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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 38
Gots: 81 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010

A striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt. Eugene is a robust porter named after Eugene V. Debs, an American union leader and activist who led the Pullman Railroad strike in 1894. An assortment of Belgian specialty malts form a complex structure of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.

28 IBU
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Photo of Redrover
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of those beers you have all the time and then you realize you never reviewed it..

From a 12 oz can poured into a pint glass, the beer is a very dark brown with a dark tan head.

Inviting aroma of roasted malts and dark fruit.

The taste leads with semi-sweet roasted malts. There are hints of coffee, raisins and molasses. There is some bite from the hops and some very ripe plum. It hangs together nicely.

The mouth is semi-thick with a bit of creaminess.

All-in-all, a very enjoyable porter and one that I continue to revisit on a regular basis.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the can a nice, thick black color. Some caramel colored head retention, which dissipates half way through the glass. Hearty toasted malt aroma. Nice full caramel malt flavor, alcohol noticeable as well. Chocolaty.

Mouthfeel is thick, but has more carbonation present than the beer's appearance does. Overall pretty solid, I cant say anything bad about it. My first from Revolution, looking forward to trying more from this brewery.

Photo of jscheuf
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnParadee
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vierenner
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good but lacking a bit on the carbonation front ... feels a bit flat in a way. Nice roasted flavors, smooth, very little hop bite.

Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer1804
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Porter I've had awesome

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacQ32
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt2509
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmbranum
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I saw my hero Eugene V. Debs on the can, I knew I had to try this one.

Purchased at the cafe of the Chicago Institute for Art, poured from a can into a glass.

Nice almost black brown with a huge head.

Rich roasted aroma with a bit of coffee.

Flavor is nicely balanced between toasty and creamy, as well sweet and dry elements. Some wine notes. Some chocolate. Very true to style.

Very smooth creamy mouthfeel.

I like this one alot.

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strohme2
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CBodamer
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tanksfoles
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bufante
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the first Revolution beers that I got into, and still a go-to porter for me. Review from can. Deep cocoa brown to black with tan head. Very satisfying slickness to the mouthfeel, without being too cloying. Plenty of hop bitterness to balance out the powdery, bakers chocolate notes. Manages to be simple and complex at the same time, a local standout porter.

Photo of jtladner
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerma
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good smooth porter not to heavy! Good flavor nothing to overpowering!

Photo of Hoptometrist
2.64/5  rDev -34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

No coffee flavor. Dominant prune juice taste

Photo of Zonian1
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.