Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -23.6%
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.
07-08-2013 04:26:09 | More by writerLJBerg
3.45/5 rDev -20.1%
12 oz stubbie. Pours a deep brown to black color with a finger of light tan hread , There are a few bubbles cascading up the side of the glass that help maintain the head around a quarter inch tall. Aroma is chocolate, oaky vanilla, a kiss of bourbon, and a moderate dark fruity sweetness. Not too shabby. Flavor is incredibly sweet and bourboney, with notes of cocoa, and an incredible vanilla note that really dominates the brew. This one is definately a bourbon beer. Its almost a little overwhelming, and defintaly dominates the porter aspect of the beer. Mouthfeel is moderate to thick, with a light syrupy slickness. Carbonation is light to moderate. Overall, I think the bourbon aging really affected this one. Its got a lot of vanilla . I like the cocoa notes, but would like to see the vanilla and oak to be more subdued and playing a supporting role. Its okay, but I don't know if I'd make this a regular in my fridge.
05-07-2006 00:10:43 | More by kmpitz2
3.48/5 rDev -19.4%
Appearance: Black, thick - one of the few beers to leave legs on the glass when it's poured. Minimal 1/4 inch, quickly thinned to leave a light cover of suds on the top of the beer. Honey notes as the head resides.
Aroma: The aroma is pretty thick, and I can smell the alcohol from a foot or two away. Vanilla, cocoa, and caramel notes. Roasted espresso finish is balanced by slightly sweet nose. Raisin notes as it warms up. Strong but intriguing.
Taste: Cold, this beer immediately tastes like booze, hazelnuts, and faint hints of espresso. Cocoa aftertaste apparent among the bitters. Some of the initial taste relaxes as the beer warms, mellowing the vanilla and hazelnut, revealing light milk on the middle palate, and allowing the development of more biscuity espresso notes. The hazelnut finish complicates the aftertaste, leaving it a little vegetal and bitter, though this vanishes as the beer warms - this is definitely a beer best drunk at just below room temperature. Sweetness combined with the alcohol might prove distracting to some people.
Mouthfeel: Low/medium carbonation, with a very smooth mouthfeel. Disrupted slightly by the taste of the alcohol, but not overly so.
Drinkability: This beer is so rich that it probably militates against drinking more than two at a time (I'm not sure I could do more than one). The presence of the booze likewise lends this beer a much heavier feel in the stomach than I'm used to finding in other big beers (Mr Mephisto's Stout or a Capital Doppelbock for example), and detracts a little from the flavor. Hopefully aging will mellow some of this finish. For my money, I'd have liked a little more balance, but I still appreciate the imperial aspects of this imperial porter.
06-26-2006 18:29:33 | More by expatsteve
3.63/5 rDev -16%
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.
11-29-2012 18:40:03 | More by cpetrone84
3.75/5 rDev -13.2%
12 Oz bottle sampled through the efforts of dirtylou and The No BS BIF.
Pours an opaque black colored beer with a tan near light brown colored head.
Smell is slightly sweet and malty with a strong chocolate aroma and a lesser coffee scent. Not really fruity but lots of sugar scents and coconut.
Taste is Coconut, strong too from the first sip. VERY interesting strong coconut and vanilla flavors here that pretty much dominate everything else. Coconut flavored Kahlua sums up the taste of this beer perfectly, and I love coconuts. Fairly sweet beer too.
Mouthfeel is OK.
After a while the coconut flavor wears you down on this one. One glass is enough.
06-03-2006 03:43:59 | More by Zorro
3.75/5 rDev -13.2%
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!
10-20-2012 03:40:43 | More by Duff27
3.83/5 rDev -11.3%
Thanks to grynder33 for this Wisconsin gem. Dark black pour, not much head on this brew, just a thin film. The aroma is mildly strong, with vanilla and toffee notes and a slight hint of bourbon, certainly not much like a typical porter. The strong vanilla and toffee flavor continue in the taste, with coffee flavor and more notice of the bourbon flavoring. The finish is a bit unremarkable though, fairly clean with just a mild alcohol flavor. Bitterness is low overall. Medium thick in mouthfeel, subtle carbonation. Intensely smooth, likely from the barrel aging. Drinkablility is nice. This brew may be fairly stong in ABV yet it's not too noticible. It needs a bit more balance from the finish, but has still has a nice unique flavor up front.
06-09-2006 06:17:47 | More by bennetj17
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
11-07-2012 16:41:29 | More by Scotchboy
4.05/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
10-19-2012 00:55:41 | More by kawilliams81
Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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