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
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#3,894
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
1,091
pDev:
9%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can - either canned on 01/07/2014 or best by - can't tell. Served in a Libby globe porter glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, cola brown at the edges. Thin tan head ring at the edge with some persistent islands of lacing.

Smell: Cocoa powder and metal - a copper penny.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee notes, milk chocolate sweetness, roasted malt, and a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, mild spiciness from the carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Surprisingly sweet - almost feel this would be a dessert beer, and yet I think it would pair really well with a burger or a steak. Tasty though - hits my sweet tooth just right an I wouldn't mind another one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a great lasting head with great lacing. Chocolate toasty smell. Taste is very similar to the smell. Great full body beer with mild carbonation and goes down smooth. Fantastic porter!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown that appears black in the glass. Just over one finger of head forms and sticks around for a long time before eventually settling to a thin cap. Light spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Dark malt aroma of chocolate, molasses, and graham crackers. Getting some fruity esters as well. No sign of alcohol. Getting a very slight hint of acidity.

Cannot make up my mind if this tastes more Belgian or British. There is a slight acidic bit in the finish that really confuses my palate. I get flavor notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel from the malt. A lot of yeast esters and phenols as I pick up cherries, plums, and raisins. A touch of spice as well. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Starts off as a solid, robust porter. But the finish is really weak and thin. Feels like a much smaller beer. I do not think the carbonation is the problem as I find that solid.

Different sort of porter. Has some unique properties that does not make beer easy to categorize. Part Belgian, part British, and part American.

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Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,091 ratings
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