Deth's Tar | Revolution Brewing

Deth's TarDeth's Tar
BA SCORE
97.2%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 884 ratings
Deth's TarDeth's Tar
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, and named after our exalted leader, Emperor Deth. This one is definitely on the dark side.

A play on Josh's name, this Russian imperial stout is aged in two different types of bourbon barrels (Heaven Hill & Old Forester) then blended for the resulting thick and dark brew.

Deth's Tar is a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout. It is brewed with a host of wonderful specialty malts, flaked oats and oat malt to impart a rich, silky mouthfeel and deep, complex malt flavors and aromas reminiscent of dark baker’s chocolate, fresh brewed coffee and caramel candy. We also utilized Warrior as the main bittering hop and English Fuggle in the whirlpool to impart a clean balanced bitterness and hints earthiness and spiciness dancing around the intense malt backbone. The brew then spent seven months resting between Heaven Hill and Old Forester bourbon barrels. The resulting blend is Deth's Tar, that we bring to you once again on draft and in 22-ounce bombers in commemorative packaging.

40 IBU

Added by homebrew311 on 09-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#566
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
884
Liked:
859
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
7.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
205
Gots:
303
Trade:
31
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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
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3.75/5  rDev -13%
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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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L: pours thick and black with a film of head
S: big bourbon and chocolate
T: the bourbon is nicely present but not as big as in the nose. There is nice chocolate as well.
F: medium to thin thickness, coats well and very smooth.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very hot on the nose and taste initially. As it warmed, the bourbon started to show through and I also got flavors of coffee and cinnamon. I know neither of those are adjuncts in this so it must just have been the way my palette reacted to the barrel. Solid beer but not world class.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Barrel aging done right . . . Balanced perfectly in my opinion. Pours oily but not too slick. Vicious but not syrupy or too sticky. Not too dry, not too sweet. Definitely some heat from the bourbon and alcohol however it's far from being a booze bomb. This right up there with barrel aged Ten Fidy in my book.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Deth's Tar from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 97.2% out of 100 with 884 ratings
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