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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

653 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 36
Gots: 47 | 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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Photo of scruffwhor
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown to black in color with a few dark garnet highlights. Pretty quick head, only a residual ring of foam, brown in color.

The aroma is roasted malts full of coffee, dry chocolate, cacao, coffee beans, and a little vanilla.

Coffee and well roasted malts upfront. Somewhat burnt, and a little bitter malts and hops with dark chocolate, coffee beans, and a dark toffee, cappuccino on the finish.

The palate can be dry in the middle, but a little more slick on the finish. Very tasty porter thats easy to drink.

scruffwhor, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of BlakeAM
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BlakeAM, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of 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
Glass: Tulip

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.

falloutsnow, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

tastymug, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of spark3148857
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

spark3148857, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of briiguy
5/5  rDev +25%

briiguy, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Kevinkarpiak
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Kevinkarpiak, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of schleprock
2.45/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer three times on tap, once at the brewery and twice at the brewpub before deciding to review. I really wanted to like it but I get the same results. It just seems to be too thin to be a porter of the style like an Edmund Fitzgerald or a Black Butte.

A - Pours a dark brown with a decent head. Lacing isn't bad but didn't seem to last long in my glass.

S - Oak, caramel and cocoa is what I take away from this

T- I can't get into it, it just feels like someone added too much water to the beer and it does not have a deep satisfying flavor.

M- Thin, easy to go down but not what I expected.

This beer really misses the mark in overall taste and mouthfeel for me. It just does not have the body and flavor I expect as it seems watered down. Thus the low scores for taste and mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

schleprock, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

MarkyMOD, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Davihaw
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Davihaw, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of mattporter2
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

mattporter2, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of SalukiAlum
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

SalukiAlum, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of beersvh23
4/5  rDev 0%

beersvh23, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of mecummins
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- dark, dark brown. No light was shining through this glass. It poured at least a 2 & 1/2 finger tax head. Decent lacing.

Aroma- The coffee notes hit me right way followed by milk chocolate. Roasted malts and sweet molasses were also present. As it warmed, I could detect a bit of smokiness to it as well.

Taste- It tasted very similar to how it smelled. The roasted malts and sweetness from the chocolate were balanced by the bitterness from the coffee. I could taste some raisin and maybe a bit of piney hops on the back note, but it was more of a whisper.

Mouthfeel- Medium with a medium to almost long finish. It was extremely smooth. I wish it was just a touch creamier.

Overall- I love this beer. It's just heavy enough for a cold winter's day, but light enough to have more than one. I've been drinking it with very simple dishes. So far my favorite is a pint of this porter with a grilled cheese sandwich.

mecummins, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black color with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Cocoa, roasted malt, & molasses
T: Mostly roasted malt along with some bitter cocoa/coffee, also the molasses makes a reappearance
M: Medium-bodied though a bit thin, with the bitterness providing a long finish
O: Overall this is quite solid & I enjoyed it; I would love a bit more creaminess on the mouthfeel though the alcohol is already well balanced. I'll echo BB1313 in that this is good but Ohio is home to some fine porters that set the bar high.

ONUMello, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Robbie for this can. Poured in to tulip glass.

A - Black with half a finger of light bubbly medium brown head.

S - Big roast aroma with some milk chocolate, molasses and a hint of coffee.

T - Big roasted malt profile up front with a good sweetness in the middle and chocolate, molasses and brown sugar flavours. The finish is bitter with a hint of coffee.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of lefty
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

lefty, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of mbabble
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

mbabble, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Envelopes, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of DMB
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DMB, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev 0%

oldp0rt, Dec 29, 2012
Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.