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:
1,071
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
182
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,071 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of kalosjakar
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braican
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yespreacher
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of horshack7
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can left behind at Thanksgiving by my cousin Mike. Thanks cousin Mike. I believe this is my first offering from Revolution. Canned on date is 10/15/15.

A - Pour to a pint is dark brownish red with some clarity. Tall tan head falls to a fizzy half-finger. Some strands of a cap remain by the end, not too much left for lace.

S - Good mix of chocolate and caramel malt with roasted and coffee-ish tones. Bit of a baked goods vibe. Maybe a touch of licorice there. Pretty nice depth and decent strength.

T - Roast comes through a bit more here along with a little surprise burst of piny hops. Chocolate presence in particular is still prevalent but a bit lacking compared to the nose. Some toastiness.

M - Pretty decent body with a mix of sweet and bitter malts with sweetness having the slight upper hand. Some light hop bitterness there as well, carbonation a bit on the low side. Pretty easy-drinking.

O - Overall it's a nice and solid porter, good example of the style, though nothing too standout about it. The chocolate malts definitely have some added depth to them which is nice, but on the whole it's pretty straight-forward stuff.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mleahy180
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good Porter. Light with sweet undertones of dark chocolate. One of the better Porters I have had in a while

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown body, tight tan head, trace amount of lace. Smell is a little weak, notes of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is deep with sweet chocolate, caramelized brown sugar, faint char, faint sweet cream. Hop kick near the end answers the early sweetness, but it's a little late. Light body, slight stickiness.
This is really tasty, but despite my own preferences, is too sweet. Really yummy, good range and depth of flavor, but a little overdone. Still, I'll be returning.

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Photo of LAp
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
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 jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck13
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev +4%
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 crudmug
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Capsfan90
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
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 Gatch
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Eugene from Revolution Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,071 ratings.
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