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A striking, robust porter full of warmth and chocolate malt. Eugene is a robust porter named after Eugene V. Debs, an American union leader and activist who led the Pullman Railroad strike in 1894. An assortment of Belgian specialty malts form a complex structure of toasted grain and caramel flavors. Dark chocolate malt makes this porter black as night and infuses it with its distinct intense, chocolate essence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
tap. initial aroma is quite enjoyable, as a boatload of roast, creamy milk chocolate, and bitter coffee greet the nose. sucker for dry, roasty, porters, and that seems to be what we have here. the chocolate malt gives this some tight roast character. great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Poured from a growler picked up at the brewpub. Black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is rich and soft with lots of bitter dark chocolates and moderate bittersweet roasts. Some sweeter milky chocolates and a light earthy hop backing. Flavor is similar. Lots of soft, dark cocoas. Some more milky sweetness and bitter roasts with a few esters creeping in there too. Finishes rich with a light, but distinct earthy bitterness that blends well with more sweet chocolates and roasts. Slowly dries and leaves a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium, silky smooth and soft body with a creamy, very soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice porter. Fairly straightforward with lots of dark cocoas and bitter roasts, but well balanced and ultra smooth. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Solid black with a lasting tan head. Nice smokey dark chocolate and dried fruit aroma. The flavor is nice bitter dark chocolate with enough sweetness to let it ride. Not the hoppiest, but a nice bitterness cleans up the finish. Drinks quite easy and sweetness doesnít overwhelm at all. Medium bodied with tight, smooth bubbles. I wanted the cask version, but it had unfortunately kicked a few minutes before I ordered. I think itís going to be worth going back to see if they have any more casks laying around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. Pours brownish-black with a creamy medium light brown head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate punctuated by coffee. Medium body with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, hops and toasted malt. The finish is sweet cocoa initially and leaves a lingering hoppy bitterness behind. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
oak park microbrew review 2010. aroma is coffee then esters: grape, raspberry. appearance is opaque, great but quick receding head with good legs. flavor is grape, raspberry, java and gritty cocoa. mouthfeel is pleasantly gritty, hangs out and infiltrates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
On tap during their first week of being open. Light nose of roasted malts. Dark brown body with a beige head. Roasted malts chocolate flavors sweet with bitter roast and cola finish. Too much sweet malt and cola flavors. 7/3/7/3/13 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Cask at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a tall, looser beige head. The aroma picked up warm black patent maltage without much heft to it.. some earth and vanilla accented. The flavor found the same black patent and chocolate at the core.. some vanilla around.. OK moderate roast throughout. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. not memorable by any stretch of the imagination.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jaymobrown (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Nearly undrinkable. I had the "cask" version of this, and I donít think Iíve ever had a more revolting beer. Smelled of caramel and coffee. The flavor was unbelievably weak with only hints of bitter coffee and rotting cabbage. It was so watered down with a thin feel that there was almost no taste. The alcohol was upfront and unpleasant. The overall bar, beer quality and beer offering was a complete disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
I had this on tap at Revolution. My good friend described this as a watered down porter. I agreed that for a porter it was relatively more watered than other porters, but I didnít think it was "watered down". He continued to make fun of me for that statement for the next 10 min. As for this beer, I thought it was pretty good...definite chocolate and lactose notes, good balance, relatively creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Sampled at Revolution. Poured near black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma sweet dark grains with bitter dark chocolate and just a hint of dark fruit. Flavor was similar with sweet dark grains in the start, dark chocolate towards the finish with just a bit of underlying dark fruit.

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