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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

602 Ratings
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 29
Gots: 35 | 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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Brenden

Ohio

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.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 16:25:15 | More by Brenden
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sweemzander

Illinois

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

Serving type: can

12-06-2012 18:42:29 | More by sweemzander
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

10-26-2012 03:01:50 | More by enelson
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 19:24:27 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

07-12-2013 16:04:12 | More by cpetrone84
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2013 00:19:55 | More by AngusOg
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

01-29-2014 17:23:22 | More by tectactoe
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Northdown Cafe.

A - Pours a dark brown, almost black, off-white head, thin collar, spotty lace, some wisps on top.

S - Excellent notes of roast, dark chocolate, some oak, cream, and toasted nuts. The nose really got me digging this one.

T - Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, cream, some toffee. Hard to find a bad thing to say about the taste on this one...just excellent. The roast, chocolate, and woody notes are wonderful.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy and rich, roasted finish.

O - An excellent porter, to say the least. If you're in Chicago and see this on tap, get it (if you like the style). It's really good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2011 16:20:40 | More by Sean9689
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AgentMunky

California

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.

Serving type: can

02-20-2013 02:48:30 | More by AgentMunky
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morimech

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: can

04-30-2014 22:11:49 | More by morimech
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

06-15-2012 00:59:51 | More by Holland
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

08-04-2013 05:35:18 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 00:02:23 | More by smartassboiler
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown color. Dimpled top to a thick and fluffy two-inch head that deflates slowly.

Caramelly grain, roastiness, fragrant coffee notes, some mustiness, wheat cereal, and toffee. Nice.

Coffee-forward, with chocolatey notes not terribly far behind. Some oxididation evident. Roasty flavor brings char and earthy sweetness. Dusty cocoa staves off the hops, which are nearly silenced. A little tangy in the finish.

Has a medium body with easy flow. Not a really bold body. The carbonation is a little weak, also. Missing something in the mouthfeel.

A good porter, but not worthy of "outstanding" status.

Serving type: can

12-26-2013 15:44:44 | More by thecheapies
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2014 00:28:33 | More by mattmarka1
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Revolution 2/14/10. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a dark black that showed a little light brown when held up to the light. Creamy off white head sported decent retention and stuck well to the glass.

S: Served a tad too cold so it didn't feature much nose in the beginning. As it came up to temp we picked up aromas of chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Initially the dominant flavor was roasted malt. As it warmed the roast was surpassed by some excellent chocolate malt flavors. Delicious.

M: I can't help but compare porters to the fantastic Founder's Porter. That's probably a little unfair due to how rich and thick and (to me) un-porterlike it is. This porter doesn't disappoint but we felt it was a little on the thin side.

D: Fantastic and very drinkable. A great, clean, and uncluttered example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2010 23:55:33 | More by GbVDave
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

10-28-2012 18:37:36 | More by warnerry
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Bung

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-25-2013 02:26:48 | More by Bung
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 17:53:43 | More by Whiskeydeez
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this many times on draft and from the can. This review is from the can. Pour is jet black with dark brown dense head. Decent retention and almost no lace. The smell starts with big bold waves of chocolate and roasted barley. A touch of cream comes through next and smooths things out. Then comes a reasonably aromatic hop profile that adds a little pine to the mix. The taste has some sweetness up front with a heavy malt profile. Dry roasted grains, bitter chocolate, and some piney hops (Chinook?) balance things out. The flavors pop and provide for a very robust porter. Mouthfeel is smooth and appropriately carbonated. Overall, this is one of my favorite porters around, the only thing that competes with it is Founders Porter. This is a solid beer and an awesome value at $10 per six pack. This has become a mainstay in the fridge, enough said.

Serving type: can

12-10-2012 06:09:05 | More by homebrew311
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2012 06:21:16 | More by gtermi
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2014 14:47:42 | More by BMart
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

12-29-2012 16:56:24 | More by oldp0rt
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-04-2013 11:44:58 | More by MSandahl23
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2014 00:14:29 | More by Tyrawlings
Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.