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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier - Tyranena Brewing Company

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 104
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
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Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrels filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and our chocolate oatmeal double stout.

(Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 11-12-2010)
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Reviews by SammyDavisJrJrJr:
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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

This could be interesting, my love of Tyranena Imperial Porters/Stouts vs. my hatred for Coco Nibs in beer. Which will win? Into the Two Brothers Northwind snifter...

A - Dark enough brown to qualify as black, with a rich mocha-looking head. Getting some lacing, and the head retention is quite good for a double/impy stout.

S - Chocolate? Check. Roast? Check. Vanilla? Check. Whiskey? Check. Oak? Check. Anything else? Not so much... The roast does provide some balance to the sweetness though, so it doesn't strike me as 100% diabetes in a bottle.

T - Again, vanilla, sweet chocolate and toasty oak flavors really dominate at the entry. More balanced imperial stout flavors, such as roast and whiskey seem to follow at the midpalate, followed by more whiskey and bitter chocolate at the swallow. The hops provide some bitterness and resin-like flavors in the short finish, allowing for mild lingering vanilla sweetness and whiskey burn.

M - Like most Tyranena Imperial Porters/Stouts, this beer has more carbonation than usual for its style, which makes the viscosity feel lighter.

D - Well, this was a much better experience than I have ever had with coco nibs. Might not qualify as life-changing, but a very nice American Imperial/Double Stout. What it lacks in viscosity, it makes up in drinkability. It might not have great complexity of flavor, but it does do a great job expressing all of the spices added in the beer. The only thing I noticed was that the short finish left me with a bit of an empty sensation at the end of each sip. Still, it's another flavorful, exciting Brewers Gone Wild edition from Tyranena.

12-30-2010 04:19:41 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
More User Reviews:
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours into my glass a deep dark black with a solid half inch of creamy tan head on top. Sticky lacing around the top of the glass. Aromas are a bold mix of rich cocoa, vanilla and deep roasted malts. The chocolate is just great here. Woody oak with just the perfect touch of bourbon. Really lovely aroma.

First sip brings smooth dark roasted malts upfront swimming in rich cocoa flavors. Vanilla makes itself known along with a touch of coffee. The oak notes hit on the way down along with a well integrated bourbon flavor. Well balanced and very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Goes down easy and extremely tasty. This is one of my favorite Brewers Gone Wild beers and I'm hoping to see it brewed again someday! Cheers to Tyranena!

02-10-2011 03:04:57 | More by orbitalr0x
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-17-2014 23:58:47 | More by mctizzz
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very heavy on the chocolate with some roasted malt, oak and bourbon notes thrown in. The barrel-aged notes are stronger in the flavor, where the bourbon and maple is the first thing to come through. I also get a nice amount of chocolate, as well as some vanilla and some alcohol. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

06-03-2012 18:49:16 | More by Mora2000
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-15-2011 21:53:40 | More by bpfrush
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mondegreen

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

12oz Bottle into a Founders Tulip. Bottled on 11/04/10.

Before we get started a quick question. Why is Tyranena bottling this series in twist offs?? Seems a shabby treatment for what appears to be their 'premium' series.

I received this bottle in a trade.

Pours very dark brown with a razor thin head that quickly dissipates. Knocking a half point for the head, as the bottle promises a "thick cocoa head." A little lacing clings to the glass.

Aromas of rich chocolate and oak dominate the nose with hints of bourbon and vanilla lying in wait.

The bourbon really comes out in the taste. The rest of the flavors play supporting role, but they weave together nicely.

This beer is a bit of a letdown in the mouthfeel category. Very thin for the style.

Drinks nicely, could stand a little more heft to carry the flavors, but overall a nice beer.

01-27-2011 23:32:40 | More by mondegreen
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NickyT

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-06-2013 23:38:24 | More by NickyT
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glid02

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

Bottle shared by Mark – much obliged!

Pours one shade from black with a one-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with large amounts of dark and milk chocolate aromas, all balanced by solid amounts of vanilla.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Slightly dry roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderate amounts of dark chocolate. Midway through the sip the flavors lighten with the addition of milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. The chocolate and vanilla carry through near the end of the sip, where they join slight amounts of bourbon that lead to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer – a well done beer that doesn't overdo any singular facet. Well worth a shot.

05-31-2011 02:03:19 | More by glid02
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer has a black body with a thin wisp of tan head that fades to a ring and is a bit to dense to see any carbonation.

S- The clean aroma has hints of chocolate with a light coffee roast in the finish.

T- The mellow roasted black malt has a soft cocao nibs note to it and a water flavor that grows as the beer opens. The finish has a light chocolate note and some roasted bitterness that lingers for a moment.

M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The light chocolate flavor and soft stout malt flavors is not nearly as impressive as the bottle describes it. This reminds me of a chocolate Charleston chew without all the chewing.

04-27-2011 21:43:06 | More by rhoadsrage
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-02-2013 18:10:55 | More by richkrull
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2012 03:19:39 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-28-2013 23:32:57 | More by roostor07
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-11-2014 03:23:16 | More by weonfire
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks to mnbearsfan, this beer just sounds like something I want to try.

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights. Not head or lacing at all. Very thin ring of foam on top.

S: Lots of bitter/bakers chocolate and vanilla, it hits right away. There is a little bit of roasted malt underneath it. The bourbon isn't very strong, but very subtle.

T: Very tasty. Lots of chocolate mixed with plenty of vanilla with hints of oak. The bourbon is again, rather faint, but adds a nice little kick to it. There is a little bit of cream as well.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, rather smooth. With a nice vanilla kick at the end.

O: A very nice beer, lived up to its name. Would definitely drink this one again.

04-03-2012 02:52:00 | More by mdaschaf
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-29-2013 22:29:29 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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nkersten

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bottle poured into Leffe goblet. Pours black, dark brown edges with a thin tan head that fades quickly into a collar, a bit watery looking. Smell is chocolate, coffee bitterness, sweet vanilla, a hint of bourbon. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, some bourbon, roasted malts, a great melding of flavors as it warms. Mouthfeel is thin for the style, medium body and light carbonation. Drinkability is good on this. The low ABV for the style aids in it not having alcohol flavor, smell or warmth in the finish. If this beer was considered an American stout, which i think it is closer to, it would be one of the best in the style.

12-06-2010 00:20:25 | More by nkersten
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

Pitch black, with a slight head of deep tan bubbles. No lace.

On the nose, I get chocolate and wood.

Taste is strong and smooth, with an abundance of vanilla tones, but with some oak and a hint of bourbon-whiskey-alcohol burn.

Delightful and worthy.

05-13-2011 03:07:58 | More by secondtooth
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

12oz into bruges tulip, from notes.
A: Pours a good looking black body with a nice tan head. The head settles into a foamy layer, lacing is left, but lasts longer than the head retention.
S: The aroma is a very strange example for this type of stout. Low on the intensity and overall flavors. A bit of chocolate comes through. A lighter ale aroma is present.
T/M: This is a very light bodied double stout. The front is a smooth and quick mouthfeel of light stout and then hits flavors of the chocolate and vanilla, which are both very subtle. The dry mouthfeel, does not project much of a linger, while I am not finding any notes of barrel aging.
D: This being an average double flavored stout, it does not stand up to the rest of the competition. A middle of the road offering, while not shining too bright.

01-08-2011 16:46:13 | More by GDBEERMAN
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

Thanks to Matt (mtunnell) for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Darkness snifter.

A: Not the most carbonated beer. Elevated pour barely yields a thin mocha film atop the brew that dissipates as quickly as it forms. Beer is an opaque black. Lacing is nearly non-existant with a spot here or there and little cling.

S: This one is described as a barrel aged chocolate, vanilla imperial stout... I barely get any of those flavors in the nose. Not to say that its not pleasant. Hints of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa, and fudge. Slight booziness as I breath deep. Very subtle though and barely detectable.

T: Opens sweet and oily. Notes of sweet booze, chocolate, roasted malt, and raisins. Sweet soy sauciness creeps up towards the middle as the carbonation builds just a bit. Chocolate gets sweeter and is complemented by a subtlely sweet vanilla towards the end. Finish is cocoa and roasted malt bitterness. Aftertaste is more fo the same.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and viscous in the mouth. A surprising amount of bubbles though, given the appearance. Finishi is sticky and drawn out and aftertaste lingers just a bit.

D: I think I was expecting a bit more from the description but this beer actually comes across as very enjoyable and solid overall. Not the most complex and the barrel-aging barely comes through the other flavors but the chocolate and vanilla are detectable and the feel is almost spot on. Worth trying.

12-07-2010 19:38:19 | More by SpeedwayJim
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12oz single - seems like its been a while since the last brewers gone wild brew.

"double stout brewed with cocao nibs and aged in bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans"

appearance: served in my great lakes chalice, chocolatey brown body, tan head with light retention

smell: chocolate milk, vanilla bean, mild bourbon, oats, subtle roastiness.

taste: Very interesting blend of great flavors - chocolate milk, cocoa nibs, LOTS of chocolate. vanilla bean, oats, fudge cake, bourbon plays nicely but not overpowering. I like this a lot, but some of their other barrel aged efforts have turned out better. Calling this a double stout is pushing it - it's a solid american stout

mouthfeel: a little thin, creamy

drinkability: good

11-18-2010 03:36:19 | More by dirtylou
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Bobby12many

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%

A - Deep motor oil brown, near black, with a big refined head that reminds me of a fine chocolate mousse.

S - Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee and roasted malt. The nose almost reminds me of a Chocolate Mocha drink from Starbucks. Incredibly sweet and inviting.

T - Lives up to the nose. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors up front give way to a smooth vanilla roastiness out back. Absolutely delicious.

M - A bit thinner than I would have liked considering the richness of these flavors, and the carbonation finds the door rather quickly. However, it is not watery and still has some chewiness to it.

D - Incredibly drinkable Imperial Stout. I did not find the rich chocolate and vanilla sweetness to be cloying, but can imagine it being so to some peoples palettes. I will be picking up more of this one for sure. 2 or 3 of these in a night doesn't sound like it would be a challenge in the least.

11-23-2010 23:44:20 | More by Bobby12many
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-13-2013 23:15:34 | More by qcbrewer
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plfahey

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Jet black in color, totally opaque. Thin brown head with some lacing and fair retention.

Aroma-Wow, kick ass. Complex aroma of roasted malt (coffee, chocolate, and slightly burnt) play in the background of the huge chocolate aroma from the cocoa nibs. Also prominent is a sour-oaky aroma and a light vanilla note. Hops are absent. This smells delicious.

Flavor-This beer is pure dessert. Smooth and complex flavor profile of dark chocolate, vanilla bean, oak, and bourbon is supported by undertones of coffee and roast. Some alcohol shows through in the finish, but is pleasant, and not hot. Sour tang present in the nose is much lighter in the flavor.

Mouthfeel-Full body, though not quite chewy. Moderate carbonation. Moderate alcohol warmth. Silky smooth.

This beer is pretty phenomenal. I don't think I could drink a ton, but its definitely delicious. This would go great with a ton of different desserts, but would also work quite well as a dessert on its own. Fantastic.

12-17-2010 05:32:16 | More by plfahey
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cjacobsen

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Super dark brown, black if you have to say it, in color. Thick brown head with ample retention.

Smelled of chocolate and some biscuit. Some sweet caramel to it but I think it was just more mild chocolate.

The chocolate is up front and strong. Very tasty. Vanilla and caramel top it off with bits of toffee and roasted chocolate malt.

This is a smooth and full filling beer. It's got a very creamy mouthfeel and is almost like a slice of chocolate-coffee cake.

This was really good, I wanted another but it was a gift pour from my main craft beer bar and I was appreciative of the tasty treat. Well made brew.

12-27-2010 03:20:08 | More by cjacobsen
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-09-2013 01:10:56 | More by Gonzoillini
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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company
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