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Coffee Eugene | Revolution Brewing

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4.27/5
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125 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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:
#1,582
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
125
pDev:
7.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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25
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.1/5  rDev -4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev -8%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage; drank 6/6/14 on draft @ Fischman's. Dark Matter provided the coffee beans.

Brown/black hue.

Dark khaki head; thick lace.

An espresso blast in the nose, with strong chili pepper notes as well. Bold!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

The flavor is rich coffee roastiness up front, a hint of milk & a pepper heat finish. Tasty.

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Photo of kreg02
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAF
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
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

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakea
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Soneast
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coffee Eugene from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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