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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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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-28-2012 23:14:51 | More by zenwatts
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-15-2012 18:36:22 | More by martyl1000
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Slynger

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear chestnut brown with a red tint. A thin tan head leaves some rims of lace around my glass.

The nose is a nice mixture of sweetness and toasted earthiness. Sweet vanilla and brown sugar mingle with oak, toasted grains, and earthy nuts.

The taste picks up a subtly pleasant nose. Starts out sweet of chocolate malts up front with a solid toasted malt backbone. The finish is where it's at though. A touch of dark fruits on the back edges of my tongue. Bitter cocoa, toasted nuts, and earthy oak all show up to the party and stick around for a little while after everyone else has left. A light-medium body leaves this brew very sessionable.

Rocky's Revenge is a damn solid brown. I didn't pick up on much bourbon, but it's still a damn good brown.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 04:51:42 | More by Slynger
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown and slightly see through. It was carbonated for a second, but quickly dropped down to a very thin layer of lace.

S: I guess there is some bourbon in there. Slightly smokey and roasty with a bit of chocolate and toffee sweetness

T: Slight sweetness of toffee and chocolate with a a bit of a raisiny flavor. No bourbon or vanilla that I can really find. There is a mild roastiness, but most of the flavors seem a bit subdued.

M: Very watery. slightly harsh and acidic. More body would have been nice

D: I think I could drink a lot of this if I really wanted to.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 23:30:02 | More by mikey711
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A:Nice looking mahogany brown with rather nice robust sticky head with a surprising amount of lacing.impressive.

S&T:Sweet malts and vanilla is most prominent standout, other sweet ness from caramel and maple syrupy, very subtle oaky notes backing it up. Has a certain light Earthy and Peat aspect to it behind all the bright sweetness, probally from the barrel,not much "bourbon" at all, which is understandable since only a small percent is actually aged in the barrels.

M: Not lacking carbination that's for sure, medium body and slick.

D: It's an interesting brew at first, but the sweetness may seem pretty one dimensional after more then one. i think with this one hunting the Wood & Bourbon out is the game, which is hard, and leaves most dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 07:47:27 | More by ChadQuest
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I used the pour, settle, pour method advocated by Randy Mosher in Tasting Beer, which I just read, and consider me a convert. "Pouring down the side is for sissies"

A: Poured a 2 finger light tan head that subisided in not a long time to a thin but creamy head, leaving a little lacing. The beer is clear and clean, but has surprisingly little active carbonation. It's sort of a watered down cola color that I would put around 19 SRM.

S: Hmmm, vanilla and caramel, maybe some bread and also a touch of chocolate. I get no hops what soever as of yet. It's not terribly strong. The bourbon comes across mostly as vanilla, and increases as the beer warms. Substantially, and nicely augmented by the malts.

T: Taste is much stronger than smell. It's very smooth, though there is a roasted bitter in the swallow. Sort of a cooked candy or even a very mild cooking chocolate. Hmm. Maybe burnt chocolate chip cookies. Not badly burnt, just a little. More bourbon/vallina in the retro-olfactory smelling. A very interesting brown ale. I like the bourbon and I like the fact it is clean of any nuttiness. I would like to have more hops, as I get none in here.

M: Very smooth and slick, but lacks carbonation. Really a sort of let down there. This would be nice with some carbonation to make a bit sharper.

D: Very drinkable, would go nicely with some foods. A good compromise also for those who do and don't like sweet beers I think.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 21:50:26 | More by mdwalsh
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-25-2011 05:03:41 | More by DoctorDog
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with a tan head that fades and leaves some islands.

S: Smell is smoke, caramel, mixed nuts and bourbon.

T: Very sweet here; a lot of residual sugars and a lot of vanilla from the bourbon. Nuts and oak come through as well.

D: Alcohol is hidden and the taste is dynamic and interesting. A bit too thin, but not by much.

Overall: This is a very tasty, sweet treat. There is a lot of great flavours here and the bourbon is used in moderation: enough to give character, but not too much. A nice little beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 12:38:42 | More by JohnnyChicago
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-13-2012 23:21:04 | More by hinemk76
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Definately a differnet feel to this beer.
The appearance is pretty bland, a nice brown but no head or lacing.
Smell is good, some nice malt backbone with a bit of nut smell.
Taste is really similar to the smell, I think I can taste the burbon flavor too.
Mouthfeel is medium in body with decent carbonation.
Drinkability is ok.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2006 07:47:48 | More by supercolter
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MCain04

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-12-2013 18:21:42 | More by MCain04
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-18-2013 16:33:42 | More by Hopsiam14
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-06-2012 02:34:58 | More by elec
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Ncpogs

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-20-2014 18:20:01 | More by Ncpogs
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Lukafer

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vigorous pour yields 2 fingers of dark tan head. Beer is a medium reddish brown. I smell slight alcohol, a very little bourbon, some sweet caramel malts and faint hops. I taste sweet malts, a little hop and slight green apple in the middle and very little bourbon. The barrel taste is present, just not overwhelming or in your face like most. Has a nice finish. Feels a little watery for this style, but drinkability is pretty good as it goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 01:21:45 | More by Lukafer
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into mug:from notes.
A: Pours a dark body, one that has some amber hues. The off white head pours a two finger head that settles into a substantial layer. Overall slight head retention. The lace is minimal.
S: A some what of a deep fried aroma. Not really a bourbon note, but a hazy, smoky note.
T/M: The front of this brew is a light bodied ale and a sweet note that does not blend well with the bourbon undertones. The bourbon is a bit of a mess. The lingering taste is strange and not really that pleasant. A bit of soy sauce on the finish,... woof.
D: An easy drinking brew. but flavor make it a bit hard to finish or even consider coming back to.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 14:00:18 | More by GDBEERMAN
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-09-2012 22:57:14 | More by tourdot
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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-30-2013 06:39:48 | More by xdtfx
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emwild12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 21:51:54 | More by emwild12
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-15-2013 03:06:42 | More by RobinLee
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark and cloudy brown and poured a very thin head.

Smells of bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruits.

The taste of bourbon is very faint, very noticeable that only a portion was aged in BB. Malts, nuts, and chocolate are very prevalent.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, a very enjoyable brown ale.

Overall this is a tasty brew; however, consumers looking to satisfy their bourbon craving will be disappointed with this selection.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 23:08:36 | More by larryarms847
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-23-2014 04:16:00 | More by superdoopersauce
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

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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Atron67

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- poured a pretty dark brown/black that was pretty flat and didnt give rise to much head, but that stayed a long time as a thin film on top

S- grainy malts dont really notice the bourbon, hops are balancing

T- tastes pretty good, has a nice undertone of the bourbon, although maybe a little too light, but the brown ale base for this bourbon barrell works very well for it. the chocolate malts blend well and provide a nice backbone.

M- a solid flow over the tongue, a light carboantion work well

D- a solidly drinkable brown ale with a nice bourbon note

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 01:09:01 | More by Atron67
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olafphysics

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2012 22:56:20 | More by olafphysics
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.