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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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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 205
Gots: 48 | 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 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.

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 objectivemonkey
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Into a pint glass, pours a definite pitch black, with a creamy dark an head of a quarter to half inch, not much lacing. The aroma has some shades of classic porter, but is mostly coffee. The taste is a little better rounded, the coffee most apparent but also a palatable core of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla bean, the oatmeal giving it a smooth body. The mouth is fairly smooth, has some gentle carbonation that leaves the tongue a little bit buzzed through the finish. The taste, the nose, the look, nothing truly remarkable, just quite good, but its an inc readably drinkable beer, one I'd be happy to have a big stash of.

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

The beer pours opaque black with a thin tan head that quickly diminished to a skim. The aroma is intensely coffee-like, quite roasty and moderately chocolately. The flavor is very coffee-like upfront with moderate bitterness followed by chocolate malt/slight alcohol warmth at the swallow. The mouthfeel is quite creamy with a bit of an acidic bite, body is full and carbonation moderate. Overall an exceptionally well done coffee beer and even with it's bigness, the drinkability is high due to appropriate dryness to balance the full, creamy body.

Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tyranena The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter
12oz. brown bottle

A: snifter. Pours an abyss-like pitch black with a tan head that drops rather quickly. Nice ring lacing around the glass.

S: strong rich, sweet roasted malt aroma with a big coffee nose. Some oatmeal characteristics make the nose very pleasant. A lot of chocolate and toffee as well.

T: chocolate and coffee of the bat. The oatmeal really smoothes this brew out very well. Big toffee flavors are the primary ones in this brew. Some hints of vanillas as well, along with some serious caramel.

M: not as thick as I anticipated. Mild carbonation level. Very intense palate.

D: A very tasty and drinkable porter. It kind of reminds me of Gonzo, but not nearly as hoppy. A solid brew in my opinion, especially with the additional ingredients. Definitely worth of a try.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tytoanderso for this one.

This beer pours a dark brown that glows a foggy ruby russet when held to the light. The head is a thin collar of dirty tan.

Smells of 2% milk, smooth coffee, red licorice and canned mandarin oranges all pleasantly blended together.

Tastes a little more dry with the same coffee and milk but with a hint of bourbon in the background that pulls out some of the dryer coffee notes and a touch of pungent rye. Finishes with a numbing bourbon sting and dry coffee.

Feels a tad heavy with a micro-carbonation that thickens this one up quite a bit.

This one's tasty and I appreciate drinking it, but it may just be a little too busy for its own good.

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

Black with a small tan head of foam that quickly dissipates and leaves minimal lacing and legs. Aromas of coffee, oatmeal, and malt with a nice big bready biscuity malt character and some great chocolate and coffee/toffee notes. Taste is acidic and chalky acrid coffee/chocolate with a great malt balance and a slight green herbal hop back kick. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, almost too thin, but it works. Drinkability is very good. My guess at the abv is 9.2%

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

Bottle courtesy of The_Epeeist
Pours black with a short lived light tan head. Smell is strong sharp coffee. Marshmallow and oatmeal in the nose too. Taste is coffee and oatmeal with some dark chocolate roastiness. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well. Lasting bitter roast coffee flavor. Nice flavorful cooffe beer with a noticeable oatmeal influence. Very good beer.

Photo of turbine2475
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Junnila for this extra:
A - Jet black with a dense head that slowly disipated leaving a thick lace.
S - Dark roast and espresso beans straight from the bag. Not much else in the smell but not suprised given the overbearing nature of such a strong coffee scent.
T - Nice deep coffee with an unexpected smoothness brought on by some brown sugar and toasted oatmeal flavors at the end...Not bad.
M - Smooth and velvety with a good balance of carbonation...Thought this brew might have been a little out of wack given it's strong smell but was presently suprised at how balanced this beer was.
D - This beer was very well thought out and executed extremely well. Definately a beer for cold nights and special occasions....like days that end in "y"

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!


Photo of maximum12
3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into my Avery IPA glass just to make the beer a little uncomfortable.

Black black black with 100% light-blocking powers & a tiny head which vanished betwixt the kitchen & the keyboard.

Smells just like my wife's Columbian grounds. I love the smell of coffee, but not the taste. Speaking of which, The Devil Made Me Do It! didn't wow me, especially compared to Tyranena's other fine brews. It weighs in too heavy for a porter for my taste, going more like a sipping stout.

Mouthfeel is nice, full bodied & taking up a lot of bandwidth in along the teeth & gums. Drinkability is average, I'd much rather follow this up with the regular old Tyranena Porter or something a little heavier.

Dang. I really like their porter & had high hopes for this one. Pretty good, but didn't meet my expectations.

Photo of mnstorm99
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice black appearance with a nice tan head that disipates, but stays around.
Nice aroma's of chocolate, and carmel with just a hint of coffee
Mostly sweet malt flavors of carmel and chocolate, with just a touch of roasted coffee which I wish stood out a little more.
Mouthfeel is great, creamy, and chewy from the oatmeal, almost perfect.
Easy to drink, sweet but not overly sickly sweet, and just a touch of hops to give it an earthy feel.

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

A: Dark and viscous. Pours with almost no head. Retreats quickly do a light brown ring.

S: Nose full of cold pressed coffee. Slight hop aroma. Strangely, I'm getting hints of jalapeno peppers.

T: Milk chocolates, brown sugar, caramels, some smoke and oh yeah, COFFEE. Delicious, bitter, complex coffee. Sweetness chases the bitterness out of the finish. Leaves you with nothing but coffee lingering.

M: Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel. The oatmeal gives this a smoothness not usually found.

D: Quite fantastic. I'd like the mouthfeel to be a bit heavier. An all around wonderful brew.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to nflmvp for this one.

According to the bottle, this is a Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter. Pours a pitch black, somewhat viscous color with some black raspberry highlights toward the bottom of the glass. A huge, creamy, thick tan head forms. The lacing is so intense, it is almost as if their is a sold veil of protein on the glass that are impossible to see through. Head retention remains about one finger large for atleast 15 minutes.

Aroma had nice, fresh brewed coffee aromas to it. Some dark roasted grains, but mostly subdued overall. Not a whole lot, as much as I tried.

More coffee flavors. Fresh brewed, fresh roasted coffee. A tiny bit of bitterness that balances well with the slightly sweet flavor. A small amount of fruitiness appears as well.

Quite thin on the mouthfeel and finished dry. The head showed the oatmeal but the mouthfeel was lacking the thickness and stickiness I associate with oatmeal. Sweet in the finish as well. Very drinkable. In fact, really drinkable. ABV is nonexistant, whatever it is. A solid beer.

Photo of drseamus
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Photo of younger35
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this brew from drseamus in my Big Black Booty loot. This is my first brew from Tyranena but I have the Brewers Gone Wild Barley Wine waiting in the wings. Drank from my Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale pint glass while watching the Patriots vs. Jaguars.

Appearance- Pours a ridiculously black hue with a small dark sand head that recedes quickly and leaves a spotty cap and thin collar.
Smell- Well, not surprisingly, coffee is the first thing that jumps out of the nose on this one. Fresh roasted espresso with a side of cream and plenty of sweet milk chocolate. Perhaps a bit nutty with little or no hop that is detectable (by me anyway).
Taste- Starts with a combination of chocolate milk and coffee with plenty of cream/vanilla. Lots of roasted malt adds a bit of graininess (think chocolate Wheaties). Some sweet burnt brown sugar/caramel is present as well along with a bit of a fruitiness toward the finish. That’s about it for the hops. Finishes with a lingering coffee nuttiness.
Mouthfeel- Rich, creamy, chewy and very smooth with light carbonation.
Drinkability- If you like coffee with cream and milk chocolate, then you’re going to love this brew. It’s not quite up to the deliciousness of Kentucky Breakfast Stout or Bells Java Stout, but it’s still damn good. This is a brew that Tyranena needs to start brewing full time. Big thanks again to drseamus!

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a small white head. In the aroma, a small smokeiness and sweet maltiness. In the taste, coffee that is quite large, and a small presence of hops as well. A small dry malty mouthfeel and a dry to swwet malty aftertaste. Nice porter and great coffee taste, nice small smoke in the nose.

Photo of ppoitras
4.82/5  rDev +15%
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.

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Looks like a beautiful stout when you pour it. Body is thin but very much black and lets no light through. Head is two inches of thick foamy milk chocolate colored froth. It stays amazingly long, almost like a styrofoam brick. A wonderful rich nose with strong coffee and chocolate oats notes. Slightly smokey. Enters the mouth with smooth malty coffee tones. Very rich and silky all the way through the palate. Mouthfeel comes off like a chocolate hard candy. Coffee is nice and evened out by the oatmeal. Super drinkable. This is a very good beer, I just wish it was available localy. Thanks to Badbeer for this trade.

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

Pours a thick, motor oil black color with a light brown frothy slim head. Head mostly goes away and leaves very little lacing. Smell is of coffee, dark chocolate, oats, and dark burned espresso, smells delicious. Taste is initially sweet and light bitter follows. Medium, watery mouthfeeling with a little bit of a chalky aftertaste. This one finishes like a delicious creamy cup of coffee while other sips remind me of a cappuccino.

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

I want to thank kmpitz2 for this great beer! Cheers

12 oz. bottle into a pilzner glazz. Sorry the Devil Made Me Do It!!!

Pours a black sludge with very little head. I would say it was only about a quarter of an inch. It looks fantastic though. Its smells of coffee and coffee with a hint of coffee. Oh did I mention it smelled like coffee? (enough of that) The taste is bold and full. It's without a doubt the best porter Ive had or probably ever will. The mouthfeel is pretty good but what shocked me is its super drinkable considering its full flavor. Here's the thing. Porters are very hard to do. With that said this beer is amazing and certainly worth a try. If you get a chance or a great trading BA get this brew. Thanks again Kevin!

Overall: This is a very well done porter. Its full of flavor and super drinkable. Grab one and give it a try.

Photo of hellcatsjg
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark black beer. No head whatsoever, which detracts a bit from the score.

Smell: Sweet coffee. That is a theme here.

Taste: Sweet coffee and more coffee. Not all that complex, but who needs complexity with something this delicious. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice thickness and smoothness, probably from the oatmeal. Very nice.

Drinkability: Very high score here. Like drinking an iced coffee, you don't even notice a hint of alcohol. Could definitely drink several of these. Too bad I only have one more bottle. Highly recommended.

Photo of BlindPig
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a thin lighter mocha head on a black body.
S- Blend of pretty big oatmeal, roasted malts, coffee, nuts, and some grass hops.
T- Follows the aroma just the coffee comes out A LOT more. Really strong coffee in the after taste which just over powers the oatmeal and all other flavors in it. Grass hops do manage to break out just a bit so you still have a medium bitterness lingering on the tongue from that.
M- Full/medium body with low carbonation but it does tingle the tongue quite a bit. You don't really get the silk feel from the oatmeal which I was hoping for.
D- I think it is pretty tasty but at times the coffee can over power just a little to much but then it seems like next sip it won't.

Photo of brdc
3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Small capped bottle.
Dark brown, almost black, with an almost non-existent tan head, and the little is there, goes away quite fast.
Smell and taste are unidimensional; coffee, more coffee, too much coffee. Very silky mouthfeel, but I could not finish it. Too much coffee, overpowering and obscuring everything else. Lacks balance, but if you want an iced coffee with alcohol, this might be your stuff.

The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.