestnut brown-colored beer. The 15.8% abv is noticeable in the taste and the feeling about 20 minutes after starting to drink this monster. Great beer!

Oct 31, 2021
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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Poured a dark reddish brown, big khaki head and a surprisingly well laced glass.
Toffee, caramel, ash and booze, flavor is all that and more. Thick creamy texture, nicely carbonated. Flavors improve as it warms, finishes a bit too sweet. A fine beer on a cool evening.

Oct 24, 2021
4.41 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Oct 21, 2021
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