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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal PorterThe Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 207
Gots: 34 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coffee beans used are a blend of Costa Rican and Sumatran from Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters in Watertown, Wi.

(Beer added by: Winter on 02-10-2007)
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Beertron

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, I think Tyranena is a stand-up brewery. I drank a lot of their brews when I lived in the southern part of the state. They only moved into this market in the past 6 months and it seems like they're doing well. Good for them. These Brewers Gone Wild brews have been a hoot and I'm always looking forward to trying them. I particularly like their Blackhawk porter, so I'm really coming at this beer with a ton of positive expectations. Pouring from bottle to pint glass. Don't let me down, 'nena!

A - Vigorous pour yielded 1/2" thick pale brown head with a few scattered large bubbles. This beer is opaque as f--k -- when I held it against a light, not even a shred of it was apparent. If there's any sort of carbonation going on inside the glass, I surely ain't gonna see it.

S - This is nice. I tire slightly of these bold beers that rely too heavily on the aroma and flavor of coffee. This certainly has a blatant coffee scent, but it's intermingled with vanilla, cherry and chocolate scents. I'll be damned -- this smells like a sundae! Some light alcohol notes mixed with that cherry again give reminisces of cough syrup but this is actually made enjoyable by that vanilla (bourbon vanilla, to be exact) which seems to effectively tie the two scents together. Yeast? Malt? Hops? Who cares? This smells friggin' yummy!!

T - Ah ha. There's a bit more coffee on the tongue than there was in the nose but, as the smells suggests, it's well-layered with the cherry, chocolate and vanilla each adding their own little notes. It has a dry, dark sweetness of a 70+ chocolate but the more acidic sweetness from the cherries help balance this out. This is pretty much the Queen of the beer world -- fantastic at striking a solid four-part harmony. Bold and balanced.

M - This is silky, velvety and smooth. There is a slight dryness and a bit of residual heat left on the palate but, overall, it just shows a striking smoothness.

D - For this style, the drinkability is out of this world. Most beers in this style, even if they're incredible, cause me to follow them up with something lighter and less-overbearing. The level of smoothness and balance this attains makes it friendly enough that I could actually drink two, possibly even three, of The Devil in a row and that's saying a lot.

F - This beer could mix well with a few different things but, overall, it's just one of those beers that you might want to enjoy on its own. If you're doing food, the right use of spicy heat would really lend a beneficial component here. I could see this going especially well with steak-au-poivre or espresso-dusted meats. Admittedly, this would probably work better as a dessert beer though. If I really wanted perfection, I'd probably go with a New York-style cheesecake (heavy on the vanilla) with a cayenne chocolate sauce. This way, the cayenne adds it's own little magic while the lack of fruit in the dessert allows the cherry flavors in the beer to shine.

O - I came at this thing with colossal expectations and was still impressed. This beer is a work of art. It's bold and beautiful but doesn't feel the need to impress by punching your taste buds in the face. This is subdued and elegant and amongst some of the very best beers I've ever had. Top notch!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 17:37:49 | More by Beertron
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A - Poured a nice dark brown nearly black hue with a thin half finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin, creamy blanket and light light lacing.

S - Aromas of creamy oats, roasted malts, darker chocolate, BIG espresso notes, lightly sweet, not really bitter on the finish.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice roast malts, darker chocolate, oats, BIG big bold espresso. Shocked at how much coffee is in this considering its not exactly fresh. Bitter coffee ground finish, no alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy, faint faint alcohol burn.

O - Overall this was a very coffee forward beer. Very drinkable even though its in the middle of some summer heat.

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Burned coffee, roasted malts.

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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