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Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterWho's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%


Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 03-23-2006)
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is pitch black with tan velvety head, nice lacing, decent head retention. Nose starts with some dark berries, cherries, and chocolate. Notes of vanilla and mellow bourbon come to the surface at the end. The taste is smooth and fruity up front which is integrated well with notes of dark chocolate. Vanilla rounds it out and makes for a nice smooth and well balanced flavor. Mouthfeel is bit on the light side with mellow carbonation. Overall, a well balanced and tasty brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 21:21:18 | More by homebrew311
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle received as an extra from maximum12, one of the best traders and all around awesome BAs.

Bottled 11/2012; poured into snifter. Opaque, black elixir, thin tan rim, scattered lacing.

Wonderful aroma of vanilla, bourbon, light burnt malt.

There's a lot mixed in here: the malt and hops duel over the nice bourbon backing, with a hop, bitterness balanced by the vanilla finish.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth bittered backing.

Really well constructed brew. Can't believe this would be any better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:31:44 | More by CaptCleveland
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from Todd. Thanks!

A: Dark mahogany pour with a very thin ring of light mocha colored head. A decent amount of legs on this one.

N: A very intense espresso rises up from the nose. There's some vanilla, and caramel, but it's more roasted coffee. Chocolate underpins this, and there's some blackberry and cherry, but it's not a rich bouquet of smells.

T: Sweet and roasty with a slight bitterness. There's a slight oaken sourness (not infected, just that kind of 'sharpness'). Bourbon runs through this, but it's missing an extra dimension.

M: On the lighter side given how big it is. Still a medium bodied beer, but I expect a more burly malt character to slosh around on the tongue.

O: A solid beer, and I'm glad to have tried it. Works well as a day to day drinker, but I'd appreciate more dimension throughout because it seems more like a porter and a half than an imperial porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 04:26:09 | More by writerLJBerg
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black without much of a head. A few solitary islands on the surface. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbony as hell. Lots of the liquor. Chocolate and some fudginess.

Taste - Still really bourbony. Raw bourbon flavor. Fudgy chocolate. Roasty. Hot finish.

Mouthfeel - Not really thick, as I'd expect from a porter. The slightest bit too thin for the barrel.

Overall - Tasty, but tons of bourbon. Bourbon is the best part, but the beer has just enough to stand up to the barrel.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:38:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours jet black with a small beige head receding to a wisp. Great lacing all down the glass.

Sweet sweet vanilla on the nose. Big barrel presence. Vanilla and bourbon with chocolate, marshmellow and good roasty malts. Vanilla is definitely stronger than the light detectable bourbon as far as the barrel though especially as it warms.

Huge flavor to match then surpass the nose. Rich milk chocolate up front. Loads of vanilla again. This is a total vanilla bomb although the roasted malts and cocoa like bitterness restrain it was being sweet. There is noticable bourbon, but it's very well integrated and doesn't overpower the more nuanced flavors. Incredibly balanced and delicious.

Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Smooth rich and creamy. Low but present carbonation. A light booze presence, but hardly detectable and well blended.

This is hands down one of the best beers I've had in a long time. I wish I would've traded for a 4 pack of this instead of Fifteen. So good.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 16:46:08 | More by jmarsh123
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kojevergas

Texas

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with stylish appealing orange label and branded pressure cap* served into a taster glass in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Acquired from the very gracious Duff27 in a trade. Expectations are through the roof; a trusted friend told me this was amazing stuff. This is my first beer from Tyranena. "Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels." No ABV listed.

*Looking at the neck after I opened it, this might have been a screw-top. Whoops.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with Swiss chocolate.

A: Pours a lovely 1.5 finger rich tan colour head of great cream and thickness and very good retention (5+ minutes) for what I assume is a high ABV. Body colour is a dark solid cola-black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Opaque. I love the soft cream of the head. It's quite an appealing appearance all around. I can't wait to try it.

Sm: Vanilla forward - it comes off as actual vanilla bean, not some vanillicin flavour extract added or anything artificial like that. Chocolate. Oak. Bourbon. Caramel. The notes are subtle and evocative; there's a richness here. It's everything I look for in a bourbon barrel aged beer, yet a bit muted. Cream. Balanced and very appealing. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Maybe light spice; anise perhaps? Some lovely buried roast. I don't get any coffee off the aroma per se. Hazelnut when I look for it (suggested on the label). Dark malts. I wish it were a bit stronger; it's a light to mild aroma. But it's near perfect for the style.

T: Wow. Lots of vanilla, but authentic vanilla as if from a bean. I like the vanilla notes here even better than those of Ballast Point's Victory At Sea. Milk chocolate, marshmallow. Rich and perfectly balanced. No alcohol or heat here. Any roast is well buried. I don't get any coffee. Light hazelnut. The oak isn't quite as prominent or toasty as I'd like, but it's there lending a guiding woody tone to the whole beer and giving it a clear focus. Caramel. Cocoa. Maybe a hint of fudge. Light light subtle fig - that's incredibly well done. Dark malts are seamlessly integrated here. It's subtly executed and well put together; maybe it's not as complex as other imperial porters and stouts, but damn is it well done. Bourbon barrel aging is masterfully done here; these guys know what they're doing.

I do get some warmth in the stomach as I drink, but I'd call it pleasant. There's zero alcohol or heat in the flavour profile itself.

Constructively, the sweetness is just a touch too high; this one flirts with dessert beer territory. I'd like to see them tone down the sweetness just a biteen.

Mf: Silky smooth. Wet. Not at all too heavy or burdening on the palate; it's surprisingly light. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Really impressive. Carbonation is perfect. Soft. It's got a good feel to it that encourages me to come back. Plenty of body too. Wow.

Dr: Insanely drinkable for what I assert is a high ABV. It executes the idea of a bourbon barrel aged imperial porter almost perfectly. I really love this stuff. I'd definitely have it again. Hides its alcohol content very well. A surprisingly solid brew from Tyranena. I'll have to look out for more beers from this brewery; they clearly know what they're doing. I'd buy lots of this for personal consumption if I had the opportunity (and the cash). So glad I got to try this one; I owe it all to Duff27. I'd highly recommend trying this beer. I'll be recommending it to friends. This one gives Victory At Sea a serious run for its money; off memory I'd say this is better. A side by side would be a great idea for a tasting.

A-

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:33:07 | More by kojevergas
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to a large wine glass

A - black, brown on the edges when held to the light. Very small amount of brown sugar colored head. Minimal lacing.

S - vanilla, chocolate, toasty malt, oak, some slight bourbon-y booze.

T - very nice. It tastes like my brain thinks a porter should taste. Milk chocolate, vanilla bourbon, hazelnut, sweet malts. Very very good porter.

M - thin, but not badly so. Low carbonation. Just a little sticky.

O - a great beer. Very well done barrel application. Home run of a porter.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:19:40 | More by Beerandboards
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to StayWhatYouAre2 for sending me this one in a recent box! Served from bottle into a COAST Willi. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger dark tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cream, sugar, milk chocolate, wood, vanilla, and subtle sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, wood, milk chocolate, subtle dark chocolate, cream, and very subtle sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This brew gave me high hopes going into it as I have thoroughly enjoyed some of these offerings from them in the past. This one did not disappoint. What I found was a really well rounded porter with an added touch of a bourbon barrel that was integrated beautifully. I just wish this one had a little more of a thick mouthfeel to take it to a whole new level. Really well done guys and I can’t wait to try more things form this series in the future!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 20:09:32 | More by thagr81us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Robbie for this bottle! Poured in to tulip.

A - Black with a 1/4" of light brown head.

S - Roast, bourbon, vanilla, oak and chocolate.

T - Barrel up front with bourbon, oak and sweet vanilla notes coming through. The base beer adds chocolate fudge and hint of coffee. Really good balance of the base beer and the barrel.

S - Medium body. Creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 15:36:38 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is opaque dark brown with a tight creamy brown head. Nose is heavy roast coffee, notes of bourbon and chocolate. Taste is bourbon up front, light wood, notes of dry chocolate and a touch of coffee rind, a bit charred in back. Body is thick and rich up front but thins a little and back, soft carbonation, becomes a touch sweet in finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 18:40:03 | More by cpetrone84
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jegross2

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Who's Your Daddy? Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company out of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. This is the first time this beer has been brewed since 2006.
Score: 96

October 2012 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 11/28/12.

Appearance: Pours an ink black color with a finger-plus of beige foamy head that slowly recedes to a thin layer atop the glass. Awesome lacing sticks to the side of the glass like white on rice. 5/5

Smell: Chocolate, marshmallows, and a hint of coffee. Faint caramel and a light hoppiness too. There is not very much bourbon in the nose at all. There's a sweetness in the nose that reminds me of fresh 2011 Darkness in a good way. For whatever reason, the scent of a box of theater candy "malted milk balls" also comes to mind. As it warms, and maybe this is because I am crazy, I also get a faint note of cherry in the aroma as well. More chocolate comes out in the nose as the beer warms up. 4.5/5

Taste: The nose is substantially more nuanced and subtle than the taste. Milk chocolate and fig flavor followed by a wave of bold bourbon and a light vanilla flavor. There's some dark fruit and mild caramel flavor with residual bourbon. Most of the chocolate flavor is up front, but there is definitely some lingering cocoa-like residual in the aftertaste. There is a light alcohol warmth on the palate, but this is hardly boozy at all. Quite smooth, balanced and bold, with a light leaning towards sweet. There is a faint hint of coffee flavor towards back half too. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Just shy of full bodied with an incredibly silky and creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Balanced, but slightly sweet from the vanilla and bourbon characters. Very light alcohol warmth on the back of the palate. No booziness whatsoever. 4.5/5

Overall: What more could you ask for in an imperial porter? It's silky smooth, easy drinking and bold in flavor! Prost!

Recommendation: Seek a bottle of this out while you can. Only 120 cases were bottled.

Pairings: Mocha meltaway chocolate truffles.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 03:42:58 | More by jegross2
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Blessings upon the house of jverdo1 for picking this up & dropping it into my clutching hands at Darkness Day. I've been waiting a long, long time for a new Brewers Gone Wild! beer I haven't had, & I'm jazzed to have this one. 12 oz. stubby twist-top.

Poured into a generic, heavy tulip, this looks like a porter. The beer, not the footman. Black all the way through. The smell, oh, the bloody smell. Vanilla & fresh coffee, with a root-ball of sweet malts lays down a gorgeous track. I smell it for a good fifteen minutes. That is close to perfection.

Who's Your Daddy? makes me weep for the loss of the great Devil Over a Barrel, because I miss that beer like I miss my first black lab. First, this is a gulping beer. For those who've never had the pleasure to consume a gulping barrel-aged brew, well, here's your chance. The relatively low ABV & slightly thinner body of the porter work in its favor. The flavor? Glad you asked. Nothing stands out, the integration is outstanding. Lovely coffee, dried caramel, vanilla, a spoonful of real maple syrup, chocolate. Oh, & the bourbon. The bourbon in this beer is an absolute work of art that should be hanging on the wall; it only sneaks into the very finish, but builds into an almost burn in the back of the throat before subsiding. Oak ends it all.

This. Beer. Rocks. Certainly in the top 10, maybe the top 5 of new beers I've sampled this year. Just a splendidly crafted beer where everything works. More. Please.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 03:41:27 | More by maximum12
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Incredible extra sent to me from Will (thanks man!). 12oz bottle split with the brothers, my portion into a Deschutes snifter:

A: Dark opaque brown with a good amount of light tan head and impressive lacing for a BA beer.

S: Good amounts of bourbon and oak and vanilla...caramel, chocolate, maybe even molasses/brown sugar as well. Hints of boozy notes from the barrels as well. BA Porter for sure...

T: Falls right in line with the nose, consistent bourbon notes that are a touch more boozy than sweet...bourbon-y vanilla and spirits, faint creamy oak, even a light touch of honey. Chocolate, brown sugar, and buried roasted notes with suggestion of espresso.

MF: Medium feel, alcohol does 'thin' the mouthfeel here. A touch hot.

O: Good barrel notes, this definitely feels more porter-ish than Imperial Stout. Thinner body than I'd prefer and still a touch boozy are my only complaints.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 16:41:29 | More by Scotchboy
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle out of a 4-pack thanks to thebigredone. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a slightly translucent dark mahogany that appears opaque pitch black in the glass. A thin mocha brown head appears that slowly fades away and leaves nice layered lacing. Nice consistently rising small carbonation bubbles.

S- Bourbon balanced nicely with molasses, toffee, oak, vanilla, espresso, and malts. Extremely well balanced without the bourbon dominating too much, nice level of sweetness without being too sweet, above average aroma strength.

T- Bourbon, toffee, molasses, light espresso, some lightly roasted malts, vanilla, a sweet lingering aftertaste of toffee and espresso. Not as good as the smell, but still fantastic. Well balanced, rich and sweet without being overly so. Love the aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, very easy to drink, a little bit too much carbonation but otherwise great feel.

O- This is a fantastic BA Porter, easily one of the best I've had. Glad I got a 4-pack of this! Has a very nice sweetness to it that is well balanced with the bourbon and the oak from the barrels each imparting their own unique taste to better the beer. I definitely recommend this beer if you like porters and bourbon-barrel aged beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 22:41:12 | More by jaasen64
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From 10/15/12 Tasting Notes...

Poured from 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served just slightly chilled.

A) Black brew with a small khaki head that settled to a thin collar. Light lacing and some legs.

S) Nice... A pleasant sweetness that consists of vanilla, caramel, and light brown sugar. There is some distant barrel cask to the aroma as well.

T) Matches the nose, with added elements such as light coffee, bourbon, a bit woody, and a little nutty too. Lots of flavors mingling together here quite nicely. The alcohol is well hidden.

M) A medium body with moderate carbonation. This was definitely lighter than I expected. Smooth and easy drinking for the most part. Good finish + aftertaste.

O) Really nice barrel aged effort from Tyranena. Very enjoyable... Perhaps my favorite offering from this fine brewery. Glad to recommend...

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 03:46:32 | More by RoamingGnome
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Short lives mocha head on a brown bodied beer.

Vanilla goodness on the nose

Bourbon makes its presence felt but not overpowering like. Cool vanilla, some roastiness. Would guess at 10%abv.

Mouthfeel is medium with low but adequate carbonation.

Good vanilla BA stout. Vanilla is a tad on the sweet side but just a minor complaint. Recommended. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 03:40:43 | More by Duff27
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Small speckles and trails of lacing on the glass.

S- big chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Slight maple syrup also.

T- bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malts, some pine bitterness at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Has a fizziness at first but smooths out some.

O- very good BA porter. Not super complex but has nice aroma and flavors. Wish there was a little more body and creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 00:55:41 | More by kawilliams81
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a one finger head that lasted a minute or so, then dissipated, leaving some lace.

Oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, just a smidge of burnt and coffee character rounds out the aroma.

The taste brings out more of the burnt, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Bourbon tops it off. There's a nice bitterness that balances out the sweetness well. Perhaps some dark fruits too (plums, cherries, raisins).

Body is slick, sweet, and thick, alcohol is obvious and warming.

A very nice imperial porter. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 23:11:35 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from the latest release. Locals helping locals is still alive and well thankfully. Into my Central Waters tulip.

Pours dark brown with mahogany highlights at the edges. A bit of soapy brown head lasts throughout and some spotted lacing spatters the glass.

Dark chocolate, dab of coffee, gooey caramel, and marachino cherry. A somewhat light but enticing nose.

Front end of the beer is melted s'mores: marshmallow, chocolate, and some graham cracker. The middle moves in the melted caramel which moves into a snappy licorice finish. Mild but firm bourbon heat on the back end lends a little fire.

A mild gripe is the lighter end body, but the flavors really hold up well throughout.

I've now had two of these this week and cannot express how happy I am to see Tyranena go back to its previously diverse and occasionally spectacular well. Please continue releasing your older portfolio or some new beers. I would happily continue to support this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:28:20 | More by BarrytheBear
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ncketchum

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage, served cellar temp in a Tyranena snifter

A - pours jet black with a thin head that stays for a moment, then disappears

S - Fantastic aroma, heavy on the bourbon - oak, vanilla, a bit of booze - followed by cocoa and a hint of malt.

T - Vanilla, chocolate, malt, maybe a little of dark cherry, followed by coffee, no hint of alcohol.

M - Smooth. Not as thick as I would have liked or expected, but no hint of alcohol whatsoever.

O - What a great offering from Tyranena. The BGW series continues to impress me with each release. Maybe they'll make this one a more frequent release along with Hop Whore and Dirty Old Man

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:12:13 | More by ncketchum
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into snifter glass.

Vintage 2012!

Appearance: dark brown to light black bodied beer with a nice 2 fingers of medium tan colored head. Head drops quick to a thin cap. A little bit better than spotty lace, but not heavy enough to coat the glass. It has that cola quality to it, but a little bit stickier.

Smell: Nice oak and whiskey note. It got a bit of a spicy booze kick to it, but in a really good way. Hint of chocolates and vanilla. Maybe some roasted dark malts too.

Taste: This is a wonderful barrel aged porter! The beer is whiskey forward with barrel notes really coming at you right away! The whiskey flavor in this beer is both mellow and delicious. Its well complimented with oak, vanilla, and chocolate notes that start to make an appearance about mid palate. The whiskey continues all the way through this beer. The beer finishes with more whiskey and a hint of roasted coffee and a touch of nuttiness that tastes like hazelnuts! The beer is really well balanced with nice complexity.

Mouthfeel: this beer is on the light end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Its fantastically drinkable BA porter, but on the flip side its just a touch thin. There is an ever so slight whiskey burn and warming sensation from this beer, but I think it adds to the overall effect in a positive way. It not even close to being harsh at all.

Overall: This beer looks great, smells great, and tastes great! Mouthfeel wasnt quite as silky as I expected this barrel aged porter from Tyranena to be. If this was a fuller bodied porter with a silkier mouthfeel this beer would be world class no doubt. Its the only thing that could hold this beer back. Its still an awesome beer from one of my favorite breweries of Wisconsin. Glad that Tyranena brew this beer a 2nd time, so that I would get the oppurtunity to try it out. Another great BGW series beer from Tyranena, glad that I stocked up on this one for the winter!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 13:55:31 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Tyranena snifter.

A - Pours a deep brown/black with a thin tan head. Head doesn't last long and forms a thin ring around the glass that stays until the end.

S - Big bourbon smell, with oak, vanilla and some chocolate. The smell is fantastic.

T - The taste is a nice vanilla and big bourbon flavor. I get oak and some bitter chocolate with roasted malt. Booze is somewhat present but not overwhelming. This is one of my favorite BA Porters.

M - Mouthfeel is medium for a porter, but there is a chewiness to it. Carbonation is low as one would expect from the aging.

O - A delicious and tasty chocolate oatmeal Porter with good amount of bourbon and vanilla. Well done Tyranena; wish this were brewed more than every 5 years or so.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:35:34 | More by Ri0
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hick black as night opaque oil color with a nice two inch head that ever so slowly faded and stayed at about a half inch until the bottom. Very nice thick lace down the sides, gooey and creamy, very nice look to it. Smell took a while to warm up, at first was strong alcohol and caramel sweetness. As it warmed some more subtle smells started to come through, hints at chocolate and coffee started to overtake, and the alcohol quickly faded, leaving a very nice overall aroma. The taste followed the smell with the caramel hitting first. Nice flavors of coffee followed, maybe even a hazelnut hint in there, well rounded. Some warming due to the alcohol, but it was welcomed and did not impact negatively at all. Very good fell on this one, not too thick, went down very smoothly. Great consistency on this, and good carbonation. This was an excellent porter, and I would not turn this down if it was offered.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 02:00:26 | More by mikesgroove
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
Thanks goes out to Beertracker for this sweet b'day gift!

Pours black with some deep crimson highlights, when backlit. A finger of dark brown foam recedes to a surface ring, rather quickly. The lacing is in thin strands, but is nicely sticky.

Smells phenomenal.
Loads of bourbon and hazelnuts hit me first. Lots of vanilla and some light traces of toasted oak follow. Nice hints of milk chocolates and roasted malts. Caramels, english toffee and brown sugars make brief appearances. Mild hints of dark coffee.

Taste follows the nose quite well. Everything is very smooth and balanced, at this point. The bourbon is still prominent, yet is not really overwhelming. All of the flavors play very well together.

Full-bodied with a mild carbonation level. This helps make it silky smooth, yet it lacks in creaminess, which I think it would surely benefit from.

I've got no idea what the abv is on this one, but it drinks like it's about 4.50%, or something. I'm sure that it's probably more than that and would likely sledgehammer you into unconciousness, if you weren't careful with it. It sure would be a fun ride getting to that point, though!
Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 04:57:16 | More by coldmeat23
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a near pitch black with brown around the edges. Absolutely no head to speak of. Smell is lots of bourbon and some roasted chocolate notes. Taste is much of the same and boy is it good. There is a nice roasted flavor profile coming from the coffee. This is without a doubt my favorite Tyranena offering. Definitely needs to be brewed again.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 01:24:19 | More by FtownThrowDown
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