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88 88 88 1 17 38
Eugene by Revolution Brewing
American Porter
7.00 % ABV

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. 

Review by everetends on 06/30/13  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2013
12 oz can sent to me by the always generous spointon. Served up in an imperial pint.

A: The beer pours from the can a dark brown and builds a seemingly black body. Held to the light, the edges and top show a brown cola-like appearance but the cent remain black and opaque. The pour produced a finger mocha colored head. Sadly the head doesn't hold, falling quickly to a thin ring that produces zero lacing. Still a fine lookin' porter.

S: Roasty, toasty grains hit the nose first and join with a chocolate covered malt ball aroma. Chocolate becomes more pronounced with both a milk and dark chocolate presence. Caramel and brown sugar notes round things off.

T: Caramel and toffee start this party off. Roasted grain brings out some coffee roastiness and bitterness. There is what I believe to be a grassy hop bitterness coming out of this as well. Things move toward the chocolate goodness with a balancing sweetness but also some contrasting dark chocolate bitterness. Very nice.

M: On the heavier end of medium in feel, with a silky texture and carbonation. Sweet and lightly bitter on the palate. ABV is light and almost not noticeable. Aftertaste is all chocolate notes.

OA: This really is a fantastic porter. Just a great representation of the style with plenty of big flavors while remaining incredibly easy drinking. Another reason to live in Chicago right here.

Served In: Pint Glass

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