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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,597
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
1,129
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
200
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,129 |  Reviews: 182
Reviews by cnagle28:
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3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Nimbus_
4.92/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours black with a tiny bit of dark brown around the edges when in light. A finger of creamy tan had covers the top of the brew and slowly dissipates to a nice thin layer for the rest of the session.

Smell: Tons of roasted malts. Possibly a bit of dark fruit and vanilla in the background as well. Smells delicious.

Taste: Loads of chocolate and roasted malt dominate the flavor. Dark fruit flavors, vanilla, and lactose also sits in the background. Very very tasty.

Feel: Creamy but not too heavy. Medium carbonation Really good balance.

Overall: This is one of my favorite beers, and one of the best porters in my opinion. The aroma and flavors are delicious and balanced, and I never get sick of drinking it!

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Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark opaque chocolate color in a Stone imperial pint glass.

Aroma- light chocolate, fruit- an excellent aroma for the style.

Mouth feel: carbonated, tart.

Taste: roasted malt, chocolate,
with an excellent chocolate malt finish.

Overall: an excellent Porter- one of the best I have tasted in a while. Ordinarily, I am not a fan of the style.
Porters are often lackluster, and usually chiefly roasted malt in the taste without fruit. This beer goes beyond expectations. I'll buy some more.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Let it warm up a bit and highly recommend pairing with a light to medium spiced chili. Really brings out that sweet sticky chocolate from the porter. A nice dark chocolate also. Has a hint of bitter to it. Definitely changed the game of this beer.

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

Pours very dark with a caramel head. Smells are of caramel and chocolate. Taste are chocolate and coffee. Mild carbonation with a great finish, very well balanced.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

6.8% ABV, 28 IBU. Bought at a mixed 6'er at Binny in Chicago. No ingredients per the website. Pours out to a clear, dark brown, near black, forming a modest dark tan head with average retention and lacing. The can was a bit of a gusher, so I am a bit worried. Yep, there is some wierd infection going on here. Sourmilk, pennies, and kiwi fruit...I think lactobacillus. The taste is a little peculiar but not overtly infected, but would certainly taste pretty bad a few months from now. The mouthfeel is still smooth and soft with a medium dense body. Taste has some soft cocoa notes and a little earthy tobacco in the finish with a medium bitterness, but then the taint of kiwi fruit, soap, and an odd metallic bitterness that I get with infections. The taste is enough though that it has promise and is probably quite a nice beer when fresh.

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Photo of horshack7
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Quite a nice glass of darkness with a light beige head about an inch thick.

Aroma: Dark roasted coffee as well as the malts. Chocolate, bits of vanilla with twinges of bourbon way towards the back.

Taste: A wave of bitter chocolate but as it mellows out the chocolate malts become quite smooth. Slight notes of burnt hop, dark roasted chocolate malts, light vanilla. Good dark roasted coffee with a bit of a crisp finish.

Notes: Quite solid inside and out along with good drinkability. Cheers.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.87/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Once more, I will reiterate the point that if you are transiting through Union Station in Chicago and you have some time to spare, head over to Binney's (South Side Loop). I CANnot imagine that you will be disappointed. I have never been more appeased in my life than when I am leaving there.

My Crack and inverted Glug netted me a big finger of dense, foamy, deep-brown head that also produced a faux-cascading action as it settled. Settling, it turned into one of the most unsettling beers ever. It was as dark as night in the middle of the ocean. SRM = 44+. I think that the Kraken may have been at the bottom of the glass. It was so deep-brown and dark that even the white bits was black. Nose was rich, like a chocolate cake made with dark chocolate. Velvety, chocolaty, but with a charcoal smokiness that just put me over the top. Mouthfeel was medium, but with a silkiness that reinforced the cake analogy. My, my, my. Finish was smoky, chocolaty, like my 5th (or so) birthday cake. More, please.

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Photo of jp32
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the can a nice, thick black color. Some caramel colored head retention, which dissipates half way through the glass. Hearty toasted malt aroma. Nice full caramel malt flavor, alcohol noticeable as well. Chocolaty.

Mouthfeel is thick, but has more carbonation present than the beer's appearance does. Overall pretty solid, I cant say anything bad about it. My first from Revolution, looking forward to trying more from this brewery.

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Photo of LAp
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A phenomenal representation of the style. 12 oz can poured into a table glass. Pours a thick almost-black, with a mocha head. Chocolate on the nose, with malt, medium roast beans, and chocolate leading on the palate as well. Mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy and thick as a porter should be. Overall, not an extreme beer - just a solid, balanced beer that's true to its style.
*Note* this beer may taste even better from the can - there's just something to it that complements this beer better than a glass.

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Photo of Gatch
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A proper porter with a full, thick body that is hard to find in most beers of this style. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. On tap at Hop & Scotch in Brookline, MA.

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of nimrod979
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can Filled: 11/16/16. Poured into a Union pint glass.

L: Dark cola brown with two fingers of off white head. Fades to a thin film on top of the beer. Some pretty decent lacing stuck to the glass.

S: Toasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, chestnuts.

T: Smooth milk chocolate blended with a roasted malt and slight dark fruit sweetness.

F: Medium-full body, creamy, moderate carbonation.

O: Hits most of the marks I like in a porter. What the aroma lacks is made up in flavor. Would be a regular in my lineup if it were distributed around here.

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Photo of Dayman766
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of FBarber
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of warrenout330
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Squidlyz
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Porter. I like porters. This should work out nicely. Solid dark beer. Decent head on pour. Who doesn't like a little head? A little bit of sexy lacing action. Smells like roasted malts, chocolate, and some noticeable hops to me. Thought it was going to be like Jose Marti from Cigar City. Dont get hops with taste though, which is fine by me. A little boozy, and a hair on the sweet side. Mouthfeel is wet. Easy drinking enough. Reminds me of Samuel Smith's Taddy a little bit. Nice roasted flavor with a little coffee/smoke at the end. Not going to compete with Great Lakes Fitzgerald, Rogue Mocha, or Deschutes Black Butte, but overall a very good porter that I would recommend trying.

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Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,129 ratings