Mean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by dirtylou:
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
on tap @ revolution
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
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2012 04:43:39 | More by dirtylou
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 01:47:10 | More by Vonerichs
3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
Bottle from Masterski. Cheers!
From a bomber into a snifter
APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a one finger, loose and fizzy, dark tan head with lousy retention. Head fizzes and crackles down to a splotchy wisp and ring. A clear bistre brown body with hints of carbonation. A ring remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Ugly head, and rather annoying to listen to.
SMELL: Mild aromas, but quite nice and well balanced. Bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla, hints of coconut and some milk chocolate. Lightly roasted too. A little mild, but well integrated and smooth.
TASTE: Mild bourbon flavors with oak, vanilla and milk chocolate up front. The flavor comes out much more after the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of bourbon barrel, oak, sweet cream, coconut, some milk chocolate, bitter dark chocolate and some roasted grain. A hint of sweet caramel in there as well. A nice, smooth chocolate-bourbon finish lingers and lingers. This is plenty flavorful; too bad the feel hurts it.
PALATE: Thin body and high levels of carbonation. Airy and not smooth at all, goes down a little prickly and finishes sticky. Too light and carbonated for the style.
OVERALL: Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. The aromas were interesting and the flavor very enjoyable, but the looks was lousy and the feel ruined this beer's potential. Fill out the palate and you'd have a real winner on your hands here. I would love to try another batch of this stuff, but this one just misses the mark. Thanks again Masterski.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 08:16:21 | More by Jeffo
Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.