Day 006 – Deth’s Tar

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Beer Stats

  • Brewery – Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL
  • Beer Name – Deth’s Tar (2016)
  • Served in a Revolution Brewing pint glass
  • Style – Russian Imperial Stout
  • ABV – 13.4%
  • IBU – 40
  • Untappd score – 4.328 (1,118 ratings)

Beer Notes

This is the second Russian Imperial Stout that I’ve had (following the one from Baltika on day 1) and it is just fantastic.  The beer is aged in bourbon barrels and the bourbon enhances a great stout flavor perfectly.  Revolution is probably my favorite brewery in Chicago and this may be the best of their beers.

Other Thoughts

Today’s beer is a Russian Imperial Stout from Chicago, which perfectly fits with a couple things I have been thinking about today.  First of all, much like our new president, this blog is apparently popular with the Russians.  There was an article written about this blog on profibeer.ru.  (The website is in Russian, but my girlfriend/photographer who can read some Russian, did a bit of translation for me)

In Chicago news, Trump apparently has a grudge against the city.  A day after threatening to declare martial law on the city, he signed an executive order pulling funding from sanctuary cities, which includes Chicago.  It’s unclear what effect this will have, or if it’s even legal.

Finally, (and unrelated to this beer) Trump ordered the Mexican wall to be built today.  He insisted that the Mexicans would be paying for the wall, but it’s hard to see how that will happen. The current Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto said that their country will not pay for any wall. Former president Vicente Fox Quesada was a little more direct:

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