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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:
#3,834
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
1,087
pDev:
9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
188
Trade:
4
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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +8%
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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A buddy of mine was staying with my wife and I at our place recently so he bought me a 6 pack of these cans as payment. Not that he had to, he apparently just really wanted to thank us for helping him out.

This beer pours a deep, dark mahogany hue, closer to black than anything but the liquid is clearly red coming out of the can itself. The head climbs incredibly easy and becomes a creamy, khaki colored 2 finger layer that dissipates nice and slowly. Carbonation, what's visible at least due to the darkness of the beer, is light in nature. 4.25/5 The aroma is not all that strong but leans toward sweet as opposed to sharp and has a sweet toffee note to it that complements a dark toast and grainy character. Hops are minimal in the aroma and present as grass. There is a bit of a metallic note here that throws me off (can poured into glass so the actual metal is nowhere near my tasting glass). 3.25/5 The flavor is much stronger than the aroma and leans toward sweet as opposed to bitter but is really well balanced. The graininess of the aroma is back here along with a bit of vanilla and chocolate undertones. A very slight milkiness complements the sweet toffee although these are both subdued as well. The malt chiefly presents as grainy with a backing of leather, tobacco, and charred wood. Bitterness is light and comes from grassy hops with the bitterness not lingering on the palate long at all. 3.75/5 This is a medium bodied porter that has faint carbonation up front that transitions to a lightly creamy and mouthcoating sensation. There is a very light dryness that comes out as the beer warms with this dryness lasting about the same amount of time as the bitterness after swallowing. 4/5 This is a well balanced porter that slightly leans toward sweet but really tries to maintain that middle ground between sweet and bitter. Not my favorite porter, but nowhere near my least favorite either. 3.75/5

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Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Pours an opaque black color. A two finger, dense beige head forms with excellent retention and spiderweb looking lace all the way down the glass.
S: A big roasted malt aroma up front. A very well defined malt character. Chocolate, coffee, baked bread, liquorish, light earthy hops. Though the malts are the show. Rich and layered. Excellent.
T: Again, this has a great malt character. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. The chocolate keeps coming with dark and bitter elements. Toasted and baked bread. Just a touch of earthy hops in the background, some toffee and sweetness as well. Everything is really well balanced, layered and rich. Excellent.
M/O: A full body that never becomes over done. Perfect carbonation that is crisp, but ultra smooth at the same time. Something that I can keep coming back to again and again.

Really well done. Lots going on, but is never to busy, and everything is really well balanced. That malt character is excellent. A great example of a porter.

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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of nimrod979
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can Filled: 11/16/16. Poured into a Union pint glass.

L: Dark cola brown with two fingers of off white head. Fades to a thin film on top of the beer. Some pretty decent lacing stuck to the glass.

S: Toasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, chestnuts.

T: Smooth milk chocolate blended with a roasted malt and slight dark fruit sweetness.

F: Medium-full body, creamy, moderate carbonation.

O: Hits most of the marks I like in a porter. What the aroma lacks is made up in flavor. Would be a regular in my lineup if it were distributed around here.

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,087 ratings
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