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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

Added by emerge077 on 02-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,820
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
1,087
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
188
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,087 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Jason_cs
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simplejj81
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrob22278
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From the 12 fl. oz. can which was canned on 10/15/2015. Sampled on January 8, 2016.

The pour is a deep amber brown with reddish hues and a tremendous long lasting tan head.

Roasted Caramel and toffee malt sweetness is all over the nose. Low to no hop profile. Some light chocolate.

Medium body.

Very sweet toffee malt taste with a hint of smoke or peat moss and a mild bitterness at the finish. An enjoyable Porter.

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Photo of cnagle28
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark chestnut brown with a massive, thick and foamy brown-tinted head that's slow to dissipate and leaves clumpy lacing. Sweet, nutty malt aroma with a little chocolate behind, a touch of vanilla and just a touch of hops. Light-to-medium bodied and slightly oily mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose, a little less pronounced, with subtle chocolate and caramel most prevalent. Solid porter; definitely on the sweeter side, without being over the top.

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Photo of JohnnyB
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Chuckrutter
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A strong and rich porter.

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

Whose that? Brown. . . Anyways, brown pour, good carb, looks the part. Aroma was hoppy and chocolate malt. Uplifting.

Taste again was just like a porter ideally, well hopped, chewy, chocolate malt, not overly bitter, but firm. Caramel, syrup traces come out mouthfeel wise. Easily the best porter I can think of in a can.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After having this both in a pint glass and a can, I have to say its much better from the can. Not sure why, it just works.

One of the best porters ive ever had. Not thin, not short on flavor, very full.. delicious.

Slight vanilla, subtle coffee notes, i dont sense chocolate personally. I tried it slightly chilled and at cellar temp. It was better slightly chilled. It brought out more flavor imo.

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Photo of heliocopter
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braican
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yespreacher
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of my favorite porters going, and one of my favorite beers from revolution of all time, and not just because its named for one of my favorite socialists in history, but because its also tip top delicious. dark and dreamy looking, creamy tan head on top of a swirling soft black body. smells like unbrewed coffee grounds and bakers yeast. there is a raw cocoa aroma too, and all of this translates into the flavor, which is a well integrated, layered, dry, robust, hearty, warming, wintery glass of goodness. you would swear it saw a little neutral oak, with some mild vanilla notes peaking out, and a mellowness hard to come by. the alcohol is right on point here, and with the bitter dark chocolate in the finish, its really something else. smooth in feel and not too full bodied, pretty darn drinkable for what it is. fun to taste this with many of its variants, including a couple of barrel aged ones, but aside from the blue gene (woodford reserve barrel aged with blueberries), this was better than all of them. i wish it was available back here in colorado, it would be a staple in my refrigerator.

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 Ryannel24
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,087 ratings
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