Deth By Plums
Revolution Brewing

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Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #211
Ranked #5,255
4.27 | pDev: 4.68%
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Deth By PlumsDeth By Plums
Notes: Bourbon Barrel-Aged oatmeal stout with Italian plums.
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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Silky black with minimal highlights and a finger worth of light caramel colored crown to rest on top.

The nose brings tons of dark fruit mixing with a slight chocolate and ever so slight tobacco.

The taste brings huge dark fruit as well. Almost juicy plums.

Touch thin, but so well blended and balanced. No burn at all and scary smooth for 12%.

Overall, this is a great brew and blending.

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Photo of kevanb
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz can, 10.04.19 stamped on the bottom of the can, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black, super viscous and thick with a khaki head that rises about a finger's height and recedes quickly leaving a thick ring of film around the circumference of the glass and a few spots of lacing. The aroma is nice, lots of plum and stone fruits, fig and cherry with bittersweet dark chocolate, warm bourbon barrel, vanilla, rich grains and sweet and warm booze. The flavors are good, huge chocolate covered berry flavor, tons of plum, prune, blackberry, fig stone fruit profile with smooth barrel, charred oak, toasted grain, soft bourbon and warm alcohol. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy heavy body, smooth and luscious with a delicate finish.

Verdict: A very nice fruited barrel aged stout from Revolution. It's quite sweet and jammy but has a nice bourbon barrel backbone to make for a more rounded beer. Perhaps starting to infringe on the fruited stout territory that was monopolized in Chicago by Goose Island and BCBS.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Love the deth by series, but wasn't sure how plums would jive compared to previous installments. I got my answer from the first sip: it might be the best yet. Breaking order, let's start with the taste, plum, bourbon, dark chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and molasses, with supporting minor char, raisin, toffee, and earth. Incredible feat to be able to get the plum to be front and center and yet bring out so many other flavors. Smells like a plum bourbon cobbler with chocolate lingering, not as complex as the taste, but very pleasant. Feel has the standard BA stout booze, smoothness, viscosity, but also has some wood tannins and is generally rich. The wife loved it

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Photo of larryi86
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Franfab for this
12 oz can, dated 10/4/19, poured into tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, plums, stone fruits, bourbon, oak, some vanilla, mild earthiness.

T- Plums, chocolate, stone fruits, bourbon, vanilla, oak, touch of earthiness, well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- Plums play right into the flavors of the base. Plums add a great layer without being overwhelming.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the Revolution release party. This one poured a nice dark black color with a slightly purple ting. The smell was bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and some plum. The taste was sweet but not overly so. i thought the plum would be more dominate but it was just a faint taste of it. the chocolate really came out in the taste. This had a very rich and full mouthfeel very nice.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/4/19; drank 10/20/19 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance; purple at the edges.

A violent pour yielded a big tan head; nice, frothy lace.

Rich plum, mild oak & faint dark chocolate notes in the nose.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Mildly sweet plum, milk chocolate, oak & faint bourbon heat flavors.

Fruity, rich and very drinkable.

Another nice fruit stout from Revolution!

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Photo of darktronica
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing based on a 12-ounce can from this weekend's release event, enjoyed at home, rather than the draft pour yesterday when surrounded by sensory overload. Pours like Deth's Tar, with a slight purple tinge and a touch less head. Very appealing aroma of plum and chocolate, with more alcohol sting on the nose than expected for the ABV. Sweet on the palate, but not cloying; I would say it is similar in fruit intensity to Deth by Cherries was two years ago--prominent, but still primarily an accent to the base beer rather than overpowering it.

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Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better 2017 variants besides Café Deth and Deth By Currants.
Jet black with a thin layer of tan foam and minimal spotty lace.
Fruity sweet plum juice aroma, distinct and well melded with the roastiness of the RIS.
Taste was sweeter with a fruity plum note that meshed well with the roast and chocolate notes.
Medium bodied with light carbonation, felt slightly thin but drinkable enough.

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Deth By Plums from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 32 ratings