Gomorrah | Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by OttoBomb on 08-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by wedgie9:
Photo of wedgie9
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Tasted on draft at Revolution. Pours near black with a thin tan head that leaves nice lace. Nose is light aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, molasses, toffee, and resinous hops. Flavor is hoppier than expected with the coffee and chocolate bitterness kicking in on the back of the palate. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long finish featuring bitter hops and roasted malt.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Revolution Brewing Company (Chicago, IL) on 8/7/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours black in the glass, with a finger of foamy mocha colored head. Retains with a rich ¼ finger that hangs some sticky swathes of lacing up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is floral and earthy green smelling, with a touch of spicy dankness. Smokey roast pulls up the backend but I'm overall not getting a whole lot of sweetness out of the nose.

Lots of bright earthy hop flavor here in the taste, with a distinct green bitter feel up front. This gets much roastier towards the back, with some light malty balancing sweetness mixed in. That hop profile doesn't seem to quite though, staying strong throughout the profile and finishing this dry, earthy, and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp and prickly feel to the carbonation but is much more easy and silky feeling underneath. I will say that this has a pretty nice presence to it for a sub 4% beer.

At first the VERY "green" hop flavor from the dry-hopping here was a little hard to take but I did find that this evened out more as it warmed, with more sweetness emerging, helping cut some of the hops and giving this an overall refreshing quality. Surprising amount of flavor and body here for such a low ABV beer, I'd be more than willing to call this a solid sessionable offering.

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Photo of jegross2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of OttoBomb
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 16 oz. pint glass at Revolution BrewPub (August 10, 2010).

The Beer Menu's description: "The younger brother of Sodom, our collaboration with Three Floyds, this small stout was brewed with the 2nd runnings of the mash and Amarillo & Chinook hops"

Eyes: Pours a dark black, with some small amount of light penetrating the edges of the glass when held to light. Head is fluffy, foamy, light brownish, and about a half inch deep. Retention is moderate, as is lacing.

Nose: Predominantly toasty, roasted malts, and some aromatic hops make their presence known.

Tongue: Smooth dark malts overall. Quite rich, but less toasted than the nose. The hops punch through slightly and carry weel onto the palate.

Mouth: Somewhat light for a stout, but probably appropriate for a "little" stout. Carbonation is spot on.

Libation: So what we have a "little" beer made as a stout. While the mouthfeel is more akin to a Schwarzbier and the ABV is below most lagers, this actually has just enough heft to be considered a stout, and enough flavor to make a statement. It's quite good, and given the quality, I'm very interested in trying Sodom, the RIS made from the 1st run of the this mash.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown beer with a bit of brownish head that left some random lace.

S - Pretty hoppy stout, with some coffee, a little roast, chocolate. Another surprising burst of aroma for something from Revolution with low ABV.

T - Decent hops, adds some more flavor to a slightly watered-down tasting brew. There is some light roast, caramel, a bit bitter. Not a ton going on.

M - Lighter bodied with a little too much carbonation. Kind of watery.

O - I guess for a session stout, it's fine. Flavors are a little weak, but the addition of hops isn't a bad touch.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Revolution Gomorrah on tap at the 3Floyds brewpub in Munster, Indiana (labeled as "Three Floyds Gamorah").

Appearance: Darker brown, almost black (intensified by the very dim lights at 3Floyds). Solid head, thin but persistent lacing. Looks just about like any other stout.

Smell: Very roasty and dry. Coffee aromas throughout.

Taste: Some coffee and chocolate, but mostly roasted malts. Tastes like a Guinness. Flavors are faint. I wish the "second runnings of Sodom" were more noticeable...

Mouthfeel: Very dry, chewy, carbonation on the heavy side. A filling beer, but also thin and watery in the mouth. A not-so-great combination of opposites. The dryness is unpleasant, particularly as it lingers in the mouth after sipping and has your throat begging for water.

Drinkability: Surprisingly low! The thin mouthfeel is not attractive, and neither is the "filling feeling" it leaves in the tummy. I had trouble finishing an Imperial Pint and left some on the glass. I am not inclined to drink a lot of this.

Gomorrah reminds me not only of Guinness but of Victory Donnybrook. Both Gomorrah and Donnybrook are Irish-style dry stouts with very low ABV's (3.4% Gamorah, 3.7% Donnybrook). But where Donny is a supremely drinkable/sessionable stout, Gomorrah feels to me like a cool experiment to try once or twice.

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Photo of whartontallboy
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of fear025
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Three Floyds Brewpub.

Aroma:A little coffee, chocolate, and smoke.

Appearance:Black and nearly opaque. Very little head.

Taste:Surprisingly hoppy on the first sip. Just a little malt and chocolate flavor. A little watery and smokey. The hops are definitely the biggest player in this beer.

Mouthfeel:Light body with a fair amount of hop astringency.

Drinkability:This is a very interesting light stout, it's nearly a black IPA.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MasterSki
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass. Consumed side-by-side with its bigger brother Sodom.

A - Surprisingly dark for a "small beer". Very, very, dark brown body that's a touch lighter at the edge of the glass. Dark tan foam that eventually settles to a persistent thin cap and leaves behind patchy lace.

S - Big hop aroma from the Amarillo and Chinook dry-hopping - very floral and slightly citrusy. Reminds me of Night Stalker. Backbone of cocoa and toasted grains. Lots of pop.

T - Uh-oh. Taste is a lot less exciting. A bit of caramel and floral hop, and a mix of roast and hop bitterness that's thankfully not aspirin-level.

M - Too carbonated, and a bit gritty too. Body is medium, but somehow watery as well. Strange disconnect between look and feel. Dry finish.

D - Even with its flaws, it's still a pretty good session option. This would probably be better on cask. Somewhere between an American Stout and an English Dark Mild.

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Photo of Florida9
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Served in a pint glass with about a 1/4" of thick tan head. Black in color.

S: Rather muted aroma of roasted malts and floral hops.

T: Watery and thin. Flavors are light, but then again this is an entire beer brewed from the second runnings of separate beer, so the lightness is to be expected. Starts off with a noticeable wateriness, moving to a light char with underlying flavors of heavily roasted malts and a mild to moderate bitterness. Decent bit of earthy hops on the end.

M: Thin and watery with a decent carbonation.

D: This is listed as a small stout, a category not recognized on BA, but that is what this beer is. It's a light and refreshing stout. Nothing over-the-top (as I am imagine Sodom will be), but then again nothing overly special either. I enjoyed it and it drinks easy and would probably go damn well with one of their burgers.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub, right after trying Sodom. The menu said this was made from the second runnings of Sodom's mash, and that it was a small stout with only 3.4% ABV. The beer is dark brown with a thin tan head, smells kind of bland. I see that it's dry-hopped with amarillo and chinook but it doesn't come through in the nose, at least not for me. I can taste them a little, the hops were a good addition to give this beer some flavor, there isn't much from the malt. Very watery and light bodied, extremely easy to drink but not very compelling taste-wise. Slave Princess in 2007 (DL second runnings) was a little tastier by my recollection, but still this was good for such a low ABV.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewery into a tasting glass...Pours dark brown with a light tan head, poor retention na lacing...Light aroma of coffee mixed with ash, pretty hoppy as well. Seems light it would be a nice combo, just doesn't work for me...Taste is decent, not bad not good. Light coffee most of the hops are gone. Really light feel easy to drink.

Without knowing the abv I thought this was a very average stout. After realizing its only 3.4% it puts things in a whole new perspective. In light of abv super easy to drink and flavorul, an above average english stout.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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