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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier - Tyranena Brewing Company

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 105
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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mjn5036

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big THANKS to seeswo for sending me a box full of great beers like this!

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. The pour is black in color. As vigorous of a pour as it was, very little head was produced. A small, cocoa colored head rose and quickly fell, leaving a smattering of lacing on the glass, around the circumference, and floating on the surface. The lacing on the sides too, quickly fades away.

The nose on this is a pure concoction of chocolate, vanilla, and more chocolate. This is by far the chocolatiest smelling beers I have ever encountered. It is a divine smell. It is not the standard chocolate malt smell that I pick up on in chocolate beers but rather pure melted milk chocolate. Wow is all I can say right now. I also want to point out that the vanilla also smells like pure vanilla bean was used and not some harsh vanilla extract.

The taste has more complexity, yet is more subdued than the nose. Roasted malt, a faint breadiness, oak from the barrel aging and very light notes of bourbon blend effortlessly with the chocolate and vanilla profiles.

Together these flavors come together to create a silky smooth beer whose alcohol slips by undetected. Mouthfeel is on the medium side and this beer comes with a very slight chewiness that is pleasant, but I do find myself looking for a bit more in that department. The bourbon does play a slightly larger role in both the smell and taste as this beer warms up to room temperature - nothing spectacular, but it does show more. In my opinion this has to be one of the most underappreciated beers I have had - it is really damn tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 02:46:53 | More by mjn5036
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S: At first the aroma is all about the chocolate and vanilla, but as it warms up some spicy oak and bourbon emerge as well. A touch of smoke. Excellent.

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A- Pours an opaque pitch black with just a very faint mocha head that dissipates rather fast leaving just a flat top, carbonation seems to be fairly minimal.

S- Vanilla beans and cocoa nibs come out nicely balancing well with each other, bourbon very subtle with just a touch of oak. Very nice aTyroma with everything complementing each other nicely, bourbon could come out just a tiny bit more but that's nothing to complain about.

T- Vanilla beans come out nicely up front delivering a smooth yet subtle vanilla taste complimenting cocoa nibs, toasted almonds, subtle bourbon, and a hint of oak. Finishes with a strong vanilla bean flavor that is slightly more bean flavored then up front, slightly boozy on the finish with the bourbon. I'd love to try this without being barrel-aged as I'm not sure the bourbon barrels add a whole lot to the taste other then a very subtle complexity.

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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company
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