Tennessee Tat's - Wormtown Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 44
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jlindros on 10-05-2010

Sweet Tat's aged in Jack Daniel's barrels.
2010: On-tap only
2011: On-tap only
2012: On tap and 12 64oz growlers released.
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 44
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.18/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ACBF sample pour

A-Pours dark and inky. Head is a dark brown collection of froth.

S-Hershey's syrup, fudge and brownie. Dark coffee and noticeable bourbon aromas. It smells decadent.

T-Chocolate syrup, black coffee, bitter cocoa. Plenty of sweetness from that long, chocolate flavor. It's quite fudgy. The barrel is well pronounced. Bourbon, oak and vanilla.

M-Full bodied. Soft carbonation. A bit hot. Creamy. Lingering aftertaste.

O-Love, love, love Wormtown. This is a clear upgrade of the base beer. I need more than this sample and I need to go out and try to find a pint somewhere. (592 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty mocha lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, booze, vanilla, oak, smoke, chocolate,and whiskey.

Taste: So tasty and delicious. Roasty, smoke, vanilla, oak, whiskey, chocolate, and warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky, smooth, warm alcohol, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little bitterness in the rear. Very drinkable.

Overall: Sweet Tats in Jack Daniels barrels. Yes please. You can't go wrong, but you can't have to much. The alcohol is definitely there. (730 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and slight dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some hints of chocolate and coffee underneath huge aromas of Jack Daniels. There are moderate notes of oak and vanilla

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with some light caramel, coffee, and chocolate underneath the strong flavors of Jack Daniels. There are some oak and vanilla notes along with the Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey flavors.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a light amount of stickiness in the finish.

O: In order to appreciate this beer, one truly needs to enjoy Jack Daniels - luck for me, I do. The Jack Daniels flavors dominate everything else but in a good way. This beer actually tastes bigger than the 9.1% ABV that it is. Best enjoyed by slowly sipping. (1,171 characters)

Photo of CassanoMagnago
4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is reported as being retired, but I just had it on tap at the Mission in Boston. It is an excellen Imperial Stout. Pours a dark brown / black with a dark thick head. It smells of chocolate and caramel. It hides its ETOH well and has a smooth and sweet flavor. Overall, a very good stout. (292 characters)

Photo of mtloconto
5/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Long-time lurker; I don't typically post reviews. But I did look up this beer as I was drinking it last weekend and was astounded that it had only received 3 reviews. This is probably because it's generally only available on tap (and apparently in growlers at the brewhouse) in Central Massachusetts and a few bars in Boston.

I had the Tennessee Tat's on tap at Bukowski's Back Bay last Friday. I'm usually not a fan of beers aged in whiskey barrels, as many otherwise good beers get overwhelmed by the alcohol taste or smell. I have had Wormtown's Brown and Porter, though, so I thought this was worth the try.

Look, I've had a lot of beer, and my tops has been Westlvetern 12 drunk in Belgium three years ago. Perhaps a bit hackneyed by the normal BA commenters' standards, but its a good beer and place can influence your level of enjoyment by a great deal.

Nevertheless, this beer is the best beer I have ever had. I have thought about it for a week before posting this. It is truly exceptional - the Jack Daniels is incredibly smooth throughout the experience, and complements rather than overpowers the stout. It is sweet without being saccharine. It is heavy without being syrupy.

I cannot find fault in this beer. Wormtown, I agree with your views, and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. (1,303 characters)

Photo of Twister00
4.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black pour with a thick head.

S - You can really smell the Jack Daniels with faint aromas of chocolate and coffee.

T - Taste was amazing. I really enjoyed the Sweet Tat's when it came out and now with the strong kick of Jack Daniels it just tops it off.

M - This beer is very smooth. You could compare it to a latte with the thick creamy head.

D - I had one on an empty stomach and was feeling it. Could drink a couple, high achohol content. (455 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.23/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Peppercorns was finally able to tap this stout after waiting a week due to not having an open line, but sadly it came at the cost of kicking their Aged IPA. Such a shame, as that was a hell of an IPA. Anyways, this stout was aged in Jack Daniels oak barrels for 8 weeks.

A - Midnight black pour with a dense one finger mocha coloured head. The head fades at a normal enough rate leaving some light, sticky lacing.

S - Just HUGE Jack Daniel notes, and I mean huge. To the point that it raises the question "Did someone pout a shot of Jack on top of my stout?". There is light vanilla and oak aromas but they are, for the most part, overpowered by the heavy Jack Daniels aroma.

T - Huge, bold Jack Daniels up front first and foremost. This is followed by rich, almost dense bittersweet chocolate. The barrel aging really seemed to intensify the original chocolate flavors of Sweet Tats. For me, with this pour the carmel and most of the coffee tastes are gone, replaced by intense Jack Daniels and chocolate. Really does taste like someone topped off a good stout with a shot of Jack, or, added some rich chocolate syrup to a glass of it.

M - Good carbonation, somwhat low but thats typical of this style. Leaves a nice creamy mouthfeel. Really like a super, super smooth glass of Jack Daniels without the rocks.

D - Strong, strong, strong! This really does taste mostly like Jack Daniels as opposed to the excellent regular ol Sweet Tats. The Jack Daniels seems to overpower most of the wonderful aromas and flavours. That being said, this is still a nice stout, something I would be more than happy to buy in a bottle. (1,623 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap a Prezo at the release. Thanks to Ben for the stats which he called this 9.1+%.

Comes with a light 1/2 finger dark fluffy head that fades at a medium pace over pitch black thick beer.

The nose starts boozy and a nice bourbon like aroma. Pretty hot on the nose. Under that is some sweet malts, plenty of dark malts, chocolate and little cocoa nibs like. Plenty of roasted barley and some fresh coffee roast. A light oatmeal and creamy malt. Some woody esters as it warms too. The booze hits hard first but as it settles and the beer warms it becomes tolerable. The booze and bourbon blended with oak woody resins and amazing dark roasty malts make the nose phenomenal. Reminds me a lot of Bourbon County Stout.

Taste brings some warmth up front, not as boozy as the nose, but little tingle too. Lots of dark malts, plenty of roasted barley, little fresh coffee roast. A very light dark chocolate cocoa flavor. Some creamy rich oatmeal. A light bitterness some from roasted malts and some from light earthy hops. A light fluffy feel way in the back. Oh yeah, and there's plenty of whisky flavor, almost bourbony but not quite the caramel like bourbon. Some woody esters and oaky tastes that brings a little vanilla. Its somewhat sticky and coats the mouth and lingers. The dark malts, light bourbon and oak, and even rich oatmeal and coffee all linger for a while on the finish. The nose especially but some he taste still reminds me somewhat of bourbon county stout. A slight minerality salty flavor as it warms.

The mouth is thick and rich, creamy and decent carbonation.

Overall an awesome beer. Great malt profile, cocoa, coffee, plenty of bourbon and barrel flavors, fairly drinkable and lush. Overall great beer that I wish they made a lot more often. (1,772 characters)

Tennessee Tat's from Wormtown Brewery
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