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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Growler, shortly after purchase from brewpub. Pours a rich dark deep brown with and off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and milk chocolate. Nice full bodied mouthfeel pleasnat carbonation. Dominant flavors of malty chocolate. The.sweetness is delicious and balanced. Great lasting milk chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Dark pour opaque soapy tan head. Light dry bitterness light roast light cream. Blah taste standard thin porter w/ lactose & a touch of milk chocolate. Avg palate. Like a nice baltic porter but heavily watered down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 10/15/10. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate and a bit of licorice. Fruity and molassesy flavor up front, then licorice, chocolate and roast round it out. Interesting, and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Draft at brewpub, pours black with tan head. Nose has a rich dense dark chocolate character, grassy hop notes, and coffee. Flavors are much of the same a rich robust porter with good hop presence and really sturdy body. Long chocolately finish leaning slightly sour towards the end. Really nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3271) - 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 doesn’t 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 it’s 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 (8688) - 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

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