Coffee Eugene
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
Porter - Robust
Ranked #5
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,077
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
179
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Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
92
Outstanding
Coffee EugeneCoffee Eugene
Notes: Our robust porter aged with Dark Matter ‘Revolution blend’ whole bean coffee.
Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 179 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. Jet black with very attractive inch of light tan head that held its own for a while before slowly dissipating. Smells of coffee and alcohol, but in just the right amounts. While it's not overly complex on the nose, in that I don't pick up lots of different notes, it sure smells good and inviting. Taste largely follows the nose. Smooth, with clear coffee notes. Feel is just a hair thin, but at 6.8% seems about right. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.

May 31, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with mahogany on the edges and a substantial tan head, there is dark chocolate, toffee, and coffee aromas on the nose.

The coffee is forward on the taste, but it’s the dark chocolate and toffee notes that guide this magnificent beer into a smooth landing. This exceeds the base beer, which I love. Exceptionally well done by Revolution, IMHO.

Mar 21, 2020
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black. 2 finger tan head. Head retention is amazing. Some lacing on the glass as the head dissipates.
The nose is, a sweet coffee aroma.
Taste - A nice smooth coffee flavor mixed in with a malty sweetness. Bit of caramel also coming across to me.
The body is decent. Smooth feeling.
A solid beer overall.

Nov 03, 2019
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mikepatrick from Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just the best coffee beer I've ever had! Visit to Wisconsin found this brew and loved it! Santa Fe Brewing company's Java Stout the only thing close to it in the Rocky Mountain Region. Only wish we could get Coffee Eugene in Colorado!

Nov 03, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A nearly opaque dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Good staying power. Aroma was a bit muted but with faint chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. The taste featured classic porter flavors with roasted grains, chocolate, and a hefty dose of coffee that built through the taste. Medium-bodied and off-dry on the finish. Overall, outstanding.

Jun 13, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of dense, khaki foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is big roasty, nutty, toasty malts right up front. As malts fade, fleshy, fruity coffee, chocolate, caramel and burnt sugar become apparent, adding a soothing blend of bitter sweet. Flavor profile is a complex blend of roasty, toasty, nutty malts with fleshy coffee, dark chocolate and molasses. Malts add a firm bitterness right up front, and then spin together - washer style - with chocolate, molasses and coffee. Coffee is well roasted and boarding on charred. Mouth feel is a touch watery and thin, with a very light velvety texture showing up as the beer warms. It has a medium thickness. Overall, roasty, nutty and coffee forward, making it a tasty, easy drinking dark beer.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz can.

May 01, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Good Life in Massapequa, NY... Solid coffee porter action here - runs toward the bittersweet and dry end of the spectrum - lots of dry char and roast and coffee bean, with sweetness flashing up front but getting back in line as the beer finishes with bitter dry roasty coffee and char... Medium-weight, leaning toward the lighter end, smooth...

Mar 30, 2019
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Applebee’s in Dover. Pours a jet black ebony hue with maximum frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of cocoa and chocolate. Similar overall flavor profile.

Jan 31, 2019
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darktronica from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

How have I never rated this delight of a coffee porter? In any case, this is from a batch dated September 21, 2018, that I thought was their best yet. A touch of green on the nose, but commingled with plenty of the good stuff: dry roasted grains, light malt, earthy coffee, and a little baker's chocolate. No issue with the flavors once they hit the palate, just an exceptional balance between the base porter and the selected coffee.

Jan 26, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/21/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, floral, grass. pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, light-moderate fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, floral, grass. pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, floral, grassy, spicy hop; and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, nuts, toasted dark/brown bread, vanilla, molasses, light smoke/char, herbal, floral, grass. pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an awesome English coffee porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Not overly roasty. Very clean and rich English malts and perfectly balanced fruity/nutty coffee complexity; mild fruity yeast and earthy hop balance against sweetness. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Liked it a lot more than the base beer.

Nov 22, 2018
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can pour into a snifter.

Black with a mocha head. Spotty lacing. Coffee, cocoa and light hops. Something is slightly off on the palate. I get a malt ball taste that seems out of place. It gets distracting as I progress through the beer. Mouthfeel is good for the style. Well made but just doesn't appeal to my palate.

Nov 10, 2018
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KurtisCarman from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good. This is not my go to style and it didn't do enough to blow me away and propel itself into contention with Masthead's coffee stout but it was enjoyable. I would drink it again.

Nov 02, 2018
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and caramel.

T - The taste is coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Super solid coffee porter. Fans of coffee forward beers should definetly seek this out.

Oct 31, 2018
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown/black color with a smooth 1 finger tan head

S: smooth, freshly roasted coffee and sweet malts. Dark chocolate and a nice toasty quality. A touch of sweet berries as well. Finish is coffee beans and malt

T: super smooth coffee beans and roasted malts. A touch of oak behind that as well as subtle and smooth roasty bitterness. Dark chocolate powder behind that. More coffee bean and chocolate at the end

M: lighter side of medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation

O: definitely coffee-forward. It has some of the roasty qualities of a porter, but the coffee is the protagonist. If you like coffee beers, you’ll like this

Oct 23, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz canned 9/21/18 (30 days ago) poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 6.8% ABV. The beer pours dark brown with ruby highlights and light brown head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring leaving a few spots of lacing. The aroma is mild and evenly split between coffee and dark roasted malt. The taste is barely tangy robust porter with a hint of coffee. There is some nutty flavor and firm but subtle finishing bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with less than medium carbonation. The finish is dry with a subtle aftertaste of cold brew coffee. Overall, excellent. Most coffee beers try to slam you over the head with coffee. The use of coffee to enhance the base porter here is perfectly done. Recommended to fans of robust porter.

Oct 21, 2018
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LloydDobler from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Oct 19, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Oct 16, 2018
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BSiegs from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Sep 22, 2018
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Jan 07, 2018
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Nov 28, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
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 malt bill that, I'm guessing, does not vary much Eugene since they are both 6.8% ABV. The coffee addition is enough to call this Robust. And it is always a pleasure when a brewer's cash cows are AIPAs that they produce something this good for malt-heads like me.

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.

1/6/19 On The Epiphany ! I finally had my second. It was in a can. It, too, was great. No change in rating, only minor edits. Glad that the very good experimenters at The Rev were successful enough for this experiment-for-a-keg last year to make it into a can the next year.

Nov 18, 2017
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kevanb from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Oct 26, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +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...

Jan 11, 2017
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98green from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap cask pour. I wasn't a fan of regular Eugene but coffee plus cask had me intrigued. Look is plenty dark medium head that died quickly. Smell is nice but I can't really identify the elements. Taste is fine, some coffee there and standard porter malts. Feel is quite creamy and flat due to the cask pour. Overall I'm glad I tried it but not rushing back

Dec 23, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this one was served on cask at the brewery, and is interesting compared to even the other coffee one. without the whiskey barrel, its a much different sensation, and with the cask, the mouthfeel is already a totally different animal. the coffee too is much different. i think this is aged on just the beans rather than blended with already brewed coffee. probably less extraction without the heat and steeping process, but i like the more subtle, less acidic, still caffeine loaded attributes of this one. the beer is more shiny in appearance than the others too, still with a decent head on it, but slicker looking, almost greasy. smells like the base porter more than the coffee, and in the taste, the coffee is pretty faint. it seems almost like a stale, or more rightly older, version of the base beer, and its not necessarily an improvement. the bright edges of the malt are faded, and the coffee brings a little more bitterness than it needs. without the whiskey sweetness to balance, its a little much. that said, its super smooth and easy drinking, and has a great coffee finish after the swallow. i think though, that it was my least favorite of the four eugene variants i had at the brewery this weekend.

Dec 08, 2015
Coffee Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 179 ratings