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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, cocoa, & some coffee; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, some hops, and coffee; Overall, a tad thin - but decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1682) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Can from Save On. Dark brown with ring and a little lace. Chocolatey cocoa powder dark fruit and mild spicy hops aroma. Very sweet chocolate caramel fruityness with earthy fruity slightly roasted bitterness. Oily thick sweet cloying mouthfeel. Too sweet for me and even a little hot for the abv. Seems like it can’t decide whether to be imperial or not.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3113) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Tap at Revolution. Look like a stout in the pint glass. Rather large tan head with good retention. Nose really tempts you to indulge. Milk chocolate, mild notes of herbal/ green coffee beans and deep roasted grain. The flavor gives me nearly every flavor of deep roasted malts. Dark chocolate, slight char, molasses, coffee grounds and this is all balance with a light Earthy, dirty herbal hop. The mouthfeel is medium too heavy for the style. Carbonation gives a mildly creamy texture…. Yeah, this is good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Very nice dark brown body with a thick, four centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of strong chocolate, celery (odd), alcohol, cherries and some milk. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong chocolate and roasted malt flavour with milk, cherries, oak, vanilla and some lighter coffee flavours noticeable. Aftertaste shows a well-rounded malt note with some deeper alcohol, cacao, nuts, earth and a light mushroomy flavour. Overall, a very nice and strong porter with a lot of flavour and complexity and some smooth and subtle sweetness that packs a punch. Definitely worth trying if you can find it and well worth suitcase space if you aren’t from here! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 24-November-2013.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Tap. Clear ruby black, medium tan head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cigarettes, coffee, molasses, a bit of smoke. Medium sweet, light bitter, a bit of acidity, rich and full. Very roasty, but I am not getting chocolate as much as dark sugars, a bit of tobacco. Medium body, creamy and lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Got this on the recommendation of one of the salespeople at The Andersons in Columbus Ohio. Poured from can (yes can) into tulip glass. Very dark pour that foamed up a bit but quickly faded into a thin ring. Aromas of bread, malt, toast, leather, soy, coffee. Taste is very bready at first followed by coffee, malt and cocoa. Slightly bitter and salty but pleasant. A bit thinner than some porters that I’ve had. Medium to light body, texture is thin, creamy. Fairly active soft carbonation. Lingering finish...soy and coffee. All in all quite good but just doesn’t strike me as a true porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4251) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Revolution Brewing, Milwaulkee Ave, Chicago. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin round light tan head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a huge malt liqourice palate. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1732) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours almost black. Aroma is chocolate, coffee grounds. Really smooth chocolate with a hint of lactose for a nice medium full mouth. Finishes a bit sweet and with not much on the roasted side. Pretty nice for a canned porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12 ounce can. Thanks Mark! Pours a dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, grain, and caramel. Nice Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1709) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Can: Very nearly black with a gigantic, long lasting mocha head that leaves some very nice webbing at the top of the glass. Aroma is coffee with sweet cream, a touch of sweetly roasted barley, and some light cocoa notes. Taste follows nicely, more roasted barley and some coffee with cream. Light touches of residual sugar, and a smooth finish of milk chocolate and mild roast. Creamy mouth feel but it could be thicker for 7% ABV. Alcohol is hidden very well though.


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