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

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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 213
Gots: 52 | FT: 4
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Winter on 02-10-2007

Coffee beans used are a blend of Costa Rican and Sumatran from Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters in Watertown, Wi.
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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good, Derek's fresh bottle. Bit of burnt coffee and molasses and chocolate malt aroma. Soft creamy and full mouthfeel, silky smooth. black,with lots of head. Well malted, milk chocolate, and gets all the bitterness down.A great representative of its style, and I wish I saved one for breakfast.
Bottle a year later not as great.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a near black color with a thin mocha head. The nose brings quite a bit of coffee as well as roasted malt. Some hints of chocolate. The taste is about the same, with the addition of a nice creamy mouthfeel. Good roasted coffee notes and some pretty deep malt. Mild amounts of chocolate in the background. Quite smooth and easy drinking. A good winter brew.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy cow! The coffee aroma in this beer is as strong as in any coffee beer that I have ever smelled. If the rest of the beer continues what the aroma started, I'm not getting any sleep tonight.

Very strong coffees that remind me of columbian and exotic Hawaiian and Malaysian blends despite the lables endorsement of Sumatra. Very suble malts make me think English Barleywine with their depth and robust nature. Roasty and toasty is great Stout fashion. Though nice, it seems a bit one-dimensional.

With the aggression of the roasted grains, espresso roast, and acrid bitterness; the sweetness from the malts are difficult to detect but the bready malt taste is full in force. Nutty, lightly buttery (butterscotch) and fruity with licorice, plumbs, dates, figs; even the esters have a difficult time gaining any ground because of the strong coffee taste.

Certainly a bitter Porter with all the hop additions, charred grains, and coffee oils. But the malty richness isn't far behind. Acrid and dry but only to a point. The oats and breadiness helps the beer acheive a heavy cream texture (of which, I would prefer more).

Not as chocolatey as many other Porters, which confuses a little with coffee Stouts. It's all symantics at this point, but if you like coffee and dark beers, then you will certainly find satisfaction with this beer.

Thanks Opethsprite!

Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a deep brownish black color with a fizzy tan head on top. The retention is minimal but leaves a film on top. No real lacing. The smell of there is loaded with coffee and chocolate. The taste of the beer has a very nice coffee, roasted bitterness and creamy finish. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and smooth, rich creamy finish. Overall very nice.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Moejuck: Poured a deep black color porter with a small foamy head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is dominating but not in an exceeding way which sometime render coffee flavoured beer a bit gross. Taste of medium roasted malt with subtle bitter notes with some coffee which brings dry notes. I would have preferred a bit more chocolate notes and maybe a touch of sweetness to balance the dryness of the coffee but this beer is still very enjoyable. Full body with some light carbonation which fits the style.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glossy motor oil black that permits almost no light to penetrate its edges. The pour produces an expansive crown of whipped creamy foam that is the exact color of German chocolate cake. In spite of a near glacial rate of descent, the head is beginning to deposit a thin veil of mocha colored lace. This is pretty much how an Imperial porter ought to look.

If you're a fan of strong, roasted coffee, then you'll be a huge fan of The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter. Please Mr. Devil, don't make me type that entire name every time. Like many smoked or coffee-brewed porters and stouts, there's very little porter or stout personality emanating from the beer. Even though I'm not a java fan, the nose does what it's supposed to do.

TDMMDICIOP is good beer whether you love both beer and coffee or whether you love the first and tolerate the second, like me. It isn't as overwhelmingly coffee-saturated as Peche Mortel, but then what is? (with the possible exception of a pint glass of espresso to which a thimbleful of stout has been added).

Underneath the huge roastiness of the Sumatran and Costa Rican beans is a large splash of melted bittersweet chocolate and a slightly smaller splash of dark caramel... and perhaps a hint of sugared vanilla bean. Without those additional flavor elements, this beer wouldn't be nearly as delicious.

Keeping style firmly in mind, the mouthfeel hits the exact center of the bull's eye. It's full and supremely smooth without the slightly bit of chalkiness. This is a big beer that I could drink a lot of based on mouthfeel alone. Assuming the 7.5% ABV didn't get me first.

The Devil Made Me Do It! is the best beer that I've had yet from the Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild! series. What's the deal with these guys and exclamation points?! For a hophead, that's saying something. The brewery is crazy if they don't release this one on a regular basis.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
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!

Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is quite the fine porter, i'm skewed toward the coffee persuasion though.

Black oily pour into a snifter, nice lace is left. Foam bubbles up then settles. Aroma of roast ground coffee. Smooth, not harsh or overdone.

Roasty with mild bitterness, bakers chocolate and coffee. Oatmeal lends itself to a silky mouthfeel, smooth though not chewy like a stout. Some may say it's thin, I say it's just right. Imperial Porters don't always have to rival an RIS to hold their own. Seems to pack a punch with it's hidden ABV and caffeination.

Overall impression is that this is mighty close to Founders Breakfast Stout, with a few nuanced differences.

Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to crazeguy for sharing this bottle from his Secret Santa haul!

A: The pour is dark, dark brown (almost black) with a bit of tan head.

S: The nose is full of coffee with a bit of oatmeal. I don't normally enjoy coffee, but for some reason, in beers like this, it is absolutely amazing.

T: The flavor follows the nose. Strong coffee flavors with a nice roasted malt component and quite a bit of oatmeal flavor to smooth things out.

M: The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation.

D: I am not too much of a fan of coffee on it's own, but it's absolutely amazing in this beer. I wish I had a few bottles of this to drink. A great beer.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Freetail 2012 shaker pint glass.

My own personal speculation leads me to believe the devil ain't too bad a guy after all... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose is dominated by coffee, but some minor roasted malts and toasted oats come through at times, as well. Still, pretty damn enjoyable. The taste brings in more of the same, though the toast and roast come through a bit stronger, and a few shavings of bitter dark chocolate appear, too. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Frankly, it seems to be leaning a bit toward the watery side, just a bit too thin. Still, overall, this is a fine coffee porter, indeed.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's a little bit of spicy, cut green pepper character to the remarkably realistic espresso-like nose of Tyranena's "The Devil Made Me Do It!". Not that that's a bad thing because it's not... I'm not sure where it comes from, but I've smelled the same thing in fresh, deeply roasted coffee beans. Apart from that, there's a little bit of softly sweet dark chocolate underneath, an edge of burnt brown sugar, and a bit of nuttiness. Not surprisingly, all of these follow through into the flavor which is pretty much just as rich and intense. It doesn't taste like espresso though, although it's close. The bitterness isn't THAT bold, and it's richer, fuller, and sweeter with the chocolatey dark malts coming through nicely. The bitterness is bold but far from brash, and it's just not needed as the roastiness lends it a bit of an edge. Some hops seem to sneak around in the background - a little bit grassy, earthy, and leafy - but they never really show up on their own. It finishes dry and roasty with lots of lingering coffee and a touch of sweetish vanilla and some nuts to boot (hazelnuts, walnuts, filberts) - maybe even some maple syrup. The alcohol is remarkably well hidden until the end of the glass, but the caffeine is not! I could feel my heartbeat picking up a notch halfway into it! Impressive! It's exciting, rich, engaging, and satiating. Very nicely done! The best coffee beer I've had to date. Certainly worth trying!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from brdc, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color short light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted coffee, smoky malts, chocolate and just a touch of hops.

T: The taste is rich roasted coffee & oats along with dark malts, chocolate and a touch of dark fruit. There's isn't much of a hops presence but it really isn't needed here. The after-taste is smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, slightly filling, very good representation of style, decent kick, this is a very nice beer to chill out with for a little while, it might fill you up a bit after a few of them but it's very enjoyable.

Photo of jlindros
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Levifunk.

A snowy, cold, windy afternoon, and I'm home working on the house. This seemed like the perfect afternoon beer to keep me awake and warm.

Pours super dark and syrupy looking, with a very light brown head covering, for what shows up fades pretty quickly.The beer is thick and pitch black, and leaves nice long legs on the sides of the glass.

Nose is beautiful, tons of chocolate, a bit of baker's chocolate, little dark, some chocolate milk, and even hot cocoa. SOme oatmeal behind that add a nice heavy feel for the aroma too. Some light roast and a bit of coffee under that, but not as much as I expected for coffee at least. A bit of a powdered like aroma, like powdered chocolate. Some dark malts, a bit of caramel, and even vanilla. No real booze either, which I almost wish this had a little more boozy aroma. As it warms I'm starting to get more coffee grinds, ground into a fine powder like.

Taste starts thick and luscious and quickly coats the mouth, more of the powdered chocolate and powdered coffee grinds. A little bit of a burnt coffee taste. The chocolate comes out a lot too, but a little less than the aroma, bringing more cocoa and chocolate milk, but a bit of baker's chocolate. Some espresso flavors, and plenty of roasted malt. A bit of baked chocolate brownie even. Fairly sweet but just dancing on the boarder of not enough and too much, and pretty thick. The oatmeal flavor comes out a bit, but it really comes out on the feel. Some bitterness, but not overly, and just a hint of a acidic acrid burnt coffee flavor. Finish lasts a while as the mouth coating doesn't break down quickly. It dries a bit, but not a lot, and leaves a slight sticky mouth feel since it's so thick. A bit of the chocolate lingers, with some roast and a hint of coffee, and the bitterness comes through more, bitterness from roasted malts mostly, but I get a hint of earthy and spicy hops.

Mouth is very thick, rich, a little velvety and pretty smooth, no real boozy effect either, with lower carbonation, but decent for the style. The oatmeal in full effect here.

Drinkability is pretty good, it does coat the mouth and leave a slight sticky resin behind which slows down the drinking a bit. No real booze though, which I kinda wish this did have a bit more boozy feel, but the effect it gets without that booze is great. A bit more carbonation, and a nice head, would have made this beer amazing!

Photo of Kegatron
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep brown (almost seems like a murkier ruby at times if you hold it the right way), with a finger of foamy mocha head. This dissipates quickly, leaving back a light foaminess around the edges and some gentle spotty lace down the sides of the glass. Coffee sits with some presence in the aroma, and even though it seems to have mellowed a bit, this still gives off a flavorful burnt roastiness. This is balanced in the nose by notes of chocolate, caramel, and green citric hops, which all combine to give this an underlying roasty tang.

The coffee still has a bitter and burnt bite left to it in the taste as well, backed up by leafy citric hops and then balanced across the back of the profile by a sticky mix of cocoa and toffee. Espresso sticks hard to the tongue in the finish, with a smoky acrid bitterness that is hard to shake. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and initially prickly in the mouth, but then achieves more of a creamy chewiness the longer it sits in the mouth. This actually gets downright oily by the time it nears the back of the throat and combines with a well hid ABV to leave a smooth final impression.

I'm not sure of the age of this bottle (when I bought it up in WI last summer, it already gave me the impression that it had been sitting on the shelf for a while) but I was pleased to find that the coffee character was still going strong here. It had mellowed a bit but seemed to have integrated itself in well with those additional notes of sweet malt and lightly faded citric hop character. I'm hoping that they brew this one again. I'd love to have a fresh bottle to compare.

Photo of Slatetank
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I acquired this in a trade and the coffee flavored stouts/porters have been popular w/ me lately and this is my 666th so the Devil Made Me Do It! seemed apropos.

Poured chilled (salivating in ancipation as beads of sweat form on the bottle)
A - A devil of a dark brew -ebony in hue and 3.5 fingers of tightly beaded sandy foam crowning the porter. The top is rocky and the cylinder-like rings of lace are beautiful like petals that cling tightly to the tulip.

S - A rich yet slightly fruity ale scent- the roast note is intense yet not overdone in the nose and sweet malt cushions the coffee's bold aroma but there is an oatmeal scent that is a bit like dark red apples and plum. The subtle vanilla ting in the middle of the rich coffee pulls the elemnts of ale and coffee together.

M - Roasted beans and slightly piney hops embrace the palate w/ a creamy feel of oats guiding the texture. The malt is slightly sweet as the carbonation is moderate. It finishes soft, roasty and slightly malty with sweetness lingering.

T - The silky smoothness of the malt of this porter is enhanced by the oatmeal - a very smooth and mildly roasty flavor w/ a subtle hint of vanilla spice behind the coffee's roasted bean flavors. The dark caramel malt creeps in and envelopes the tasty bean which is a delicious accent to fruitiness of the ale. The coffee has more of a role in the aroma, naturally, but doesn't dissapoint with a nice medium roast flavor and the chocolate malt marries well w/ some depth and a little earthiness to balance the sweet and roasted barley flavors. a nice bonus to the complexity the porter's coffee note is a subtle smokiness from the combination of roasted beans and malts.

D - A fantastic beer - very well brewed(in both senses), substantially packed w/ full porter flavor. A tad less coffee taste than I hoped for overall, but not lacking in drinkability at all. The finish is sweet as expected after 12oz it is noticeable, but a great beer and I would really dig tasty this again! Well worth trading for and I am glad Tyranena brushed the angel off their shoulder and listened to the demon. The Devil Made Me Do it! was a great example of what an excellent combination coffee and porter make.

Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to feloniousmonk for this one!

Pours black with a thumb of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee grounds & coffee

T: Dryness, coffee & chocolate up front. Darker chocolate as this warms, along with semi-charred grain. Finishes roasty with rich mocha & dryness, plus nice roastyness

MF: Fairly creamy, medium bodied with minimal carbonation. just gets richer as this warms

Pretty damn drinkable, not a huge fan of coffee
beers, but when they have the malt depth like this one, they rock! Another great breakfast beer!

Photo of kojevergas
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Expectations are sky high given the brewery and series; I've adored past beers in the Brewers Gone Wild! lineup.

BOTTLE: Courtesy of Duff27 - thanks! 12 fl oz. Brown glass. Appealing label design. Branded maroon twist-off cap.

Served cold into a pilsner glass at low altitude in Austin, TX, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as an imperial coffee oatmeal porter per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~1 finger wide. Khaki colour. Nice creaminess, fullness, and frothiness. Thick enough, with a coating ring of lacing forming on the sides of the glass as it slowly recedes. Nice complexion. Consistency is even. Could be softer looking and darker/richer.

Retention is nice - ~4 minutes.

BODY: Predictably, it's an opaque black. There's no visible yeasty muck or anything.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a good looking imperial porter, but I wouldn't call it a unique or special appearance.

AROMA: Has some nice java/coffee character with hints of roastiness as well as near-ideal coffee bean bitterness. The coffee is complemented nicely by hints of chocolate/cocoa powder, chocolate malts, oats, muted hazelnut, and dark malts. Hints of malted milk balls/whoppers edge this closer to milk stout territory than I would have guessed, but the sweetness/bitterness balance seems right on the money. Cream and a whisper of dark fruit round out the complex aromatics.

Aromatic intensity is above average. No booziness or other off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: The coffee dominates just as it should, with rich java blends evoking roast as well as fresh coffee bean. The coffee is nicely balanced with the milk chocolate, cream, and dark malt/chocolate malt base. On the sweeter end for a coffee porter in spite of its coffee bitterness, with no real hop presence or roasted barley presence. There's a muted hint of hazelnut and maybe some dark fruit (plum?), but otherwise this is a pretty straightforward build for the style. The oats don't lend much in terms of flavour, and are instead evidenced only in the mouthfeel.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. This is a cohesive coffee porter build, but the beer isn't gestalt. There's some seamless layering of flavour (the coffee and chocolate seem inseparable), but still more intricacy would benefit the beer: vanilla bean, marshmallow, roasted barley, espresso...these would all fill it out with even more complexity. And the coffee could be far more expressive than it is; it's pretty average in its depth of flavour as-is.

TEXTURE: Smooth, creamy, wet, soft, medium-bodied, and near ideally thick and hefty on the palate. Overall presence on the palate is great, with near perfect carbonation and a somewhat silky feel. This texture coaxes out more of that malted milk ball taste, to its benefit.

This texture doesn't quite elevate the beer as a whole, but it does complement the taste nicely and helps coax out additional nuance from the flavour profile. Well-executed.

OVERALL: A nice offering from an underappreciated brewery, The Devil Made Me Do It! is a lovely imperial porter that will satisfy even the most discerning fans of the style. However, it won't impress, and isn't Tyranena's strongest work in this series. As much as I like it and will enjoy finishing it, I'd sooner reach for more widely available offerings like Ballast Point's Victory At Sea in the imperial porter category. An inspired effort, and absolutely worth trying - but not a world-class offering, nor a paragon in its style. Highly drinkable.

High B-

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While I think the Devil designation has mostly, historically gone to Belgian pales and goldens, I might have to allow this exception...

Dark brown coloring, huge, rich, cocoa...it's there in the nose, and it's all over the flavor, this is Huge!
Rich, thick, massive, monumentous...
Silky smooth, as they say...rich and tasty, thick and full, but not too much,...loads of malty promise hanging on the tongue...
massive, really. I write in my second sampling...thick with coffee..immense....magnificent. even from an utter sucker of the coffee porter/stout variety, this is astounding...hey, there's oatmeal, too!

mmm....yummm....

Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured int New Belgium Globe Glass.

Color is basically black. 1 Finger tan head that thins down quickly. Good lacing.

Aroma is a lot of coffee/mocha. Wow, it smells just like a coffee shop. Very malty.

Taste is of malts and coffee. Some earthy hops are slightly present. This tastes almost more like coffee then it does beer. Stunning.

Mouthfeel starts out slightly bitter and then gets really refreshing. Clean aftertaste. Great mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a solid beer. Very tasty and great mouthfeel. I could easily enjoy another. I highly recommend!

Photo of GClarkage
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/08/08- Shared with BA member Talisker.

Presentation- 12oz bottle poured into s Duvel tulip. Did not look for a freshness code on the bottle.

Appearance- Deep brown colored pour with a large inch plus root beer float type head. Dense and whipped cream like. Left behind nice lace chunks and patches.

Smell- Definite coffee nose. Not burnt, but a deep coffee bean nose in which you would smell on a 4 hour old pot of coffee. That's about it...all coffee and all very nice.

Taste- Should have had this beer on it's own rather than having it after a Full Sail Imperial Porter. Seemed a tad watered down, but that was because of the last beer I am assuming. Very nice coffee-espresso flavor. Has some vanilla notes and some dark roasted caramel. Milk chocolate is there, but could use a touch more.

Mouthfeel- Mid range, a touch thin, but maybe not. No real hops to speak of. A bit chalky like a porter should be.

Drinkability- Overall a very good beer which I would love to try again in the future. Coffee lovers will really like this beer.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Discount Liquors in Milwaukee.

Served alongside the barrel-aged version.

Dark brown body with a small beige head. Lovely aroma, consisting of rich coffee, freshly ground coffee beans, bready malts, roast, chocolate - everything you'd expect from reading the label. Nice flavor. Oats and coffee play so well together. Super smooth while maintaining a bold and assertive coffee presence throughout. A fine example of a coffee porter / stout.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Penn Pilsner pint glass. Got this as an extra in a recent trade. My 2nd offering from this series of beers.

A-The devil pours a deep bold black color. With a sturdy hard pour I only got a minimal light tan head that left before I was finishing pouring the bottle. A few brush strokes of tan color are seen at certain places around the black surface. Very minimal lacing.

S- Devil smells the part with a nice amount of coffee bean aroma but seems muted probably faded with some age, this probably smelled excellent when bottled. The coffee that is their is pleasant. Big roasty malts along with something resembling oatmeal. A bit of chocolate creeps in as well and nothing in terms of hop aroma, again probably faded.

T- This devil is delicious with the coffee being nicely pronounced. Not sure of the blend but I would like some for the morning. A deep roasty factor is up front as well with some of the malts giving a chocolate sense. I guess they have good grains up their in WI as the oatmeal is great. Alcohol not a problem in this 7.5%er. They need to consider to brew this again.

M- A great mouth on this porter and on point for the style with the roast coming through. This devil is slick and smooth with a nice over medium mouth and some carbonation felt under the tounge. Not getting any alcohol but the roast may be off putting to some, not me though. Pretty much a creamy esque feel to it.

D- Not sessionable in alcohol volume but all day and night for the taste. I would polish off a 4-pack of this no problem in a sitting. Too bad I don't live in WI. Would love for this to be brewed again to see what a fresh version has in store but this will do for now. If you like smooth coffee this one is a no brainer.

Impressed with this series so far, the brewers need to go wild some more and brew some more goodness.

Photo of corby112
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark pitch black color with a thick foamy beige head. Good retention and nice lacing. Dark roasted coffee aroma with hints of chocolate maltiness, oatmeal and toffee. Roasted oatmeal chocolate maltiness with a nice roasted coffee flavor. Hints of toffee, nut and very subtle hops with a dry finish. Very smooth because the roasted coffee flavor is not overwhelming. Extremely quaffable and delicious.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a jet black body with a thick creamy head of light tan that last for the full beer and does a bit of lacing after each sip. No sign of light or carbonation in this body.

S- The smell of cold coffee grounds is soft when the beer is cold but comes through when it is warm. There is a slight earthy note to the dark malt in the background but it is pretty light.

T- This beer has a dark roasted malt flavor with a softer coffee ground flavor followed by a light hint of soy sauce. There is a soft hint of wet wood and a tart earthy note to the malt.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight chewy texture.

D- This beer has some big coffee notes but I don't taste any imperial qualities, but there are some oatmeal qualities that are nice.

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black with a thin tan head that dissipates immediately. Smells of coffee. In fact that's all I can smell. Tastes of roasted malts, little bit of chocolate, and oh yeah some coffee. Thick creamy body, smooth silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, oh yeah and some coffee. Great coffee, er uh I mean beer. I actually enjoyed this brew, but I think I let it sit in the cellar to long, I'd have loved to try this fresher.

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.