Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None on bottle, obtained during November
Eugene's a fairly basic-looking and smelling American porter with a very nice flavor. The roasted malt nature of this beer carries its way through each sip, providing a fairly enjoyable drinking experience if you're into blackened malt, that is. The additional flavors of chocolate, caramel, molasses, and coffee are more there for a bit of complexity, but also add some pleasant depth to the overall experience. Despite how good this tastes, I'm unable to express how bored I am by the aroma, which you'd think to be effusive and excellent, but is actually fairly mild. I attribute this to the lower level of carbonation the beer displays: if that were solved, this would probably be in another class of porters. Probably wouldn't seek this out if E. Fitzgerald or Founders' porter was available, but otherwise not a bad option.
Pours a 2cm tall head of tan foam composed of medium to large-sized bubbles. Retention is below average, lasting for about a minute or so, receding to nothing, leaving little to no lacing in its wake. The body itself is a dark brown to black, with light bringing out slight brown tones in the edges of the body. Because of it's opacity, there's no carbonation to see.
Aroma is primarily of roasted malts, with sweet undertones of rich caramel and molasses with just a hint of brewed coffee. Not bad, but surprisingly subtle for the most part, this could be bolder and work better for the beer.
Opens with strong roasted malt and chocolate on the front of the palate. Mid-palate adds in mild acridity (either from hops or roasted malt, I can't tell), caramel and molasses-like sweetness, along with faint coffee. Back of palate is more roasted malt with sweet tones again from molasses and caramel; not so much chocolate or coffee. Aftertaste is of roasted malt, chocolate, mild acridity, and coffee beans.
Beer is medium bodied with carbonation at a low to medium-low intensity. This results in a fairly smooth beer, though somewhat stagnant for its weight. A bit more carbonation would help this feel slightly fuller, as well as aersolize the aroma further. Closes fairly dry, with moderate stickiness across the palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2013 06:46:25 | More by falloutsnow
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz can poured into pint glass
A- Deep, rich brown
S- I get a bit of booziness, roasted coffee beans, rich chocolate
T- Rich and sweet. Coco notes with almost a rich wood finish (although not barrel aged)
M- Silky smooth and creamy
O- I love this porter. So rich and smooth. Like a milk shake!
Serving type: can
07-16-2014 02:20:19 | More by PBRmeasap1980
Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.