TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a very dark hue, black, opaque, with a decent light brown head atop that stays at a decent level, good lacing though. Aromas are a fine blast of chocolate malts, combining bittersweet roast, coffee, and semi sweet chocolate, with a decent bittering hop. Roast, bitter, not overly sweet. Initial is sturdy, heavier side of medium bodied, throwing roasty coffee, bitter chocolate with a touch of sweetness inside, good bitterness coats the palate from a decent hopping that lingers towards the back of the palate, roast and bitter hops, bitter cocoa. This beer is straightforward but is quite tasty. Roasted dark cacao is the dominant flavor, really. Natural, bitter, lovely. It would truly be amazing if they could make this with about 6% ABV, it tastes lovely, but at 7 is a little tough to session. Just one guyís opinion. Finish is roasty and natural dark chocolate bitterness goodness. A great beer.
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. This has quite a lot of intensity for a porter. Pour is black with a thick looking tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, light coffee, light molasses, and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is also nice and large. Very roasty and sweet with notes of molasses and coffee. Really good, my favorite on from then so far.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Revolution. Pours a dark brown, near black. Nice off-tan head. Nose is robust and chocolatey with mellow coffee notes beneath. Taste is much the same, has a slick and full mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very well put together.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at revbrew... Pours a dark cola brown pour with softer brown edges... Assertive roasted malt and chocolate in the nose... Flavors are essentially very consistent to the aroma. Starts fairly sweet which tails off and ends with a little bitter roast. Soft to medium carbonation as well as body.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer in my favorite of Revolution Brewing so far (followed by Iron Fist, IPA, Cross, and the Mild). Pours brown with a thin tan head. Nice mellow aroma of chocolate malt, roasted grain. This beer has a good body and it a little sweet from chocolate and molasses. Very solid brew and Porterís arenít even usually my favorite beers. Well done.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with shades of ruby around the edes. Not much in the way of head. Aroma is an intriguing combination of roasted grain, chocolate, and pine. Flavor is a big burst of bitter toasted grains and chocolate, with hints of toffee and molasses. Thinnish-to-medium body with a long, warm alcoholic finish on the swallow. Thereís a lot going on in this big brew, yet it goes down so easy that you could suddenly find yourself light-headed if you donít pace yourself, so watch it with this one.