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

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Reviews: 270
Hads: 633
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 215
Gots: 53 | FT: 4
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Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
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 Treebs
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brixie's. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a jet black with a thick tan head forming on the pour. The head has nice retention and leaves nice splotchy lace behind.

S: Coffee grounds up front with a little bitter roast. Some milk chocolate as well. Toasted cereal grains in the periphery.

T: The taste is pretty similar to the nose. Pure coffee beans, lingering chocolate and some toasted grains. A little roasted malts with a slight astringency to it.

M: Pretty thin with a medium coffee presence on the finish. Medium carbonation.

O: A little to thin for me overall. It detracted from the drinkability somewhat. Nice flavors overall though.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a FFF tulip

A - Dark brown and opaque. One finger of mocha colored head settles down to foam only on the sides of the glass.

S - An amazing nose with vanilla, sweet coffee, light milk chocolate, slight hazelnut, and sweet cream. Very strong and great nose on thising his one.

T - Dark chocolate up front with slight vanilla sweetness. There is a lot of bitter and roasted coffee and malt in the finish as well as slight cream. While this is good, there is not as much flavor as I'd hope from the nose. It's actually a bit thin in the flavor profile.

MF - Light body and a bit watery. Finish is slightly astringent as the coffee rules this part.

O - This is a solid beer with an amazing nose. If it tasted like it smelled, it'd be amazing but unfortunately, it doesn't. It's also a bit too thin for my tastes. I heard some people call this a KBS killer but not even close in my opinion.

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Photo of ditka311
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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

Awesome extra sent by Aaron (thanks man!) poured into a Snake River pint glass...

A: Very dark pour, opaque brown with a light tan head.

S: Big coffee and coffeehouse aromas right upfront...fresh and strong. Touch of smokiness and faint burnt malt? Lots of roast and roasted malt as well.

T: Follows the nose, same big coffee flavors with a hefty roasted malt backbone. Very light underlying mocha. Finishes with espresso bitterness - this is not a sweet beer.

MF: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Good beer, and definitely a coffee-lovers porter. Oatmeal characteristics seemed a bit tame.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Deep black color with an average sized, creamy, meringue, cafe colored head. Average retention leaving a nice lacing on the finish.

S - Wonderful aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, dark baker's chocolate, and roasted oat. Not a sharp, astringent burnt aroma but a very smooth, slightly sweet aroma. It even smells like it will be a creamy, coffee treat. Very enticing.

T - Follows the nose. Starts with a very strong roasted coffee bean flavor. That quickly gives way to the dark, slightly bitter chocolate, roasted oat, earthy flavors. This provides a flavorful, savory/earthy flavor with the coffee in the background. Finally, there is a slightly sweet chocolate, mocha flavor on the finish. Hints of bittersweet chocolate linger on the tongue after the sip. Very tasty.

M - Medium body with just a touch below average carbonation. Velvety and creamy feel with just a touch of chewiness.

D - Very easy to drink beer. Works well as a beer to sip on, but I keep coming back for another sip right after I finish savoring its predecessor. Great balance between a slight sweetness, bitterness, and earthiness. No astringency or harshness. Just bold flavors that meld together very well.

Notes: Wonderful coffee porter. Loads of roasted coffee flavor but no astringency or undue bitterness. I love the combination of oatmeal and coffee when done right in beers (and for breakfast) and this was done right. Flavors blend together perfectly with no off-putting aspects. Definitely rivals Founder's Breakfast Stout for a beautiful, dark, breakfast beer. Well done.

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Photo of zac16125
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass

Thanks to haveanother1 for sending this over in a trade.

A: Pours an opaque black with browning on the edges when held to light, and 1 fingers width of light mocha colored head. Leaves a good amount of streaky lacing.

S: Coffee, heavy cream, roasted malt. Very nice, but not a lot going on.

T: Dark fruits upfront, followed by a big creamed coffee flavor on that back end. Medicinal phenolic notes. A flat-cola like character. Coffee lingers for a long time after each sip.

M/D: Very heavily carbonated, which I do not like. Rather thin mouthfeel. ABV completely masked. Drinkability is good, but limited by the heavy carbonation.

O: Overall, a decent beer. Simple yet nice aroma. Some astringent phenolic characters in the taste and a thin and over carbonated mouthfeel pull the rating down a bit. Worth a try but not FBS or Wake N Bake.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- Black in color with 2 fingers of brownish head. The head dissipates to about a fingers worth. In the center the head resembles a rootbeer float and whats left of the ice cream. Nice sticky lacing!

Smell- Mounds of coffee, chocolate, coco and sweet goodness. A slight hop hint is present.

Taste- So good ecspecially if you are a chocolate lover. Hershey chocolate, fresh coffee, and a tiny coffee bitterness finish.

Mouthfeel- Thick, almost chocolate milk like. A nice quick dry finish that leaves me wanting more!

Overall- I was amazed with the ability to make such a delish beer with basically no hop balance. This is a smack in the mouth of chocolate and coffee that leaves me wanting more.Really think Southern Tier Choklat with less biterness and more sweetness.

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Photo of emyers
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first time a tried this beer it impressed me so much that I had to do a side-by-side comparison with my all-time favorite for the style - Founders Breakfast Stout. While Tyranena came up short, the fact that I felt compelled to do the comparison to FBS, which I have an admittedly somewhat unhealthy obsession with, speaks volumes to the quality of this beer.

A - Dark brown with tan lacing. Very little head retention.

S - All freshly brewed coffee. Excellent. The aroma is what really stands out about this beer, and athough it doesn't have the complexity of the chocolate-coffee combo of FBS, I would put the two beers on the same level in the smell department. It really captures that freshly brewed coffee smell.

T - Coffee up front, with more coffee on the finish. There are hints of chocolate and nuts, but this is really all about the coffee. Mild bitterness. When compared to FBS it's a bit one dimensional, but that one dimension is very, very good. Where a lot of coffee beers can come off a bit artificial, this really nails that fresh coffee flavor.

F - Medium body, smooth. A bit too much bite from the carbonation, but still a good mouthfeel.

O - Excellent example of the style, and a beer every coffee-lover should try. While it doesn't achieve the greatness of FBS, I would say it's in the upper echelon of the coffee stout world.

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Photo of GeezLynn
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep impenetrable black with a slight, goopy tan head and a few yeasties slowly settling out.
S: Rich, heavily roasted malts, earthy coffee, and herbal hops. Musty.
T: Dark roasted coffee, a bit of chocolate (bittersweet/baker’s) and prominent earthy hop presence. Definitely more of an ashy, earthy flavor. Seems to have a touch of lactose. Finishes dry with a flurry of bitterness.
M: full bodied with plenty of fine carbonation that gives it a full mouthfeel.

Overall, not my favorite Tyranena beer on account of the somewhat rough coffee flavor, but a good stout nonetheless.

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Photo of jegross2
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company out of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Tyranena makes some of the finest porters in the country. If you have not tried the other beers in their Brewers Gone Wild! imperial series, then you are missing out.

Score: 96

Bottled 10/26/12. Served in a Leinekugel's Big Eddy snifter and enjoyed on 12/08/12.

Appearance: Black as ink. Pours a finger of tan head that recedes to a thin ring around the glass and patchy fog that covers most of the top of the glass. Above average lacing, good retention. 4/5

Smell: Tons of roasted coffee, hot cocoa, dark chocolate, oatmeal and raw coffee beans. There is some "molasses" that reminds me more of the complexities of the Diablo roast coffee from Intelligensia than actual, straight up molasses. Absolutely wonderful nose; rivals Founders Breakfast Stout in my opinion. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes almost exactly like it smells, with a strong lingering coffee finish. There's a smooth unsweetened chocolate backbone behind the coffee. There is only a hint of that "molasses" character that I detected in the nose. Some 20 or 30 seconds after the swallow, there is still some coffee breath flavor floating on the palate. This one does everything you could possibly want in an oatmeal porter, and it does it excellently. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Just shy of full bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Slightly chewy, modestly dry finish. Slightly acidic, modestly bitter. Not overly so of either. 5/5

Overall: This one gives Founders Breakfast Stout and Terrapin Wake-n-Bake a serious run for their money. Cheers to yet another outstanding porter, Tyranena!

Recommendation: Fans of oatmeal stouts and coffee beers need to seek this one out while it's still on the shelf.

Pairings: Cranberry walnut biscotti.

Cost: $10 for a four pack.

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

Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a taupe head. The head attenatues quickly with very little sudsy residue on the glass. Not much beyond coffee on the nose. Some oats. But, of course, who can fault them for that, given the name of the beer. Nice smooth, slick, and wet mouthfeel. There's quite a bit going on with the flavors. A lot more than the nose would lead one to expect. Coffee up front, but the flavor begins to become much milder as it advances. It finishes with a little dark ripe fruit and some salty watermelon. Incredibly interesting. Usually, a coffee stout finishes with coffee flavor and coffee acidity. Impressively engineered, but not my favorite.

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Photo of hardy008
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a two finger tan head with very good retention and lacing. Smells like coffee, dark roasted malt, cocoa, and earth. The earth smell reminds me of the inside of a cave.

tastes like coffee, dark roasted malt, and oats. I am not picking up the cocoa I found in the aroma. There is no sweetness, but there is plenty of bitterness from the coffee and dark roasted malt. Tastes pretty good, but lacks sweetness to balance the bitterness. Tastes pretty much one dimensional.

Less than medium bodied with below average carbonation, and a bitter, almost burnt aftertaste. Not a bad beer by any means, but not top notch either.

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Photo of AaronHomoya
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Brugge in Indy. Went pretty nicely with my duck confit and frites.

Appearance is a pretty solid porter. A bit 'lighter' looking than I expected from an imperial coffee named beer. The smell is very roasty and the coffee clearly comes through. The taste is also dominated by roasted coffee. Too much so, for my tastes. More like a cup of coffee than a malty beer. The theme continues in the mouthfeel, as it's a little thin and more coffee-like. Overall, I enjoyed this beer, but I would have preferred more malt flavor and body.

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Photo of yamar68
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark coffee brown body, a bunch of little bastard swimming around in there... thick khaki head, good lacing.

Beautiful roasty coffee qualities, brownie, vanilla, bittersweet... really nice smelling beer.

Creamy mellow coffee flavors, oatmeal cookies, milk chocolate, just an awesome use of the coffee bean... I think in hindsight I'd prefer this to FBS.

Perfect mouthfeel.

Delightful stuff.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of aasher
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm glad to see this one finally make it to Indiana. The Devil Made Me Do It pours a medium bodied dark chocolate brown in color with a one finger khaki head. The nose features bitter baking chocolate, roasted dark malts, coffee bean, some light dark chocolate, and a moderate bitterness. It smells like a poor mans Breakfast Stout, fitting since this isn't a stout. The flavors are nice and complex. It has all you would expect, the coffee ground, bitter yet slightly sweet chocolate, smooth malts. It drinks medium in body and is easy to drink for being 7.5%. Overall this is a fine porter. I would say that it is most comparable to Terrapins Wake N Bake. This beer is definitely worth trying, especially fresh!

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After 400 reviews, I feel like trying something different – nothing too crazy, just a switch up. As opposed to the standard ASTMO style, this review is in the same vein as Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele.

Brewed three weeks before the date of this tasting (“BOTTLED ON 26OCT12”).

Appearance: Dark coffee brown, opaque body with just traces of fizzy head; glittery golden-brown color to what little foam remains. Small globs of lacing dot the glass.

Aroma: Deep roasted malt, spent coffee grounds, luscious chocolate truffle, and faint black cherry. A coffee-forward nose backed by a creamy cinnamon oatmeal base.

Taste: Front end is loaded with slick porter chocolate tastes and roasted coffee kicks, lush caramel, maple, and vanilla under a smoky blanket of burnt toast and mocha. Coffee is acidic enough to always be present, drying for the duration; fortunately, hearty fruit flavors of raisin and dried cherries fill in the gaps, keeping each sip as full as the last. Finishes with dry cola and toast tastes, a good representation of both this beer’s sweetness and its coffee character.

Palate: Classic porter smoothness augmented with a touch of oatmeal, but with coarse, delicious coffee depth (especially toward the front of the profile). Never goes down cloying, though it does have the pleasing sweetness of fine chocolates to each sip.

Overall: Best beer Tyranena has released so far, in my opinion (of the ones I’ve tried). The coffee really makes this one, so I doubt it would age well – still, there’s a big yeast slug in the bottom of the bottle, so it’s a possibility. Each sip melds sweet and roasty flavors in essentially equal portions, making this one beer uniquely satisfying. To other beers like this, the coffee may seem timid, but that’s what makes it so balanced and enjoyable to me.

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Photo of zeledonia
2.98/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 18 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours black in the glass. It might have some color, but I can't see it. Half-finger of medium tan head, okay retention, little lacing. Okie dokie, but not great. Where's the head?

Smell initially reminds me of FBS, though it doesn't take long before that impression fades. The coffee is sharper, the oatmeal less rich. The coffee is really dominant, and it's not bad, but it's definitely very dark roast, which makes me worried about the flavors it'll bring.

Yeah, taste is pretty much what I was expecting; the main surprise is that it's a lot lighter-flavored than I thought it would be. The malts feel more like those of a black ale than a porter or stout. And I'm getting only the faintest hint of the oatmeal. Mostly I get watery slightly-over-roasted coffee. A whole lot of dark bitter, from the coffee and malts, and I have to guess the hops. Low on rich and sweet, and I really want more of those.

Mouthfeel is a problem. It's watery, undercarbonated, and just very little like a porter. What went wrong here? This has oatmeal in it? Where's the body? I'm displeased.

This beer is okay, but it's so much less than it could be. The mouthfeel is thin, the flavor is dominated by not-so-good coffee, and there's not a whole lot redeeming about it. That initial comparison to FBS is looking way off base.

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Photo of popery
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer. It pours coffee black with a thick brown head. It looks like a black coffee with foamed milk floated on the top. Great lacing. Lots of bubbles sticking to the glass. Aroma is wonderfully rich. It's a big mix of chocolate, roast, vanilla, caramel and a complex coffee note. The coffee aroma is about medium strong and blends well into the beer flavors. The vanilla is particularly nice. Taste-wise, the sweetness is significantly toned down. There's a good dose of coffee bitterness and roast. The sweet chocolate and vanilla still show up but take a bit of a back seat. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft. A lot of coffee beers seem to thin out, but the oats are clearly working here. This is an excellent porter, one of my very favorites. Tyranena hit this one out of the park, and I hope that they don't wait so long again to make the next batch.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a short-stemmed tulip glass

Pours a deep, dark mocha brown with a velvety two finger light beige head. Excellent retention and abundant lacing. Holy coffee on the nose! The combination of deep aromatic espresso and roasted malt is very inviting, indeed. Opens with roasted malt notes that slowly take hold, joined with rich espresso. Finishes with a pleasant level of bitterness undoubtedly a combination of the contributions of the hops and coffee. Velvetly, silky and creamy medium body that is exceptionally pleasing on the palate. Perfectly carbonated. This beer is nothing short of impressive. The use of coffee is masterful. The coffee perfectly complements the base beer, elevates it, and the result is an incredibly well-balanced beer. One of the best American Porters, frankly one of the best beers overall, that make use of coffee that I've enjoyed.

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Photo of Synergy87
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this beer in a 4 pack at Otto's Elm Grove Liquor Wisconsin. I was looking for something unique and tasty, and a porter, since I've been in the porter binge mood lately.

Appearance - Standard pour, then again appearance is not something I care much about as long as its healthy looking beer such as this with some lacing, slight tan head, again its a dark beer, so nothing else to say other than its dark brown or black.

Smell - Fresh local Wisconsin coffee grinds and I'm not talking Alterra. I'd like to say more here, but its simply coffee grinds.

Taste - Here is where the complexity comes in. First comes the strong black coffee flavor with a punch of bitterness from the coffee, yes its definitely from the coffee, which is awesome in my book. Then comes the oatmeal malty backbone with that signature porter finish.

Mouthfeel - SIlky and lightly carbonated and smooth.

Overall - I have to say, I was not expecting to enjoy this quite this much, this truly is an amazing beer. I do have to admit you must enjoy the coffee flavors, as it is quite strong, though not overpowering in my opinion, and is quite sessionable. This is a must try for any beer advocate and I strongly recommend, and will be saving some to bring with me to Dark Lord Day this year. I really, thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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

Thanks again to ncketchum, for another Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild offering to try.
This was poured from a 12oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served at near room temperature.

A) This is a black brew, that had a big old dark tan head. It was over 2 fingers, nearly reaching the top of the snifter. The head settled rather quickly to a dusting, leaving a fair amount of lacing in it's path. Quite an attractive brew...

S) Dark malt, freshly ground morning coffee, milk chocolate, oatmeal with a light dusting of brown sugar. The main attraction is the coffee.

T) Follows the nose nicely. There is just a kiss of earthy hops on the backend, to let you know it's there, but this is really in the background. There is no hint of alcohol at all. Again the coffee is the focus, and it tastes fresh and lively. The aftertaste is roasted coffee, not over powering though.

M) Full bodied with light carbonation, certainly lighter than I expected after the pour. My goodness is this soft on the palate. Quite an exceptionally smooth drinking experience.

O) This is an excellent beer. Easily my favorite from Tyranena. You may not feel the same way if coffee beers are not your thing, but if they are, then this will likely really impress you. Glad to recommend this beer.

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Photo of Ri0
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Very dark mahogany brown liquid. Thin on finger creamy tan head that slowy fades into a ring around the glass.

S – Booming coffee right away, wow this is the best smelling coffee beer I have had. Some roast malt and chocolates are present, but take a back seat to the coffee.

T – Surprise, there is big coffee flavor up front! Hints of chocolate, roasted malts and sweetness round out this delicious beer. I was licking my glass to get the last drops out I enjoyed it so much.

M – A medium creamy feel that is smooth with some carbonation.

O – This fresh is better than FBS, because the coffee is much more bold and present. I can understand how reviews drop off on this one as it ages. Still a solid beer with age, but the coffee flavors definitely fade. It is only brewed every 5 years or so. I wish Tyranena would brew this more often as it is my favorite coffee beer.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a AleSmith Horny Devil Snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger dark tan head. Massive leopard spotting on the glass.

S- huge coffee aroma off the bat, dark chocolate and some roastiness.

T- dark chocolate, bitter coffee and roasted malts. Not too sweet or bitter.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter body than other coffee stouts but makes it very drinkable.

O- nice coffee stout but thinner than others like FBS. Definitely worth picking up a 4-pack.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured into a tulip.

Vintage 2012.

Appearance: light black bodied beer with 1 finger of light mocha head. Drops quickly to no head at all.

Smell: This smells like super concentrated expresso. Just like a gourmet coffee bean is being roasted in your beer glass! Yeah the nose is a bit one demensional, but its working for me!

Taste: moderate bitterness upfront. Big roasty expresso that just goes on forever and ever! Also borderline on burnt versus being super roasty. The coffee taste like its super fresh. Not for the faint of heart! For beer nerds that love coffee beers here is a word of warning- you need this beer...

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. This beer is really drinkable despite the huge roasty coffee flavor in this beer. Nice silky feel to it. Not a hint of alcohol in this beer at all.

Overall: Honestly, I like this better than Founders Breakfast Stout because the coffee notes are just out of control and it so drinkable. Tyranena you guys are awesome; keep on rolling with the BGW series! Everytime you guys have a fresh BGW beer released...I always gotta get a few 4 packs!

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.