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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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693 Ratings
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 38
Gots: 58 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

thewimperoo, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Zuidman, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

tjdemon, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

denimdemon, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

JRBecks, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a wine goblet.
Black/dark brown in color, with a nice-looking cap of cafe mocha foam.
Aroma-Subtle coffee note
Taste-Dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. A bit of a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. A very tasty offering. Recommended.

hosehead83, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

matjack85, Jan 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

gamanley, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Bonna
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Bonna, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 01/20/12 notes. Had on tap at some sports bar in Chicago while watching the Ravens_pats game. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark brown color with a reddish tint, one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, toasted malts, and some light coffee. Nice, nothing too crazy going on, but they all mix together nicely.

t - Tastes of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, toasted malts, burnt malts, coffee, light oak, light caramel malts. Less caramel and more bitter chocolate in the taste.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to drink; could definitely have a few of these.

o - Overall a pretty solid porter. Nothing too crazy going on her ebut lots of nice chocolate and roasted malts throughout, and easy to drink. Worth checking out and probably the best beer the sports bar had on tap that night.

mdfb79, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

djrn2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

scootercrabb, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ChicagoNick, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out on the Pershing County disc golf front 9 at the round courthouse. Comes out strong and robust brown, ample carbonation, nice looking. Aroma is great, chocolate malt, hoppy presence, brown malt, vibrant, just a strong malt roast nose going, and its quite enjoyable and getting my expectations up.

Taste had a good mix of that heavily roasted brown and chocolate malt character, ample cascade hops it seems, a body that really isn't all that heavy, this was kind of like getting Black Butte porter in a can, hoppy, but not a huge viscous body, but still plenty robust. It has a slick sweetness that is still balanced, but helped along in drinkability by apparently molasses and caramel type of inputs.

Another can consumed while throwing some disc golf. Man I haven't thrown disc for almost 2 months, damn winter, giveth awesome skiing weather, taketh away disc golf. This was my first Revolution brew, and its a good one, I'm impressed and will look for more of them, hopefully I come across generous traders like CanisMajor again.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 20, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I drank one can and now kicking back a second can. The beer was chilled and served in a Imperial Pint.

A- The body of the beer is dark brown with ruby chestnut brown highlights. The head is thick and frothy tan color. Major league stickyness to the side of my glass. Looks tasty!

S- The aroma of the beer has a nice roasted malt notes, a bit of mollassis, cocoa, a bit of acidic coffee,

T- The flavor of the beer has very nicely balanced roasted malted notes, faint cocoa, and very mild coffee notes, molasis sweetness, a flash of smokeyness, a nice bitterness finishes and dries out the beers sweetness.

M- The body of the beer is medium and the carbonation is moderate. Nicely balanced between the roasted tones and beers sweetness.

O- This beer is not bad, I wish that Revolution had gone a bit bigger with the roasted notes. Frankly I wont buy this one again as I can easily get Edmund Fitz.

nlmartin, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

CORKSCREWFISH, Jan 18, 2013
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
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

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

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

spark3148857, Jan 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

briiguy, Jan 09, 2013
Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.