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Shaggin' In The Wood - Tyranena Brewing Company

Shaggin' In The WoodShaggin' In The Wood

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%


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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Another6Pack

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four-pack of this in February '11 and drank two immediately. Reviewing the third bottle today. Bottled on 1/31/11 - thank you Tyranena for dating your product!

Pour is a rich, dark caramel color with a very thin head and very little lacing. Smell is fantastic - toffee, bourbon, and caramel are present.

Taste is super. Sweet toffee/butterscotch start, fairly dry finish with a caramel aftertaste. Love it. I'm not a big fan of supersweet beers, and this one is very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is a little syrupy at the start, though there is plenty of tight carbonation to dry out the finish. I thought I would want to have the 4th bottle in the same sitting, but decided it was enough of a dessert beer to stop at one.

I do like complex beers when they're done well, and this is one of them.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 21:27:34 | More by Another6Pack
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Dhren1979

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage: 2011

Serving Type: On Draft @ Geneva Ale House poured into a sniffer.

A: Pours a blood-orange color that does not have any hazey characteristics. Head is light & foamy.

S: A slight bitter hop aroma at 1st, but not strong. Roasted malts in the aroma that holds strong.

T: A weak, bitterness is observed; however, the roasted malts and oaty-malts prevail! Sweet fruit also can be detected.

M: A heavier, medium body beer. Slight alcohol heat & decent carbonation.

D: A nice sipper over a nice hearty meal (I had the Black Forest panini). This can also be consumed fairly quickly if you also choose to. At 9% ABV you will feel it once done!

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2011 03:43:09 | More by Dhren1979
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mooselvlt

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured fro 12 oz bottle into a stange

A - Clear, reddish copper color. Very small head with little retention. Light lacing lingers at the edges

S - I love the smell. Oak, vanilla, grains....very pleasant nose!

T - Nice oak presence, almost smoky oak taste. Nice grainy malts. A warm alcohol finish.

M - Carbonated, light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

O - The more I drink it, the more I like it. Very unique, love the smoky oak presence. I'm surprised its as carbonated as it is. I could definitely see this one growing on me!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 06:29:55 | More by mooselvlt
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beereality

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Vigorous pour produces a foam glass from top to bottom, with a nice reverse cascading head that turns into a beautiful crisp clear almost red ale. Nice sticky residue left behind. It smells almost chocolate like. I get a little bourbon wood smell in with it, little malt and vanilla as well. Very nice smooth mouth feel. Wow this is very nice. Way to easy to drink. It does not list ABV, but sheep shagger is 7.70. This beer reminds me of a fairy tale, its not too strong and its not too light, its just right. Pick it up if you find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 02:50:43 | More by beereality
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jcnd9803

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear copper hue with literally no head whatsoever. Very rarely do I like a beer with this little of a head and lacing, but I'll give it a shot.

S: Ahhh, there we go. Sweet caramel and vanilla, but also finishes with some woodsy oak.

T: The nose does not mislead. Sweet caramel malt and vanilla come in strong. The barrel aging adds a nice oaky finish that isn't too overpowering to take away from the outstanding base of this beer.

M: Amazingly somewhat light with no carbonation. However, even without this, it avoids tasting syrupy.

One of the most drinkable barrel aged beers I think I've ever had. I think I could easily finish a few of these in a sitting!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 02:37:57 | More by jcnd9803
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bertram

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mahogany color, with almost no head whatsoever. Surprisingly though, this brew has a good mouthfeel, with a great carbonation hitting the tongue.

The smell is solid, but not outstanding - there are some roasted malt and wood smells coming through, but more of a sweet smell than a bourbon smell.

The taste though - wow. This is where you can catch some of the bourbon flavor. It's there, more an undertone and not overpowering. The taste comes through as sweet, with hits of vanilla and roasted nuts.

A solid beer that I'll look forward to enjoying again as it ages a bit.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 00:54:12 | More by bertram
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PurpleCloud

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Chestnut brown with bits of scarlet, translucent, thin but persistent head.

S: Nutty with hints of vanilla perhaps.

T: Nutty taste with sweet caramel flavor and vanilla, brought together by a faint yet distinct bourbon flavor.

M: Very smooth.

Overall: An absolute treat of a beer! It's got a distinct nutty taste with fantastic sweetness from the caramel. The bourbon is faint, but it seems to be exactly right! Highly recommended! Tyranena has outdone themselves. A big thanks goes to Wisrarebeer for this one!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:12:56 | More by PurpleCloud
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larsenju

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Brown body with slight hints of amber, almost no head, no lacing.

S-A little bourbon and peat smoke, maybe some oak and caramel.

T-Toffee, some bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and a much fainter peat note than I got in the nose. Very sugary with some higher alcohols.

M-Thick and sugary with very low carbonation.

D-I have been pretty impressed with the BGW series thus far, but this was really a disappointment. It is just way to thick with sugars, and I am not really sure that bourbon was a good addition to the beer, maybe if it was blended in a lower ratio.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 03:23:28 | More by larsenju
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jds1469

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Guy at the store told me to try this while I was waiting on the KBS to come in this year. Really I figured the name would be the best part of the beer. Lets see.

A - This as a decent looking beer, but it was lighter in color then I had expected. No real head to speak of but the beer does lace down the side of my glass.

S - Using the two sniff method, the first sniff was bitter and the second sniff quickly went to sweet. You could smell the caramel malts and maybe a little bit of vanilla.

T - This is woodsy with caramel, chocolate and a little booze.

M- Just right, not too thick but it sticks on your tongue long enough to get a great taste.

D - Could drink this all night long.

This is a really young beer. This would be great if it had a few years on it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 00:47:47 | More by jds1469
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mjc3151

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 04:24:42 | More by mjc3151
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ncmussell

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was hoping for better things from this beer. Taste is relatively straight forward for a scotch ale. You can't really detect much of the bourbon barrel aging on this beer which was disappointing to me. Relatively small head and decent nose. Have a few more that I will try over time but wont seek out again despite the pretty good price on these. Overall, tasty scotch ale but no barrel aging presence so a little thin in that regard.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 19:40:39 | More by ncmussell
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, golden with little head

S: Vanilla, Carmel toffee smell, not too much bourbon

T: Follows the nose with some coffee in the after taste

M: carbonated and creamy. Not too heavy

O: very delicious glad I got to try this one. Would definitely seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:48:09 | More by dhbiker0889
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JKIRBY

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a whim, figured it to be something along the lines of Backwoods Bastard. Turns out to be the opposite to me.

Appearance was a beautiful deep red copper. Not much of a head.

Nose was a little weak, but I immediately noted that the bourbon wasn't the first thing my nose found.

Taste was fantastic. I got the Scotch Ale first and thought I was going to be disappointed by the lack of bourbon barrel flavors. Then the Vanilla and Caramel and Bourbon hit on the back end of the flavors. This is why I say it was the opposite of BB.

Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with appropriate carbonation.

Drinkability is high, I'm looking forward to the rest of this 4 pack!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 23:45:04 | More by JKIRBY
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Shaggin' In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
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