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Sodom | Revolution Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Kegatron on 08-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 27
Photo of jrallen34
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub into a 5oz taster...A dark black pour with a nice dark tan head good retention and lacing...Aroma is SUPER sweet, tons of milk/cream type sweetness, light vanilla finish no typical choc/coffee/or bitterness I look for...Taste is also super creamy which kills the drinkability a bit for me. A little bitter coffee presents but again just too sweet.

An above average stout, but just too damn sweet!

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Photo of TheStove
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brew pub, apparently just dropped and I was really excited to see Revolution get into some stronger beers. I felt a little odd as I was advised to try the Gomorrah (3.5 ABV, more of an easy dry stout) first but really this is more my speed. C'mon guys, promote the good stuff!

Had this one in a snifter, great dark color with a nice finger of foam.

Nice, dark and thick. Strong notes of malt with some coffee and hops for good measure. A noticeable but not overpowering booze quality at the end.

Mouthfeel was a tad weird, while generally thick it at times seemed to go down rather easy like it had no finish.

Not near the best stout I've ever had but this was really good and I could have happily made a night out sipping these if I had been staying for the evening. Not to evangelize excessively but this is what I've been waiting for from Revolution Brewing, something genuinely good and interesting, not just liquid fodder for those aiming for to look good drinking at a brewery instead of looking for something good to drink at a brewery. Really hoping for something similar if not better for the impending fall and winter months.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a 5oz pint-style glass.

A - Dark tan finger of foam that is pretty similar to Hunahpu's. - good retention, eventually settling to a thin cap, leaving behind spotty lace and a glass-coating film. Pitch black body.

S - Heavy roasted grain, caramel, coffee, dark bread, and some dark fruit character as it warms up. Thankfully this isn't overly heavy in char, ask, or burnt character. Good balance of sweet and roast qualities.

T - Heavy roast barley, dark chocolate, and a long lingering bitter espresso and earthy hop finish. Some spicy alcohol, as well as more sweet caramel, fudge, and dark fruits emerging as it warms.

M - Big, chewy, sticky, full body. Lots of residual sugary tooth-coating feel. Lower carbonation, but still enough to keep it from being too syrupy.

D - 5oz was a good size, and I definitely could have finished a snifter if I wasn't looking to try some other brews. Multiple pours would be excessive. Reminds me a little of some of the better Dark Lord vintages.

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Photo of aefbjo
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the brewpub, on release day (today). Just a very good, classic imperial stout. Smooth, slightly chewy, dark molasses and black licorice. Nice brown head. For being a pretty high-ABV beer, it went down pretty easily. I had no trouble with a snifter and could have done a second.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ The Great Taste of the Midwest (Madison, WI) on 8/14/10. Several samples served in a tasting mug.

Pours a pitch black, with a foamy covering of a burnt and angry colored mocha head. This keeps a nice looking foamy richness to it, leaving a robust cascade of lace and brown oils down the sides of the glass. The aroma is heavy and full in the nose with chocolate roast, burnt molasses, fried sugars, some vanilla, and a touch of herbal hops. This is pretty even in the nose with both sticky sweetness and dark roasty bitterness.

The taste is thick up front with notes of chocolate fudge, vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar, before giving way to a bitter backend of charred roasted malt and some fairly assertive earthy hop character. The finishes is quite memorable on this one, lingering with a LOT of leftover sticky tang and dry roasted bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied and thick, with a feeling that fills the mouth up with flavor. A combo of crispness and silkier chewiness underneath help accentuate that nicely even mix of heavy sweetness and aggressive bitterness. That 11% ABV is VERY nicely hid here, with some warmth emerging on the back of each swallow but otherwise not being detected by me at all.

When Three Floyds is involved, it's hard to not want to compare this to Dark Lord and while there are definitely a lot of similarities here, I really did appreciate the more toned down alcohol presence and higher bitterness levels that helped balance out a lot of the more sugary sweet aspects of this. And man, this was pretty smooth on the palate for such a big beer. This is a really nice collaboration here between two great breweries.

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Sodom from Revolution Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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