HighWine (842) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in a snifter at Village Tap during CCBW. near-black pour with a khaki ring. Vinous aroma thats just as much Pinot as it is porter. Wet whiskey stave forward with the roast of the beer taking a major back seat. Flavor isnt bad, its just thin bodied and the beer flavors are overpowered by the barrel treatment.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a brown head. Brownie batter, vanilla, alcohol is hidden great. Smooth and rich.
Jow (1380) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the great AZ driveway tasting as Iím calling it. Anyways this was pretty awesome. Pours dark brown. tastes of lovely amounts of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon and vanilla. None of these are overpowering and work together just lovely. creamy with nice mouthfeel quite drinkable.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, and some fruit. Taste is sweet and rich. Finish is a little dry. Very good.
kcorum10 (95) - Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with red thin head. Tastes of roasted chocholate and caramel. Great beer.
adamjackson (1229) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
THANKS ADAM! Bomber, fresh from the brewery in an HFS glass at cellar temp (60F) Pours dark black, minimal head that fades fast. As a huge fan of woodford reserve, this smells fantastic! I love the charred oak and vanilla. Insanely great! muted vanilla, cocoa beans and a slight hersheyís chocolate syrup finish. I had Eugene earlier (the non BA version) and this is worlds better. I love the carbonation. Itís just nice!
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Revolution. Nice whiskey aroma up front, though that overpowers everything else just a bit. Underneath nice notes of coffee, chocolate, and roast.
ccex (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This weekend I had the pleasure of trying two fresh Revolution barrel-aged porters: this one and Bean Gene, which is very similar but did not age quite as long. Both are excellent. What are the differences? Mean Gene has less alcohol burn but the same ABV, Bean Gene may have a more complex aroma, but Mean Gene is slightly mellower, less oily and more drinkable. Both have aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, and coffee, but Mean Gene is lighter on the coffee and has a tad more carbonation. Still very little lacing on this dark brown/black opaque brew. If you have a chance to try either one and canít decide, I recommend trying both.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the Revolution tap room. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown highlights. A tan head forms on the pour and recedes to thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: Light bourbon, some oak and chocolate. Roasted malts with mix with a caramel sweetness.
T: Same as the nose, but very smooth. The bourbon mixes with a decadent chocolate and some milk chocolate sweetness. Roasted malts with some oak barrel and subtle vanilla.
M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation. Velvety and smooth.
O: Very good and a nice smooth barrel compliment to the already delicious Eugene porter.
Serving type: on-tap
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Kedzie taproom. Pours black with dark tan head. Aromas of sweet vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and roast. Wonderfully sweet and complex. Base beer held up great to the barrel. Might be my favorite from Revolution so far.