Deth By Plums
Revolution Brewing

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From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #19
ABV:
11.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,244
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 4.66%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2022
Added:
Apr 15, 2017
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  5
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Deth By PlumsDeth By Plums
Notes: Bourbon Barrel-Aged oatmeal stout with Italian plums.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can at share. Dark brown body with collar of foam. Plums and prunes in the aroma, roast malys. bourbon barrel. Taste brings some mildly sweet roast, more pit fruit and a nice boozy burn
Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by uncleotis from Illinois

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by krl2112 from Illinois

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by ChiTownDrinker57 from Illinois

Oct 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.51 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Beerbom from California

Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.34 by EMH73 from New York

Mar 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.48 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.48 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jan 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by loganburgh from Michigan

Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bum4ever from California

Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Dec 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.6 by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.66 by unclekeith from Alaska

Dec 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Dec 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by MeLoynes from Missouri

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.
Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by admonster00 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2019
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
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.
Nov 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Nov 15, 2019
Deth By Plums from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 61 ratings