msante79 (2210) - 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.
daknole (8914) - 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.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a lovely, tall, dark beige head. The aroma was sweet and bourbonny upfront, over well-roasted (near-burnt) black patent and molasses.. sweeter chocolate undertones.. great balance! The flavor found warm, burnt black malts cut by milkier sugars and vanilla.. sweet bourbon and toasty oak laced throughout.. solid balance, but not quite up to par with the nose. Heavy-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. I really enjoyed this!
Dunt (283) - 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.
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, 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 hershey’s chocolate syrup finish. I had Eugene earlier (the non BA version) and this is worlds better. I love the carbonation. It’s just nice!
kcorum10 (325) - 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.
kaser (2531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at local option. Black pour with off white head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, malts, coffee. Taste had the same. Very smooth and the whiskey is perfect kicker. Love this
JMerritt (1771) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours black with a putty brown head formed of tightly grouped bubbles. Head rapidly falls to a thin, even ring. Incredibly rich molasses aroma with caramel, oaky-sweet bourbon, toasted marshmallow and dry bakers cocoa. Flavor is moderately sweet with very subtle alcohol underneath lightly bitter roast coffee, smooth caramel candies and milk chocolate. Silky, almost milky mouthfeel. Almost buttery wood notes become more pronounced in the finish as it warms. Phenomenal porter.
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. From notes. Black with coffee and chocolate. Boozy with a hint of something tart. Pretty good.