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Mean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 19
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 8 months, our deliciously roast chocolatey Eugene Porter now packs a punch.

(Beer added by: AgentZero on 10-04-2012)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -28%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 02:10:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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Danimal25

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-04-2014 18:25:24 | More by Danimal25
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CEDAMA

California

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-09-2014 20:16:40 | More by CEDAMA
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Niners49

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-22-2014 21:05:02 | More by Niners49
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

06-25-2013 03:47:15 | More by Dactrius
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-03-2013 23:47:50 | More by acurtis
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-21-2013 18:38:00 | More by jhillwastaken
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mcc1654

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-30-2013 17:46:23 | More by mcc1654
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-08-2013 01:42:07 | More by IrishColonial
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-18-2014 06:40:24 | More by mhaugo
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-13-2013 02:48:14 | More by Texasfan549
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-26-2014 17:08:37 | More by KAF
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-24-2014 02:15:40 | More by vinny21bal
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timc100

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 03:14:17 | More by timc100
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, 2/27/13
Riedel tulip

A: Pours deep brown. Thin layer of light tan. Traces and collar as it dies down. Alcohol feet.

S: Smells hot. Definitely get booze. Stings nostrils. Chocolate. Roasted malts.

T: Dark bitter cocoa. Vanilla. Booze. It's almost like the barrel just overpowers the tasty porter notes here.

M: Big medium. Not as thick as I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 15:43:10 | More by inlimbo77
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black beer that browns and reds on the edges. Has a nice ruby glint in the light. Half a finger of off-white head head that left nothing on the sides.

S - Chocolate and some nice bourbon. Touch of oak and hint of alcohol. Smells very nice and inviting.

T - Unfortunatly the taste does not live up to the nose. Not sure if the base beer is not strong enough or that it sat in the barrel for too long, but the alcohol is too sharp for the time being. Some of the chocolate and roast comes through but you have to look for it past the hotness of alcohol.

M - Sitting in the barrels made it a little thin, by its a fairly minor complaint. Carbonation okay.

O - Not a bad beer, but I had higher expectations. Could be a lot better if it sits for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2012 01:19:32 | More by AgentZero
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Vonerichs

Illinois

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
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2013 20:32:38 | More by DerekQXQX
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-07-2013 02:09:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-10-2013 21:31:07 | More by EgadBananas
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MarkFy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-12-2013 15:43:19 | More by MarkFy
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-01-2013 05:00:35 | More by Anonymous1
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-21-2013 10:53:39 | More by Thorpe429
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-21-2012 13:34:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.