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Blue Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 203
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gonzoillini on 12-07-2013

Our barrel-aged Eugene Porter with blueberries
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 203
Reviews by wpqx:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my tulip. Received in trade from Kevinpitts. Thanks much Kevin.
A - Deep brown with a quarter inch of clingy tan head that stuck around and left some lacing down the glass.
S - Light bourbon smell with a touch of blueberry. Light aroma period.
T - Blueberry! and lots of it. Bourbon flavor is here as well but you don’t get a lot of it at all. The blueberry mixes well and blunts the bourbon flavor. Nice job. Touches of vanilla, oak, coffee and chocolate.
M – Medium bodied with good carbonation. Slightly astringent on the palate.
O – Another winner from Revolution. I enjoyed the brew a great deal and my wife loved it. It has a almost dessert like quality for me. I don’t taste the alcohol at all and love the blueberry preserve like quality of this brew.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of 77apm
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of tigg924
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Smell is deep bourbon. The taste is amazing--strong bourbon, vanilla, and blueberries that come out stronger as the beer warms. The blueberry tastes natural and works really well with the bourbon. and vanilla. Well worth the splurge, this was one of my favorite beers I tried in 2015. Easily my favorite beer from a quality brewery.

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3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JIMTRK16
1.86/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

The worst beer I have had in recent memory. We kept watching other people pass this Bertie companions and ask "Is there something wrong with this?"

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Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timc100
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle

Great aroma of chocolate, char, a little smoke, and bright blueberries in delicate balance. As it warms a rich bourbon aroma comes to the fore. More blueberry on the taste resulting in some tartness. Bitter dark chocolate, roast, and some barrel as well as a smooth finish round it out nicely.

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. The 2015 eugene variants are on point, bean gene is tasting great this year as well.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.27/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big khaki head. Thick collar. Good retention.

Smell - Some blueberry comes through. Lots of caramel. Kinda oaky.

Taste - I get a little bit of barrel here. Blueberry is kinda tart. Very strong blueberry. Roasted malt.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - I don't love the acidity of the blueberries. It's a little strong for me.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick and pitch black with a surprising two finger head of brown foam.

Chocolate, oak, bourbon, and blueberries.

Huge blueberry flavor seems to power over everything else, but is soon washed over by chocolate, roast, and bourbon.

Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, sticky, fruity.

Overall, a truly outstanding beer, but a bit too sweet for my taste.

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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkGutz
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Two drafts at the brewery, served in a snifter.
Brownish black in the glass, plenty of delicate lacing around the edges, and a gentle skim across the surface. Dark and opaque.

Smells like blueberries in a big way. Mellow dry roast as well.

Unmistakeable taste of blueberries and dry chocolate. Fruit forward, dry and roasty, no weird tartness from the fruit. Very balanced with some minor barrel tannin, but it seems like a second use barrel possibly, as things are pretty mellow and balanced. Smooth feel, ample fruit and roasty Porter aspects. Overall something I could continue drinking all night.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Blue Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.