Shaggin' In The Wood - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by Scotchboy:
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
12oz bottle from a trade, into a Deschutes snifter and split with my brother.
A: Clear gold with minimal head.
S: Earthy wet wood and soil, definite peat characteristics...damp campfire, caramel, peanut butter, roasted barley...honey, bourbon, vanilla...sweeter malt, toffee, bready.
T: Same as the nose, sweeter body with plenty of caramel and bready malt, peaty, smoky earth, oak, campfire, vanilla and toffee.
MF: Closer to medium that full, alcohol is deceptive and barely perceptible.
O: Really good, just as nice as Central Waters version, though definitely different with the smoky component. Right up there with the best BA Scotch ales I would think.
12-09-2013 16:34:30 | More by Scotchboy
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The thin wisp of head sits on a slightly dense glowing brown body with a red hue at the base.
S- The dry toasted malt flavor has some support from biscuit malt and a softer lightly roasted malt and vanilla note in the finish.
T- The blend of dry roasted and toasted malts have a slightly oaky tartness in the finish with some vanilla oaky notes coming through as the beer warms and a spicy note to follow.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a dry texture on the tongue and no alcohol heat noticed.
D- The dry malt has some good depth and a slight sweetness to the oak and vanilla notes make this very easy to drink with some nice character.
04-26-2011 22:00:11 | More by rhoadsrage
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
Tried this on tap at the brewery.
Poured a darker brown color with a hint of red in it as well. Very little head on this beer.
Smell is caramel malt with a bit of the bourban coming through.
The caramel malt taste comes through up front with maybe some toffee as well. A bit of a smokey taste to this beer too and a slight alcohol taste in the finish.
Medium bodied beer that goes down fairly smooth.
Overall a pretty good beer. Definitely worth a try, especially if you're into this style.
04-26-2011 18:08:36 | More by richkrull
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
Review from notes:
A: Pours a hazy brown color, reminds me of apple cider actually, with no head on top or any lacing.
S: Certainly get some of the bourbon, a lot of vanilla and chocolate, as well as some caramel and toffee.
T: Very rich, reminds me of Backwoods Bastard. The vanilla is very strong with some toffee and a little bit of coffee. Not as much chocolate or bourbon as the aroma indicated.
M: Medium bodied, but seemed a touch thin. Low carbonation.
O: I was very impressed with this beer. It has a nice, complex flavor profile and is quite drinkable.
08-03-2011 17:32:09 | More by mdaschaf
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
Tarnished bronze with a low-slung tan head that fades away quickly, leaving some lace.
It carries an aroma of toasted grain, toffee, and light barrelled notes of vanilla, buttered coffee, black cherry, and charred oak. The nose feels a bit washed-out, given what it is.
The malt hits the mouth with caramel, grain, and earthen smokiness. The barrel brings cherry, buttered toast, toasted coconut, vanilla, and oak. And the barrel traits are much more focused here than in the nose. It's not a bourbon bomb necessarily, but the spirit traits do override the Scotch Ale traits as much as ups the overall flavor. It rides out with lingering oak and an upswell of coffee. I like how it finishes as much as anything.
Medium full in the mouth, with steady, slighly high amount of CO2.
Overall, this struck me as a beefed-up version of their (Barrel-Aged) Rocky's Revenge. It's drinkable, considering, but it doesn't wow. Regardless, it's solid enough, and a bit more agile than most Bourbon Barrel offerings.
04-05-2011 08:37:12 | More by cokes
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
Nice dark copper in color, with a thick head. No lace.
Nice sweet aroma of vanilla and maple. Quite impressive.
Flavor is quite strong on the vanilla and oak, with an alcohol burn at the finish. 70% of this is Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels, and unlike some other bourbon barrel-aged ales, this one seems to have really soaked up some of that oak and bourbon quality. I get a lot of wood (hah), with bourbon and vanilla tones. Really impressive!
02-28-2011 00:15:22 | More by secondtooth
3.88/5 rDev -4%
12oz single, stray bottle consumed pre-move
appearance: served in delirium chalice, much lighter than anticipated - deep copper-amber body, minimal beige film lace
smell: toffee, sweet caramel, earthy, peat, light bourbon
taste: smooth and less over the top as some others in the series - the bourbon is quite smooth and pairs well with the toffee flavors in the scotch ale. Caramel, vanilla, light chocolate and some dark fruits round out the flavor profile. Not very woody, despite the name.
mouthfeel: very smooth, well disguised alcohol
06-14-2011 00:43:05 | More by dirtylou
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Amber, copper brown color with dim reddish highlights. Excellent clarity.Moderate beige head with decent retention.
Aroma-Smells no where near as bourbony as expected, which came as a pleasant surprise, as I find that most bal-aged beers overdo it. Rich, caramel and toffee malt, with some darker notes of molasses and brown sugar, and some bourbon complexity. Oak and vanilla aromas abound. Subtle dark fruits (prunes) and alcohol are notable as well.
Flavor-In the flavor, the bourbon flavors show a greater presence, but are still in balance with the scotch ale. Bourbon, sweet toffee and caramel, some toasted character, and sticky molasses are dried out by smooth alcohol flavors in the finish, leading to a toffee bourbon finish touched with smoke, that lingers on for quite some time.
Medium full to full, but not quite chewy. Carbonation is moderately low. Smooth and with substantial alcohol warmth.
I really liked this. I think they did a fantastic job with the barrel aging, and produced a beer that still resembles the style it came from, while simultaneously showcasing some very nice bourbon notes. Bravo.
03-29-2011 05:46:43 | More by plfahey
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
A-Dark brown pour, moderately opaque. Thin white head.
S-Lots of bourbon initially, very easy to habituate. Molasses, toasted nuts, some vanilla and caramel.
T-Bourbon at first then mostly oak from the barrel. Lots of caramel, toasted malt, some vanilla. This tastes like a much more mellow backwood's bastard. It is delicious and so well balanced.
M-I enjoyed this a lot but I felt it could have used a little more of a bite. It feels very syrupy but is still quite smooth. Tyranena does a great job though of making not over the top barrel aged beers with a decent abv.
O-I would love to try this one again. It is very drinkable and I wish I knew how potent it was but it is not listed. It may be a little high but I don't know. Once again I must say that they did a great job on this barrel aged scotch ale.
04-01-2011 15:34:42 | More by beerhan
4.69/5 rDev +16.1%
A - dark brown, cloudy
S - smells of sweet roasted malts
T - first i get a sweetness from the malts, then i get the bourbon flavor. the bourbon is not too overpowering, yet is powerful enough to overtake the initial sweet flavors
M - medium body, medium carbonation
O - If you like bourbon-barrel-aged beers, you will LOVE this beer. The Scotch Ale style is the perfect style to age in bourbon barrels. The bourbon flavors mesh very well with the sweet roasted malts of the scotch ale style. Everyone should try this beer. I am looking forward to trying more of Tyranena's Brewers Gone Wild series.
04-29-2013 04:24:42 | More by mjc3151
3.3/5 rDev -18.3%
Crimson/brown color with a very small head that quickly disappeared. Just a ring of bubbles hang around. Just a few specks of lacing.
Aroma of caramel and toffee with hints of vanilla and a slight bourbon and boozy note. I was expecting much more than vanilla from the bourbon barrel.
The flavor is a profile of the malt. Caramel, toffee, and a slightly toasted hint. I pick up a lot of vanilla as well. The bourbon comes through at the finish as well as some alcohol.
Feels a little thin and undercarbonated.
Comparison to Founders Backwood Bastard is inevitable. Unfortunately this is not anywhere in the same league. Tyranena seldom disappoints with their barrel aged beers. This is definately a disappointment.
08-20-2011 23:29:59 | More by morimech
3.48/5 rDev -13.9%
Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks to VinneVanGogh for this bottle.
A- Pours a darker amber color. One finger off white head shows low retention. No real lacing on the sides of the glass but show a little legs to it.
S- Lots of caramel and toffee malts in the front of the nose. Some light roasted goodness in there as well but mostly just in hints. Vanilla and burnt sugar come in next with tiny hints of oaky barrel.
T- Big bready caramel notes in the front of the beer. Interesting I think that I pick up both light roasted malt and hints of chocolate. Middle of the beer is some burnt sugar with vanilla undertones. Toffee flavors come in the backend with bourbon barrel tones and sweet alcohol.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Tons of sweet malts with hints of vanilla left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly warming alcohol, barrel notes, and toffee malts. Flavors were actually very well put together with the barrel notes really blending to the base beer. No off flavors were noticed while drinking. Medium high alcohol drying on the palate.
D- This was a good drinkable beer. I liked the sweetness to it but it wasn't overly sweet. The ABV could be tasted at times in the beer but I would easily drink a couple of these in a sitting.
02-18-2011 23:12:39 | More by alleykatking
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
Poured In: Tulip Glass
Purchased At: Steve's (Madison, WI)
I just toured Tyranena over the weekend. It's only fitting that I have one of their beers this week.
Appearance: The color is burnt umber and falu red with very little head making an appearance. I'm suspecting the lack of head is a result of the alcohol presence in this. A little leg showing up on the side of my glass and very little lace.
Smell: Caramel malts, vanilla, a bit of bourbon and a little smoky as well.
Taste: The tasting starts out with sweet caramel malt coming through. The bourbon does make an appearance in this with the sweetness starting to roll off and a little more alcohol and vanilla comes through. The alcohol just barely comes through, and is very well hidden in this.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, carbonation was just right after cracking open the bottle.
Drinkability: I can't handle heavy, sweeter beers like this too often, so one of these in an evening will do just fine. This was a great try though, and had it not been for a trade I probably wouldn't have picked it up, but I'm glad I did.
02-22-2011 03:46:30 | More by Ek0nomik
Shaggin' In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.