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

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527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 204
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
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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ScreamForMe, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For my 700th beer (not counting dupes), I saved this one for the occasion. It is worthy...

Appearance - I started pouring this into a tasting glass and didn't see much head forming. SO, I went a bit rougher on the pour and noticed the start of the volcano...uh-oh. I stopped pouring with room to spare in the glass but the foam was rising with momentum. To prevent a mess, well, I had to do the right thing and take in a fat mouthful of foam. I'll get to that part in a minute, but as for the beer, it is almost completely dark except for some burgundy touches at the bottom edge of the glass. The huge mocha cap settles down, looking like melted ice cream. It has this dense, smooth look to it and lays a full layer of suds around the glass as it recedes.

Aroma - awesome rich coffee nose. Like coffee ice cream and with great resilience.

On the pour, I got my first taste rather unexpectedly. I sucked in the blooming foam to prevent the impending mess. It was like having a mouthful of melted cappucino ice cream. Incredibly flavorful, it hit every part of my taste buds at once. That set the stage for the actual beer sampling.

Taste - roasty malts underneath robust chocolate and intense coffee flavors that are nothing short of dazzling. The swallow has a touch of alcohol, followed by more layers of roasted coffee beans. Balancing hops on the aftertaste, barely, providing some drying and clarifying the grains a bit. A long, long finish, the flavors resonate for a minute at least. An absolute gem.

Mouthfeel - the oatmeal makes for one silky smooth delivery. Heavy, creamy, muted carbonation.

Drinkability - high fives all around for this one. Major props to both thefatkid13 and Erdinger2003 for bringing me some of this at Dark Lord Day '07.

brewdlyhooked13, Jul 14, 2007
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

spankdog42, Nov 15, 2011
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Shango42, Dec 12, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a couple 4-packs at Riley's here in Madison. If this is anything like their Who's Your Daddy with coffee I think I might just faint.

Pour: deep, rich coffee black under 3 fingers of chunky, thick, cocoa-tinted foam that fades to a creamy cappuccino foam leaving solid lacing down the walls of my Duvel tulip.

Nose: fresh roasted double-strength coffee, charred coffee grounds, chicory, vanilla-oak, toffee and cocoa nibs. Just a luscious aroma.

Taste: smooth espresso, vanilla creme, roasted malt, rich toffee, some sweet dark fruits, toasted grain and a lingering coffee bean/dark cocoa bitterness. Simply luxurious on the palate.

Feel: silky smooth and thinner than I expected, but that's a good thing.

Drinkability/Overall: Another Imperial Porter home run by Tyranena. A mash-up of Founders Breakfast Stout and their vanilla/hazelnut bomb, Who's your Daddy that mixes the best of both while muting their over-the-top characteristics. Two 4's are definitely not enough for this one. I will be stocking up post-haste. I'd say hurry up and get this but I want it all for myself.

Golden2wenty1, Feb 10, 2007
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4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Damn, this is a great beer. Pours jet black but barely any head. The aroma is amazing. Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roasted malt are all wrapped up in a wicked creamy body. The smoothness is crazy for this style of beer. A touch thin in body if I had to complain about something but still nice and thick. Amazing drinkability.

drseamus, Jan 19, 2008
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4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 12 oz stubby bottle from a trade with CH3CH2OH.

A: The ale pours a dark, DARK color of night, a night without the glorious benefit of the monn of course. Consistent with the black of night, light does not escape this ale. The head that rests atop it was around a finger and a half on pour and has left hints of lacing throughout the glass.

S: The nose is a subtle coffee aroma, much paler than the Kona Pipeline Porter than preceded it. Despite that, the aroma is quite strong with a slight bitterness. Some vanilla and oatmeal sweetness add to the mix as well.

T: The beer has a distinct bitterness, taking a position close to that of a good porter with a clear roasted body. This one, however, throws things for a loop by tossing in a strong coffee taste. Unlike the nose, which paled vs. Pipeline, this one shines. The coffee is strong and dominant over the beer as a whole. It does get a run for its money from the oatmeal sweetness that nicely complinents the bitterness and maintains the drinkability. The finish transitions from oatmeal sweet to porter roasted grains rather nicely.

M: Oatmeal! Coffee! Imperial! Porter! Did four words ever taste so well together? I am sure that, in the miserable annals of the Earth, four words did, but this is one fine drink.

D: This is an awesome drink. The oatmeal and coffee shine atop a deliciously roasted malt porter body. Well done by the Tyranena crew. Get your hands on a bottle if you can.

akorsak, Jul 02, 2007
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4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head hangs on, with leggy average lace. Aroma is lightly smoky, roasty dark malt. Taste is sweet coffee upfront, the faintest twinge of fruit in the middle, and an oaty close that allows the alcohol to peek through a bit. Mouthfeel way smooth and creamy, and drinkability is incredible for the style. Find it. Drink it. Yum.

ppoitras, Dec 16, 2007
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. This is my first review so I will get the nuances down later but I will put this up with Founders Breakfast any day.

Appearance (4) - Opaque with a minimal tan head.

Smell (4.5) - Coffee and more coffee. Should have poured this into a mug for breakfast

Taste (5) - Sweet malts balanced by hops and more coffee bitterness. Beautiful.

Mouthfeel (4) - medium to full bodied.

Overall - Can't say enough about this beer. I came up to the WI Northwoods looking to bring back NG beers but glad I got this one. Gonna replace all of the average NG beers with this and bring back Black Top and as much of this as I can find.

ditka311, Dec 30, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had been waiting a long time to try this one. Coffee beers are by far my favorite. So seeing this one pp up, I was all over it. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/02/2009.

The pour was very nice. Rich dark brown in color and nearly completely opaque. A huge brown head then rose up over the top of it and took forever to settle down, only actually fading below an inch after five or so minutes and depositing large amounts of side glass lacing.

The aroma was HUGE. Lots of wonderful coffee notes, fresh brewed coffee with that delicate sweetness added in that just made the whole thing really come together wonderfully. Smooth mellow taste here. Coffee right up in your face, but suprisingly not very bitter at all. Smooth notes of sugar mixed in along with hints of light vanilla. Wonderful feel here with deleicate carbonation that avoided the too filling side of it. No hint of the ABV in here at all, in fact it was almost too good, and too easy to drink, this went down way too fast.

Overall a very solid coffee porter, this was a favorite of the night for me for sure, I would not mind having this one again any day!

mikesgroove, Jan 03, 2009
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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.