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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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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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Photo of dmartin118
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

dmartin118, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of StevieDavie
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

StevieDavie, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of MySauceIsHot
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

MySauceIsHot, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish tint. A bit light for my liking, but it's not bad by any stretch of the imagination. Nice lacing in the glass.

Smell: Dark fruit and burnt caramel. Also fairly hoppy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Raisins and coffee. What I really like is the strong hopped flavors, something I don't normally expect in a porter. Excellent flavor balances. Mouthfeel fizzles out at the finish.

Overall Drinkability: A suprising porter. Very tasty.

tjsdomer2, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of BobCobb
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BobCobb, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jgarvis
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

jgarvis, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of VagabondHops
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got to enjoy this on tap at Blackfinn in Mount Prospect, IL. Poured a dark black, with a tiny light brownish/caramel colored head. Lacing is there but not too prevelant. The chocolate notes coat the mouth and the feel is exactly how a porter should feel. Not too thick, not light and a tiny bit of carbonation is found. A beautiful Porter and another fine brew from Revolution. Coulda gone wrong, but went waaaay right.

VagabondHops, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

JonathanSuarez, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

FreshHawk, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev 0%

polishkaz, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

AaronBurr, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of BWHD
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BWHD, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Duff27, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With no glam and no frills, Revolution gets down and dirty with this robust porter that's done the American way- dry, strong, and with a firm hop kick.

Just as porters are prescribed, the brown beer carries a light viscous weight that separates from the carbonation quickly. A lightly tanned head caps the beer with firm retention and lace. It's simply a masculine looking ale.

Bold and robust aromas stimulate the olfactory sense with not-so-subtle hints of columbian coffee, chocolate, toast, toffee, and nuts. Starchy with a touch of biscuit malt and underplayed with a mild citrusy and piney complement from hops.

A firm taste of toffee or slightly scorched caramel might have a tinge of butterscotch lurking behind. But the bolder coffee-like roast flavor dominates the taste, along with secondary taste of bittersweet chocolate, walnut, and charred toast. Balanced with the hop taste of orange peel, pine needles, and fresh cut grass, the beer portrays a defiant American brewing edge. Closing with a surprising dry malt taste and growing bitterness, the beer intrigues the palate with supple drinkability despite its robust upstart.

Robustly textured early on, the chocolaty taste is accompanied by a velvety creaminess that quickly transcends to a dry toast taste and texture in finish. Accented by medium hop resins and mild alcohol warmth.

If the indecision between the nutty English brown ales, coffee or chocolate infused beers or crisper hop-forward American ales are keeping you from ordering, then have the best of all worlds with a glass of Eugene.

BEERchitect, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint on draft at the UofC pub.

A: Straight black, small tan head. No retention, no lacing. Nice amber highlights come out as it goes down.

S: Mild sweet milky aroma. Some dark grain, a bit of hoppiness.

T: Silky lactic sweetness. Nice moderate hop bite to keep the sweetness in check. Chocolate cake, light coffee, roast on the end.

M: Thick and silky. Quite nice.

O: Really enjoyed this. Revolution nailed the mouthfeel and taste, even though the aroma and appearance were a little lacking.

Etan, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerOps, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Holland, Jun 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

AndreaAle, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

bertram, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

larbush, May 28, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

It's named for Gene Debs himself. Nice. Very nice. It pours a very dark sienna topped by a finger or so of tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa, mild roasted malts, brown sugar, light molasses, and a hint of cinnamon. The taste emphasizes the cocoa, even going so far as to layer a bit into milk and dark chocolate for my tongue's amusement. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decently creamy feel. Overall, a very nice porter, indeed, something that may have supplanted Workingman Mild as my favorite Revolution brew...

TMoney2591, May 15, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.A serviceable porter. Dark brown to black coloured body with a bit of head, lacey. Licorice and chocolate. Above average mouthfeel. Carbonation was right there. Decent drinkability, but I am coming out here paying good money and time to get something bold not something I could take out of the fridge for a couple of dollars.

Sammy, May 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

hilgart1, May 06, 2012
Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.