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Shaggin' In The Wood - Tyranena Brewing Company

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 36
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: darklordlager on 01-19-2010

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Photo of Ri0
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cellared this one for ... at least a year and a half. I think it was longer, but it got a little lost in the back of the cellar. Obviously, the basement trolls that are supposed to keep track of my beers are not doing their job. With this failure noted, the beer was poured into a snifter with a dark brown appearance. A generous head of close to an inch crowned the glass, leaving a generous lacing as it receded. It looked like a the empty sides of an cup after a chocolate milk shake had been finished. A big bourbon aroma was present with hints of grape and vanilla in the background. The bourbon establishes itself early in the initial taste. The sweetness of the scotch ale stays in the background leaving a nice backbone. Notes of tobacco, grape skin, sweet malts are present and make an impression. I am a little surprised by the intensity of the carbonation on this one. The taste did not last as long as I would have liked, but the intensity of the taste compensated for the endurance. In the aftertaste, the bourbon mellows leaving a mild warming sensation. This is not surprising since the Brewers Gone Wild line of Tyranena typically is not high in ABV. Darker fruits emerge with a greater intensity as the sweet malts fade to the back of the throat. This beer aged quite well, though I recall it was also very good in a more fresh state.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another Brewers Gone Wild offering from Tyranena; here’s hoping it’s more of a Dirty Old Man and less of a Hop Whore, as far as experience goes.

Brewed less than four months before the date of this tasting (“BOTTLE ON 31JAN11” on the bottle).

A: Pours with little to no effort from the carbonation, as if it just fell out of the bottle – it reminded me of pouring coffee. The body is a hazy maroon-orange, a unique shade of reddish amber, with a very limited white fizz head. It ends up with nothing more than a few bubbles in my chalice, with only a spot or two of lacing.

S: Hot damn, there is an awesome nose on this beer. It smells just like it is: a foundation of Scotch ale scents with a layer of lovely barrel on top. The base is that fundamentally malty aroma of warm, fresh toffee, butterscotch, plum, cocoa, caramel apple, and cinnamon-raisin bread; a spectacular array of Scotch ale scents that I love, without a huge influence of cough-syrup alcohol that this style is prone to. And that barrel does wonders: lush maple syrup, slightly burnt oak, and vanilla.

T: Smoky, buttery, fruity, and maple-forward – a tasty Scotch ale. It’s a sugary-roasty exhibition of butter on cinnamon toast, oaken barrel, thin smoke, caramel apple, butterscotch candy, and vanilla pastry, on a bed of maple syrup. Alcohol comes through clean and clear, like vodka, and the cough syrup tastes come on thick as the beer warms. The more I drink, the stranger this beer tastes, and not in the mode of complexity – it goes down like flat Dr. Pepper, with dull cherry that mixes with the artificial alcohol tastes. Finishes thick and mildly peppery, with light spice and a fruit syrupiness.

M: Unfortunately thin. The carbonation lack makes this one feel a lot like flat soda, like the palate indicates.

O: This is one of those beers that started great, but ended up leaving a bad taste in my mouth. Good rendition of a Scotch ale, though, especially in the nose.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ busters

A- pours a solid brown mahogany color with a tan head and nice lacing

S- roasted malts, with infused toffee/vanilla bean some chocalate, some fruit and wood

T- follows the nose but is sweeter with the toffee/malt again some wood taste with a little alcohol burn present

M- medium carbonation but full flavored on the palate

O- not a style i like that much but this was good

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of CBlack85
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass

Pours a hazy, deep mahogany/brown color with a very respectable rocky tan head, that recedes quickly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing.

Lots of sweet malty aromas; caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and a very mild amount of smoked peat. There is a small bourbon presence, but the oak shines through quite nicely.

Fairly sweet with a good amount of oaky vanilla as well. I get some caramel and toffee notes, a rich malty beer that melds well with the bourbon and barrell notes. Medium bodied and creamy on the tongue. I really enjoyed this beer, it reminded me of a smaller version of Backwoods Bastard. I would love to see it be just a little bolder. But all in all it is very tasty

Photo of AleWatcher
2.77/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottled Jan 31 2011.

Very murky cloudy reddish brown. Very light off-white colored head of 2 fingers. Weak retention. Spotty lacing.

Smells lightly oxidized, but I can get by it... The nose holds lots of malt with a bit of booze. Some dark fruit comes across too.
The flavor is about the same, but with less biocides than I'd expected.

Feels a little syrupy. Sugary. Meh.

Overall-- pretty unimpressed. Not a drainpour, but not worth drinking.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Shaggin' In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.