Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company
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4.88/5 rDev +30.5%
A great beer all around. The thick brown appearance is crucial. Just the right amount of head. Smells malty. Taste of nut and has wonderful mouthful feeling. Great tasting for a drinkablity to go along at any event. Would recommend this beer to the casual beer drinker for a good time.
09-21-2010 14:55:09 | More by yuenglingfan101
4.8/5 rDev +28.3%
I picked this up while on a Geology field trip to the Baraboo region of Wisconsin. First got it in a MYO6 and liked it enough to talk Senthil into buying a 6 pounder to take back to Ohio with us.
Poured into a pilsner glass... because thats what was available in the Geo lab.
A: Poured a nice brown red color. 1 3/4 maple bron head with about 1/2 inch through duration and excellent lacing. Carbonation was on the light side with few nucleation points on the bottom of the glass. The color was not striking by any means and that is perfectly fine because this beer dominates in most other categories. Besides its too hard to look at it because it tastes so good.
S: The smell is most strikingly dominated by a maple/brown sugar sweetness that yields to a bourbon scent as you nose into the glass.
T: WOW! This is fantastic. There is a simple complexity to this beer that makes it one of the most intricate yet satisfying beer I have ever had. The initial taste is that of toasted malts with hints of brown sugar, molasses, and a smooth bourbon middle. Then the hops come in which tastes like noble hops or fuggles to me, although I honestly do not know what they use. There is no fruity or floral note in this beer which is something I have recently become accustomed to. Obviously taste is the reason we began drinking beer and there is absolutely something special about this one. It is remarkably flawless from start to finish.
M: Smooth. Silky. The body is setting slightly on the heavy end but is extraordinarily smooth, this may be due to bourbon aging. There is a bitterness that lingers on the back of the palate that is very nice. It is the perfect balance of flavor and drinkability.
D: I generally only drink 4 or 5 beers at the most in a setting. This beer is out of the park on drinkability. I easily handled a six pack and wanted more but had to cut myself off at that point as the taste migrated away. I do no drink for effect but this beer makes that a serious concern. I can't get enough of it.
I can honestly say this is my favorite beer at the moment. This is a Wisconsin beer that I have never seen in Ohio. I would love to have this on hand all the time, unfortunately that is not possible. I strongly suggest picking this up given the opportunity. If you do not like it I will buy it off you. And if you feel the desire please BEER MAIL me this in exchange for Great lakes or something.
10-20-2009 22:32:58 | More by Jae27
4.6/5 rDev +23%
My favorite Tyranena beer to date. Fantastic!!! The taste is amazing. It is unlike anything I have ever tried. WOW. After the first bottle, I rushed out and bought 4 more 6 packs.
From start to finish, this beer has it all. I love the Bourbon aftertones. Greatly appreciated.
Pours a dark brown with a thin lacing. The overall appearace and smell don't do this beer justice. One sip and you will be hooked. Unbelieveable!! One of my new favorites.
I could drink this beer all day long and not get tired of it. Very refreshing!
Can you say SMOOTH?
10-16-2008 05:39:16 | More by schellsbeer
4.6/5 rDev +23%
Appearance - pours a murky brown, a finger and a half or ceam-colored foam. Thins out but holds at a complete cover. Scattered and plentiful lacing.
Aroma - nutty, doughy grain, a wisp of cocoa. Settles to a maltier, more crackery aroma.
Taste - the nuttiness and sweetness remind me of coconut macaroon cookies. Some butterscotch flavor as well. Balancing hops are present after the swallow and there is a mild warmness in the tummy. Tasty. Some increased liquer-like booziness as it warms.
Mouthfeel - smooth and solid body, carbonation is moderate.
Drinkability - I would dig this anywhere, anytime. Thanks jj!
04-05-2007 19:41:53 | More by brewdlyhooked13
4.55/5 rDev +21.7%
I got a six pack of this from a nearby grocery store called Green Grocer in Chicago with tons of regional (Midwest) brews. This beer is a perfect combination of bourbon strength (pure alcohol taste) and a brown roast malt taste. It is not as strong as other bourbon beers, which makes it even better.
12-02-2010 22:50:23 | More by patelc75
4.53/5 rDev +21.1%
Appearance - Dark brown. Appears clear. Thick brownish-tan head.
Smell - Light to moderate caramel/chocolate malt. Makes my mouth water
Taste - Begins with sweet caramel/chocolate malt. Finishes with sour citrusy hops. Very nice brown ale.
Mouthfeel - Moderate. Finishes dry.
Drinkability -.One of the best beers from a fantastic local brewery. This stuff needs to be drunk by the growlerful. Typically fun marketing.
12-05-2007 00:30:04 | More by scaliasux
4.53/5 rDev +21.1%
Deep looking auburn/scarlet red blend. Thin and airy light brown head tops it off and sticks around long enough. Lace is moderate and spotty. Nice aroma of roasted chocolate, vanilla bean, wood and sweet, sweet bourbon. There's a really nice brown ale base to this beer. Roasted malts and dry hop tones. Gives the bourbon something to work with....and work it does. By no means is this a high octane Bourban brew. But the bourbon works nicely in this great session brew. It provides a sweet counterpart to the roasted nuttiness that the malts provide. Body is medium at best and the carbonation ever so prickly. I could drink a lot of these fuckers in one sitting.
Thanks for the splash of bourbon cokes.
01-11-2005 03:17:36 | More by Bighuge
4.53/5 rDev +21.1%
Muddy brown color with hints of cherry, pretty solid color. The head is mocha colored, not really anything more than a ring around the glass though.
Great smell, heavy oak aroma with bits of chocolate and vanilla coming through. There's a bit of a coffee scent going on behind the scenes. Bourbon is noticeable too, sort of nutty as well.
Very buttery taste, also very nutty. There are bits of hops and loads of bourbon and vanilla. Finishes a little sweeter than it starts with caramel, brown sugar and honey flavors coming out. Lots of oak flavor in here too, very pleasant and actually kind of spicy. It has a great kick to it without being very boozy.
The feel is creamy and smooth, a nice, warm, buttery sip. There isn't too much carbonation but there's a lot of buzz in your mouth - hard to describe, sort of tangy in a way. I really like this beer. It's taste is great, feels wonderful in your mouth and doesn't have much of an alcohol presence in the taste. It leaves me comfortably warm and reaching for another. Great stuff.
11-11-2007 05:55:35 | More by dogger6253
4.5/5 rDev +20.3%
A- Pours a cream colored 1 finger fluffy head. As it recedes, I get some lacing. The body is a lovely brown/copper color. Nice retention is seen on the head.
S- Caramel, toffee, Bourbon, hints of chocolate, butterscotch, slight oakiness.
T- Starts out with a nice deep caramel toffee covered in bourbon. Transitioning to the finish I get some light chocolate notes, and an oaky dryness while still being quite bourbon-esque.
M- Nice lower carbonation. Big full body with nice balance.
D- This is, with the exception of the Devil over a Barrel, in my opinion, Tyranenas best beer in the lineup. It's got some nice balance of malt and the bourbon flavor. Even at 6%, this can be sessionable. Needless to say, will have again.
12-04-2008 03:41:45 | More by Greggy
4.5/5 rDev +20.3%
Pours out a bright orange brown and sits a crisp, deep amber-brown with a nice off-white head, leaving a good skim on the surface. Some lacings.
Smells nice and toasty, good malt base with an herbal hop aroma. Toffee and roasted nuts mingle about. A hint of woodiness lies beneath.
Tastes sweet and malty up front an soon gains a fair amount of hop bitterness. Toasted malts come through very well, parting a grainy like feel to the beer. Hops provide more than adequate amounts of bitterness and a nice herbal spiciness. Alcohol rises up of the back of the tounge and a light trace of bourbon is noticable, but held in quite well.
Crisp and clean feeling in the mouth, good carbonation, medium body. Nice dryness to that really pairs well with the wooden flavors offered.
One of Tyranena's best. Glad to hear that this will be a staple in their lineup and not just a seasonal offering. Miles ahead of their other Brown ale, and it seems that the key here is only parially aging this in bourbon barrels, rather than doing the whole thing. Well maintained flavors, a real winner.
11-23-2004 03:59:51 | More by Skidz
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
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