Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. So happy this is finally back! It was my favorite beer by Revolution until I tried BA Baracus, but I was too lazy to review it last time through. Mean Gene pours a pitch black color with only the slightest toasted marshmallow colored ring around the glass. The pour is all the way to the lip of the glass do there is no head formation. Nose doesn’t open up too much upon first sniff, but as it warms it becomes nice and rich. Heavy barrel character without being overpowering, oak, bourbon, caramel, a little brown sugar, and vanilla. It kinda reminds me of creme brûlée a little. All the same themes prevail in the flavor with a little bit more chocolate peeking through. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little thin, low carbonation, faint booziness, velvety smooth, and finishes long and pleasant. This beer is dangerously drinkable and I would and will not have any problems polishing off a couple snifters of this. Revolution really knows their way around a barrel.
raoul_duke (37) - - DEC 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells distinctly of bourbon. Nice camel colored head. Excellent color, almost midnight black. Taste is amazing. Coffee and bourbon on the front, sweet (but not too sweet) on the back. This is really good and I will drink it anytime it is available.
ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is, initially, a strong bourbon with secondary notes of chocolate and pie crust. As the bourbon fades from the aroma, it becomes more more caramel in nature. It pours a near fully opaque, but sparkling (along the edges) brown with a medium, dense ring and wispy surface. The lace is dense, but runny. It’s highly, malty sweet with just a light touch of bitter. The beer is slick and a bit sticky with a light, prickly carbonation. The full body is all the flavors of bourbon, without the alcohol fire; so lots of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and wood with some cola late. There’s a sweet and roasty, sugary toffee finish with a woody and candy caramel aftertaste.
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub this past week, on release day I think (unintentionally). Lovely beer. Not too hot or boozy. A nice creamy, coffee-ish Eugene with a nice bourbon vanilla flavor.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, earth, oak, and molasses. Finish brings out a bit of vanilla and light booze.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #22, not sure which vintage, 6/16/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, mild vanilla and whiskey. The taste is roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, whiskey. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
b3shine (5825) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to taster. Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a bit of tartness on the tongue. Enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. From notes. Black with coffee and chocolate. Boozy with a hint of something tart. Pretty good.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is a strong chocolate and roast. Medium mouthfeel with nice sweet roast, raisin, dark chocolate, hides alcoholw well, very impressive.
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour thanks to my friend Josh. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is sweet bourbon and chocate and vanilla beans. The taste is sweet and boozy with vanilla coming through nicely. Thicker mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Chris. Deep brown. Bourbon, caramel and vanilla. All things I love.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone