Chile-Vanilli Eugene Porter | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

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.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by BeerandWhiskeyHQ:
Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black as the night, just like Revolution's description says, minimal tan head, almost no lacing
Highly roasted grains, wasn't catching much more than dark toasted malts off of this one
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
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cubs822
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of andrew8626
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohrissa
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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 SeymourDunn
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PastStout
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of beerguy23
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
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 -5.8%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of saburky
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Chile-Vanilli Eugene Porter from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 14 ratings