Coffee Eugene | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Robust Porter aged with Dark Matter ‘Revolution blend’ whole bean coffee.

Added by MasterSki on 05-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,792
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
137
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of LloydDobler
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into coffee cup

This pours a very dark brown with a fluffy mocha colored topper of foam. Nose is of milk chocolate covered roasted coffee beans. Upon my first sip I can’t help but notice how creamy this is. Very frothy, like a coffee/chocolate malt. Thicker than I would have expected from a porter. In the taste, what I thought was going to be a heavier bitterness from the coffee was actually softened a lot from the sweetness. Light lingering coffee grounds and bakers chocolate. Really caught me off guard how much I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BB1313
3.36/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 9/21/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown with a big fluffy khaki head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Some hints of coconut and vanilla. Mild hints of espresso. The coffee aromas are pretty subtle and don't exactly standout. The coffee doesn't really come through in the flavor department either. Hints of cocoa. Strong malt backbone. There's a sweetness to it, but nothing crazy. It's not bitter. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's creamy, fluffy, velvety, smooth and easy to drink.

This is an alright porter. I was expecting the coffee to shine, but it really doesn't. If I drank this blindfolded, I never would've guessed that this was a coffee beer. It's not bad, but I guess I just had higher expectations because Revolution does some really good stuff.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown to black pour. One finger of light brown foam that recedes to a thick ring around the edge and thin layer across the top. To no one's surprise, the aroma is prominent coffee. Roasty, earthy. Notes of chocolate, toast, malt. The taste follows exactly, with coffee leading the way and notes of chocolate and roast following. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and a moderate carbonation. Balanced finish. Excellent brew from Rev.

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Photo of Rostie
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12/4/17: 6.8% ABV, 16 ounce pour into pint glass served at Revolution Brewery $7 + tip. Thin black pour, nominal lacing and carbonation. Minimum chocolate aroma. Strong coffee taste, excellent, chocolate taste as well, though not sweet. Very thin mouth fell, easy going down. Overall good offering.

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Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can shared by Dave Nayman. Cheers!

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tons of coffee on the nose. Toasted coffee, espresso, yoo-hoo, vanilla, roasted malt and a hint of dark fruits. Creamy, smooth feel from the lactose. Lighter bodied. Dry, somewhat bitter finish. Smells a lot better than it tastes but it's still really good.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on the engine at The Beer Temple.
I've Had several renditions of Revolution's Eugene porter. So, Coffee seems very familiar. And as much as I like Eugene and most of his renditions, Coffee is perhaps the best. There may be something special with it coming directly from the cask.

But primarily, Coffee Eugene has character. Using Dark Matter (a boutique, off-beat Chicago roaster), the coffee aromas are pungent and the flavors remain nicely smooth; they don't force themselves on you. Everything is balanced well with a very accomplished series of improvements in the malt bill; not easy when a brewer's cash cows are AIPAs and their next-of-kin.

My only concern was that I couldn't have two... as I had to stay sober enough to ride my bike two miles. (I managed.)
If you find Coffee Eugene, have Coffee Eugene.

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Photo of EdFed
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can, dated 10.18.17, poured into a Revolution pint glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, cola brown hues with a big, foamy, tan head, great height, solid retention and nice tracts of lace cling to the glass. The aroma is bursting with coffee, rich and roasty, light acidity, bakers chocolate, stone fruits play well with the coffee, deep roasted grain lingers underneath the coffee, but this is just booming with coffee. The flavors are a bit more balanced, nice porter base, rich roasted grain, chocolate, light stone fruit, a bit ashy but the coffee is the star of the show. Tons of coffee, rich, decadent, freshly ground beans, like a good espresso roast with a light piney hop character. The mouthfeel is fine, a bit thin and over carbonated for my tastes, a little more heft or maybe a smoother and softer texture would improve this beer. The finish is crisp and a bit dry.

Verdict: A good coffee forward porter from Revolution. Crazy amounts of coffee, and a great bean at that, but not a lot else to show for the beer. The mouthfeel is a bit underwhelming, but if you like coffee, this beer is for you.

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Photo of Verasong
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/21/18; drank 9/22/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE tan head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Rich dark roast coffee bean, mild caramel, faint smoke & faint fresh earth notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Dark roast coffee bean, cream, mild burnt caramel, mild chocolate syrup & faint fresh earth flavors.

Creamy, rich & delicious. An absolute home run. I'm going to have another right now...

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Photo of kreg02
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Coffee Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 137 ratings