Bean Gene | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bean Gene is the first variation we did with our Mean Gene barrel-aged Eugene Porter.

After months socked away in bourbon barrels, we steeped it with Dark Matter coffee beans prior to bottling. Smooth and well-balanced, with hints of vanilla and an in-your-face coffee flavor, enjoy it at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

28 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 10-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
655
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
154
For Trade:
14
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Photo of belleisa_losteo
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kplooki
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As other reviewer's have stated, I pick up a slight sourness from this beer. Not sure if it is a bad bottle, but it is still drinkable. Very faint coffee presence in both smell and taste. As the beer warms, the barrel presence becomes more dominant. Feel is good for the style....medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of dleigh
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown with tan head that quickly fades. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Coffee taste, some barrel creaminess, certainly not as thick or strong as some of the higher ABV barrel-aged beers. Less barrel taste, more porter and coffee taste. Not bitter enough, though--a little too sweet. Nice vanilla aftertaste, though. Pretty thin mouthfeel. Could be great with some more bitterness, but not a huge hit with me.

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Photo of BB1313
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/1/13. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a small amount of light getting through; fluffy khaki head that eventually fades and leaves nice retention and solid lacing. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose followed by some sweet bourbon. Hints of vanilla and coconut are present as well. Very subtle amount of coffee aromas. The flavors are smooth and balanced. Nothing seems to be overwhelming. The bourbon presence is there, but it doesn't takeover. Lots of malts and grains. More chocolate. It's not really bitter. Some coffee flavor, but not over the top. Subtle hints of oak/wood. Some caramel and butterscotch in the mix. Mouthfeel is full-bodied; creamy and fluffy with active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. This is a nice sipper.

This is a nice porter. I like this more than than Eugene (base beer), but I enjoyed Mean Gene more. Mean Gene is basically the same thing as this, minus the coffee. I was hoping for more coffee flavors, but this is still a nice treat.

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Photo of jrs3994243
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of Holland, thanks a lot for the trade. Pretty cool box that this comes in, the cardboard is sort of raised/ridged so that it is like wood. Color is black or possibly super dark brown, good head too. Aroma is bourbon barrel, booze, sweet vanilla, not bad but no coffee that I could detect. Flavor is a nice bourbon vanilla, wood, hints of chocolate but again no coffee that my palate can pick up. My only complaint is that this is a little thin, I like bourbon barrel beers to be thicker. Still, nice flavor and aroma on this one and it does go down quite easily.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kustard
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds_Suds
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice coffee smell & taste with chocolate. Mouth-feel was slightly thin, but very drinkable.

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Photo of dmheinz57
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
2014 vintage, I believe

Pours dark brown/black color with small foamy off-white head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt & chocolate. Tastes of coffee laced with cocoa & vanilla, earthy wood, a bit of dark fruit on the finish. Medium body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish. Nice barrel notes throughout

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Photo of Cholansky1
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bean Gene from Revolution Brewing
4.05 out of 5 based on 655 ratings.
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