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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

779 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 43
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Winter on 11-13-2004

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Ratings: 779 | Reviews: 362
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Jayli
4.29/5  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!

Photo of deejaydan
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

Photo of akorsak
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of Viggo
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyleeis
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Kip4397
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of troyvar
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of harripat
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of GeezLynn
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of beerhast
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TboneRN
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Nofear048
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of wheatyweiss
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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 !!!

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
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