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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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680 Ratings

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 40
Gots: 33 | 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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New York

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got a bottle of this brew in a trade with Scoobydank, Thanks Bill!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - amber color with a tight beige head that hung around as a light layer and left some bits of lacing.

S - sweet caramel malt aroma.

T - sweet and malty, light chocolate and creamy caramel flavors, slight bourbon taste goes well with the sweetness.

F - medium bodied with a good carbonation feel.

D - a very tasty brew that's highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 00:47:52 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bourbon barrel brown, eh? About time, I've had it with the whiskey-fied stouts and barleywines...feh! Time for a change!
Clear, bright red/nearly brown color, with a slim, fuzzy tannish head.
Nose shows the whiskey right off the bat, rustic, leathery, roasted nuts, fermented fruits,oak and vanilla, slick, wicked, delicious, and deep.
Poweful mouthfeel, smooth and substantial, but overly felt. Feels rather light, but maintains a significant presence. So, what am I trying to say here? Let's luxuriate in it for a moment and consider a more cogent summation...
Medium bodied, with a long,fruity, nutty finish...this is exactly what it ought to be, and utterly unique: a light, yet fully flavored, smooth-drinking brown ale, with a whisper of whiskey-ness filling out the edges, and occasionally floating on top.
Certainly the greatest bourbon barrel-aged brown ale named after a legendary lake-dwelling dinosaur, known to man!
Much thanks to cokes for the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2004 10:28:18 | More by feloniousmonk
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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of CH3CH2OH.

A: The brown ale is just that - brown. When held to light some brighter amber colors are revealed. The head is fairly restrained on pour and does not lace much.

S: A part of the beer has been aged in bourbon barrels and that comes through in the nose. There is a slightly sweet bourbony character that mixes well with the nuttier brown ale malt.

T: When cold, the bourbon character in the ale really stands out. It provides an immediate buttery alcohol component that spices up the nutty malts of the brown ale. I like that only a portion of the ale was aged in bourbon barrels, it prevents the sweetness from overtaken the ale entirely. The maltiness manages to sneak out periodically, providing a balance to the bourbon. The one thing that I can't really find in the ale is a hoppy profile.

M: I am really impressed with the restraint of the bourbon character. While I can appreciate the all-out strength of a good bourbon-aged beer, I really like how subtle this one is.

D: Few bourbon beers are as drinkable as this one. The soft bourbon buttery notes are very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 03:10:36 | More by akorsak
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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired this from Beerbeagle courtesy of No One Wants to See a Beer Geek Naked #2 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!

A: This beer pours a deep ruddy rust orange/red color with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes immediately and leaves minimal spotty lacing.

S: Nose is of nicely aged bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, maple, vanilla and strong caramel malts.

T: I've not had a bourbon blended beer that really complimented a beer so well. The bourbon lays as an underlying flavor throughout. Taste starts with an oaked but caramel malt flavoring. Then sweetens to molasses, and brown sugar. The finish is of nice levels of vanilla with a bit of an alcohol spike.

M: Medium body, low to medium carbonation, creamy feel to the body

D: Oddly drinkable, most bourbon beers aren't blended as well as this. Not overpowering, not off the radar, compliments the beer nicely. Not filling, goes down easy, this is a damn good beer with a different take on a brown ale!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 04:54:27 | More by Jayli
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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BuckeyeNation for this one.

Pours a beautiful deep amber/light brown color witha compact and lasting head on it. Nice lacing as well. Aroma first hits me as wood, then a hint of wiskey. Taste first hits as wiskey, and then fades to a bit of maltiness, then back to wiskey. Well rounded mouthfeel on this one.

Good beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2005 21:51:51 | More by deejaydan
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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An attractive looking brown ale. The head settles to a thick cap and stays there. Large amounts of lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit weak but I pick up malt, vanilla, bourban, nuts, and caramel.

I can definately tell this was barrel aged as soon as it touches my tongue. In this beer it is not overpowering compared to many barrel-aged beers. The malt and nuts complement the bourban flavors nicely. It has a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and nicely carbonated.

Overall an enjoyable and approachable barrel-aged beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 00:17:30 | More by morimech
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Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle picked up in WI.

Pours a pretty clear dark red, some brownish highlights, bit of chunky proteins floating around, thick and rocky light tan head forms, slowly settles to a medium ring and layer, good lacing all over the glass.

Smell is nice, sweet and malty, caramel, biscuit, corn syrup, nuts, lots of fruit, some light bourbon and vanilla, wood, brown sugar, alcohol, nice raisiny/date sweetness, bourbon works well with the base.

Taste is nice, very sweet and fruity, strawberries, brown sugar, caramel, peanut brittle, light bourbon sweetness, vanilla, alcohol, wood, raisin, biscuity malt, nice sweet finish, but still balanced, very nutty in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Body could use a bit more beef but the bourbon barrel worked great especially with the low ABV. I think I might have another!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 00:45:59 | More by Viggo
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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour a medium amber, with a decent head that recedes to a nice lace.

Aroma is a bit fruity, lends itself to the hops being used. Hops are there subtle though they are.

Taste is smoky up front. the malt character here is huge. There is a heaviness that I don't expect from a brown ale. I swear this is a swartzbier. Vanilla is HUGE here, in the fore front with the smokiness. This beer is like a vanilla scotch ale. Excellent!!

Mouthfeel is creamy and full, leaving a nice oily coating on the tongue.

This one surprised me!!! The vanilla and smoke undertones were excellent...I like !!!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 02:03:22 | More by wheatyweiss
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-25-2014 13:25:57 | More by tyleeis
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-03-2012 17:53:34 | More by richkrull
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-21-2012 22:22:23 | More by troyvar
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-18-2013 16:33:42 | More by Hopsiam14
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aggressive pour yields a sparse white head that disappears immediately, only to return following agitation. Beer is nice dark brown (root beer) color.

Smell is sweet caramel malt with a touch of bourbon. The filled pint glass is really not doing the smell justice, but I really get more of that bourbon from the empty bottle, and eventually the glass as its contents disappear.

Smooth bready flavor with a big vanilla presence. Bourbon is there but at a level appropriate for a brown ale rather than an impy stout. Plenty of hops in there, keeping things balanced to slightly hoppy for the style. Finish is long with bourbon lingering throughl the end.

Good mouthfeel with ample yet fine carbonation. Crisp.

Drinkability is high for me with this beer. It isn't massive, yet has plenty to keep your interest through multiple pints. Damn, I miss being able to drink this one regularly. Also I really think this beer belongs up there with the best of the ABA's.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 00:05:46 | More by GeezLynn
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2013 17:58:32 | More by ystazi
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-04-2014 01:47:36 | More by pstam87
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-07-2013 04:48:25 | More by coz
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-28-2014 16:55:53 | More by beerhast
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-17-2013 05:26:29 | More by Nofear048
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-01-2014 23:41:54 | More by jwat
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-23-2012 23:49:40 | More by larbush
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-02-2012 16:58:04 | More by PeterOrlando92
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a gorgeous dark caramel color, just a beautiful brown. Not much of a head.

S: Light caramel and vanilla notes, a bit of sweet maltiness.

T: Caramel on the back of the tongue, a bit of vanilla. Some roastiness. What I like most is the VERY light bourbon in the aftertaste. Too many brews can become overpowering on the bourbon. Don't get me wrong, I love a good bourbon, but this one finds a pretty fantastic balance in its aging.

M: It hangs around in the mouth just as long as I want it to. Good carbonation.

O: I was really happy with this one. I've been trying a lot of bourbon-aged ales lately, and this one is up in my top 3. Very well done. I'd be happy drinking this one again and again. In fact, I just might.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 00:41:41 | More by CWBlues
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. pours a semi-transparent chocolate brown without much of a head.

smell is lightly sweet, with burnt, chocolate, and caramel malts present, notes of maple syrup and bourbon as well. good complexity here, but lacking any hops to balance the sweetness of the malts.

taste is sweet as well, with more bourbon than the aroma would suggest. same malts here from the aroma, with more of a sweet character. finishes on a warm and earthy flavor, which is rather pleasant.

aftertaste is warm and earthy, with no hops to speak of. very smooth.

mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a very smooth and creamy texture. finishes without a bite.

drinkability is decent, due to the complexity of flavors and aroma present. this is a unique brew that will take any palate for a ride. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 01:46:10 | More by botham
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured into a glass, beautiful clear milk chocolate brown color that I can see straight through but almost no head. A pretty head would have made this a perfect 5

S - Booozy, chocolate, lots of malty sweetness

T - Roasty and chocolaty with a tiny taste of mellowed out hops. Overall, this beer is definitely helped by the barrel aging.

M - Very rich, but not at all thick. The perfect combination.

D - I could session this with no difficulty

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 23:51:59 | More by mwa423
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-16-2013 01:13:35 | More by Coldsnack
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.