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Blue Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 170
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 2.21%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

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
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 170
Reviews by wpqx:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of GallowsThief
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (790 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 77apm
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
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. (410 characters)

Photo of mbmiche
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (365 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TWStandley
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (602 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigPWalker
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at EBF in Boston, MA. Barrel aged porter with blueberries, here we go.

This one pours a dark black, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This one smells very blueberry forward, with a good amount of chocolate and bourbon as well.

I''m really happy with how much the blueberry is emphasized here. Super jammy, pretty sweet, with some mild tartness, and tons of creamy dark chocolate, some vanilla, a good helping of bourbon, and a touch of oak. Delicious.

This is medium bodied, not quite as thick as I would've hoped, with a very creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation is fairly low.

This is another great beer from Revolution. They really know how to barrel-age their beers. (684 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blue Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.