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Shaggin' In The Wood - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: darklordlager on 01-19-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of MbpBugeye
2.99/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Strikertown for this one.

Appearance
A bit thinner and lighter than I want from a Wee Heavy. Its a clear mahogany red. Not much of a head, whats there fades out quickly leaving the glass stagnant.

Aroma
Probably the best part of the beer is it's aroma, but thats still not much. It does have nice barrel notes of vanilla and oak with obscure suggestions of bourbon. Toffee and caramelly malts comprise the bulk of the aroma. Dark fruits are in no short order either, they come in the form of sugared raisins. There is a presiding aroma of steeped grains.

Taste
Very grainy. The steeped grain flavors come on strong, giving the beer a bready, bran flake flavor. Bourbon oak is there giving off subtle notes of vanilla, wood and bourbon with a little dash of charcoal.

Mouthfeel
Not much in the way of carbonation. This bottle isn't flat, I think the beer is just under carbonated. Luckily it suits the style decently well and little harm is done. The body is in the thinner side of medium. Things finish clean and abruptly.

Overall
Not exciting, but certainly not bad. I really thought this was going to be a superb beer, however. In that respect, this is a bit of a let down.

Photo of jwinship83
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. always excited to try anything form the brewers gone wild series. drank from my duvell tulip.

A- this one pours out a dark brown colored body with a slight haze to it. there is a small cream colored head on top that quickly fizzles away to nothing. no lacing left behind.

S- very sweet smelling. lots of caramel malts up front, along with some toffee. definite hints of maple and light vanilla from the oak. the bourbon remains hidden.

T- the taste starts out with the sweet caramel and toffee malts that i could smell. after that i get some maple syrup and light vanilla notes from the oak. the bourbon comes in very faintly at the end.

M- on the lighter side of medium bodied. very low level of carbonation. it could use a little more. the sweetness lingers.

D- like all the brewers gone wild series, this was enjoyable and easy to finish. ill be looking to grab some more of this before its gone for good, and ill also be looking to see what comes out next. i also like the fact that the alcohol by volume isnt crazy high. id guess just under 8% with this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a just landed four pack pours red with some spotty lacing and nearly no head despite a somewhat vigorous dump.

Smell is ridiculously rich toffee, carmelized sugary sweetness, and a touch of vanilla from the barrel aging. I'm quite fond of this.

Once again, Tyranena release an accessible, nuanced barrel aged beer. If you're looking for a big ballsy bourbon barreled experience, this isn't it. If you're searching for a solid scotch ale that has a kind vanilla and mellow tannins imparted by a barrel, then this is a winner.

Certainly thinned from the base through the barrel again, but there's a pillowy softness here that helps this beer settle softly on the tongue. Nice.

Alcohol is well hidden really only remotely evident towards the bottom of the glass as it reaches room temperature. Nicely done Tyranena.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Soneast
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear, copper/brown color. Grows a quarter-inch, cream colored head that dissipates rapidly to a bubbly ring, leaving some pretty decent lace.

I actually get a lot of chocolate on the nose, presumably from roast malt they used for coloration. Aside from that there is a fair amount of caramel character and some mild wood notes of toasted marshmallow and just a hint of bourbon.

The flavor certainly tastes like a nice Wee Heavy, with a lot of malt flavors coming through, caramels and a bit of roast, almost chocolate like flavors. Some nice oak notes round the flavor profile out, bringing a bit of vanilla and a very well balanced bourbon presence, ultimately ending on quite a sweet note.

The mouthfeel seems a tad thin, almost watery. The flavors are right in line, but very low carbonation and a lacking body knocks this one down a tad. The finish is very sweet, which I guess is to be expected, but it's maybe a touch too much for me. Other than that, I thought Shaggin' In The Wood was pretty decent . I liked that the bourbon and oak notes were tamed and not overpowering.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Etan
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark caramel-amber pour, small tan head

Smell: Sweet and oaky, touches of vanilla, toffee, bourbon and coffee

Taste: Oak, whiskey barrels, vanilla, maple syrup, toffee, caramel, cocoa powder, molasses. But not in a good way. Flavors are not integrated, seem to be competing with each other. The oak seems more cheap chardonnay staves than good french oak bourbon. Odd peaty element also.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than it should be and slightly under-carbonated

Overall: I had a hard time enjoying this one, just something sub-par about it.

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