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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

780 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 780
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: 780 | Reviews: 362
Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Monsone for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy brown head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing. The nose is malty, nice little touch of bourbon for a 6% ABV brew, with some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, big malt flavor, bourbon (very nice), with some caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this was a treat to drink, very nicely done. Love the brew's from Tyranena.

Photo of ppoitras
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" light tan head over the mostly clear reddish brown brew. Frothy head hangs around nicely, and lacing is very nice. Aroma is lightly of grains, but more or less too sedate for me here. Taste is upfront with brown malts, moving into some fruitiness, and a bourbon flavor at the close. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. I'm not a real big fan of the extreme browns, which this one seems to almost aspire to, but it's an enjoyable and interesting brew, for sure.

Photo of plaid75
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dark amber hue with a one finger creamy head. There was good retention and nice sticky lacing.

The smell had a heavy air of bourbon. As I am not a bourbon drinker, this aroma put me off a bit.

The taste had a strong bourbon element coupled with a solid malty sweetness. Very dry ffinish as well.

The mouthfeel was average and dry.

Overall an interesting brew. I would imagine that this would appeal to a bourbon drinker.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown with a minimal off white head that doesn't stick around for very long but leaves some lacing on the way down. Aroma is a bit vinous, maybe I'm picking up a bit of the barrel. I smell some caramel and a little roast deep in the back. Taste is an oakey, boozy, malty affair. Finishes with a bit of bourbon and vanilla. Finished dry, medium to thin in body. Certainly an interesting brew although I think my bottle may be a bit old. I'd love to revisit this one fresh because I think it may be fantastic.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz from the cellar.. poured into my New Belgium snifter... sorry I forget who sent me this one.

Nice 1.2" head.. clear medium brown with reddish hues.

Aroma is brown malts.. a little toastiness and some yeasty fruitiness.. low caramel with miled interplaying bourbon notes.

Flavor is more significant than the nose.. fairly thick caramel with oaky lite raison toward the end of the palate and a lite but lingering bourbon presence... very nice balance... more chocolate and nuttiness notes as it warms... body is a little thin for a brew with this much flavor... light body but still very smooth... fairly low bitterness and only a trace of earthy hops.

This is the 3rd time I've had this brew, 1st was when I visited Madison in July of '05.. my notes say about the same thing, but I liked it more this time around.... Really a pretty good beer.. nice complexity.. reminds me of a West Coast brown.

Photo of tobelerone
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weird beer. It looked pretty nice, a rich brown color with a small tan head, decent lacing and head retention. Kind of a boozy, bourbony nose, some sweet malts, an oak note perhaps. Not the nicest flavor; there’s definitely a prominent bourbon taste, but it overwhelms the rest of the beer. Not that this is super-boozy, because it isn’t, it just tastes like a bourbon barrel and the base brown ale seems too meek to support it. Some bready malt, oak, caramel and/or toffee sweetness detected underneath. Not bad, per se, but just a bit unabalanced and unsatisfying.

The feel was pretty good, medium body and carbonation, somewhat smooth and creamy. But I can’t say it was particularly enjoyable or tasty or that I’d seek this one out again.

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tone
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a clear brown. 1/4 inch head of an off-white. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, hint of roasted malt, hint of biscuit, hint of pine, and a hint of alcohol. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Tastes of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hops, hint of pine, hint of alcohol, hint of liquor, and a hint of wood. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, good blend, and good complexity.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Trying the Rocky's Revenge from Tyranena Brew Co....the beer pours a nice clear brownish amber with thin slightly off-white head that is not leaving much of a lace. Dealing with congestion right now so the scent for me is faint....certainly the presence of biscuit/bread. The taste carries maple syrup, touches of oak, and bourbon. The mouthfeel is full in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a good easy going beer.

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 Bighuge
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep looking auburn/scarlet red blend. Thin and airy light brown head tops it off and sticks around long enough. Lace is moderate and spotty. Nice aroma of roasted chocolate, vanilla bean, wood and sweet, sweet bourbon. There's a really nice brown ale base to this beer. Roasted malts and dry hop tones. Gives the bourbon something to work with....and work it does. By no means is this a high octane Bourban brew. But the bourbon works nicely in this great session brew. It provides a sweet counterpart to the roasted nuttiness that the malts provide. Body is medium at best and the carbonation ever so prickly. I could drink a lot of these fuckers in one sitting.

Thanks for the splash of bourbon cokes.

Photo of Duff27
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Half inch fizzy head over a clear dark red/brown beer. Decent head retention and lacing. A lot of effervescence if you look close.

S- Cola, vanilla/bourbon amalgamation.

T-Sweet and malty. The very end of each sip, the hint bourbon and vanilla perhaps, takes some getting used to.

M- Smoth. Adequate carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

D/O- Drinks bigger than 6%abv. While bourbon beers are generally alright with this guy, this one just didn't tickle my fancy. It wasn't overpowering, just showed more than I would have liked in a "sessionable" beer. Better browns out there.

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of scruffwhor
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish amber with sparse lacing and ok bubbling. The aroma is a lovely toasted,medium roasted malt. Combine this with a littl would and some bourbony vanilla. Simple mild roasted malts start the flavor off right. The faint bpurbon and wood add a smooth, yet soewhat grainy palate. Flavorful, subtle, and quite drinkable.

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of THECPJ
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown with a 1 finger off white head

smell: caramel, malts, sweetness,

taste: caramel, sweet, malts, brown sugar, syrup

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: nice flavor and body. enjoyed this brown ale.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of dirtylou
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz single, Riley's

appearance: mahogany, cola-esque body, with strong garnet tinting, very little in the way of a cola coloured head with no lacing...leaves a little to be desired visually

smell: smooth, yet agressive, bourbon...toasted malt, caramel, slight cocoa, touch of brown sugar, floral hops buried beneath. a smooth bourbon aroma sticks about above all else

taste: ehh, bourbon is almost "watered down" in the flavour...strong robust toasted malts, caramel malt, nutty, vanilla, slight alcohol present...bold, but not brilliant

mouthfeel: a little thin, smooth

drinkability: pretty drinkable i would say

Photo of bluejacket74
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH goblet, the beer pours mostly brown with a tinge of red, along with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is roasted malt, brown sugar and toffee, along with some nuts and molasses. I don't notice any bourbon at all in the aroma, but it's still a nice smelling brew. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there is a little bit of a woody/oak taste too. But with a beer that's partially aged in bourbon barrels, I expected more bourbon to be noticable in both the aroma and taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is OK enough. I think it's a solid, but not impressive overall brew, it's certainly worth a try.

Photo of cjgator3
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ccrida
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the Minneapolis Town Hall, Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown is a ruddy chestnut with a light tan head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is on the sweeter side, note sugary, but malty,cocoa-cola, with the barrel notes resonating well. Not overly robust, even as it warmed, although the bourbon came through well.

Taste is loads of barrel flavor, lots of coconut, vanilla, it really plays well with the base brown ale. It's tough to pick up a ton of the base brown, a good, clean American style, not overly sweet, though no hops of note either.

Mouthfeel is semi-dry, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, I really like the bourbon barrel treatment on the brown-ale, notable in that both the beer and the barrel are both more restrained then usual, which makes it satisfying without punishing! Yum, I might have to have another.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a dimple mug. Bottled 25Feb09

A - A light cream-colored head stayed both compact and resilient. It's creaminess was that of Cool-Whip and as it slowly went down it left bits of lacing. The clear beer was ruby-red amber in color with out a lot of bubble action.

S - Toasty malts of light caramel and richer roasted amber with a mild woodiness from the barrel aging I presume. It's definitely unbalanced towards malt with almost no hop aroma whatsoever, but that's ok with me for this one.

T - Toasty malts abound in this brown ale that's almost closer to a porter. A mild caramel sweetness barely off-sets the toasty and roasty nature of the malts. It's very hearty and the barrel aging adds a light nutty woodiness.

M - Creamy and smooth, this is a fantastic sipper for a brown ale. A light carbonation crispness finishes out the swallow. Pretty full-bodied and rich with a little dryness from the roasting. A little alcohol warmth at the end.

D - Definitely one of the best brown ales I've come across, I wish I had a six-pack at my disposal. I'll need to go get more. This would be a fantastic fall warmer on a cool, crisp night with the leaves rustling in the trees. Yeah, I really need a six-pack.

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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
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