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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown

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BA SCORE
85
very good

751 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 11-13-2004)
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Reviews by 1Adam12:
Photo of 1Adam12
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light mahogany color. Sweet malt on the nose with maybe just the slightest smell of bourbon, but barely. Tastes pretty much like it smells. The bourbon is present, but just barely, with mostly sweet malt. Very light mouthfeel, not much body. Also very little carbonation, which fits the beer. I think any more carbonation would ruin it entirely. I've had this before, but not since I've gotten in to craft beers. Just a so so beer. I won't be buying this dude again.

Edit: Now that my nose and pallet are growing, I smell vanilla, and it has a slight vanilla on the pallet as well. I like this better now than I did before. I'm changing the smell, taste, and overall to a 3.5 and apparently I did buy this dude again. It is now my favorite go to beer. Whoda thunk it?

1Adam12, Jun 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Not really brown this pours a more auburn like color. The nose is a light divide between barrel and brown. I catch some barley malt, chocolate malt, creamy coconut, vanilla and brownie batter. The flavor is light and the feel a bit thin but it tastes quite good. Coconut is prominent with chocolate malts, brownie, light vanilla, butterscotch and an oak wood. Not a bad choice when looking for a cheaper barrel aged beer.

KYGunner, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – I don’t find American Browns one of the more visually appealing styles, but this one looks mighty good. The brown body is hazy and clouded, and the head actually came up well and showed good retention.

Smell – The plain malts and light hopping opened up as the ale warmed. The brown and raw sugars came out after ten minutes or so and the toasty bread nicely rounded out this bouquet.

Taste – The malts dominate of course at the taste, with the sugars now stepping back to a mere subtle compliment. There might be some leafy hopping in here as well. This guy doesn’t try to do anything fancy, just fit the style which it nicely does.

This beer is aged in bourbon barrels. A lot of “bourbon barrel aged” beers taste like nothing but bourbon, but here the flavor is very subtle. You might not even notice it if you weren’t looking for it.

Mouthfeel – Rocky’s Revenge is a solid medium-bodied with some cold bitterness throughout the drink.

Drinkability – I enjoyed putting away this Tyranena offering. It’s very even-handed, showing the brewer’s restraint throughout.

Comments – Thanks to BuckeyeNation for laying this one on me.

RoyalT, May 08, 2005
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Wonder’s pub.

Appearance: Bright brown with garnet hues. Beautiful stark white head. Lasting. Sticky.

Nose: Minerals and metal, subtle floral notes. Coconut malts (if there is such a thing?)

Taste: Nutty with bits of rye toast, light chocolate, and vanilla. Could use a bit more bourbon. When I have had this beer straight from the brewery, the bourbon was almost overpowering. I loved it yet here at Wonder’s their keg leaves me wanting more. I will admit that this seemingly dumbed down version is more drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Dry. Medium bodied. Residual sweetness from the malts but very little.

Drinkability: Quite good, higher than most bourbon beers.

DaPeculierDane, Nov 17, 2005
Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

DanGeo, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of J2L
2.5/5  rDev -33%

J2L, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Ben7773
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Ben7773, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown pours from the stubby 12oz'er a dark brown with garnet accents. A small khaki head of foam falls quickly to a ring inside the glass. Aromas begin with sweet caramel and a toasted nutty maltiness. A shot of vanilla and a bit of dark fruit. I don't really pull any bourbon out of the aroma.

First sip brings a toasted caramel maltiness upfront with a bit nutty accent. A somewhat strong vanilla flavor moves in that gets to be a bit much halfway through the glass, along with a bit of butterscotch. Subtle notes of cocoa and hops. Finishes with a touch of bourbon.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Lots of fast moving carbonation smooths it out on the way down. An easy drinking beer that just falls off a bit on the flavor profile for me. I don't think I could have more than one or two in a sitting personally. Overall, a unique brown ale that steps outside the norm a bit.

orbitalr0x, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of ROBORB
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of Deniz, thanks man!

This beer poured a translucent brown with a thin 1 inch head. The head died quickly and left a little lacing on the glass. The smell of bourbon is prevalent, as is caramel. I found the taste matched the smell. This beer was very thin for me and I didn't enjoy that aspect of it. Overall, this beer is a great session beer and nothing more.

ROBORB, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DaftPatrick, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright, brown/garnet with a quick slightly off-white foam lacing, retention, and stick.

Grainy/steely in the nose. Mineral and light fresh grist. Soft floral in the background.

Medium-bodied, firm water feel. Nutty malts. Quite dry from the bourbon barrel aging, but some thin residual sweetness remains. Light chocolate, toasted bread crusts, faint vanilla/coconut. Bourbon is only slightly detectable on the palate, becoming more pronounced at the swallow point and in general as the beer warms. Lifting semi-citric sharpness provides bitterness and is amplified by some prickly carbonation that also creates a quick lived creamy feel on the palate. Thin bourbon flavors linger for quite sometime. Dry/nutty finish.

Interesting, but not overly interesting as far as bourbon aged beers go. This could have used more malt backbone, but I did like the subtle bourbon flavor. Perhaps a bit too subtle, but the levels worked for this Brown Ale. Just enough to seep into the palate and let you know it’s there.

Todd, Mar 02, 2005
Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of warriorsoul
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to onecrazymofo for this normally, out of reach brew...sounds interesting enough and I love the artwork on the label.
Pours unlike your typical brown ale...has a cloudy, dark cherry tint to it, making it look more like a English style barleywine.
A generous off-white head appears, but dissipates fairly quick. A nice coating remains on top for the duration of the pint.
Nothing overpowering in the nose, but I enjoy what is hitting me...cherries mainly, and definitely the oak as well.
Taste is enjoyable and unlike anything I have tried...not one flavor pushing its way in front of the others. Well balanced and the malt giving it just a touch of sweetness.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the carbonation is perfect.
Not sure I would prefer to make a session out of this brew personally, but could easily be done.
Only my second brew from Tyranena...I am impressed so far.

warriorsoul, Apr 30, 2005
Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color, hazy, minimal head, moderate carbonation

Smell: dark chocolate and coconut

Taste: complex-chocolate, vanilla, oaking from the whiskey and a touch of coconut taste

Mouthfeel: sweet with a dry end, moderate carbonation, medium-heavy bodied

Overall: One of the best beers I had on my recent trip out west. I love the complexity and there is a bit of a taste of coconut that really makes this stand apart. This one reminds me almost of a good candy bar mixed with beer--may not sound good but is fantastic. This would be a regular staple in my fridge if I could get it here. Fantastic beer.

tigg924, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear light brown color with a tan head. The aroma is grain, caramel malt and little wood. The flavor is caramel with some chocolate and toffee. I don't get much bourbon in the aroma or flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 22, 2010
Photo of bsp77
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown as expected, but struggles for much head.

Smell: Caramel and chocolate, with some light bourbon.

Taste: Bourbon is noticeable upfront, along with the expected Brown Ale players of chocolate, caramel, cherry and nuts. The finish has floral components, as well as oak.

Feel: Moderately carbonated, medium-bodied beer with a somewhat drying finish.

Overall: Pretty much as described, as standard Brown Ale with bourbon, which elevates the good, but not great, base beer. Nice to see bourbon used for a lower alcohol beer.

bsp77, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of possumteeth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

possumteeth, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +7.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of tyleeis
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

tyleeis, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of HeyYoMar
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%

HeyYoMar, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of far333
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut colored liquid capped with an oatmeal colored lid of sea foam. The head grips the sides of the glass and slides down, leaving a uniform ring around the inside. The smell is very faint, do I smell bourbon or am I imagining it? I'm picking up some sweet malt, some brown sugar and molasses, but I have to try hard. A creamy mouthfeel leads to a thin-flavored wash of syrupy flavor of sweet malt and caramel, and definite bourbon overtones. Although I think the bourbon detracts. It doesn't mesh well with the other elements, and leaves a sharp and bitter aftertaste, with a metallic linger. Thanks to BuckeyeNation for sharing, but as I glance at the review below, he appears as enthralled as I.

far333, Mar 12, 2005
Photo of acknight
4/5  rDev +7.2%

acknight, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of damuts222
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

damuts222, Apr 08, 2012
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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.