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E. Normagene - Revolution Brewing Company

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E. Normagene
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world-class

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 6.09%
Wants: 18
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our bourbon barrel-aged Hugene (imperial porter), and it tastes exactly like it sounds. This is a very complex beer with an initial caramel flavor and sweetness upfront that slowly melts away right before the tidal wave of chocolate malt character crashes over you. A smooth silky mouthfeel from the residual malt sugars yields remarkably drinkable ale.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-06-2012)
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

12-07-2012 15:09:18 | More by thewimperoo
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

03-13-2014 06:19:14 | More by oso
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-23-2013 02:24:48 | More by jegross2
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.7%

05-28-2013 23:57:20 | More by Sean9689
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-08-2013 22:51:11 | More by kjrod20
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-28-2014 03:19:26 | More by KAF
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-17-2012 06:47:43 | More by AgentZero
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2013 04:12:26 | More by cadaugherty
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Chisfinest84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-15-2012 21:44:04 | More by Chisfinest84
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-12-2014 00:05:37 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-10-2014 17:42:23 | More by egrace84
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%

On-tap at both the Taproom at the brewpub. 5oz taster glasses.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lacework. Body is pretty much pitch black.

S - Big oak and bourbon presence, but thankfully none of the green apple booze note I got from the new batch of Very Mad Cow. Semisweet chocolate, light vanilla, a hint of caramel. Even though this is aged in Woodford barrels, I don't get that distinctive coconut smell I got from Bean Gene. As it warms up the caramel intensifies.

T - The taste is quite similar, with big oak and bourbon flavor, but with some roasted and perhaps lightly charred malts alongside the baker's chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very smooth for 12+% and with surprisingly restrained sweetness.

M - Smooth texture, and big and sticky in the finish. Avoids being overly syrupy mid-palate and is mildly dry and oaky mid-palate. There's some obvious alcohol warming, but nothing excessive for the listed ABV. Low but present carbonation.

D - A very nice beer that improves on some of the weaknesses in the base beer. I'd happily order another snifter of this if I were in the neighborhood again. Another winner from Revolution's barrel program.

12-07-2012 03:27:44 | More by MasterSki
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%

Served on tap at production brewery, drank it side by side with Hugene. Pours thick motor oil black, dense cocoa head with nice retention. No light passes through. The aroma is a bourbon bomb. Vanilla and oak ooze through the nose with notes of chocolate, molasses, and coffee in the background. Taste is incredibly bourbony up front and it intertwined nicely with thick malty sweetness. Notes of caramel, fudge, dark cherries come through with a sweet finish. This tastes huge, but the high abv seems well integrated. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous with mellow carbonation. Overall, this beer is huge and it is aptly named. Quite decadant!

12-20-2012 00:25:24 | More by homebrew311
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emerge077

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%

Served at the brewery in a small snifter. Jet black, creamy mocha surface foam, lasts after first few sips. Good retention considering the high abv.

Deep aromas of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, dried dark fruit.

Big chocolate and caramel flavors, vanilla, oak tannin, light coffee. Creamy chewy viscous, rich and chocolatey. Nice and smooth Woodford presence, well integrated with a little bit of heat. Liquid chocolate bourbon caramel confection. A fine experience.

12-23-2012 00:51:21 | More by emerge077
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-28-2013 17:45:23 | More by weonfire
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Ohio

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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E. Normagene from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.