Mean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
03-20-2013 03:14:17 | More by timc100
3.98/5 rDev -1%
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
10-10-2012 04:43:39 | More by dirtylou
2.9/5 rDev -27.9%
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.
05-28-2013 02:10:38 | More by Alieniloquium
3.74/5 rDev -7%
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.
03-04-2014 01:47:10 | More by Vonerichs
4.11/5 rDev +2.2%
On tap at the Kedzie brewery; review from written notes.
Black body with dark brownish edges. Dark tan collar of foam with very little lacing to speak of. Still glassy surface. Some clarity visible around the edges.
Fruity plum and brown sugar, coconut, soft whiskey in the aroma.
Bourbon figures large in the taste, the whiskey barrel dominates the base porter, a slight plum note is there, but it's mainly whiskey barrel from start to finish. Medium bodied and dry, a little thin. Overall not bad but not a favorite. May mellow out after some aging but not going to bother with it personally.
03-14-2013 00:20:35 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
10-11-2012 20:41:32 | More by KDawg
Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.