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Revolution Mean Gene
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 8 months, our deliciously roast chocolatey Eugene Porter now packs a punch.

This entry shares a place for the original Barrel Aged Eugene entry which was aged in a Heaven Hill barrels for 6 months.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. So happy this is finally back! It was my favorite beer by Revolution until I tried BA Baracus, but I was too lazy to review it last time through. Mean Gene pours a pitch black color with only the slightest toasted marshmallow colored ring around the glass. The pour is all the way to the lip of the glass do there is no head formation. Nose doesn’t open up too much upon first sniff, but as it warms it becomes nice and rich. Heavy barrel character without being overpowering, oak, bourbon, caramel, a little brown sugar, and vanilla. It kinda reminds me of creme brûlée a little. All the same themes prevail in the flavor with a little bit more chocolate peeking through. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little thin, low carbonation, faint booziness, velvety smooth, and finishes long and pleasant. This beer is dangerously drinkable and I would and will not have any problems polishing off a couple snifters of this. Revolution really knows their way around a barrel.


1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Sample at bottleshare. Ew. Smells like running alcohol. This one and me did not agree. Sorry rev loved some of your other stuff. But this was subpar

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Bottle] Pours an inky black color with a small amount of brown foam on top. Initial aromas of bitter chocolate and bourbon/alcohol. Taste is of roasted and charred malts, moderate amount of bourbon, vanilla, ash and mild anise. Oily texture and coating mouthfeel. Lingering notes of mocha and alcohol. A solid beer, and one of my favorites during a barrel aged tasting. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A super chocolately stout from revolution. Easy to drink and nicely bitter. Pours a dark brown color with a nice head. Had at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottled February 2013. Ageing did it some good, as very bourbon but smooth, bourbon not overwhelming. Black, smooth, significant aroma. Also chocolate in aroma. I think this one from masterski trade.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (66) - - DEC 27, 2013
Strong alcohol and dark malt aroma. Dark red pour. Strong bourbon taste but also sweet caramel and dark malt. Palate a little thick and oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from csteele2144. A nice fluffy tan head pours out on top of a dark body. Toasty wood, bourbon, dark fruit in the aroma. Some light ash as well. Fairly slick and creamy but a touch thin in the body with overly active carbonation. Mocha, bourbon, and wood dominate the flavors. Some complimentary sweet toffee and dark fruit mixes in. I don’t mind a barrel-aged beer strong on the bourbon/wood. In fact, I often welcome it. But I do wish the carbonation was kept in check more. Still, this is a nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours very dark brown, lot of chocolate and burboun on the nose. Some wood. Very rich malts, very nice beer. Enough fire to feel the 8%+ abv. I will be buying this again and often.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle... Pours very dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Aroma is a malty, roasted swirl of milk chocolate, bourbon, toasted coconut and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with spritzy carbonation. Flavor is semisweet vanilla, nuttiness and just the right amount of bourbon. Acrid, lightly acidic, fudge finish. Over-carbonation is the only problem here. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheArgoPirate (65) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
9 oz snifter. Sting bourbon and vanilla aroma with fdark fruit and coffee. Taste is similar but not heavy. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADesenberg (501) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle: Pours a dark black brown with a tan head. Aromas are dark wood. Fruit and bourbon. Taste is sweet bourbon and molasses, roastiness, if that’s a flavor. Nice, but nothing super special for this. After tasting the Bean Gene first, this is a little bit of a letdown, none of which means this is a bad beer by a long stretch.


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