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Chief BlackHawk Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2002)
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2013 06:51:40 | More by Sweffin
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-17-2013 23:32:12 | More by csmartin6
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jegross2

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-16-2013 04:31:33 | More by jegross2
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Cris4545

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-12-2013 19:13:28 | More by Cris4545
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-06-2013 03:38:46 | More by Gagnonsux
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larbush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-01-2013 22:22:27 | More by larbush
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-28-2013 00:38:10 | More by billab914
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BeStoutMyHeart

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-21-2013 03:28:51 | More by BeStoutMyHeart
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-02-2013 02:10:49 | More by KellyScottMad
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jayhass

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -1%

Color is almost dark black with a little amber light coming through the edge. Tan head is thick but fades to a spotted lace.
Smell- Roasted character stands out with light bitter chocolate and charcoal. Some light grain and bread from the malt.
Taste- Light sweet bitter chocolate with roasted malt giving a good coffee note. Light ash charcoal and tobacco. Some bitterness from hops but roasted malt dominates.

09-01-2013 02:03:25 | More by jayhass
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rayj212

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-28-2013 01:20:09 | More by rayj212
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-26-2013 02:20:24 | More by Kaveman
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-01-2013 15:17:41 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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RickS95

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +7%

Very dark black pour with some lighter red hues around the edges. Even though it's very dark, it's got a clearishness to it, despite being completely opaque. The head is just over a finger thick, full of camel-colored bubbles. Very foamy looking head. Gives the premonition it's going to be creamy. Decent retention and a thin lace.

Very malty, particularly chocolate and caramel malts. Chocolate is always there, but the caramel comes wafting up from the glass as the beer warms. Little hop presence in the nose.

A bit of chocolate in the taste and the caramel malts are noticeable. While I've never had cold coffee, this taste is what I imagine it tastes like. Very caramelly, like a soda.

The mouthfeel lacks the creamy smoothness I expected from the look and smell. It starts off sweet before bitterness starts to take over, but it's never too bitter, just enough to balance the malt bomb. Slight watery feel with a fairly carbonated, cleansing finish.

Another good beer from Tyranena. Not sure I've had a bad one yet and this is a good one. ABV is shown as 5.75% on their website, so it's almost a session beer. Feel free and don't worry about needing to sip, just go at it.

07-29-2013 03:08:17 | More by RickS95
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-26-2013 18:37:46 | More by fredmugs
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psmith161

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-12-2013 22:21:37 | More by psmith161
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-03-2013 02:09:03 | More by pirmannt1
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BRD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-02-2013 02:30:02 | More by BRD14
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Gtreid

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2013 01:46:33 | More by Gtreid
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Smextongo

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-23-2013 07:09:45 | More by Smextongo
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Joel12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2013 03:08:18 | More by Joel12
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-15-2013 01:16:19 | More by martyl1000
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired as part of Tyranena's The Legendary Collection mixed twelve pack. Twelve pack says Packaged 04/02/2013.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Gentle pour yields half a finger of khaki colored froth on top of a mostly opaque black body. Some ruby hues shining through when held to the light, and some carbonation bubbles visible rising to the top. No lacing.

S - Big bitter coffee bean roast. Smells smooth, creamy, & inviting.

T - Taste follows the nose. Bitter dark roasted coffee bean flavor, toasted malts, and some underlying hoppiness.

M - Light to medium bodied, smooth, creamy, slight carbonation, and some lingering hop / coffee bean roast.

Overall, an effectively well-made porter. Porters aren't typically my favorite style, but I do like finding one I enjoy. Reminded me a bit of Founders Porter, which I also remember enjoying. Smooth, creamy, delicious. Another beer from Tyranena that I would be happy to revisit.

Tyranena Chief BlackHawk Porter ---4/5.

05-13-2013 23:11:55 | More by mfnmbvp
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dpage27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-02-2013 04:22:26 | More by dpage27
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-28-2013 23:59:08 | More by TastyIsBeer
Chief BlackHawk Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.