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Mean Gene | Revolution Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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

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Photo of dirtylou
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap @ revolution

from notes

appearance: 2 x 5oz samples, rich dark brown body, frothy mocha cream head - almost as if it were a nitro pour

smell: bourbon, chocolate, repeat

taste: the woodford reserve barrel comes through pretty strong - bourbon is strong with a bit of oak. Didn't try the base beer but I appreciate a nice bourbon barrel porter, and while a little sloppy, this one served the hair of the dog role well

mouthfeel: powerful bourbon, silky smooth

overall: nice, but could use some more body and depth of flavors

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a 12 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger dark tan head. Smal trails of lacing.

S- huge bourbon and vanilla notes. Nice chocolate milk, roast, and slight coffee.

T- alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, with some roast bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Little fizzy at first but mellows.

O- very good ba porter. More barrel forward but enough going on that works well together.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black beer that browns and reds on the edges. Has a nice ruby glint in the light. Half a finger of off-white head head that left nothing on the sides.

S - Chocolate and some nice bourbon. Touch of oak and hint of alcohol. Smells very nice and inviting.

T - Unfortunatly the taste does not live up to the nose. Not sure if the base beer is not strong enough or that it sat in the barrel for too long, but the alcohol is too sharp for the time being. Some of the chocolate and roast comes through but you have to look for it past the hotness of alcohol.

M - Sitting in the barrels made it a little thin, by its a fairly minor complaint. Carbonation okay.

O - Not a bad beer, but I had higher expectations. Could be a lot better if it sits for a while.

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Mean Gene from Revolution Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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