Repo Man
Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Rye Beer
Ranked #29
Ranked #15,469
3.91 | pDev: 7.93%
Feb 23, 2022
Nov 13, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: This is one easy drinking stout! Roasted barley and rye provide a complex roasty aroma and flavor with underlying nutty notes, while Nelson Sauvin and Sonnet hops add just enough bitterness to perfectly achieve balance on the palate.
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned 11/29/21; drank 2/22/22 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a huge tan head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Fresh earth, cream, mild dark chocolate & a faint spicy-ness in the nose.

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream & fresh earth flavors up front; mild dark chocolate & a hint of spice on the finish.

Balanced & very easy to drink. I'd have another!!

Feb 23, 2022
4.09 by darktronica from Indiana on Feb 21, 2022
3.94 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mschrei from Illinois

Day 10 of the 12 Beers of Christmas box from Iron and Glass. Strong scents of roasty dark malt and rye. Taste is not as strong. A little thinner and lighter than I expected. Going to have to see how it warms.

Jan 04, 2022
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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by barnzy78 from Illinois

16oz can
FILLED NOV/29/2021
L: tall & persistent khaki head caps a near black ale
S: roasted grain, earthy/spicy rye, smoke
T: robust & delicious: roasted barley, baker’s chocolate, spicy & earthy rye, smoked malt perhaps, earthy hops
F: full body, ample carbonation, robust finish with spicy rye and roasted barley lingering
O: not many rye stouts out there, but this one is spot on

Dec 27, 2021
3.54 by npendres from Wisconsin on Jul 16, 2021
3.87 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 31, 2017
3.77 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Dec 20, 2017
3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Dec 19, 2017
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Nov 18, 2017
3.75 by danoble1 from Indiana on Oct 29, 2015
4.03 by MattMorin from Illinois on Oct 14, 2015
4.16 by Eman17 from Illinois on Oct 11, 2015
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Oct 02, 2015
3.98 by cp45 from New Jersey on Dec 21, 2014
3.75 by brandoman63 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2014
3.6 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Dec 01, 2014
3.36 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2014
4 by Tanktizzo from Illinois on Nov 17, 2014
4 by Rado from California on Nov 14, 2014
3.7 by Wowcoolman from California on Nov 14, 2014
3.9 by drewone from California on Nov 14, 2014
3.5 by KAF from Iowa on Oct 15, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CHickman from New York

Pours black looking very dark brown color with some mahogany color brown showing at the edges where the light hits it; had a massive 3 finger tan to light brown foamy head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty foamy lacing and a foamy layer on top.

Smells of roasted grains, burnt coffee, syrup, chocolate, herbs, and light citrus hops or lemon zest; some spices which I assume is the rye, metallic funk and a hint of caramel come out and lead back to the smoky grains and coffee notes.

Tastes like it smells, with roasted grains, burnt coffee, rye, syrup, light spices like white pepper and coriander, chocolate, herbs, charcoal, citrus hops, lemon zest, toasted wheat bread, metallic funk and cocoa powder. There is no real sweetness in the flavor considering how present the chocolate and coffee notes are in both the nose and flavor, with the rye seemingly evaporating the sweetness and letting the charred notes and burnt grain flavor take control and trail off smoky and on the clean and dry side with a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is light and very thin for a stout, with a light body, a watery feel and light carbonation that finished smoky and on the clean and dry side. Definitely an interesting beer, but I can’t tell if it supposed to be a rye beer or a stout; it’s got a lot of nice roasted / burnt chocolate malt flavors, and a slightly bitter finish that’s clean and dry with a bunch of coffee and chocolate notes, but leaves me wondering, “what was the purpose of this beer”?

Overall it was tasty, easy drinking and hid the ABV quite well, but if you’re going to seek this out then you’d better be into smoked malts, coffee and chocolate flavors since those are the dominant flavors. More of a smoke beer with rye elements to me, but still a nice variation on several styles with good use of all the ingredients involved that made for a complex and flavorful brew.

May 25, 2014
3.5 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on May 15, 2014
3.5 by TasteTester from Ohio on Mar 22, 2014
3.5 by TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky on Mar 19, 2014
4.25 by beersdmf17 from Illinois on Mar 12, 2014
4.25 by jmbot4371 from Illinois on Feb 15, 2014
3 by jimmy13 from Wisconsin on Jan 23, 2014
3.5 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Jan 10, 2014
4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Dec 11, 2013
3.75 by jsher1112 from Illinois on Dec 08, 2013
3.75 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Oct 30, 2013
3.75 by emerge077 from Illinois on Oct 25, 2013
4 by tdmccarthy from Illinois on Oct 14, 2013
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Oct 06, 2013
4 by craftbeerasian from Florida on Oct 01, 2013
3.75 by bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky on Sep 24, 2013
Repo Man from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 103 ratings