The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
12-14-2008 17:02:19 | More by Slatetank
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
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!
12-21-2010 20:25:35 | More by jlindros
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
07-11-2008 23:10:44 | More by GClarkage
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
03-27-2009 05:49:23 | More by corby112
4.85/5 rDev +15.8%
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.
07-02-2007 01:21:08 | More by akorsak
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
(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.
05-28-2007 04:04:35 | More by rhoadsrage
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.38/5 rDev +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!
03-28-2009 20:13:52 | More by mothman
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
03-08-2009 04:20:10 | More by BARFLYB
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Thanks goes out to BAs ThomasHardy and flybison for the brew's.
Pours a nice dark brown/black color, nice carbonation, tiny fizzy tannish head, not much sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is big time coffee, malty, there's also some toffee/caramel thrown in. The taste is also a big coffee flavor at the get go, slightly sweet/bitter afterwards, nice touch of malts as well. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is an awesome tasting brew, highly recommended.
07-12-2007 23:31:06 | More by Wasatch
4.85/5 rDev +15.8%
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.
12-16-2007 02:18:00 | More by ppoitras
District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
06-27-2014 07:12:48 | More by Huhzubendah
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a viscous, oily looking black colour with copper shades (straight out blood red when you swirl it). You can swirl the glass once or twice and just watch the head rise long after. The head exists in a rustic, tawny brown. Great looking. Leaves a coating of dots as lacing. The aroma is a straight up astringent, roasted (nay, burnt) coffee that's been sitting out for some time; it's both very aggressive and astringent. The mouthfeel continues to be increasingly, more and more aggressively astringent.The tastes coat the mouth with evolving flavours long after the finish. A light bitterness with some creamy texture. The oatmeal is there, the malts are there (in full robust roasted form) and there is no shortage of flavour. In all honesty I'm ensure where to place this one... it's lovely and tasteful. But also, as a non-coffee drinker I find it a little astringent and aggressive (which I like...)
Bottom line: yea, this is damn good stuff. SINFULLY good. DAMN good. Once again the devil gets the cooler of things. Thanks Harry!
05-18-2007 00:52:31 | More by biegaman
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Hooked up via BC2 by JeffKrenner and bax72!
Pours a deep dark black, no light escapes, huge thick light brown head forms, settles to a thin layer, massive lacing, really nice looking. Smell is insane, I could smell it as soon as I cracked the bottle, tons of chocolate, coffee roast, toffee, toasty, bit of alcohol, very rich. Taste is very rich too, coffee and chocolate, oatmeal, toast, really nice roasty character, some caramel, super smooth flavour, bit of alcohol in the finish, I get almost a lactic sourness in the finish as well, really nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, silky smooth carbonation, really just slides down. Awesome beer, tons of flavour and insanely drinkable. Thanks Jeff and Chris!
06-06-2007 03:49:27 | More by Viggo
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
Black beer. Thin creamy brown head. Lace is adequate. This beer smells awesome. Exactly the way it should. Black coffee. Spent coffee grounds. Milk chocolate. Roasted malts. A little caramel. It all comes together perfectly. First sip gives me everything the nose offered. First off, there's the coffee. Smacks you right in the face. But a nice sweetness follows that bitterness to give this beer a nice contrast of tastes. The roastiness is perfect. And the bitterness that lingers comes from the coffee and roasted malts. Goes back and forth from bitter coffee/roasted notes to sweet caramel back to coffee... Mouthfeel is luxuriously creamy and smooth. Medium to medium-full body. This is one of the best "coffee" brews I've had.
03-22-2007 02:04:58 | More by Bighuge
British Columbia (Canada)
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
A: Black, tan head, no retention, some lace.
S: Dark chocolate, espresso, molases.
T: Plenty of coffee, with underlying flavours of brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and a slight orange zest.
M: Moderate to full body is smooth. Carbonation is lower than average.
07-19-2007 22:56:39 | More by Derek
4/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
09-12-2008 01:05:28 | More by johnnnniee
The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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