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Mean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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Mean GeneMean Gene

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 252
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 28.61%
Wants: 31
Gots: 64 | FT: 8
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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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 252
Reviews by KDawg:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured tap @ rev into a snifter. Pours a dark chocolate color with a small head.

There is a real richness to the aromas of raisins, some bourbon aromas, chocolate, and some malts.

Full bodied with a very smooth feel. There is nice depth with flavors of milk chocolate, raisins, and a touch of bourbon as well.

This was really enjoyable. More on the sipping side, but really good regardless.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown, almost black with a minimal beige head.

S: Lots of lightly roasted coffee beans and bitter dark chocolate. There is a bourbon character, though not very dominant - hazelnut/vanilla and wood, some heat.

T: Follows the nose but messier. Coffee and chocolate hit first, then a wave of barrel notes.

P: Very carbonated and light/medium body. I know it's a porter, but wish it were bigger and creamier

O: Probably much better on tap - Bean was a mess from the bottle and delicious on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtylou
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap @ revolution

from notes

appearance: 2 x 5oz samples, rich dark brown body, frothy mocha cream head - almost as if it were a nitro pour

smell: bourbon, chocolate, repeat

taste: the woodford reserve barrel comes through pretty strong - bourbon is strong with a bit of oak. Didn't try the base beer but I appreciate a nice bourbon barrel porter, and while a little sloppy, this one served the hair of the dog role well

mouthfeel: powerful bourbon, silky smooth

overall: nice, but could use some more body and depth of flavors

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours almost black. A little transparent. Small khaki head and a nice collar.

Smell - Fruity more than anything else. Not a lot of barrel. Some oak. Chocolate.

Taste - Big fruity flavor. Chocolate. Faint barrel. Some liquor flavors. Oaky for sure, but not a ton of barrel.

Mouthfeel - Thin body. I know it's a porter but I want more.

Overall - Kinda disappointing. I like the fruitiness, but the rest is blah.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark cola brown, letting considerable light pass at the edges. A half inch of tan head after the pour that dissipates without leaving a trace.

Nice bourbon aroma. Woodford is known for it's high rye content in the mash bill and those earthy and spicy aromas poke through. Lots of soy and anise, chocolate to a lesser extent.

The barrels don't pop as much in the taste. Woody, soy, blackstrap molasses.

Mouthfeel is thin and low carbonation is low.

A decent beer, but doesn't hold up against other barrel agers. Mouthfeel was weak. For the price tag, pass.

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.