Eugene | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt. Eugene is a robust porter named after Eugene V. Debs, an American union leader and activist who led the Pullman Railroad strike in 1894. An assortment of Belgian specialty malts form a complex structure of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.

28 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 02-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,975
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
1,122
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
199
Trade:
4
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Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I haven’t even finished pouring this and I love it - huge chocolate aromas on the nose, plus some caramel. The beer pours black with a tan head, and there’s some leakage to mahogany on the edges.

The taste is focused on the chocolate, but there’s also significant caramel notes. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, and fits the style perfectly. Just a magnificent example of the style, IMHO.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lrend13
3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of moonman1994
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a snifter glass. This beer pours out like coffee in color and forms a very appealing pinky width crown tan in color. Looks perfect for the style. The smell is a slightly burnt sweetness. Toasty with a marshmallow like thick vanilla element. I can only hope that carries over into the taste. The taste comes in with that thick vanilla that is reminiscent of marshmallow and the toasty almost caramel like element as well. This is a damn solid porter. Not too thick not too thin and just solid on the flavor. Really nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmhannon
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 7/11/18; drank 9/13/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE tan head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Acorn, peanut butter, mild citrus & faint cream notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fudge, acorn & mild cream flavors up front; faint hop bite on the finish.

An excellent, balanced porter. Well done!

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CFCforlife
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walnut
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leantom
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a surprisingly good beer. Here goes;

A: Looks pretty good. Body is a beautiful, dark black with only a tinge of red at the bottom. The head is fairly small, though, and the lacing is nonexistent.

S: Pretty good as well. No dark fruit - just cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, and a tinge of coffee. The scent is quite mild, however - it's really faint despite being labeled as a "robust" porter. Still good, though.

T: Follows the nose, but a little more smokey than indicated by the smell. Coffee, burnt flavorings, and a tinge of dark chocolate that makes its appearance in the aftertaste. The dark fruits become more pronounced as the beer warms.

F: Little light, but hey, it's a porter.

O: A good beer. Very sessionable.

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High quality, great brewer, just a bit thin on the nose and the feel.
a) Nice color under a tan head that spot laces and holds your attention.
s) too light aromas of coffee, chocolate, toast, with English/euro biscuit malt and touch of hops.
t) Brings forth the smell in rich fresh brewed fashion teetering on coffee and dark chocolate. Some toffee, caramel, butterscotch, walnut, and dark toast. Robust.
f) More hop resins than most porters deliver a fine finish.
o) Satisfying hop bite adds to the English/euro porter experience. Great night cap.

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,122 ratings