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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

755 Ratings
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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 37
Gots: 71 | 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:
Striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

A - Dark brown beer with a brownish head that had moderate retention and some pretty decent lacing.

S - Roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee.

T - Pretty full taste, focused mostly on the roasted nad bitter chocolate with hints of coffee.

M - Pretty full bodied with some moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty nice flavors, alcohol is well hidden, quite fulfilling. This one has a decent amount of heft to it, would drink again.

Photo of barnzy78
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz can, pours near-black with brown at the edges when held to a light; thinner light brown head dissipates quickly leaving minimal lace. Aromas are roasty, bittersweet chocolate, coffee roast, faint anise. Tastes are sweeter but with plenty of roast, dark chocolate, oatmeal, molasses, coffee, mild earthy/piny bitterness at the end, but finishes exceptionally clean. At 7%, I think i can say the alcohol was well concealed, albeit it's not a huge ABV. Mouth-feel is velvety smooth, rich & creamy, while being medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, very solid porter! I would buy this again. I need to compare it back-to-back with some of my favorites, because this one holds its own!

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

This is a pretty thick-looking porter, somewhere in the medium-dark brown range with some heft to its look. It grows a tan head to one finger that retains itself quite well and leaves a good amount of patchy lacing.
This is a hefty porter in the American style. The nose gives off some cocoa sweetness with some coffee and a toastiness that's not common and adds a nice element. It's more toasty than roasty, in fact, and fights the urge to simply be a stout as bready malts play out with a good balance of gentle hops.
The flavor mingles toast, coffee, bready malts and a strong nuttiness with a bit of a dryer element with a touch of char. There's a flavor almost like toast with burnt edges, and there's an interesting interplay as citrus rind and light hops bitterness come into focus.
Eugene is a pretty hefty porter, but doesn't break character. Robust but not huge, with a thick body, there's a creamy texture to it that makes for good drinking. It leads into a dryer finish.

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sweemzander
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. can poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a deep dark brown; almost black color. Some tan froth, decent lacing. Good retention.

(S)- A solid bread-like roasted raisin, molasses, and a subtle nuttiness.

(T)- Similar to the smell. This has a great character of raisin, and a baked bread-like yeasty roastedness. Ever so subtle mild walnut-like nuttiness.

(M)- A great carbonation level and a smooth balance. Nothing sharp or bitter in this, just a lovely mild-like richness to an almost rustic-like profile.

(O)- Overall, its really a solid to great porter. Each time I have something by Revolution they meet or exceed my expectations. Well done

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pour is cola brown with a light coffee head and some large bubbles. Nose is roast, pitted olive, light coffee rind, and some light chocolate cake batter. Body is full up front but thins in back. Taste is heavy roast, the other aspects from the nose are there but take a back seat to the roast. Highly carbonated through the finish and a touch slick on the back of the throat.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%

Don't know how I feel about Debs being used to advertise hipster beer. But, whatever, there's plenty of beer that uses like the pope or Mike Schmidt or shit like that so I shouldn't care too much about this.

This is a good porter. Dry up front, lightly sweet middle, pleasantly rough and bittersour porter barely at the very back end. Wonderful portery aftertaste, too, which a lot of newer breweries blot out with their more hop-forward iterations.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of morimech
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown that appears black in the glass. Just over one finger of head forms and sticks around for a long time before eventually settling to a thin cap. Light spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Dark malt aroma of chocolate, molasses, and graham crackers. Getting some fruity esters as well. No sign of alcohol. Getting a very slight hint of acidity.

Cannot make up my mind if this tastes more Belgian or British. There is a slight acidic bit in the finish that really confuses my palate. I get flavor notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel from the malt. A lot of yeast esters and phenols as I pick up cherries, plums, and raisins. A touch of spice as well. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Starts off as a solid, robust porter. But the finish is really weak and thin. Feels like a much smaller beer. I do not think the carbonation is the problem as I find that solid.

Different sort of porter. Has some unique properties that does not make beer easy to categorize. Part Belgian, part British, and part American.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Looks like a stout. Thick, creamy, tan head. Jet black.

S: Neutral and nice. Milk chocolate.

T: Perfectly composed. Slightly sour, sweet (chocolate), nutty, and roasted. Of all these, nutty tartness is probably the biggest component.

M: Smooth and delectable.

O: Incredibly drinkable. Fantastic porter. Highly recommended. Would have again.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.