Ten Year Beer
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
English Barleywine
Ranked #42
ABV:
13.6%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,748
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 3.8%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
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Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
92
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Notes: On the occasion of our tenth anniversary we present this sophisticated-but-approachable celebratory ale. English Barleywines aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels between twelve and twenty-four months establish a base of stone fruit, vanilla, and graham. A blend of sweet and tart cherries lends soft sweetness, acidity, and hue. Find something to celebrate now or store cold.
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft O'Toole's February 13, 2020. On the occasion of our tenth anniversary we present this sophisticated-but-approachable celebratory ale. English Barleywines aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels between twelve and twenty-four months establish a base of stone fruit, vanilla, and graham. A blend of sweet and tart cherries lends soft sweetness, acidity, and hue. Find something to celebrate now or store cold.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a light to the nations! Is it a traditional barleywine? No it's not, but it is a work of art. Very dark brown with a beige cap. Smell captures the imagination with rye whiskey, bourbon, dried dark cherry, plum, vanilla, raisin, graham cracker, toffee, oak and hints of licorice, root beer, and leather. Taste has all of this, adds brown sugar, more depth to the cherry now slightly tart and sweet instead of dried, fig, and cognac like finish. Fruit is more on the subtle side within the matrix of the barrels and the barley elements. Feel is luxurious, very smooth, slightly boozy, resinous, sweeter and very well balanced. Rev continues to take the crown of best barrel program away. The wife loved it.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark muddy reddish-brown, nearly creating a purple look, with a khaki head that fizzles out to a very thin, fine chain.

The medium body has a delicate effervescence and a surprisingly clean expression of balanced malt sweetness and barrel. The cherry presence is like dark, aged bing or even luxardo, but very mild. It's got a good char, and the malt is a kind of mix between caramel and gingersnap, but again it's got such a cleanly finishing body that it's sort of hard to grasp, in a new, uniquely discreet way for a barleywine. Hints of cinnamon and toasted brown sugar pop as it warms.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was excited to grab this one as it was the last of the deep woods series that i needed to try. A little disappointing. I don't mind cherries but I think this was a bit overdone. The smell was nice but the taste was overly sweet IMO.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/20/20; drank 2/2/20 @ the Yarchives.

Purple/brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a small khaki head; decent lace.

Cherry, oak, mild caramel & faint leather notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Tart cherry & caramel flavors up front; oak & mild leather notes on the finish. As this warmed, some bourbon heat emerged.

Like Strawberry Jacket, this was accessible but very flavorful. A winner!

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Photo of darktronica
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a Straight Jacket-type, but with a hint of pink on the head from the cherries. Malts and caramel on the nose, very English, but with a punch of cherry on the front palate, both tart and sweet. The bourbon and rye spice emerges after the cherry steps back a little. Really fun experiment worthy of a major one-time anniversary.

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Ten Year Beer from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 24 ratings