Repo Man | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jrallen34 on 11-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.68%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Repo Man from Revolution Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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