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Bean Gene - Revolution Brewing Company

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492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 98
Gots: 127 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-09-2012

Bean Gene is the first variation we did with our Mean Gene barrel-aged Eugene Porter.

After months socked away in bourbon barrels, we steeped it with Dark Matter coffee beans prior to bottling. Smooth and well-balanced, with hints of vanilla and an in-your-face coffee flavor, enjoy it at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

28 IBU
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Photo of Kevin_Young
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elkinbrown
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sdlhy
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John-Robertson
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big coffee flavor. Great beer I believe it is a little hot and would be even better aged. Has a little strong whiskey flavor which should mellow a bit with age. Great beer.

Photo of ldhughes3
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranchDavidian
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kustard
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philvillani
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zrbeer1579
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDooley
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TMoney2591
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap in a snifter at Firkin.

Following immediately on the heels of the Coffee Eugene comes basically the barrel-aged version. Let's do it. It pours a straight black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises deep roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of bourbon, and some mild sweet coffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with some brighter coffee and a definite vein of vanilla spiking through in the distance. The body is a staunch medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, I think I prefer the non-barreled version, but this stuff is still pretty durn tasty.

Photo of mynie
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Horrendously expensive pours were available at the Emporium Arcade in Chicago. At first, I was like "no way, Joe-say," but then after 5 Yum Yums 12 bucks for 10 ounces somehow began to sound reasonable.

It was goddamn tasty.

Smells of big coffee, sweet chocolate, and just a little wisp of booze burn.

Tastes like it smells, like a glass of Autocrat chocolate milk with a tiny splash of bourbon in it. Starts off with roasted barely, moving quickly into coffee and dark chocolate along with some nodes of vanilla and coconut, ending with a touch of booze.

Very good. Significantly better than BCBS Coffee.

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Need my morning coffee. Along with bourbon, vanilla and oak. Super smooth, lower carb. Really delicate and delicious.

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Psiewert
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sarunas7
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of wpqx
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Bean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.