Mean Gene | Revolution Brewing

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87
very good
258 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 8 months, our deliciously roast chocolatey Eugene Porter now packs a punch.

Added by AgentZero on 10-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
62
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kyledover
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2013 vintage.

Dark brownish red with a fairly impressive tan head--an impressive amount of thick carbonation for this three year old brew.

Bourbon and sweet heat exclusively on the nose.

Flavors of sweet, smooth cola, chocolate syrup, and bourbon.

A sticky, moderately frothy body.

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Photo of TboneRN
2.61/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Infected

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Photo of CSO
2.08/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

2014 bottle.

Absolute gusher upon opening. Didn't look good.

The smell was old coffee, vanilla, and dishsoap.

The taste was sour figs (I know), and a mouthful of pennies.

Feel was actually ok, just a little bit overshadowed by the horror my taste buds were experiencing.

Obviously I got a bad bottle, so I will revisit a newer bottle and adjust accordingly.

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Photo of AdamP
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was an extremely solid beer, underrated a bit in my opinion. has a really nice bourbon taste to supplement the base beer. i didnt get much coffee from this beer, but it was extremely chocolatey smooth.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled dated February 27th, 2013 from the brewery. Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam quickly settles to a collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Very dark brown body with some transparent reddish at the edges.

S - Roasty, oak, whiskey, dark chocolate, coffee with cream, surprisingly boozy for two-plus years of age.

T - Dark chocolate, biscuit, vanilla, oak, coffee, a bit of dark fruit.

M - Zesty carbonation. A bit thin. Very oaky with some warming. Just kind of watery.

D - Held up well and hasn't mellowed all that much. Tastes good but the feel is very weak.

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Photo of Jeffmerm
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RajaSTL
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fordknox
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ethanmc12
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobZ
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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