Barrel-Aged Sodom | Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mcallister on 04-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of MasterSki
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a snifter.

A - Finger of mocha foam that settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind spotty lace. Body is unsurprisingly black.

S - Smell reminds me a lot of BCS - not surprising considering this is also aged in Heaven Hill barrels. Marshmallow, roasted malts, earthy bourbon, light smoke, chocolate fudge.

T - A nice blend of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Alcohol is well-hidden - seems less hot that BCS is out of the gate.

M - Medium bodied - a touch thin for the style. Sticky, viscous, chewy, with low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth, but not wholly inappropriate.

D - This is a really good beer. I enjoyed it more than Barrel-Aged Dark Lord. It's like a thinner, mellower BCS. I would have had a second snifter if I hadn't had to run. Hope Three Floyds and Revolution make a second batch of this stuff.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Revolution prior to DLD. The brew pours an obsidian hue with very little froth but a menacing oily sheen. It shows legs on the glass' wall. The aroma announces Bourbon before I can even lift the glass off of the table, and the taste backs it up with a wallop of Whiskey. The beer is really tasting quite similar to 2010 BCS. There is also big milk chocolate, buttery oak, vanilla, sweet and roasted maltiness, and a generally nice balance between decadence and reasonability in terms of the favor profile. Quite impressed with this one.

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Photo of stakem
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 9oz snifter at the brewpub on eve of DLD '11 (standing room only.) This brew appears black in color with no light shining through it as I hold it up. A dense, dark brown head sits atop the brew and holds fairly well, a swirl revives the cap to a finger's strength.

Smells tangy with notes of bourbon accenting the alcohol aspect. Lots of sweet dark malt suggestions of cocoa powder, dark roasty grain, vanilla and toasted coconut. A light fruity alcohol note emerges across the back slightly fusel and tingles the nose as it warms.

This brew tastes of cocoa powder, semi sweet and lasting with an awesome bakers chocolate flavor moreso than the typical roasty bitter grains. A solid whiskey twang makes the alcohol flavor come forward but it is very enjoyable. It includes a slight herbal hop bitterness that keeps the sweetness in check and a high octane booze kick is perfectly integrated. The aftertaste is lightly wooded with more subtle barrel characteristics like coconut which is very enjoyable.

This is a deeply complex and super enjoyable offering. It is medium to full bodied with a smooth feel and modestly carbonated. It is an awesome example of the style. I would drink this all night if allowed. Great beer and perfect balance and barrel contribution. Screw DLD, I'd drive to Chicago again next year just for this!

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mcallister
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Midnight black with a thick dark mocha head.


Bourbon hits quick and hard followed by sweet vanilla, oak burnt malts, thick sweet chocolate, black fruits, leather, earth, and anise.

Very reminiscent of Dark Lord sweet and big but not copying. Oozing fudge, black cherry chocolate bourbon. Vanilla, oak, charred marshmallow, malt, leather, anise, and more. A monster and delicious.

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Photo of 71gto
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was my first time visiting Revolution, for this specific beer.

The look is extremely dark past due motor oil.

Smell was very much bourbon, somewhat similar to KBS in smell

Taste was absolutely amazing. This beer was everything I was hoping for and more. Well balanced and drinks well. The taste was lots of chocolate bitterness with some vanilla. A little bit of alcohol burn, but in a good way.

Overall this is one of my favorite beers, I just wish it was bottled so I could continue to enjoy it. It is everything a big stout should be and so much more.

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Barrel-Aged Sodom from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 23 ratings