Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
12 ounce bottle; thanks to brewcrew76
Appearance: Thickly dark, very black with a thin brown head.
Aroma: Vanilla, caramel mixed strongly with an alcohol laced bourbon aroma. There are hints of roast or black coffee burnt smells. Smells pretty good if you ask me.
Taste: The upfront flavors are roasted with slivers of vanilla-y sweetness. Burnt roasted coffee mixed with dark chocolate seem to be present in the form of the dark roast flavors. The bourbon isn't heavy duty through the flavor, but it seems very balanced with the other flavors here. The mouthfeel is solid and the finish lingers; leaving bits of bourbon and vanilla on your tongue.
Notes: This beer is quite drinkable. There is quite a bit of complexity here and it seems that Tyranena has done a pretty nice job matching the beer up with the barrel here.
08-04-2006 20:35:32 | More by beerinator
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
The Who's Your Daddy Imperial Porter pours from the bottle a deep onyx with creamy cap of tan head on top. Sticky lacing, the brew shows dark brown highlights when held to the light. Aromas begin with big dark roasty malts engulfed in a mix of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, vanilla, oak and light bourbon notes. A nice melding of flavors, though a bit mellow overall.
First sip brings a rush of rich roasted dark malts colliding with a heavy helping of vanilla, subtle notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee work their way in. The bourbon/oak flavors move in on the way down and add a really nice element to the brew. Finishes slightly slick with a subtle nuttiness. A tasty brew to be had here!
Mouthfeel is big and bold, fills the mouth quite nicely, while still going down smoothly. Good steady carbonation adds to the experience. One of the easier drinking bourbon barrel brews I've tried...still it's not something I'd have more than two of in any one sitting. Overall, a tasty brew that I'm glad I had the chance to try. I look forward to more in the Brewers Gone Wild series from Tyranena!
05-11-2006 03:16:47 | More by orbitalr0x
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
10-10-2012 01:28:20 | More by BarrytheBear
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
poured into snifter glass.
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!
10-05-2012 13:55:31 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
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!
01-12-2013 20:09:32 | More by thagr81us
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Tyranena's Who's Your Daddy? Imperial Porter pours up with a certain intrepidity. The light to moderate carbonation creates a small creamish-tan colored head that sits uneasily atop the seal brown-nearly black colored body. The roasted malt aroma is dominated by a big chocolate (café mocha, cocoa nibs, truffle) & caramel (brown sugar, butter toffee, crème brûlée) nut (Macadamia) presence with hints of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, vanilla beans, licorice root, and charred oak. Maybe some of the woody character could be attributed to the hops as well? The big, roasty flavor starts off mildly sweet, toasty, and nutty but eventually gives way to some earthy bitterness which brings balance to this adventurous brew. The lingering bittersweet coffee finish is vinous & cheek warming. This medium-full bodied Robust-Imperial Porter is a "rough & rugged" interpretation of the style that is worthy of the Brewer's Gone Wild! moniker. Definitely worth seeking out. This beer will leave you asking, "Who's Your Daddy!"
*Taster's Note: Special thanks to ThomasHardy for the bottle.
02-23-2008 21:01:46 | More by Beertracker
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
03-10-2013 04:19:40 | More by Beerandboards
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured out dark with a tan head, with lots of lacing on the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, a little bourbon and some toffee
Taste of chocolate, vanilla bourbon. toffe and caramel
Mouthfeel is smooth, with mild carbonation, low head retention, and alcohol warming
Drinkability is high, absolutely delicious, the mix of flavors and aroma, only the chocolate could be considered overwhelming but as it warms, it blends in nicely with the rest. Excellent
04-07-2006 17:50:56 | More by amatuerbeerguy
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Thanks to stousnipas for this one.
It is a nice-looking, pitch black brew with a crimson hue, but little tan head which was probably my fault for serving this one a bit too cold.
The aroma, also initially faint likely given the low temperature, improves as it warms up, with an alcoholic bourbon-like smell, followed by chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla and multiple nut-like nuances.
Taste also improved as it warmed up, my first sip was a bit "too alcoholic", but it evolved nicely. It is firm, even rich, and at times sweetish, candy-like, at times warmingly alcoholic, and then choclate sweet, coffe-like bittersweet, and then some hazelnut, vanilla, and oak. Little carbonation.
Very close to the description in the bottle.
It went well with spicy food, and it would probably go well with chocolate.
07-03-2007 02:16:28 | More by brdc
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a dark brown-black with a think tan head. Nose is light and porter-y, with dry black patent and chocolate malt elements, some noticeable hops.
Taste is big, bold buttery chocolate and black patent malts. Milky sweet, caramel and molasses, maple syrup tempered with a fine hop bitterness. Strong and dark hazelnut coffee? Full and round flavors, some vanilla and oil, finish is lingering and rather dry. No trace of alcohol at first, but I'm picking up a little in the finish as it warms a little.
Mouthfeel is a little heavy but silky smooth and creamy. Didn't pick up much of the bourbon-barrel aging, but setting a few aside might show it with time. Shares elements with a good milk stout.
04-26-2006 02:15:50 | More by assurbanipaul
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
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...
10-30-2012 03:46:32 | More by RoamingGnome
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
Thanks BuckEyeNation for this brew.
Pours black in color like motor oil, not much carbonation, not much of a head either, nice islands and sticky lacing around the edge of the glass is left. The nose is of sweet malts, slight hops, vanilla, caramel, roasted nuts, and toffee. The taste is sweet, malty, nice touch of vanilla, some nice tones of caramel and toffee. There is a nice warming effect going on with a touch of bourbon, nice clean finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, at first sip the bourbon just took over, but that has gone away and a very tasty/sweet brew comes out. Highly recommend if you can get your hands on some.
12-19-2006 00:34:16 | More by Wasatch
4.4/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
08-03-2011 02:00:26 | More by mikesgroove
4.4/5 rDev +1.9%
A: Pours a jet black lost in a basement color with a frothy one finger caramel colored head. Slight retention with a bit hugging the edges of the glass.
S: Dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and slight bourbon notes. Sweetness to the aromas. Slight boozy jim bean like notes with a bit of vanilla also.
T/M: Wow--extra smooth and creamy. Nice vanilla notes coupled with slight jim bean barrel bourbon flavors. Coffee, toffee, molasses, and caramel flavors also part of the roasted malt profile with vanilla smoothing everything out. Earthyness that almost takes on a rootbeer like presence. It's almost like the vanilla takes on a milky like presence. Slightly bitter finish. Above average body to this brew. Nice level of carbonation.
D: Another great beer by Tyranena. I wish they were local as this brewery pumps out everyday great beers. Glad I got to try this impy porter and I wish I knew the abv.---those bourbon barrel's probably confused me as I tried to figure out the true level of this brew.
12-30-2006 05:27:13 | More by bjohnson
Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.