Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Robust Porter
Ranked #26
Ranked #10,955
4 | pDev: 9%
May 15, 2023
Feb 04, 2010
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
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Rated: 4.69 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

May 15, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rich looking dark brown pour, small tan head fades to a ring, no lacing. Notes of roasted malt, coffee. Smells better than it tastes, good, not great.
Jun 21, 2022
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Reviewed by hbeimers from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark, dark brown with a big tan head. The aroma gives me a lot of damp wood for some reason, but in a comforting sort of way. Super smooth with more bitterness than sweetness, but fairly subdued. The caramel and roast iness comes through as it warms. Overall nothing innovative, but now I feel like I have something to compare every other porter to. Drinking it gives me the sudden urge to go strike for better working conditions...
Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by stucat from Illinois

Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz FILLED AUG/13/21 (4 months ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 6.8% ABV. The beer pours dense black with minimal light penetration and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of tiny bubbles. The aroma is mild with roasted malt and coffee. The taste is bittersweet roasted malt with a hint of dark chocolate and coffee. Mildly bitter. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good. Straightforward, but unflawed. Way to easy to drink at 6.8%
Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by lsudduth from Ohio

Nov 24, 2021
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Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can into a mug.

A: Dark brown color with a frothy two-finger tan head.

S: Big chocolate aroma dominates with some roasted malt and a faint hint of anise. Can't pick up much hops.

T: Dark chocolate and coffee. A very mild astringency lingers in the aftertaste.

F: Medium-bodied, not much carbonation. Dry finish.

O: One of my favorite examples of one of my favorite styles.
Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by Seshin from California

Nov 05, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by loch8534 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by 1mrbeer from Ohio

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Sticker stating 11/19/20, sampled 3/6/21, 12 oz. can

Appearance: Dark brown/black glass, shows some haze with serious back light. Struggles to hold a thin collar of tan head with a few spots of foam center glass.

Aroma: Chocolate malt, molasses, mild citric hop.

Taste: First blush is a hoppy citric, transitions to a clean balanced malt porter, and finishes with a mild nickle metallic note that fades out deeper into the glass. The chocolate malt note is here, along with a tonic water finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, low carbonation, slightly chalky finish, medium low body.

Overall: Nice flavors, very dry, bit of an American Porter, enjoyable sipper. Thanks Cassidy! Hand carried to Texas.
Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by AlePreferred from Indiana

Feb 06, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by Tahoekid from Illinois

Jan 13, 2021
Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1167 ratings