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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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621 Ratings
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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 34
Gots: 40 | 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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cquinn17

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 10/18/12. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Very dark brown. Aggressive pour yields a 2 finger, mocha head.

S- Roasted malts dominate. Hint of chocolate and light roast coffee at the end.

T- Flavors don't really live up to the smell for me. While I do get roasted malts and a little chocolate, everything seems a little dilutes. Could be freshness or maybe I was drinking it too cold? Seemed to get better as it warmed.

M- Medium body with a little more carbonation than I'd like. Does leave a good coat on the mouth though.

O- Somewhat of a disappointment to me. Maybe because I've been drinking a lot of RIS's lately but the thinner mouthfeel and subdued flavors left me wanting more. For my money, I'd go with edmund fitzgerald or founders if I'm looking for a porter.

Serving type: can

12-23-2012 06:49:15 | More by cquinn17
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BB1313

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful pitch black, with almost no light getting through. There's a huge khaki mocha head which sticks around and leaves very nice lacing. Awesome looking porter. The aromas are full chocolate malts. There's a subtle roastiness and a touch of smoke. There's mild hints of vanilla bean as well. The flavors have alot of dark chocolate and black coffee going on, giving it a pretty solid bitterness. There's also a touch of hop flavor, along with a hop bitterness, but the hops don't shine, nor do I think they should for the porter style. The flavors are nice, but not intense. I'm also picking up some roasted black coffee. The mouthfeel is interesting in a good way. Low carbonation. It's on the light side of medium-bodied. Smooth and fluffy making it an easy drinker. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

I'm not gonna lie, I was hoping for more. But it's still a very solid porter. Traditional and well crafted. There's nothing wrong with it at all, it just doesn't go the extra mile. It doesn't pop. I really dig the coffee aftertaste though. Maybe I'm just spoiled by some other easy to get porters in my area.

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 23:53:08 | More by BB1313
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the third and last product from Revolution that I have here in cans. It, like the others is a great brew.

Opening the can reveals a nice sweetness and an appropiate aroma for the style. Like the others it has a weak head but the color is an oil can dark.

The taste is similarly dark and balanced for a porter - not very hoppy but nicely sweet. The aftertaste is in the same region - just a little roasty and a nice balance.

I am now a fan of Revolution and l hope to taste more of their brews in the time to come (since the world didn't end last night).

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 21:48:45 | More by schoolboy
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founder26

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

12-21-2012 22:58:05 | More by founder26
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost pitch black with cola colored edging. There is a fingers worth of tan head that leaves spotty lacing as it dissipates.

The nose brings subtle notes of coffee, roasted malt and bakers chocolate. These nuances are a bit muted but still present nonetheless.

The flavors are bringing much more to the table. Big roasted malt profile here, followed by some bitter chocolate and a bit of coffee bean.

The mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty solid porter, just wish the nose was bigger.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2012 21:59:58 | More by ChugginOil
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bluejacket74

Ohio

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

12 ounce can, 6 pack packaging had a date of November 20, 2012 printed on it. Just not sure if that's the canning date or the best by date. Since Revolution is new to Ohio, I'll assume it's the canned on date. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and some dark fruit. It tastes like roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, bittersweet chocolate and some light hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and has moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, at $9.99 a 6-pack I'd buy this again.

Serving type: can

12-21-2012 01:17:09 | More by bluejacket74
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warrenout330

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-20-2012 02:51:48 | More by warrenout330
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RespertFTW

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-18-2012 03:31:19 | More by RespertFTW
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- Dark dark brown with 2 fingers of khaki head that dissipates to about a half finger and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell- Not huge notes here but some pine hop and chocolate.

Taste- Dark chocolate with a bitter chocolate finish. The pine hops that I got on the nose isnt there really. Still balanced with the bitter sweet chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel- Normally I expect my porters to have a heavy body. This is more on the light side of medium, but I like it because it makes it more of a sessionable porter. Add in the fact that it is pretty highly carbonated for a porter, you get a lighter sessionable porter. Does hinge on the watery side, but works just enough to be enjoyable.

Overall- A very mild sessionable porter that you can buy in a can for a cookout of tailgate.

Serving type: can

12-17-2012 22:48:41 | More by BrownAleMale
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-17-2012 03:50:24 | More by bmoney
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-17-2012 03:12:30 | More by t0rin0
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with deep brown hues and a thin creamy tan head.

S - Roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, cream.

T - Roasted malt, coffee, the taste alternates between milk chocolate and dark chocolate, slightly nutty.

M - medium body with good carbonation. Creamy

D - Very solid and highly drinkable porter.

Serving type: can

12-17-2012 00:14:30 | More by brewcrew76
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fishkab

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-16-2012 23:09:48 | More by fishkab
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WankelEngine

Illinois

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

Poured from a 12oz can into a snifter

A: Very dark brown, bordering on black. There is a foamy tan-mocha head of one finger that fades to a healthy ring of foam. Mild spotty lacing.

S: Robustly malty with an emphasis on chocolate. Some light notes of fig provide some additional warmth but the aroma is much more on the roasty side than the sweet side.

T: A continuation of the chocolate flavors from the aroma. Smooth and rich dark chocolate blends with some sweeter toffee and some darker roasted notes. Brewed coffee builds and gives the otherwise rich finish some lasting bitterness.

M: Great mouthfeel. Smooth and velvety but still fairly big without losing any drinkability. Light carbonation and just a touch of stickiness.

O: A great porter. Balanced chocolate flavors make this easy drinking but satidfying.

Serving type: can

12-10-2012 23:06:36 | More by WankelEngine
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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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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-06-2012 21:17:08 | More by stealth
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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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Ddiogenes


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-06-2012 06:43:38 | More by Ddiogenes
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2012 18:29:29 | More by wyatt13
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Joel12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-30-2012 02:44:04 | More by Joel12
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-27-2012 22:23:35 | More by rolive
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-27-2012 19:59:31 | More by ajkiser12
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barnzy78

Illinois

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!

Serving type: can

11-27-2012 00:05:00 | More by barnzy78
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-25-2012 15:43:31 | More by ssimpson89
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from a six-pack lugged over to Founders 15th Anny party by jdhende. 12oz into a tulip, thanks bro!

Body is pretty well black, creamy brown headwind good retention and lacing. Nose of milk chocolate, light roast and some hop character. Some vanilla as well. Taste has some bitter roast, coffee, chocolate and bitter hopping. Some earthier flavours too. Body is fairly light, but carbonation is spot on as low as it is. A nice standard American porter.

Serving type: can

11-25-2012 00:10:10 | More by liamt07
Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.