V.S.O.D. | Revolution Brewing

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4.41/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deth's Tar aged 21 months in Old Forester bourbon barrels.

Added by Rimbimhoot on 12-09-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#590
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
108
pDev:
6.58%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can with Lisa at home. One year old.

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Photo of npendres
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JColin
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
3.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap, it pours pitch black and had a nice small tan head that faded slowly and left decent lacing. Smells like a glass of bourbon with a roasty stout poured into it. It gave off some malty sweetness, but the bourbon was the dominant aroma.

Tastes like it smells with the bourbon dominating the profile and adding in a syrupy sweetness and more malt, or roasted grains. The alcohol was in your face and aggressive, and sadly this lacked the vanilla, char and other barrel aged accents I was hoping for. Overall it was good, but not in the same class as BCBS or Evil Twin BBA stouts.

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Photo of Jaycase
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark black and looks rich and thick. The smell up front was the bourbon, with oak, chocolate and some roasted malts. Taste was dark chocolate, toffee, bourbon and a little bit a fruit. The feel was thick and full bodied, very smooth. I really liked this beer.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnewt21
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

November 2017 canning enjoyed May 2018. Slightly underwelmed compared to this year's Deth's Tar & Cafe Deth. Looking forward to trying the 2018 version for comparison.

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Photo of larryi86
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thank you bstyle for this
12 oz can, dated 11/28/17, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a small deep mocha head

S- Dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, oak, toffee, vanilla.

T- Coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, bourbon, some vanilla, oak, dark fruits, some toffee/caramel.

M- Smooth, full body, slightly sticky.

O- A great barrel aged stout, truly worth seeking out. Great level of complexity!

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Photo of chewy6935
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of emyers
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into snifter. Bottled on 11-28-17

Near black with a thick medium-dark brown head dissipating quickly.

Nose: Very rich and complex bourbon character dominates. Strong but not at all boozy. Undertones of caramel and vanilla.

Taste: same character as the aroma but comes off a bit flat compared to the nose. Still delicious to be sure, just not quite the same amount of depth. Alcohol heat is more apparent on the finish.

Fairly light on the palate, certainly more so than was expected. A bit overcarbonated as well compared to something like BCBS.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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V.S.O.D. from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 108 ratings