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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

706 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 40 | 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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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark but clear brown color. There is a light tan head of foam which fades from about one finger to a thick cap. Moderate lacing is a pleasant touch.

S: Not a very potent aroma. Some mild brown malt and just a touch of oak.

T: Woah vanilla! This is one sweet, vanilla heavy beer. Some background oak character. I don't taste any bourbon at all.

M: Smooth, creamy and low carbonation.

O: An interesting effort. No bourbon character despite the advertisement. Very vanilla but not a complex flavor. Mediocre effort overall.

12-03-2012 23:49:02 | More by WankelEngine
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-15-2012 20:36:54 | More by Twifiter
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-28-2012 08:41:10 | More by InfernoBoss
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Edit of of 12/07: It seems as though the bourbon is getting harder and harder to detect both in the mouth and on the nose, and I'd guess the blending ratios have skewed further towards the unbarreled in the year or two. It was never dripping with Kentucky's pride and joy, but aside from a buttery (almost lactic sour), lightly tannic vanilla, it is absent from the taste. In the past it was a brown ale with a subtle, added flair. Now it just seems old tasting. Ratings have been adjusted.
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(First impressions: rated 4.4)
Faintly hazed bronze-brown with a patchy head of yellowed lace.
The nose is chocolatey and caramelly, a la their Ancient Aztalan Brown Ale, but bolstered with the toasted oaky, vanilla-tinged leaning of bourbon. It's mild smelling, but wonderful nonetheless.

Begins with a chocolately bready notion, glazed with caramel. This is the trademark of the non-bourboned version. The addition here is the hazelnut, vanilla, oak contributions from the Ol' Grandad barrels. And this takes a standard, tasty, workhorse style brown ale, and makes it dazzle with suble flair, and nuance everywhere. The oak brings whispers of tartness as the caramel and bourbon add-ons carry this to its conclusion. It closes with the drying pangs of herbal-leaning hops, bringing a faint bitterness.
It's a generally medium-light bodied brew, modestly carbonated, and near perfect in feel for what it is...one of the most dynamic, drinkable session brews I've had, ever.

I've tried the non-blended version, and its a bourbon bomb....tasty as hell, but more of a spectacle than a constant drinker. This one shows the restraint it needs to fall into heavy rotation.

12-03-2004 07:21:47 | More by cokes
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-07-2013 22:51:55 | More by ShawneeIrish
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-22-2012 14:29:46 | More by FalconA
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-12-2012 23:14:03 | More by zonker17
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-14-2013 19:31:36 | More by wmobley
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-18-2014 04:41:18 | More by oso
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awdturboiv

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-05-2012 02:14:19 | More by awdturboiv
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Louski

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-02-2012 02:10:42 | More by Louski
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LakerLeith

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-10-2014 03:36:38 | More by LakerLeith
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-08-2012 17:28:42 | More by LJWalker
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MichaelBurns

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-26-2012 19:04:31 | More by MichaelBurns
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours a dark chocolate brown color, with a decent beige head on top. The aroma is fairly common for a brown ale, with a lightly sweet and nutty malt base, some light milk chocolate characteristics, and only a slightest hint of the bourbon addition. The flavor is largely more of the same, but the bourbon contribution is much greater, especially as the beer warms, with a woodsy, smokey whiskey character that creeps into the flavor at first before overtaking the finish. The texture is a bit thin and watery and doesn't prop up the flavors like it should. Overall, this one is a pleasant, mild brown ale with a bit of a twist that is interesting enough to make you want to try it the first time, but it is not so interesting to want go back again often.

02-21-2012 18:33:29 | More by devilben02
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twbrewer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

It poured a deep red/dark brown color very little head but it was there for awhile.

The smell was slightly bourbon with a hint of chocolate,black malt.

At first the taste was chocolate then smoothly turns to bourbon and oak with no bad aftertastes.

It was a nice bodied beer that was not too sweet but the malt and bourbon blended nicely for a smooth finish.

It is a very drinkable beer that would be a good warmer on cold fall or winter night.

10-20-2007 05:05:17 | More by twbrewer
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-16-2012 18:45:16 | More by sgoro
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-28-2013 02:14:14 | More by oline73
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-18-2012 15:49:49 | More by FreshHawk
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured into a mug.

3.5 A: Clear medium brown color. One and a half fingers of creamy/frothy off-white head. About average retention and some spotty lacing.

3.5 S: Dusty, dry earthy nuttiness. Bourbon component is mild, but vanilla and oak are very apparent. Not bad.

3.5 T: Again, dry earthy nuttiness. Toffee and a bit of caramel. Bourbon isn't even detectable in the taste, but the vanilla and oak are there again to an extent. A touch of butterscotch. Not overly complex, but not bad either.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is pleasantly spritzy. Could use some more body and be creamier.

3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but I'm not sure that the bourbon barrels added anything. I prefer the bourbon components to supplement an already tasty beer, but in this case, the bourbon isn't even a player.

02-14-2011 00:55:01 | More by DavoleBomb
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chet1215

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-09-2014 04:21:48 | More by chet1215
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AndrewD1022

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured from the tap into a typical pint glass.

A - The beer pours brownish red and opaque. The head is about two fingers thick and the color is just a brownish white.

S - Nice malt smell, sweet and has bourbon hits. Great smell gets better as the beer warms. There is somewhat of a vanilla smell as well.

T - Smooth and sweet. Some malty richness, little bit of roasted taste.

M - Smooth, medium body, little carbonation. Taste lingers for a little while.

D - Not too heavy of a bourbon style beer, seems a little too subtle. Wished it was a little stronger.

10-09-2009 00:49:01 | More by AndrewD1022
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-03-2013 00:32:03 | More by gatornation
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-24-2014 16:36:22 | More by Bushwacker393
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MCain04

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-12-2013 18:21:42 | More by MCain04
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.