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Bean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 85
Gots: 76 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Eugene Porter that has been bourbon barrel aged with coffee beans.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-09-2012)
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-03-2014 22:32:27 | More by BlackNote
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3.01/5  rDev -29.7%

On tap at Emporium Arcade Bar

Appearance - Very Dark. Some light getting through around edges. Not much. Small ring of head around the glass. Minimal, spotty lacing.

Smell - Warm bourbon, oak, coffee, chocolate malt.

Taste - Coffee and bourbon dominate without being overbearing. Slightly watery. The regular Eugene base really takes a backseat here. I can barely recognize it.

Mouthfeel - Thin body, medium carbonation, finishes sticky and dry.

Overall - Underwhelming but still not bad. I love the regular Eugene so I had high hopes for this one. Some people said it was better than KBS. It's not even close to KBS. Too light and watery for a bourbon barrel beer, in my opinion. I'll pass on this one next time.

05-23-2013 05:23:54 | More by sbxx
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

03-15-2014 15:51:45 | More by dcisco44
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

10-22-2013 04:24:27 | More by 1424IpA
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

05-12-2013 03:58:47 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.26/5  rDev -23.8%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with a nice off-white head. Thick collar. Nice surface foam.

Smell - Slightly acidic coffee. Some whiskey. Dark chocolate.

Taste - Acidic coffee. Too sharp, really. Some milk chocolate. Whiskey comes after the coffee and lingers into the finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Tingly booze.

Overall - Not so impressed, but drinkable.

03-18-2014 02:35:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.43/5  rDev -19.9%

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle acquired at Lone Tree brewing this afternoon and served into a Guinness goblet in me friend's gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger khaki colour head of decent thickness and nice creaminesss.

Body colour is a nice solid black. Nontransparent and non-translucent. Looks decent.

Standard fare for the style. Not unique or special. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Chocolate malt. Light sourness. Caramel. Brown and caramel malts. A bit musty. Some creaminess. Some nuttiness.

Decent balance. Built decently.

T: Dark malts, caramel, nice vanilla. Decent oaky wood notes. Nice woody notes.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Suits the flavour nicely. Nice thickness. Adequate carbonation. I do like it.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I do like the taste. Enjoyable and pleasant. Quite a nice stout. It's got a good flavour; I like it.


07-05-2013 06:40:41 | More by kojevergas
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

08-10-2014 13:48:17 | More by Rborre321
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-30-2013 14:15:59 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-05-2013 10:43:56 | More by matjack85
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-17-2014 00:08:40 | More by montrealbcr89
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-25-2014 01:29:05 | More by JAHMUR
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

08-10-2014 12:26:52 | More by assman79
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-20-2014 22:20:39 | More by JVB
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-02-2013 23:33:50 | More by thegerm87
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

09-29-2013 17:51:26 | More by mpenning13
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3.53/5  rDev -17.5%

Bottle from Masterski. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
5 March 2013
Drank after Mean Gene

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a one finger, loose and slightly fizzy, dark tan head with lousy retention. Head recedes to a splotchy wisp and ring. A clear bistre brown body with hints of carbonation. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Better head and not as fizzy as the original.

SMELL: Coffee first, with lots of roasted espresso beans. Light notes of bourbon and oak underneath, with vanilla and dark chocolate playing a roll as well. Relatively coffee forward, but the other elements are to be found as well.

TASTE: Coffee and roasted flavors up front, then some sweet bourbon and espresso at the swallow. Milder yet lingering finish of roasted coffee bitterness, bourbon, sweet cream and vanilla, as well as some milk chocolate. Decently flavors.

PALATE: Lighter body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Fuller than above and smoother as well, which makes it more enjoyable.

OVERALL: This one is better executed than Mean Gene, but the flavor profile isn't quite as complex. While Mean Gene is still present here, the coffee is a little too forward for my palate. That said, the improved mouth feel makes it easier to drink, helping the beer realize its potential. In the end, this pair is alright, but nothing worth writing home about. Thanks again for the trade Masterski. Always a pleasure.

01-08-2014 08:18:09 | More by Jeffo
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3.7/5  rDev -13.6%

Bottled on 12/1/13. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a small amount of light getting through; fluffy khaki head that eventually fades and leaves nice retention and solid lacing. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose followed by some sweet bourbon. Hints of vanilla and coconut are present as well. Very subtle amount of coffee aromas. The flavors are smooth and balanced. Nothing seems to be overwhelming. The bourbon presence is there, but it doesn't takeover. Lots of malts and grains. More chocolate. It's not really bitter. Some coffee flavor, but not over the top. Subtle hints of oak/wood. Some caramel and butterscotch in the mix. Mouthfeel is full-bodied; creamy and fluffy with active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. This is a nice sipper.

This is a nice porter. I like this more than than Eugene (base beer), but I enjoyed Mean Gene more. Mean Gene is basically the same thing as this, minus the coffee. I was hoping for more coffee flavors, but this is still a nice treat.

02-05-2014 20:29:30 | More by BB1313
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-04-2013 00:06:10 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-25-2013 20:26:20 | More by DerekQXQX
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-01-2013 13:46:27 | More by jmarsh123
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-22-2014 21:02:33 | More by Niners49
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-28-2013 19:46:46 | More by sgoro
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Bean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.