Revolution Adams Best Bitter
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   ABV: -
An earthy, lightly toasty traditional Best Bitter brewed to showcase newly available Irish Stout and Ale malts. We use Special B and Black malts for color and slight roast complexity. It is named for Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, who was instrumental in the development of the Belfast Agreement in the late 1990s, which brought a cease-fire to Northern Ireland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, toast, orange marmalade into a bit of grain, herbal, grassy hops in there, spice notes as well. Taste was a mix of spice, yeast, bread into some caramel, slight toast with some slight citrus, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
On tap at brewpub
A decent bitter mixes American attitude with a traditional English style recipe. The result might be even better if it were served on cask instead of from a keg. If this gets bottled it could make a nice daily drinker for the spring months.

Aroma / Appearance - The creamy ivory head floats above a foundation of deep caramel. Light and fluid, it swirls with grace. Thin light chocolate, roasted malts, and licorice waft up from the sampler with a carefree ease.

Flavor / Palate - The body falls a bit on the thin side. Even so the profile of caramel, cherries, and chocolate refreshes the palate. An easy transition carries into the creamy finish which may be due to the nitrogen treatment. In the end it falls short of comparing favorably to the best examples of bitters but does well for an American interpretation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Nuts and apricots blend into this Bitter’s slender mouthfeel, as mild caramel invites more depth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy slice of foam sits atop the shiny dark copper.
-Why are they serving a Bitter on nitrogen when they have an unused handpump?
-This is easy drinking and super clean, which is perfect for the style.
-Hops were a tad too muted for my tastes in the style.

On tap at the Milwaukee Avenue location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
A red copper ale with a thin creamy mocha head, nitro pushed. In aroma , sweet caramel malt with light nutty notes, grassy hops, a bit more British in character. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with grassy hops, light acidity, roasted notes, OK. On tap at Revolution Milwaukee location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap, inexplicably on Nitro and not advertised as such. Reddish copper amber with a thick white nitro head. Aroma is muted, bread, caramel, fruit notes. Mild floral hop notes. Flavor is somewhat sweet, somewhat bitter. Typical thin nitro mouthfeel. This would be better if it were not on nitro.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Nitro tap @ the brewpub. Clear medium copper amber, dense immobile creamy nitro head. The nitro pretty much kills any nose on this. Light caramel character, interesting vegetal/capsicum hop character (Progress hops-- a first for me I believe), mild bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Tap flight at the brew pub, served in nitrogen. Dark caramel color with a dense nitro egg shell head. Excellent lace tha. Oats the glad. Not much aroma. Flavor is sweet bread, aromatic veggie hops, and very nutty. Tips toward the sweeter side of things for an ESB. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11211) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at Revolution Brewing, Chicago. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7834) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Revolution Brewing, Milwaulkee Ave, Chicago. Poured a clear chesnut brown with a long living frothy off white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a big malt liqourice hoppy palate with a short bitter finish. Served warm, just as it should be! Shame about the name though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at revolution. Orange and dark. Super foamy beer. Decent bitter. Not a fan of the style but rev does beers right

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