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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1519) - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (245) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Loved this beer. Really nice and drinkable porter. Chocolate and caramel are very noticeable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
> Odd plum and sarsaparilla bubbly Porter

[ Can ][ 12oz ][ northernbrews ][ Trade ][ Brewbies Half Irish Pint ][ 6.14.14 ]
>> Pours deep cola, good tan foam, soda carbonation. Nose is sarsaparilla, licorice, plum, odd like an aged Abbey Dubbel with so much plum. Taste is oily, mild roast, dark cherry, booze. Chalky, dusty mouthfeel. Good, simple. Odd flavor combinations though.

>!< plums?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a black thick head. Has a nice rich choclate, roasted coffe aroma. Has a taste of sweet bread, chocolate, malt, smoke, and coffee. Is a little bitter finish. Overall a solid choice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
12oz can, pours black 2 inch tan head. Smooth and creamy feel, a little on the thin or light side for a porter, but a great tasting brew nevertheless. Great balance of malt hop, some complexity in the toasted and caramel flavors. A great beer for those trying a dark beer,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Sampled at brewpub. Poured black with tan head. Nose of coffee and roasted malts. Some chocolate. Medium body. Flavor was coffee and chocolate. Bitter finish. Really nice. .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a black color with a white head. The aroma was of toasted and roasted malts with some sweetness and a hint of coffee. The taste was a little bitter with some coffee notes, vanilla and chocolate in the backend. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
I went to school with Eugene Porter from kindergarten through the fourth grade. I hadn’t given a thought to that little dorky twit since then until Revolution named a beer after him.
The beer is much better than I remember Eugene being. It poured an opaque, deep brown body with a bubbly, sudsy light brown head that settled down into a slender, creamy cap on the brew. It smelled of bittersweet chocolate, chewy dark malt, ash, and a light spiciness. The flavor added an earthy, woody bitterness that peppered the tongue.
Pretty good brew. Much better than the dorky little twit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bowlnman1990 (84) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, hint of coffee. App: black with a thin tan head. Taste: dark chocolate, toasted notes. Palate: full body. Overall: amazing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angelmonster (113) - Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2014
Pours a very thin, tan head. Body is black with dark coffee color highlights. Head retention and lacing died very fast and left no trace. First smells are of candied stone fruits like figs and prunes. Sweet crystallized and roasted malts also are in play. Hops are not detected and alcohol is very light. Taste is of tons of sweet dark fruits, i.e. prunes and raisins. Sweet malt is also present with some Belgian yeast in the background. Hops aren’t a factor and alcohol is very light, as in nose. There is a slight soy sauce off taste that lingers unfortunately. Mouthfeel is medium bodied for a porter, beer is well carbonated. Head immediately died so that deducted from its score. Overall, this beer was slightly above average and not anywhere near my top 10 porters I’ve had. The off flavors present negated any good characteristics the beer had. Cool can, so-so beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
LSU Gameday Tasting. Was more reminiscent of a brown ale than porter in every aspect. Can - Shared at Tasting


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