Deth By Cherries
Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #134
Ranked #2,041
4.27 | pDev: 5.85%
Feb 24, 2022
May 01, 2016
Deth By CherriesDeth By Cherries
Notes: Formerly: Dark Cherry Deth's Tar

A variation of our Deth's Tar, a bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout, blended with cherry puree.
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Rated: 4.08 by Dope from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 5 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Oct 15, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Furlinator from California

Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by hopley from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - great black thick with a great head and lacing
Smell - chocolate covered cherries
Taste - chocolate cherry caramel
Feel - medium full body and creamy
Overall - fantastic
Aug 04, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with some leakage to mahogany on the edges and a creamy tan head, this beer features tart cherries on the nose, a bit of the bourbon barrel, and rich milk chocolate and a bit of roasty malt. Very nice.

The tart cherries are forward on the taste and the bourbon barrel is not to be trifled with, but the milk chocolate flavor is what works for me, providing some balance to the cherry and bourbon flavors.

If you don’t like cherries, this beer will NOT work for you. I love cherries and big stouts, so this is my sweet spot.
Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Oily, creamy, resiny. Very mild stout for being aged in barrels especially for the abv. The bourbon is there but not overpowering. The tart cherries play well with the maple and chocolate. I’m happy with the flavors and the blending but it’s nothing special. Just true to style and enjoyable for what it is; a fruit inspired BA Stout.
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by rab53 from Washington

Jun 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. can. Just shy of black. Big khaki head. Smells of bourbon, lightly acidic cherry, chocolate. Tastes of bourbon, cherry, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Oaky back end with a little cherry and a hefty dose of booze. Heavy, sweet, but not undrinkable. Good.
May 23, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 15, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can thanks to ovaltine in bif, poured into surly snifter
L: pitch black 2 finger tan head that fades quickly
S: big notes of fruit cake rasin and cherry, coconut.
T: cherry upfront rasin follows nice roast and ends with cherry

M: thick smooth nice carb

O: I hate stouts with a lot of rasin and coconut middle flavors but this with the cherries it all worked together and was tasty.
Apr 10, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2020 version courtesy of JohnnyHops.
Apr 04, 2021
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
04/01/21 can @ home
Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by warnerry from Michigan

Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4 by imperialking from Illinois

Mar 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Pouring muddy brown but filling to dull black, the tan foam head of moderate height retains as a thick blanket for a while before settling to a creamy film curling at the edges.

Largely behind the bourbon barrel and quite mild stout characteristics that come together like Jack and Coke, the cherry might twang the cola into Cherry Coke vibes, but it's so light it almost seems missing at first. That is, until the exhale brings out a cinnamon note similar to what you often find in kriek. It's more detectable in the second sip, where it adds flavors of dark fruit, pairing with a similar melange conjured up by the charred oak.

The body is medium-thin with a light bubbly cola effervescence that finishes semi-dry.

The fruit presence is clearly much more nuanced here than some of their other fruited Deep Woods cans. While a subtle hand is appreciated, I was a little thrown off at first, but it does pair well with the barrel character, almost blending in perfectly. Still, there's a cola quality throughout that makes it a little too playful in mouthfeel for me.
Mar 15, 2021
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Near black with a reddish hue. Two fingers of light mocha head dissipate after a minute or two leaving a longer-lasting wisp and a little lacing.

Chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon with vanilla notes and a just touch of cherry cordial in the somewhat toasty aroma.

Much more cherry in the taste, mixing with the chocolate and booze, and really overpowering most other characteristics — although some hints of roasted malt, vanilla and other stone fruit do make quick appearances.

Medium bodied, maybe a touch light for the style, with slick feel that still has plenty of tight, soft carbonation cutting through.

Very cherry forward, but with the alcohol heat and the chocolate, it’s not too sweet. Very easy drinking, in fact. Tasty stuff.
Feb 24, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 22, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by barrelbeer from Indiana

4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Dark pour with a tan reddish laciness. Chocolate, dark fruit, chocolate covered cherries, and some hints of vanilla. Sweet bourbon and cherries. This is very well balanced, smooth mouthfeel, maybe a bit thin, and cherry comes through perfectly but not overpowering. Only get distro of a few deep woods cans, and this is easily one of my favorites.
Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by EdFed from Illinois

Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like sweet and jammy cherry, dark fruit, oak, sweet bourbon, caramel, and milk chocolate fudge.

This definitely has less barrel than the typical BA Revolution beer, but the cherry is just done so well. I'm glad the cherry character is on the sweeter side, rather than tart cherries. There's a creamy sweet chocolate character - it kind of comes across as a bourbon chocolate-covered cherry truffle. That is obviously a tasty thing to emulate. There's a touch of oak, and some sweet-ish caramel type bourbon character.

This is medium bodied, very creamy, with no real booziness to it. It's very well balanced, and leans sweet compared to the typical Revolution BA beer.

Revolution is basically never miss for me at this point.
Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by DeadWax from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2020 vintage had three weeks after initial release, poured from a can.

Pours dark brown with a fizzy low head that dissipated fairly quickly. Nose is missing some of that dominant Deep Woods oak and bourbon but flavor is bourbon soaked chocolate cherries. The superb cherry balance from Ten Year Beer is here with a thick chocolate backbone. Barrel still present when room temp, medium to medium light thickness.

Overall, I would probably reach for a ba stout without fruit, but for what it is this is superb.
Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Cyoung1313 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Slight barrel, chocolate and fruit on the nose. Taste of fudge, chocolate and fruit. Medium viscosity with light carbonation. Another excellent offering from Rev.
Dec 28, 2020
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Rated by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This should be labeled as an american strong ale and not a stout. It tastes nothing like a stout. Alcoholic marichino cherry juice.
Dec 17, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by TomFoolery_x from Illinois

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by krl2112 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Nov 30, 2020
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