Deth By Plums
Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #119
Ranked #2,181
4.3 | pDev: 4.42%
Nov 25, 2021
Apr 15, 2017
Deth By PlumsDeth By Plums
Notes: Bourbon Barrel-Aged oatmeal stout with Italian plums.
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4.34 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
4.42 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Oct 24, 2021
4.04 by Jangoon24 from Illinois on Jun 08, 2021
4.35 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
4.25 by MJSFS from Florida on Apr 19, 2021
4.44 by krl2112 from Illinois on Nov 12, 2020
4 by ChiTownDrinker57 from Illinois on Oct 31, 2020
4.51 by Archfiend from Illinois on Sep 28, 2020
4.08 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 02, 2020
4.35 by Beerbom from California on Jun 06, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Deth by Plums plays into the common dark fruit notes in many barrel aged stouts. The Smell is deliciously prune juice (sounds weird, I know). The barrel is held in check and let's the dark fruits sing.

IG: @firesidewithphil

May 31, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Pours almost jet black with a very attractive inch of foamy coffee ice cream colored head. Slowly dissipates to a thin, lasting layer. Smells.....strong. You can smell the plums and the booze. Both are strong, but pleasantly so. Taste is much smoother than I anticipated, and is very heavy on the plums. Feel is slightly thin, but not overly so. Overall a very tasty beer that goes down way too easy for a hair under 12%.

May 10, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by stortore from Illinois

12 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 10/4/19, had 4/10/20. Replaces rating from draft only release of 11/18/17.

Pours a dark brown, opaque, with a half inch foamy head and light soapy lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, plums, vanilla oak, char, some toffee, light tobacco. The plums really stand out in the flavor, followed by chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some caramel, some oak and char. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Also had this on tap at the the 2019 release, and I like the can better than either draft. Probably because I’m not drinking the can along with all the other incredible beers at a Revolution Deep Wood release. The plums are awesome, lots of chocolate, and while there’s a slightly thinner feel than the base beer, it’s not a negative. The can also seems a little sweeter than it did on tap. Very enjoyable.

Apr 22, 2020
4.34 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 17, 2020
4.42 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota on Mar 08, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

Pours a thick pitch black. 2 1/2 finger tan head. The retention is good for such a high ABV beer. A bit of lacing on the glass.
The nose hit me as I opened and poured the can. I got a whiff of the plums in it. Up close the plums are in the background. The barrel aromas seem to be the main aroma - caramel, toffee, chocolate.
Taste - The plums really provide a very tasty add on flavor to the standard Deth flavors. Of course, there's the caramel, toffee, chocolate flavors, but the plums just kick that up and add on to them. I wouldn't have though the flavors would mesh together, but they do very well.
Thick and full bodied. No real alcohol burn at all. Maybe the plums smooth things out a bit.
This beer seemed like it wouldn't have worked. Plums and a BA RIS? Well, they do work. It is quite delicious and tasty, and I'm happy to have tried it, and enjoyed it.

Feb 23, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Dark black with a fluffy tan blanket that retains well, settling to a solid ridge leaving some soft blobby arms of lace on the glass.

Taste is sweet and fruity, but not over the top, cloying or acidic of fruit. The plum contributes a smoothing out sort of mild floral character that snuffs out any dark fruit, overlapping the softly dark roasted base that features tobacco, some sticky but light char, and a light syrupy bourbon.

The silky smooth medium body has a lightly soft, cuddly teddy bear froth before the semi-dry, semi-sticky finish.

Feb 11, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Tossing some plums into a BA Imperial Oatmeal Stout where the base beer is a favorite of mine, as is the brewery? Sign me up! Pours black with plenty of leakage to dark brown on the edges, and a sizzling tan head that dissipates pretty quickly as expected, give the ABV and the adjunct addition.

The plums announce their presence on the nose as soon as you pop the top on the can, and there’s also a significant aroma that can only be described as a molten chocolate cake in a big ol’ beer. WOW!!!

The taste is flooded with tangy plum flavors and rich milk chocolate flavors, and what is really interesting is how, as this warms, the plums get tangier and the milk chocolate gets richer.

Revolution’s barrel program is world-class, IMHO, and they’re really good at telling you, literally on the can, the beers you can age (this one) and the beers you should drink immediately (Cafe Deth), so I’m gonna sit on the couple of cans I have left of this and see how they develop, because this is traveshamockery good, IMHO.

Jan 27, 2020
4.48 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jan 13, 2020
4.48 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jan 03, 2020
4.49 by ChicagoNick from Illinois on Dec 31, 2019
4.3 by loganburgh from Michigan on Dec 30, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Chocolate grape juice. Solid 3 finger head with nice carbonation and a decadence fit for a king. Very full bodied without too much bitterness. Highly recommend.

Dec 30, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz can, filled 10-04-2019, 11.7% ABV. Near black body with a thin foamy brown head. Boozy bourbon aroma with oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit, faint fruity plum in the background. Rich & boozy flavors with plenty of plum to go with roasted barley, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, cherry, oats. Body is thinner than I'd like it to be even though it's still pretty full; booze is warming while burning the throat a bit, ample carbonation, plum and cherry lingers sweetly. Overall, it'd good for something different.

Dec 24, 2019
4.25 by Bum4ever from California on Dec 20, 2019
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Dec 13, 2019
4.46 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Dec 10, 2019
4.6 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois on Dec 09, 2019
4.66 by unclekeith from Alaska on Dec 04, 2019
4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois on Dec 04, 2019
4.33 by MeLoynes from Missouri on Dec 02, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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.

Nov 28, 2019
4.03 by admonster00 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by kevanb from Illinois

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.

Nov 26, 2019
4.17 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa on Nov 15, 2019
4.31 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Nov 15, 2019
4.16 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Nov 10, 2019
4.5 by jtransel from Illinois on Nov 06, 2019
3.79 by eppie82 from Illinois on Nov 04, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

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

Nov 01, 2019
Deth By Plums from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 56 ratings