Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
4.08/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Darkest mahogany with a glimmer of crimson along the bottom edge of the glass. The double fudge mocha cap was three fingers after the pour and doesn't look interested in giving any digits back. It's heavily creamy and is sticky enough to sink in the middle before sinking at the edges. No letdown when it comes to lace either. Who's Your Daddy belongs in the Who's Who of porter appearances.
Fantastic aroma that is some kind of complex and is different enough to impress to an even greater degree. I don't drink coffee, but I've often considered starting when I smell some of those flavored ground beans in the supermarket. That's what this beer smells like. I can appreciate chocolate fudge, java, vanilla, hazelnuts and coconut oil. I love it.
WYDBBAIP is surprisingly sweet. The big blast of rich flavor was expected, but the candyish sweetness wasn't. Since I have a soft spot for well-brewed sweet beer, I don't mind a bit. One at a time will be plenty though. After multiple mouthfuls, I'm not sure if it works quite as well on the palate; it tastes like the brewers were trying too hard and included too much instead of focusing on a few key flavors.
The same flavors are present of the palate as were present in the nose, with hazelnut syrup chief among them. I can't get over the impression that artificial flavorings were used in the brewing of this beer. Maybe not, but it's hard to believe that what greets my taste buds with each sip could be attained with malt, hops and yeast... bourbon barrels or no bourbon barrels.
Speaking of bourbon, whatever benefit might have been gained by aging the beer in charred oak casks was lost by adding whatever the hell they added to get this constellation of flavors. I'm feeling less good about things as the ounces disappear. It's still good beer and I'm glad I bought a 4-pack, but the whacked out flavors and the sweetness are beginning to wear on me. Vanilla extract? Coconut extract? Hazelnut extract?
The mouthfeel is lush and plush and all the things that I look for in big beer. It won't put a scare into a good stout, but for the style, there's nothing not to like. The heavily silky creaminess is accentuated by a welcome lack of bubbles. A definite highlight.
Who's Your Daddy is certainly wild beer and was a good choice to kick off the 'Brewers Gone Wild!' series. As noted above, however, it tries too hard and would be better served by concentrating on just a few flavors rather than by throwing everything but the kitchen sink against the wall and seeing what sticks. Age might help this little bastard grow up, although it's hard to see how age would really help. It'd be nice if he could find his daddy someday.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2006 15:50:34 | More by BuckeyeNation
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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
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
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
Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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