fugitive (1996) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 7, 2017 Dunt (316) - 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.
Bottle @ Bibere, Piraeus. Color dark brown with medium head. Aroma roasted, wood, malt, chocolate, caramel. Taste sweet, roasted, raisin, dark chocolate, alcohol, caramel. MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Intense dark, toasted malts, filter coffee. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Sweet grain malts, caramel, toasted malts, charcoal, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Imperial Porter, good complexity in aroma and palate. Keg at brewpub, Chicago. mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
A gift from Sharon that’s been in the fridge for a year. Not quite black, with a medium brown head, minimal lacing. Bourbon notes, with dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Flavor follows aroma. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink. One fine beer.
Revolutions Deep Wood Series just keeps getting better! Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Big barrel presence in the aroma and flavor. Nice porter background. Great beer! DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Out of a bottle. Rich roasted chocolate with vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Deep mahogany brown with very minimal white head that disappears quickly to nothing. Chocolate and bourbon booze with a slightly thinner body than most aged porters/stouts. A little sour and acidic quality that is a bit too prevalent. 8.5% abv is probably on the lower side to fight the lacto battle in the barrel.
alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Draft to mini snifter at Liberty’s. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, a hint of cherry, sweet marshmallow character, smooth, easy to drink, enjoyable. PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Deep black yet thin, with one finger of tight ginger-colored foam. Sweet nose, a blend of maple, cotton candy and milk chocolate. A hint of smoke as well. Smooth yet subtle. The flavor’s sweet, almost tangy. Vanilla, tons of maple and molasses, a good amount of dark fruits, like prunes and figs. A touch of smoke, too. Light, whipped body, pillow-soft. Gentle carbonation. tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-203) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!charule (2257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, falls down fast, non adhesive. Aroma: wow, very sweet, lots of vanilla, bourbon, sugary caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, lots of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, caramel, more alcohol, sourish touch, sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, dried fruits, crème brûlée, sugary, cocoa powder. Nice stuff, though weird enough the alcohol stands out in this one.
Bottle at Tim OTooles. Poured black with thin beige head. Aroma super boozy vanilla. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet marshmallow choc. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Straight whiskey.... I mean, that’s what I got. They really should have done this with a stout, not a porter.