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Eugene - Revolution Brewing Company

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90
outstanding

757 Ratings
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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 37
Gots: 72 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks for the 12oz sample duff! Cheers!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with huge gushing tan head. easily 3 fingers of full thick creamy head. drops to a thick cap. Spotty lacing everywhere.

Smell: This is what a porter should smell like! Nice roasty malt profile with a hint of sweetness. Elements of light roast coffee, choclate, molasses and a touch of smoke.

Taste: Mild chocolate sweetness starts it off. Molasses and a light smoke also linger in the start of the beer. It transitions into a lite roastiness. Slightly lingering bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Its a touch thin. A little creamier body would really do this beer wonders. Its a really sessionable porter. Not a hint of ABV.

Overall: Thicken the body up on this beer and its going to be nuts! I really like the nose and the flavor and its a sexy looking to porter to boot. Revolution can brew good beer for sure!

Photo of TubaManJack
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark black body with a bit of brown tint. Medium head but its not persisting. There isn't much lacing. Just a little carbonation showing.

Smell - roasted malt with a bit of coffee and little chocolate. There is a bit of hops in there too.

Taste- Much like the nose and the standard porter build. This leans more to a roasted malt side with slight bittering hops. There is also a slight bit of round sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel - This is a lighter body than most porters and is more carbonated. It a nice choice for something lighter.

I'd recommend picking up a grower to share.

Photo of cquinn17
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.

Photo of BB1313
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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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).

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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.

Photo of bluejacket74
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.

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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.

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Eugene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.