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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2821) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2015
Can from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, light berries. Thick dark brown color, some tan lacing. Roasty initial, brown sugar, vanilla and light wood, sweetened coffee, and final extra twist of vanilla. Medium body, a little creamy. Pleasant and rather fruity for a porter. Really like that mid and final bit of vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Canned January 13, 2015.
Glass: New Belgium globe.
Appearance: Black body with a persistent frothy tan head.
Aroma: Aroma leans a bit fruity, perhaps oxidation, with some creamer aromas and a mixed malt aroma that gives a light savory sweetness to it.
Taste: Tastes a bit oxidized with milk chocolate and a dark chocolate finish. Not awful, but far fruitier than other porters Iíve had.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Pretty mediocre porter imo. It is far too fruity and lacking any richness I get out of Founders Porter, Eddie Fitz or Black Butte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (941) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2015
On draft. Black color with one finger off white head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Really smooth, not too heavy coffee taste and really easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edwardbass (661) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Very dark brown color with a medium tan head - larger than most porters. Aroma: lost on my screwed up sinuses. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla...and a sourness (not intense, but enough to overpower the other flavors) that I just canít place - canít imagine that itís yeast. That sourness makes this not particularly enjoyable. I probably wonít try this one again, even though my beer buddies say itís a "decent, not great" one - too many other really good ones to have instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, medium sized light brown head. Notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt bread. Nice mouthfeel. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (788) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Tap at Tap House Grill. Dark red brown with a medium creamy tan head. Sugar, earthy hop, roasted malts and light roasted coffee. Medium sweetness with a bitter coffee finish. Body is medium with a creamy finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
12 Oz bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Nice, dark malt aromas of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate and raspberry. Flavor is sweet up front, with berry notes. Morphs to mild roasted malt character with nice coffee. Finishes with a velvety, bitter roasted linger. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a tasty Porter. Great aromas, but fairly simple flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (836) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draft: pours dark brown with a thin, tan head, chocolate and malty aroma and flavor, slight bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12oz can poured into a shaker. Aromas of coffee, grass, and caramel come through as well as a floral touch. It pours a dark, opaque caramel brown color with a tan, even, small-bubbled head. A thick ring with a sudsy surface is retained and a messy lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter combination. The oily beer has a medium malty body with a soft and sudsy carbonation. Coffee, chocolate, figs, and plums come through on the palate with a floral, herb, and spice finish. Clean and fresh chocolate and grass notes stick around in the aftertaste. Overall, thereís a noteable spice note that stands out (for a porter).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2014
5oz pour at the Revolution brew pub pours a translucent, deep brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose has lots of roasty notes, mild coffee, burnt toast, pencil lead, some chocolate. Flavor is malty, molasses, heavy toast, some coffee, a little dirt, some roasted mushroom. Dry finish.

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