Eugene | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a hand-made pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a substantial, sticky, caramel colored head that lingers.

S: Smells of molasses, biscuit, coffee and raisin.

T: I taste coffee up front with a sweetness following. I might even describe it as fruity.

M: Goes down smooth with a nice amount of carbonation.

O: Overall, a delicious beer. Drinks very smoothly and has a variety of flavors which are all nicely balances. A great choice for anyone into porters.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown color. Dimpled top to a thick and fluffy two-inch head that deflates slowly.

Caramelly grain, roastiness, fragrant coffee notes, some mustiness, wheat cereal, and toffee. Nice.

Coffee-forward, with chocolatey notes not terribly far behind. Some oxididation evident. Roasty flavor brings char and earthy sweetness. Dusty cocoa staves off the hops, which are nearly silenced. A little tangy in the finish.

Has a medium body with easy flow. Not a really bold body. The carbonation is a little weak, also. Missing something in the mouthfeel.

A good porter, but not worthy of "outstanding" status.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wonderful dark color with a moderate tan head that does show some retention.

Raisins, cocoa, fig compote and powdered milk. Chocolate and coffee notes create and underpinning to support the other aromas. The nose is clean and relatively simple, with a blance and order to the aromatic composistion.

Medium roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate and powdered milk on the palate. A mild bitterness keeps everything clean. Very much in line with the Porter style. Carbonation is soft and balanced.

You can see that the breeding is in this beer and it is obvious that the brewery has a skilled team putting out high quality beer. This Porter is technically sound and nicely crafted, but I have to be honest that I was left wanting just a little more.

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Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,097 ratings