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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 43
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Winter on 11-13-2004

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Photo of mdvatab
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle dated 4/1/11 into shaker pint.

Aroma: Sweet, malty caramel accompanied by herbal hop note. Pleasant aroma, but not overwhelming.

Appearance: One finger of off-white foam shrinks to a ring aroung the inside of the glass. Ruby brown body.

Flavor: Carmelized sugar, nutty sweetness, and mild bitterness in the middle to balance. Some oak appears in the middle, followed by toasted marshmallow. The finish is relatively clean, faint metallic note aside.

Mouthfeel: Very light body for style-- a bit watery. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Tasty, unoffensive, and sessionable. Balance leans toward malt. Would have liked a bit more body and flavor, but, again, not a bad beer.

Photo of CaptainIPA
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P: Served in a 12 oz., brown stubby bottle at Eagan's on Water Street.

A: Pours a tobacco amber with hints of ruby and a two-finger, off-white head with fair retention.

S: Sweet malts, oak and smoke.

T: Opens with a sweet malt foundation punctuated by lingering notes of bourbon that finish bitter.

M: Medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

D: Moderate drinkability.

Food Notes: Pairs well with a half-dozen Delaware Bluepoints.

Photo of kraticus41
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of lightindarkness
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks yet again to boilerbeer for sharing generously after his WI trip.

Pours a deep burnt umber brown with great looking depth and clarity. Nice full head settles to a very well kept layer of patchy bubbles and a thick ring around the edge. Some nice patchy hanging lace.

Nose is of earthy malts, a little mossy with plenty of grain and woodiness. Very mild bourbon barrel on the nose, with a lot of grain filling in. Who'd have thought you could barrel age some beer and then try to balance it? Huh.

Flavor is extremely satisfying and very nicely blended. Starts up front with an earthy grainy toasted bread flavor with a fair amount of wood and earthy depth along with a slight bitterness. Somewhere around the finish all this gives way to a smooth nutty vanilla bourbon flavor that hangs softly on the palate. Not an overwhelming barrel aged beer at all, with a very mellow and pleasant bourbon flavor.

Medium bodied with full on tingly carbonation. A little slick and sticky at the finish, clinging a bit, but adding some fullness and a satisfying feel to the overall character.

Brown Ales aren't particularly my favorite, but there's something addicting about the mid-sip transition between solid brown ale and bourbon mellowness that I love in this one. I could probably put down a few of these before I realized it.

Photo of wakajawaka76
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Shy5
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of hanco005
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled 30 May 06, poured into a pint glass

A—pours mostly solid dark brown with a 1 inch sand colored nead that lasts for several minutes as it dies down to a thin sheet, thick lacing is produced

S—sweet caramel, some chocolate, alcohol aroma is very present, some biscuit tones as well

T—nutty and sweet, some milder semi-sweet chocolate, the alcohol flavor is very strong, but I don’t really “feel” it as I finish the beer. A mild buttery flavor is here, too.

M—a bit dry, medium bodied, good carbonation

D—very good, I’d have another but it’s pretty boozy in the flavor so one more would do it for me.

Photo of majorbase2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jwerner23
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of umustdrink
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark mahogany brown color. Head is offwhite and fades to a thick ring around the edge, rocky film in the middle. Average lacing.

S - Creamy chocolate malts, like chocolate pudding but a little earthier.

T/M - Starts out thin feeling with a mild carbonation bite, creamy tasting. A faint bitter hoppiness occurs after the initial carbonation fades, then there's a nice bready and sweet chocolate malt which carries out the finish.

D - Overall a very simple beer, nice and tasty.

Photo of mjpolzin
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first time I bought this year, I did so only because my dog's name is Rocky and I figured I better buy a beer named "Rocky's Revenge". Additionally, the Tyranena Brewing Company is only minutes down the road from me. I do like this beer though and after someone bought it for me as a gift (again because of the name) I will put it in my regular buying rotation.

A slight taste of bourbon comes through but it doesn't overpower the brown ale taste which I prefer because I have had some bourbon aged beers where the bourbon comes through too strong. In addition to that, there are some other slight sweet notes that make this a pleasant beer to drink as you are trying to pick out all of the different flavors.

EDIT: I had a bottle that had aged for about 6 months and I drank it because I figured this was a beer that didn't age well and needed to be drank before it went bad. I actually thought many of the flavors were more pronounced now especially the bourbon. I will have to pick up another six pack and compare a fresher one to this one that was a little older.

Photo of Vixie
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice ruby red color with a bit of a cream colored head that quickly reduces down.

Smell starts out a little on the sweet side, then gets a bit boozy, likely from the bourbon. Also a bit of dried fruit and vanilla.

Starts out with a bit of fruit and some nutty notes. The booze notes then kick in, the bourbon is fairly noticeable in this one. Finishes with some lingering hop bitterness.

Feel is ok, the bourbon does add a bit of warming as you sip it.

Not a world beater as far as a bourbon aged beer goes, as it is lacking the complexity of the best ones. Still, there is a decent amount of flavor, and it goes down very easy. This is my first offering from this brewery, and not a bad first try.

Photo of MusicaleMike
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this offering into my Michelob chalice. There was no freshness date on the bottle. I grabbed a six-pack of this stuff when I was in Wisconsin last month and saved a bottle till tonight to review.

A: A vigorous pour gives 2 and 1/2 fingers of solid tan foam, for which "rocky" would be a good descriptor. The body is a clear dark mahogany, with deep blood-red highlights and orange hues on the side. The head leaves a little lacing, but not much.

S: The smell is very weak, but what I get out of it pleases me. It is mostly a malty aroma; earthy oak smells, mixed with sweet chocolate and caramel, roasted grains, alcohol, and wonderful bourbon smells as the head dissipates. There is also a faint aroma of ripe berries. Virtually no hops contributing to the aroma.

T: Bourbon flavor is very present at the first sip. Sweet caramel malt flavor, totally unaccompanied by any hops. However, that is not to say that the bitterness doesn't kick in towards the finish, rounding out this beers character. It is a well-balanced beer, with an interesting bourbon-vanilla twist that lingers in the aftertaste. My only qualm is that the taste is not terribly diverse.

M: Full bodied and smooth. It runs easily over the tongue, leaving behind a small amount of alcohol that numbs the tongue. The hops leave the mouth slightly dry after the swallow.

D: There is something about barrel-aged beer that gets me every time. I love that oak flavor/aroma. It makes me think, as I am sure others do as well, that the finished product is somehow more refined than other beers. Now, I know that is just bullshit, but one could say that the bourbon is imparting the beer with some of its mystical qualities. With that said, I enjoyed my six-pack.

Photo of lurpy1
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a wood grain brown with a little bit of head on top. The smell is predominantly bourbon, vanilla, malt. Great flavors, a little muted though. With a bolder introduction, could be great. Taste brings with it more pronounced bourbon, especially when warmed, along with a little bit of nuttiness. Could have benefitted from a bit more carbonation, but Rocky's Revenge is nicely thick.

All in all, heartbreakingly close to great, but still pretty darn good.

Photo of DMB
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.86/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jgarvis
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of markasparov
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
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