Rise | Revolution Brewing

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Utilizing Pale Ale malt as the base along with Caramel Malt from Chile, English Roasted Barley, and Dark Chocolate malt, the resulting medium-bodied beer is rich and complex with notes of dark roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate.

We used Warrior hops for bittering to contribute a clean crisp bitterness and a blend of Chinook and Cascade for a blast of fresh flowery hop aroma in the whirlpool. After fermentation we hit this brew with a fresh dose of Centennial and Chinook dry hops to infuse this dark ale with fresh aromas of citrus zest and pine. In our series of stouts, this one has the highest level of both hop bitterness and aroma. Hopefully you get a chance to try one on cask, it is magical!

A 2012 World Beer Cup Gold medal winner.

55 IBU

Added by GbVDave on 11-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
243
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
22
For Trade:
2
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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.02/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent stout not overpowering pours dark

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3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've been to the brewpub several times but never saw this one on the menu, so when I saw this 22oz bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, I picked one up and brought it home.

The beer poured a very dark brown, almost black color, and made a 2½-finger medium tan head. The head lasted about 2 minutes and left some decent lacing on the glass.

Raisiny smell with bittersweet chocolate and earthy hops.

This is a stout that's more hoppy than malty. Lots of citrus and earthy hop flavor along with some raisin/plum fruitiness. There's a layer of bittersweet baker's chocolate underneath, and then finally you get some roasted malt to come through. There's a lot of bitterness here for a stout, but it's not overly harsh.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Some reviewers have commented that this is more like a black IPA than an American stout, and I agree with them. It's OK, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a dark chocolate color with a frothy head

The hops are noticeable with some citrus and floral aromas along with chocolate and some roasted malts

Medium bodied with much more of a hop profile than a stout. Good flavors of citrus, hops, some florals and bitter chocolate on the attack.

It's lacking a bit of depth and the hops dominate a bit too much for me. It comes off more as a black IPA than a stout

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Rise from Revolution Brewing
4.05 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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