Code Switch | Revolution Brewing

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A complex Imperial Ale built on a dual algorithm alongside our friends at Sun King. Brewed with maple sugar, dark candi syrup, and a blend of Belgium yeast cultures before an addition of unfermented blackberries.

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 07-31-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
8.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Dharmelink
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Could call it Coma Switch, cause this one kept knocking me unconscious while I was drinking it. Big, bold, boozy, and berry, it's surprisingly smooth and sippable for such a strong offering. Lots of tangy fruit flavor that's somehow both tart and sweet, backed by a woody barrel presence, this one was tasty and terrific. Revolution does Barrel Aged beers damn well, and this one is no exception.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours deep purple brownish color with a thin white head that disappears very quickly. No lacing no head.

Aroma - The nose is heavy blackberry, candied sugar is peeking through, great sweet nose with dark fruit plum and raisin. Whiskey is coming out as it warms more.

Taste - Wow the taste is amazing the blackberries work so well with the plum and raisin in this. Nice bourbon flavors, little oak. the alcohol is almost unnoticeable for sure a high ABV. The blackberries almost give this more of a mixed drink kind of flavor.

Feel - Medium bodied nice carbonation, little warming from the alcohol very smooth and easy drinking.

Overall - I love the flavors in this they compliment each other so well. The alcohol is well hidden as well.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, snifter glass. Interesting beer. Darker purple body, with a brown hue, one finger offwhite head, fair retention, no lacing. Smell is tart blackberry, sweet toffee and a touch of caramel, brown sugar, mineral. Interesting beer indeed, I can't think of an existing beer to call an analogue, but it's got that blackberry presence that dries it out some, allowing it to remain not quite too sweet. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, good carbonation, tart blackberry and a bit of dry caramel and sugar on the finish.

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Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NCSapiens
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/17/18 (Chicago): $6.81 5 ounce sample pour into snifter at the Revolution release event held at the brewpub. Dark red murky pour, no head or lacing. Mild whiskey aroma, nice and sweet. Sweet syrupy berry mix, balanced by a strong whiskey taste, very nicely balanced. Razor thin texture, fruity sweetness hits the tongue sharply, dry taste, very easy drinking. Overall very good offering, sweeter than I typically seek, but this is a very good offering. This brew was switched from Jack Daniels barrels to Wild Turkey.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Warren2621
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Commandophile
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lazhal
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fairly aggressive pour, light head, disappeared nearly as soon as the last drop from the can fell into the glass.

Aroma is absolutely mesmerizing. Tons of blackberry. You seriously want to drink this with your nose.

Upfront is blackberry and sugar as it hits your tongue, in a good way I'll add. This flavor gives way to clove, prunes, and whiskey. Crazy drinkable at 14%. The light body surely helps. Not to sweet, not to dry, this is perfect.

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Photo of Chuck2319
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dry, fruity and sweet but not too sweet or cloying. Great balance and wow, that barrel flavor works wonderfully with everything else going on. Prob the most “refreshing” > 14% beer I’ve had to date. Quite an achievement by Revolution, absolutely no burn or booziness. Will purchase again!!

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Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sparky44
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Code Switch from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 30 ratings