Tooch4321 (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Rev. Pours dark black with a thin tan head, smells of oats, dark chocolate and roast. Taste is a bit sweet dark chocolate upfront followed by some nuttiness and oats. Finish is all roast with a coffee bitterness, body is a bit thin, but the complexity makes up for it. Very solid, Iím surprised I never tried this the first time around.
Lubiere (8254) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate, with light vanilla, coffee grinds. In mouth, a smooth sweetish milk coffee with light vanilla notes, malty chocolate, nice and sweet. On tap at brewpub, May 21 2012.
Sammy (7052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Black with a little side around the sides. Lacey. A good bitterness, licorice,chocolate, a little better tasting and slightly more thick than their Eugene Porter, my best beer of the product line. Carbonation appropriate.
Newk (299) - - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from cask at Rev into a pint glass. Pours a nice chocolate color with a well defined and frothy head.
Well balanced with nice depth and really good aromas of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and malts.
Full bodied with a nice and smooth feel. Very good flavors of oatmeal, roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee beans.
Glad to see this back on tap, and very glad to have had this on cask. One of Revís best stouts for me and this was as good as I remembered it.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black power oatmeal stout. Black with a creamy head. roast and creamy oats in the aroma. Lots of black patent malt. Roasty bitter malts that really hit you in the mouth. A little too much Sweet creamy oats balance the roast some. Finishes roasty and too sweet. 8/4/7/3/15
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at the pub... A dark brown pour, good looking, even has dark edges. No retention except for a light mocha ring. However, really thick lacing... A great aroma, super smooth chocolate, oatmeal adds some great creaminess, hints of candy sugar and plums. If it wasnít sweet from start to finish and added roast or something else, this would be a 5... The taste is not as successful, borderline disappointing. The sweetness is muted, but its actually more balanced than the aroma. There is an overall roasty character, most of the sweet is gone, just coffee a hint of hops. Not bad, but not great... The mouthfeel is too light, and there is a terrible late finish that is way too bitter.
Average oatmeal stout that is ok. If you want a high abv oatmeal not a bad choice, but Iíd rather crush a 5% thatís a touch more creamy and sweet in taste.
rubbishystuff (1568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as complex a beer as I would have expected but very smooth and very drinkable. I wasnít a fan a first but in retrospect I like it quite a bit. Serving:Tap
Pawola22 (3117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is medium sweet caramels and rich chocolates with a soft roast and some creamy oats. A tad bit grainy with a few nuts and a hint of earth. Flavor is similar. Rich, creamy, medium sweet cocoas and oats up front with a nice caramel. A light grainy bread and some toffees. Balancing, soft roastiness and a touch of earth wrap this up with a dry finish that leaves a light bitterness and a nice mix of sweet, creamy malts and roasts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light, silky, creamy body and soft, moderate, creamy carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid oatmeal stout. Well balanced and easy drinking. A bit on the sweeter side, but the roasts hold their own. Good one.
rhsiung (315) - USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
creamy, pure roastiness, very nice. now served in a big water glass, for those of you picky about glassware. iíd have this one again.
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Excited this made it back as it was the first Revolution beer I missed. Pours a nice roasty black, near opaque, with frothy brown head, stays moderate sized and laces well, dies to a thick film eventually, still quite nice. Aromas are mellow sweetness tempered by light roast, a touch of cocoa mixes with sweet biscuits, roasted barley, touches of dry roast. Simple yet satisfying. Initial is smooth and roasty, cocoa and roasted barley work their ways into the fold immediately. Touches of soda bread, bakers cocoa, biscuits, smoothed out grains and touches of earthy ash roast. Smooth, silky, and sensual, this isnít your typical oatmeal stout. Not overbodied, quite drinkable with sweet oats, roasty barley, nice dark chocolate, some slight coffee, dry roast. Very nice. Finish is a nice balance of roast and dryness temepered with sweet oats, biscuits, a touch of toffee, and perhaps the cocoa trying to lean a little to the sweet side. Nice. Very balanced, leaning towards dry roast for those of us that donít like a really sweet brew, scoring point on my rating