Bean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bung:
4.21/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22 oz picked up in Ohio on the way back from Michigan for Christams.
Very dark brown, near black pour. Plenty thick. About a finger of frothy light tan head.
Aroma, Coffee and barrel heavy up front. Some roast malt, vanilla, toffee actually a bit of those as well. Lesser chocolates.
Taste, Quite a bit of that barrel again up front. Roast malt and coffee. Vanilla, toffee, cocoa. Finishes with some milk chocolate like notes, dark chocolate and kahlua like coffee.
Just past the middle body wise. A near creamy carbonation. Coats well enough. Just minimal alcohol presence with a mild warming down the throat.
Very nice. Probably needs to be drank now before anything fades.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2014 02:38:44 | More by Bung
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4.56/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Even at the pout this beer comes out super dark. There is little to no head even with added seperation from the bottle to the glass. This is typical for barrel aged stouts, but I would like to see one with some foam to speak of.
Smell: The coffee and the bourbon tie together very well. I can't really distinguish any of the bourbon subilties (mostly becuase I don;t know much about bourbon). Anyway, the aroma was very fine and very strong.
Taste: Initally the bourbon seems to overpower the flavor, but after more and more sips I could get the other flavors coming through. I noticed a tingling of coffee throughout the taste-start to finish. Also, the sweet malts added a good fullness to the beer. I feel like Revolution wasn't going for super-complexity they just wanted sweet, bourbon, with a bit a coffee: and they got it. No bittering flavors to mention.
Mouthfeel: Smoothness was fantastic. I havn't had a smoother non-oatmeal stout. The alcohol added a nice warming finsih that was really enjoyable.
Overall: Definitely worth the time and effort to find it. I wish it wasn;t limited release, but we can also hope for another batch to be brewed. I am not even a coffee drinker and I loved it.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 21:11:29 | More by AmishLightning
Bean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.