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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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786 Ratings
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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 38
Gots: 81 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010

A striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt. Eugene is a robust porter named after Eugene V. Debs, an American union leader and activist who led the Pullman Railroad strike in 1894. An assortment of Belgian specialty malts form a complex structure of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.

28 IBU
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paired review a L'atelier 54 ring gauge, yes folks I'm smokin' high quality cigars with some of these fine craft brews these days, and guess what they mesh well. Here's the Revolution Brewing canned Eugene Porter with one of my favorite Pete Johnson blended cigars, this is his and his brothers project which translates as the workshop...I guess it's a way for them to branch out their creativity even more and involve his family in the business away from his Tatuaje lines. Anyways here's the beer, pours a pitch black body with absolutely no ruby highlights seeping through this thing eats the visible light spectrum up, light tan head forms thick and dwindles slow with minimal patchy streaked lacing around the sides of my nonic pint glass. First up the nares are filled with a deep dark chocolate creaminess minimal earthy pine accented hops peak through the waves of dark kilned barley. Really nice dry porter leaving the drinkability factor really high, I get dark chocolate roasts mild espresso with a hint of dark cherry fruit peaking through ending in a creamy velvet decadent place on my palate. Flavor wise I like the way the alcohol and the dark beer features dark roasts, earthy hops, and hints of fruit intermingle so nicely with a 6.8% abv canned porter this place ain't kidding around it's a revolution. Furthermore, I'm glad I'm adding some flavorful smokes to the mix because the synergy of both worlds is really complementing the overall experience mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with dark dry roasted malt finish lingering roasted malt bitterness and hops in the backend with a bit of warming effect left between sips from the higher abv in this American aggressive porter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a nice, deep chocolatey brown. 2 fingers worth of dark caramel head appears. A nice looking beer.

Smell - Rich chocolatey malts.

Taste - "Now that's a porter!" Much like it smells. The chocolate notes were balanced very nicely.

Mouthfeel - Med/heavy body, medium carbonation, clean finish

Overall - Easily one of my favorite porters. It is rich and robust, smooth & easy to drink. Looking forward to having more!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours near black with a half-inch head. Dissipates very quickly into a very thin lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, oats, a little bit of cocoa powder. Some smoke. I like the profile a lot, but there isn't much intensity.

Taste: A lot of caramel malt comes into play here, which wasn't in the aroma. The roasted malt, cocoa, and hint of smoke are still there as well. Definitely more depth than in the smell. No alcohol apparent.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Finishes quite dry. Medium carbonation. Very smooth going down.

Overall: Very solid porter. That being said, it falls a bit short of the upper echelon due to a lack of overall intensity. It just doesn;t have the smell/flavor punch of a Founders porter or Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.