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Bean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
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409 Ratings
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 91
Gots: 80 | FT: 11
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

spycow, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

zestar, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Thorpe429, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

acurtis, May 04, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high tan head that gradually died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose along with notes of bourbon. The coffee seems to become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has strong flavors of coffee beans along with subtle notes of bourbon from the barrel aging. There is a light amount of bitterness, but this is mostly from the coffee beans.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked this beer because you could still taste the underlying porter and the coffee flavors were not overdone and the bourbon was subdued and complementary. No traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

metter98, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Texasfan549, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

kjkinsey, Apr 26, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Knapp85, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Kedzie brewery; review from written notes.

Obsidian black, wispy skim and ring around the edges, a swirl generates a thin layer of tan foam that remains for a few seconds, then ebbs away. No lacing, fairly still on the surface.

Huge coffee aroma, very roasty and complex with a little natural acidity.

Barrel is more present in the taste, dry finish with woody tannins riding alongside stray wisps of campfire smoke. Dry roasty espresso served black no cream, moderate bitterness, some blackened malt alongside. Whiskey component is pretty overt as it warms up, it's not especially boozy but definitely warming, though it remains very drinkable. Nicely blended and medium bodied. Overall a solid core member of the "Gene Family".

emerge077, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Revolution's production facility. Served in a snifter.

A - Brown foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lace. Near-black body that's appropriate for a porter.

S - Massive aroma that has equal parts coffee, vanilla, and coconut, with notes of milk chocolate, butterscotch, bourbon. Even though the bourbon barrel presence is very up front, there's never a suggestion of significant alcohol. One of those beers you could happily smell all day.

T - The taste isn't quite on the same level, but it's a pretty nice mix of coffee, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, and moderately roasted malts. There's some bitterness from the coffee and the char in the finish, but nothing off-putting.

M - Gritty and tannic, medium body, pleasant carbonation, chewy texture, and a dry finish. No perceptible alcohol warmth. Fine for the ABV, but doesn't totally support the intensity of flavor.

D - Great beer. I drank two snifters happily, and would very much like to see this return often at Revolution. Really outshined Very Mad Cow, which wasn't as nice as the first batch.

MasterSki, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

oline73, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

mendvicdog, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

MarkyMOD, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

B-

kojevergas, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

drewone, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

orangesol, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

duceswild, Jul 03, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/4/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, toast, light clove, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, toast, toffee, bourbon, oak, clove, light char, and roasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent BA coffee porter. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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Bean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.