Vanilla Deth | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dannycohen62 on 11-17-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,465
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
pDev:
4.56%
 
 
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4
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can 2018: 4.14
Draft 2017: 3.98
Black with three fingers of foam that rapidly recedes, no lace left behind.
Aromas of vanilla marshmallow, oak, and chocolate, light oxidation.
Taste is nice, chocolate, vanilla, and light bourbon and oak.
Lighter side of medium bodied, slightly creamy, mild astringency.
Overall it’s good, a little thin. Could use a little more heft and texture.
Thanks to Thomas for this one!

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Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into Revolution Deep Woods Series snifter.

Appearance: black body with thick cap if bubbly / whispy head that did not last long.

Smell: bourbon, barrel, chocolate, & marshmallows.

Taste: chocolate, tobacco, bourbon, oak, & marshmallows. Very balanced flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low yet adequate carbonation. Was a little bit thin. Very smooth drinking stout though.

Overall: complex, flavorful, & nuanced vanilla bean bourbon barrel oatmeal stout. Well done by Revolution.

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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chewy6935
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegger37
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer! Not an over the top vanilla bomb like BCBS Vanilla was. This beer is a lesson in subtlety and balance. Pours black with a lighter colored head. Hints of vanilla on the nose. I drank this straight from the fridge and that was a mistake. Didn't get much of anything when it was cold, left it on the counter for 20 minutes and it was much different! Really opened up after it sat out. Vanilla hits you at the end but not an overwhelming amount. Not overly sweet either, just really well balanced.

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4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown tinged black color. Shiny, and somewhat oily in appearance. Completely opaque even when held to the light. Full thick finger height head appears with a vigorous pour. Almost soda like in appearance and composition the head fizzes out quickly leaving just a thing ring of bubbles along the outside edge of the glass.

Aroma is a pungent bourbon and oak notes with light hints of vanilla, roasted malt and barley, coffee, and chocolate. The vanilla doesn't stand out at all here - the most prominent note of all is the bourbon which punches the nose as soon as the can is opened.

Taste follows the nose with notes of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and a sweet creamy vanilla note. Almost like a vanilla icing albeit subtle and complementary rather than punching your palate. Stout is somewhat sweet throughout. The bourbon is rather hot, but I enjoyed it that way. A touch of oak comes through in here with a touch of alcohol burn on the finish. The heat coupled with the flavors in this beer read like a light spice - cinnamon and nutmeg come to mind.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth and slick. Mild carbonation. Drier finish. Definitely some burn from the alcohol heat in this one.

More subtle and balanced than some others, this vanilla stout is really well executed and incredibly tasty. An outstanding barrel aged beer from Revolution Brewing and a must try for any beer lover.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Deth from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 35 ratings