Chile-Vanilli Eugene Porter | Revolution Brewing

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85
very good
13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged on guajillo peppers and vanilla beans.

Added by MasterSki on 03-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by BeerandWhiskeyHQ:
Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Black as the night, just like Revolution's description says, minimal tan head, almost no lacing
Nose:
Highly roasted grains, wasn't catching much more than dark toasted malts off of this one
Palate:
Roasted malt, tons of flavor, big character! Dried fruit that was really pleasant, caramel toffee, light mouthfeel, slight finish of hop character, long lasting porter finish
Overall:
This was a great pint, loads of flavors and strong big presence that I love and demand from a porter. High caliber stuff for a cold Chicago night, it was great!

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cubs822
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of andrew8626
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohrissa
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

I had this on tap at the hotel I was staying at outside IOC Chicago, my second review of a Revolution brew. In general, a slightly above average porter. Color was dark as night as you'd expect, with an attractive tan head. The taste was grainy and smoky, lots of malt. Some raisin flavor that I enjoyed. Not bad.

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Photo of PastStout
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of beerguy23
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Firkin at Night of the Living Ales. Served in the accompanying taster pint.

A - Thin collar of tan foam tops a very dark brown body.

S - Loads of vanilla, chocolate and caramel malt back bone, and light chiles.

T - Loads of cocoa and vanilla, more dark fruits and less roast than I expect from Eugene, and some light chile spice. There was a mild oxidized note that was a bit distracting, but it didn't hamper my enjoyment significantly.

M - Smooth, medium-full body. Soft, lower carbonation, no alcohol, but some mild chile warmth. My favorite thing about this beer.

D - I had a few of these, and I would love to try this on-tap where there's no chance for oxidation. I think this might also be better if they upped the chiles and dialed back the vanilla beans a tad, as it got a touch sweet after a while. Still, one of my favorite beers from the festival.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly solid and robust for a porter, which usually tends to be more muted than a stout. Thick and strong malt flavors, and all coming from a can.

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Photo of FrontierSeldon
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of saburky
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Chile-Vanilli Eugene Porter from Revolution Brewing
4.04 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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