Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
PartyFowle (452) - - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black yet thin, with one finger of tight ginger-colored foam. Sweet nose, a blend of maple, cotton candy and milk chocolate. A hint of smoke as well. Smooth yet subtle. The flavor’s sweet, almost tangy. Vanilla, tons of maple and molasses, a good amount of dark fruits, like prunes and figs. A touch of smoke, too. Light, whipped body, pillow-soft. Gentle carbonation.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-203) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, falls down fast, non adhesive. Aroma: wow, very sweet, lots of vanilla, bourbon, sugary caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, lots of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, caramel, more alcohol, sourish touch, sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, dried fruits, crème brûlée, sugary, cocoa powder. Nice stuff, though weird enough the alcohol stands out in this one.
charule (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tim OTooles. Poured black with thin beige head. Aroma super boozy vanilla. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet marshmallow choc.
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight whiskey.... I mean, that’s what I got. They really should have done this with a stout, not a porter.
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 77ships. Many thanks! @ RBBWG 2015. Dark brown colour, brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and a sour touch. Sweet, bit thin, bitter finish. Ok.
77ships (4960) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Personal contribution. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. Dark brown, blackish, little mocha head; Nose is bourbon, thick, vanilla, lots, candy sugar, unfortunately a bit sour. Taste is light odd bitter herbal taste leading into bourbon, vanilla, cold coffee, sweet finish is slightly tart sadly, light red berries sour. Body could be thicker. Seems off sadly, still tastes pretty nicely.
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by 77ships. Opaque black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, light vanilla, light touch of (Dutch) ’hopjesvla’, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, vanilla, sweet bourbon and light bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by 77ships. Aroma is bourbon,chocolate, caramel and unfortunately a little sour. Tastes like bourbon, vanilla, some hops. Too bad there's a little sour.
UDBeernut (2049) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit more barrel, chocolate and slightly fuller body than the bean gene, obviously less coffee and less astringency but still kinda meh.
ryanfolty (2017) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 28, 2014 - bottle from Famous. Dark brown pour with big head that faded quickly. Aroma and taste of roasted malt and bourbon. Slight dry and bitter finish. Medium body with some carbonation.