Repo Man | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 23
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3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to fiver29 for this bottle, one among a trailer full. More rye. Stick rye in every hole, I say. It's raining rye! 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, who out of necessity has also learned an appreciation for the grain.

The pour is a mildly carbonated dark brown/light black. Nose is like a rye enema, except in the nose; wow. This is more of a rye stout smell that a stout rye smell. Chock of spicy rye circling off the surface of the beer. Not much else can cut through, but there's a fair jab of roast. Good.

Repo Man suffers from a Kate Moss-like existentialism. First impressions are of the body, or lack thereof; the brew seems thin, watery, like it might disappear if I turned the glass sideways. Spicy rye clashes with the roast/coffee like the Battle of El Alamein; these two strains just don't go well together. Not much else going on.

A noble idea marred by a beer that cuts a straight line down the center of mediocre. Nothing wrong with it. Just beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into nonic pint glass; jet black with a big fluffy creamy tan head that fades after a bit leaving awesome rings of lacing. Smell is roasted malt, slight coffee, sweet chocolate, soft rye grain. Taste is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee roasted malt, and a hint of spicy grainy rye mixed in with it all. The rye grain adds an extra dimension to the mouthfeel, which is on the thinner side for a stout but the carbonation makes up for it.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Black color. Seems to be a bit overcarbonated as I got a huge frothy tan head. Retention is a bit below average and not much lacing is left.

4.0 S: Mmmmm. This smells quite nice. Deep chocolate with roasty coffee and caramel. Spicy earthy rye adds a layer of complexity. Molasses underneath.

3.75 T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of chocolate, which takes the focus of the beer. Roastiness, coffee, caramel, molasses. Spicy, earthy rye. This could possibly be higher if the carbonation didn't interfere with my taste buds. Seemingly no amount of swirling reduced the carbonation to an acceptable level.

3.0 M: Medium body. Way too much damn carbonation. It's a huge pain in the ass trying to drink this. I'm not sure if it's creamy or not.

3.5 D: I'm going to try to dissipate the carbonation for the second half of the bottle, but I had to review it the way it was.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75


A: Pours pitch black with a nice light an head. Nice looking beer.

S: Dark chocolate, lactose, lightly charred grain.

T: Mild dry roast, coffee beans, charred bread, dusting of cocoa, vague acidity (possibly from the rye?).

M: Medium-bodied with silky carbonation.

O: A very nice-looking and feeling stout, and very drinkable, but a little too mellow and dry in the taste.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated January 25th, 2013.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a big, dense light brown head. Head fades away slowly, with a nice patchwork lacing remaining. Excellent retention.

S: Really nice spicy rye with a bit of chocolate and a little char backing it up. Lots of rye.

T: Rye right from the get-go. Mild creamy chocolate joins it. Hints of smoky char on the back end. Solid rye throughout, especially between sips where it stands alone.

M: Medium bodied, very creamy and smooth.

O: Perhaps my first rye stout. Rye is omnipresent but the nice mellow roasted malt provides a nice counterbalance and complementary flavor. Very easy drinking and tasty. Well done.

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Repo Man from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 80.6% out of 100 with 93 ratings
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