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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

688 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 39
Gots: 36 | 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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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-07-2012 16:31:04 | More by MN_Beerticker
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ommegoose

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown. A little sediment at the bottom gives this a bit of haze. Doesn't do much in the way of head formation or retention or lacing, probably because the body is quite viscous, surprisingly so for the abv. I got better results on the next pour by violently dumping it in the glass. Left some tan lacing this time, and I negated the sediment, so the beer was left with much more clarity, but a nice variety of brow hues in the pint glass. This was the way to go.

Pretty strong bourbony smell adds oak and vanilla. Beyond that, very malty, with brown sugar and caramel.

Bourbon carries into the flavor too. Some smoky, charcoal notes. Caramel malt blends in quite well with the bourbon without being very sweet at all. Quite flavorful. Even a bit hoppy on the finish, adding a bit of spiciness, rye-like. Hop presence really adds to the drinkability, and was pretty surprising to me. Brown ales can be pretty meh, but this is quite bold. Oaky aftertaste with spice, walnut. Bourbon brown ale has great potential to be expanded on, as can be seen with GI's Imperial Brown Goose. Opens up different aspects of barrel aging than stouts do, with good results.

Rather large body. Feels like more than a 6% beer. A little rough on the carbonation for a somewhat syrupy body. The second bottle I had fared way better with the hard pour, so I bumped the score up a notch.

I may be extra thirsty tonight, or this beer aged somewhat well. Been sitting about three months for me, and it's tasting a lot better than the first day I cracked it. I think it says something positive about the beer that I had a GI BCS last week, and this still seems like it has a full bourbon character after that. Probably ranks up there with Ellie's Brown Ale as one of the few brown ales I'd order at a bar or think about buying packs of somewhat regularly. Excepting of course the Imperial Brown Goose, which is on another level. This is a good choice with a variety of meals, especially at Kuma's, where they have had bottles lately. This has stoked my interest in Tyranena again after I found the last couple of their brews to be misses.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 03:36:01 | More by ommegoose
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robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-24-2014 20:11:27 | More by robear
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-08-2012 05:04:59 | More by bespin15
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accordselux

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful beer. It is sweet and easy drinking.

A little on the dark side for a brown ale. A nice head, dissipates but carbonation remains present.

Smells of chocolate and vanilla. I can tell that this has some barrel aging to it.

Taste: the creamy vanilla flavor begins, with a strong coconut flavor. Very sweet. The end is a little more bitter, dark chocolate, coffee, and walnut flavors. Toasty.

Mouthfeel is good- creamy but still light enough to drink easy. I'd be happy to work through several bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 02:51:48 | More by accordselux
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MySauceIsHot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-19-2012 19:36:43 | More by MySauceIsHot
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-07-2012 02:46:30 | More by ssimpson89
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-06-2013 13:34:09 | More by GeePee
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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-08-2012 02:06:41 | More by atone315
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-09-2014 15:12:08 | More by billhelm
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-10-2012 15:20:57 | More by smartassboiler
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akastend


4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-14-2011 15:33:17 | More by Pellinore1
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Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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schomber

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Christoff


4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-05-2012 22:13:50 | More by Christoff
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-12-2011 05:05:47 | More by dasmusik
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.