Revolution Brewing Deth's Tar 2019
What the brewers say
"Layers of complexity, reminiscent of vanilla, toasted coconut, and caramel candy."
What our panel thought
"Vanilla and whiskey up front, chocolate malts supporting. More whiskey in the flavor—mellow roast, rich dark chocolate, umami richness, unifying beer and barrel. Moderate sweetness fades into a finish balanced by complementary alcohol. Warming but not harsh in the finish."
What our editors thought
"Sharp black nose like a Slayer song—rhythmic, pulsating, unrelenting. The sip softens the brutalism with a sweet melodic interlude, probing the darkness before an acoustic prog-metal outro ties a folksy bow on it."