Eugene | Revolution Brewing

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

Style: American 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
Ratings:
1,078
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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56
Gots:
184
For Trade:
4
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Photo of angelmonster
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very thin, tan head. Body is black with dark coffee color highlights. Head retention and lacing died very fast and left no trace.

First smells are of candied stone fruits like figs and prunes. Sweet crystallized and roasted malts also are in play. Hops are not detected and alcohol is very light.

Taste is of tons of sweet dark fruits, i.e. prunes and raisins. Sweet malt is also present with some Belgian yeast in the background. Hops aren't a factor and alcohol is very light, as in nose. There is a slight soy sauce off taste that lingers unfortunately.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied for a porter, beer is well carbonated. Head immediately died so that deducted from its score.

Overall, this beer was slightly above average and not anywhere near my top 10 porters I've had. The off flavors present negated any good characteristics the beer had. Cool can, so-so beer.

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Photo of CPAles
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewtus
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown, sits black in the glass with a light tan head. Smells is tons of smoke, some chocolate, pepper. Taste is a lot like the smell very smokey, peppery, small amount of dark cocoa, oaky. Mouthfeel is right on for a porter. This is really good, and worth trying, not too complex but great for a cold day and very drinkable.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of cratez
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Revolution Brewing Eugene Porter - 6.8% ABV - Consumed March 19, 2013.

A: pours an ultra dark brown, basically black, with a sliver of tan foam and strands of lacing on the pint glass. Good looking beer.

S: roasted malt, burnt toast, must, piney-resiny hops, leather, ash, and dark unsweetened chocolate. Decent complexity but a little mild.

T: burnt toast, dark unsweetened chocolate, raisin, light tartness mid-palate, neutral hop flavour, roasted-grainy afters. 28 IBUs sounds reasonable, as this is fairly malt-forward with low bitterness. This drinks more like an English-style brown porter than a Robust Porter. Just okay IMO.

M: medium-bodied, higher than average carbonation (almost cola-like), spicy-prickly hop bitterness with a chalky-dry finish, roasted-grainy afters, and some heat in the throat. On target for the style.

O: really dig the nod to labour activist Eugene V. Debs, but this is merely an average porter. Not much better than something like Muskoka Dark Ale.

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Photo of KevChiTown
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had it on draft at work, might have been too cold. Still, it was an ok Porter, solid base model for the variants.

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Photo of jlindros
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 10/08/15

Pours big thick creamy mocha colored 2.5 finger head that fades slowly, some messy lacing, and just about pitch black beer.

Nose typical porter, some dark malts, a little roasty note, some cocoa, biscuity malts, a little acrid burnt coffee, touch yeasty, almost like infection type yeast or something that shouldn't be there???

Taste brings unhappy yeast notes, almost like infection yeast again, little metallic and acidic somecreamy lactose but with a bad lactose thing, little charred acrid coffee grinds, roasted malts, touch biscuity caramel and some cocoa. Mild bitter spicy hop note. Finish is sticky a little flemmy, lingering burnt coffee grinds and acrid notes, more dark chocolate and acidity.

Mouth is med bod, crreamy a little lush, over carbonated.

Overall it has some nice characters, but seems like it was under attenuated to begin with and something got in there and continued fermenting when it shouldn't have, something not quite right about this beer. Also burnt coffee is not so pleasant.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of NSXAG
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sisky
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of robotiks
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DaneBramage
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12 oz can. Wonder if it comes in bottles....?

Smooth porter flavor with hints of mocha, chocolate and coffee. Not overpowering but could have used a little stronger flavor for my taste. Goes well with a hot plate of chicken and potatoes.

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Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of lisahope27
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Markc72
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhillwastaken
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of AustyEllis
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of lefty
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Eugene from Revolution Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,078 ratings.
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