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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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very good

750 Ratings

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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 50 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

FreshHawk, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

doucmehu, Aug 17, 2012
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into Tyranena snifter

A - Dark brown body with almond color and a creamy 1.5 finger head. Thin ring clings to the glass and there are patches of lacing.

S - Slight bourbon note, bit of caramel, some nuttiness, wood and bready malt with a faint dried fruit note.

T - Brown malt, caramel, and nutty flavors. Hints of bourbon, wood, and a nice caramel, brown sugar taste. Just a bit of bitter to round it off and keep it from being too sweet.

M - Medium bodied which is typical for a brown. Decent carbonation.

D - Overall a nice blended brown ale. 40% barrel aged mixed back to the original base. It is easy drinking and lower ABV, but always tasty. Great beer to drink drink in the fall months.

Ri0, Aug 17, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color, hazy, minimal head, moderate carbonation

Smell: dark chocolate and coconut

Taste: complex-chocolate, vanilla, oaking from the whiskey and a touch of coconut taste

Mouthfeel: sweet with a dry end, moderate carbonation, medium-heavy bodied

Overall: One of the best beers I had on my recent trip out west. I love the complexity and there is a bit of a taste of coconut that really makes this stand apart. This one reminds me almost of a good candy bar mixed with beer--may not sound good but is fantastic. This would be a regular staple in my fridge if I could get it here. Fantastic beer.

tigg924, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

smartassboiler, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tourdot, Aug 09, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 8/8/12

Chestnut brown at the stem, gradually blending to a darker brown higher up in the glass. The color is antiquated and quite striking. One thumb head doesn't last too long, leaving a squat layer of foam. A few strands of lace up top develop into thick swaths farther down.

Pleasant aroma of dark baked breads, nuts, spice and an underlying earthiness. Aside from wisps of vanilla, I'm not picking out much of the barrel aged portion (probably a good thing). The taste is snappier than the aroma, but it's a nice progression from one to the other. While there's still a decent showing of dry bread, there is a concise fruit twang in the mid-section and a mild raking of hops. From there, nuances of the barrel emerge - charred oak and subtle bourbon. The feel is a hurried medium, made so by lively, robust carbonation. Hmm. The carbonation actually works pretty well here.

Rocky's Revenge is a refreshing surprise. Brown ales are far from my go to style, but I like to drink them from time to time; this one seemed interesting, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did. I think the portion-aged is key with this one; the barrel adds depth and integrated layers.

Ryan011235, Aug 09, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a murky brown with not even half a finger of tan head that immediately dissipates with no lacing.

S: vanilla, caramel, and oak on the nose with some oxidized notes as well. Not for sure how old the bottle is.

T: vanilla, oak, and caramel here as well with slight bourbon notes following. The finish is sweet and a little bready.

M: medium body with low carbonation, this beer is a bit watery.

O: an alright beer overall, tbough nothing apecial. It's a bit too simplistic and undercarbonated.

n2185, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Mat_Rampson, Aug 05, 2012
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Doyle, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Cooper, Aug 04, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Skylark, Chicago.

A: Amber brown, off-white head.

S: Sweetish amber malt - brown bread, a bit of bourbon.

T: Caramel, whole wheat bread, slight bourbon kick and sweetness. A bit of cinnamon, very nutty but in a flat sort of way.

M: Tingly carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: The bourbon level reached with the partial blend was good, but I didn't really like the beer itself too much. Sort of a flat brown.

Etan, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.