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Shaggin' In The Wood - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 36
Gots: 37 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: darklordlager on 01-19-2010)
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Photo of Benish
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep copper brown - almost like ice tea. No head and lacings present. The smell is definitely the most interesting part of this beer. It had a tea component to it, some form of black brewed tea or another one of those herbal tea's. I also get some burnt wood, likely from the barrels and I also get some toffee.

The taste had a sharp tang to it, just as if you ate a 5 year old extra sharp cheddar cheese (but different flavor). The flavor profile is so strong and unique that I can hardly describe it. It my first try at a Wee Heavy. This is plenty of malt and a somewhat burnt oaky taste. I do get bourbon at the aftertaste. It definitely is bitter yet mildly sweet. There is a big punch to it when you take a sip.

Great beer, I cannot compare it to other Wee Heavy beers, but I did enjoy it!

Benish, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of neckbracesub
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

neckbracesub, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of beersvh23
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

beersvh23, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle thanks to Ri0. Thanks Jared!

A- Beautiful red colour, small and fast disappearing head of foam, considering that...pretty good lacing.

S- Nice complex smell of Bourbon, caramel malt, and vanilla. It smells balanced.

T- Good Bourbon notes, not nearly as sweet as I thought it would be. Lots of vanilla and toffee. Nice tasty Scotch Ale, a style I find I'm generally really tough on.

M- Lowish level of carbonation + medium body= no complaints.

O- I dig this Scotch Ale. A nice use of Bourbon barrels for the style, me thinks.

Bitterbill, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of eschmitt777
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

eschmitt777, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mendvicdog, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev -1.2%

BigJim5021, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz, recent vintage.

A: Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small off-white head.

S: Dry peat, egg cream, cardboard, light nuttiness and a bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste is substantially sweeter, with raisins, vanilla and toffee, caramelized grain, brown bread.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Pretty decent overall, but a few flaws in the aroma and mouthfeel put this one behind the better scotch ales around.

Etan, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep red/brown with an almost nonexistent off-white head but some visible effervescence. Decently translucent.

Aroma: Immediately hit with a nutty mocha aroma that is quite nice. Vanilla and toffee layering underneath that. A very inviting aroma.

Taste: What a great flavor! It stays consistent throughout with flavors matching the aroma exactly. The rich toffee/nutty character is the high point. Not sure if it comes from the malt bill or the bourbon barrel-aging (or both) but it comes through in an almost understated way that begs to be enjoyed. Hints of vanilla, raisin, and a hop presence that adds a bright note without much bitterness keep the flavor complex but work together extremely well. Finish is mild and smooth, aftertaste of rich chocolate, toffee, and a touch of oak. Since the specks about this beer (ABV, IBU, etc.) are not listed anywhere on the bottle or online, I'd estimate the ABV to be in the 8-9% range. It's difficult to put a number on it because there is no alcohol present in the taste and really only a faint warmth in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just under full in body but not to thin by any means. Smooth carbonation and great drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'm starting to really dig Scotch Ales. I actually only tried Shaggin' In The Wood because an employee at the beer store recommended it to me. So glad I bought the bottle and will be going back for more if it's not sold out! This seems to be one of those great beers that no one knows about which is a rare find. Would I drink it again? Yes.

JamesMN, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a snifter. The body is a deep murky brown with a small vanilla colored head. It smells of sweet caramel malts, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. The taste follows nicely with added flavor of toffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. It's got a relatively light mouthfeel but it's carbonated nicely. There is a slight warming effect that helps balance out the sweetness of the finish.

mnphish, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no bottling date but of 2013 vintage, poured into a Bell's snifter and quaffed today, 4/19/2013.

Aroma: Vanilla and a little bit of oak in the beginning. As it warms, I get more toffee, and a sweet chocolate nose. Nice smell and promises to be a sweet, oaky experience. Not too strong but definitely not a weak one. (4)

Colour: Cola colour, more of a lighter brown body that pours with a minimal head despite a reasonably vigorous pour. Thin off-white collar. Small bits of lacing, otherwise a very placid looking brew. (3)

Flavour: Very nice, very mellow overall. Starts with a small bit of vanilla, a bit more of oak but mostly sweet black tea, toffee and a bit of dark chocolate bitterness. There is a little bit of a bourbon hit at the end, more apparently as it warms. Very tasty. (4)

Mouthfeel: A thinner medium bodied beer that feels somewhat resinous, like a good IPA. The finish is smooth, clean and not too dry. The aftertaste is mainly a sweet toffee and bitter chocolate with a bourbon-oaky finish that stays on the tongue for a bit. Very mellow and smooth drinking. (5)

Overall: Tasty scotch ale that is complemented well by the barrel, but I feel like it could be an even better brew if it wasn't blended. Despite this, its a very easy drinking scotch ale that would probably go well with a meal. (4)

Stevedore, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mychalg9, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date, but my beer store just got this in fresh. An exciting new beer to try from Tyranena. I haven't tried the original Tyranena Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale that this beer was derived from, but I am looking forward to it now to distinguish the differences between the two. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Aggressive pour yields about three fingers of creamy off-white / tan colored head on top of a dark burnt orange / reddish / chestnut colored body. Almost a glowing orangey color reminiscent of a fine whiskey when held under the light. Some thin wispy strands of lace.

S - Smell is nutty, earthy wood, vanilla, charred bourbon barrel characteristics. Bit of toasty malt / smoke kind of scent.

T - Full-bodied, smooth, and cloudy. Creamy, silky vanilla with a hint of milk chocolate type presence. Some smoked wood, earth, and bourbon barrel characteristics are in there also. Some alcohol warmth presents itself, although this beer's abv doesn't seem to be listed anywhere, although I am guessing it is near the 7.70% abv of it's parent beer, the Tyranena Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale. The beer definitely has a peanut / walnut type flavor going on as well. Very interesting.

M - Feel is sleek, bitter, and creamy, with a bit of coffee bean / vanilla presence lingering in the background.

Overall, a tasty, complex, and interesting endeavor from Tyranena Brewing Co. Bourbon barrel aged beers are definitely my thing, and this one is no exception. Somewhat reminiscent of the Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown, but with a few more subtle complexities. Glad I picked up this four pack, although it is probably a beer that I will not again after I finish with these four bottles.

Tyranena Shaggin' In The Wood Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BrownAleMale, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pours a very murky deep amber orange. Not much of an off white head.

S- A big caramel and molasses. A touch of dark fruit. A tiny bit of bourbon and an oak character. A touch of grain and roasted malt.

T- A big chewy caramel at first. A dark molasses and roasted undertone to the beer. There is a lot of fig and plum notes in this beer. A sugary sweetness on the back end. The bourbon is noticeable but not quite that dominant in the beer. There is a touch of oak in this beer that really dries out the palate.

M- Very thick and chewy. Drinkable yet warming and flavorful. I would guess 7.5-8.5% ABV.

O- A very nice drinking Scotch ale. My only gripe is that there isn't enough bourbon. No idea why this is only 70% barrel aged. 100% would be perfect.

TwelveOunces, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Hopstout, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

RWNay, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

martyl1000, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Hallertau, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

tourdot, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Ri0
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark copper and ruby liquid fills my snifter with a thin light tan head that dissipates quickly, but is present around the edge. Very minimal lacing

S: Hints of bourbon, sweet bread, vanilla. It is very pleasant aroma.

T: First sip reveals a subdued bourbon and caramel. The sweet bread flavor mixed with vanilla, and a hint of oak. Really enjoy the taste, even though I prefer even more bourbon flavor in my BA beers.

M: It is a tad thin and watery for a scotch ale. It is expected since it has been BA. Medium carbonation.

This is a blended 70% BA scotch ale, but an all around solid BA scotch ale from Tyranena. I would really like to taste it 100% BA since I enjoy the bourbon and vanilla flavors. I'm sure there are many that will like that the bourbon doesn't overwhelm the other flavor or aroma.

Ri0, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

wmobley, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 31, 2013
Shaggin' In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.