Rise | Revolution Brewing

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

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 Centennial 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!


Added by GbVDave on 11-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
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22
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Multiple growler pours, thanks to Chris for sharing!

Spruce needles and dried citrus peel hop aroma, along with some rich chocolatey malt notes. Jet black, thin layer of khaki colored foam rises and settles. Some carb trails visible around the edges of the glass.

Flavors come across more as a Black IPA, though the brewery describes it as an American Stout. Moderate grassy/citric hoppiness that builds over time, leaving a firm bitter aftertaste. In the middle its all deep roast and bitter dark chocolate. Some light astringency from the roast, otherwise smooth. Medium bodied and drinkable enough to have seconds. Pretty enjoyable stuff on a cool fall evening by the fire.

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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with ruby highlights; not that much of a head but what is there does a good job lacing

Smell: Really hoppy on the nose - piney and pithy

Taste: Hard to taste the stout for the hops, up front, with pine, pith and an aspirin-like bitterness that assaults the palate; underneath, there is a black bread quality that peaks through, though the hops continue to dominate through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: As others have noted, this is as much an American Black as it is a stout; with a blindfold on, I would have called it an American Black; I don't feel that the flavors really come together that well, but a hophead will find this enjoyable

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate notes with light hoppy notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix of rich roasted malt notes with some black chocolate notes with hints of residual sugar notes and light dry hoppy notes. Body is full with oily texture and good carbonation. Enjoyable but I think it would benefits from a barrel-aged treatment.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/12/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice hoppy aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Slight pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pineapple, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and well balanced hop and roasted malt flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice American stout style. All around good balance and robustness of hop and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Sheffield's.

My final beer before heading up to Wrigley, I ordered it based on the positive feedback garnered from my buddy next to me. It pours a dark black-brown, very subtly highlighted in dark ruby, topped by a half-finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, toasted bread, light pine, and a bit of dark chocolate powder. The taste brings in more of the same, with the pine coming in a bit more pronounced, and with a touch of grapefruit peel tossed in for good measure. Still, the roast and chocolate dominate, just benevolently. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice stout, one that shows that hops can find a place in a stout, so long as they are used with caution, respect, and due diligence. Something like that...

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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's time to RISE! Quote...unquote Pantera. This beer is a very nice stout. It poured an opaque black with tan head that is not lacing. The scent carries a subtle roast. The taste has chocolate, roast and hints of coffee. The mouthfeel is full in body with smooth carbonation. Overall....VERY NICE!

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3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beast of a black beer into my tall Spaten 0.5 liter glass, it's looking great thus far billowing tan burnt caramel head with another pitch black body...Aromatics bring it out in the front line with green hops really screaming through the black patent malts, dark chocolate not much perceived sweetness in the nose. The first, 2nd, and 3rd sips are screaming with hops, there comes a point in every American Stout's life when they should just fess up to being a Black IPA. That's definitely the case here without being a style Nazi let me tell you what I'm tasting: Dark espresso bean burnt quality, dark cacao style chocolate nibs, rolling hops fields of citrus and earthy hops collide with one another to create a rather harsh sipping American Stout...it's rough finish is hardcore flavor as is the hardcore carbonation is a bit rough, but overall I can see the light it's a brewer bringing the revolution by calling this hoppy ass black DIPA an aggressively hopped American Stout. Only 7.5% abv surprisingly delivers the alcohol warming effect pretty well or maybe I'm high on American hops and Nicaraguan tobacco.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The chocolate and cocoa really stand out in this beer for me. As far as the body goes it's hearty and thick, but still smooth and appropriately "thin" for a stout. Extremely well made with a great consistency. Definitely glad I was able to try this one.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MasterSki
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Revolution. Unexpectedly served in a tulip.

A - A finger of mocha foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind plenty of splotchy lace. Black body with a hint of brown at the fringes.

S - Holy hops Batman! An insane amount of citrus, pine, and floral hops - this reminds me of what Darkness used to taste like a few years ago. There's that signature Galaxy hop note in there as well. Underneath there's some roasted malt betraying the actual style, although if blindfolded I would have called this a Black IPA. Very nice in any case.

T - Taste is quite good too, but loses some of the flavors imparted by the dry-hopping. There's a bit more char, and perhaps even a touch of astringency in the finish. The malt character is one of dark chocolate and heavily roasted grains - for a Black IPA that's fine, but for a stout I expect a bit more sweetness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation level, and no obvious alcohol. Nothing particularly memorable here.

D - This is a very nice offering on the border "hopped-up" stout and Black IPA. I'd definitely order this again, and considered a growler (but found the price a bit high). Hope this one ends up as a seasonal when their production facility gets up and running.

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