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Mean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AgentZero on 10-04-2012

Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 8 months, our deliciously roast chocolatey Eugene Porter now packs a punch.
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Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of indianabeerman
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this beer.

Photo of Weaselbob74
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetChicken
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of UBrew1984
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jas45678
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csustar001
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown and sits solid black in the glass with a thin layer tan foam.

Roasty, chocolate, and a light waft of bourbon.

Tons of dark chocolate notes, roasted malts, nutty, and a very faint sign of bourbon.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, lush chocolate sweetness, and some roasty bitterness.

Overall, a very tasty version of Eugene, but I was hoping for a little more bourbon character.

Photo of PopnLoads
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeithE
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BranchDavidian
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nbdreher
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of vic21234
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottled on date looks like it says 11/10/14.

A- Pours very cola-like, with a dark brown color along with a finger worth of frothy khaki colored head.

S- Sweet chocolate and slight hints of oak on the nose.

T- Smell carries into the taste, with notes of dark malts and chocolate up front, before the oak and bourbon shines through.

M- Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, the barrel aging is prominent at the backend of each taste.

I'm always pleased with Revolution's Deep Wood Series, except for their pricepoints.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Qbdoo
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks great - super dark with a nice tan head. A lot of bourbon in the scent and the taste. Hints of chocolate and root beer. But the bourbon is most prominent and the great flavors in the base beer don't come through. Mouthfeel, which in the Eugene Porter is smooth and creamy, is thin. Not a bad beer but not one to splurge on.

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Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.