Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Reviews: 176
Hads: 291
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 6.05%
Wants: 104
Gots: 32 | 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

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Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 11-12-2010

Bourbon barrels filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and our chocolate oatmeal double stout.
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Photo of Gumballbrogan
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great dark brown appearance with mocha colored head poured from the tap. Had a great chocolate/vanilla aroma with hints of caramel and mocha. Very slight bourbon taste which takes a backseat to the dominant vanilla/chocolate flavors. Very smooth and palatable. Incedibly drinkable. (283 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black, not Ten Fidy black but close, half finger of Mocha head.

Smell is big mocha, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, oak, bourbon, roasted coffee.

Taste is vanilla, cocoa, oak, bourbon, bitter espresso, dark chocolates, light earthy bitterness and a wee bit of roasted notes. WOW, was not expecting such a huge flavor for 7.5!

Mouthfeel medium full, silky and mouth coating. Light carbonation, just the way a stout should be.

Wow I do not know what people are complaining about in the mouthfeel... I thought it was crazy full for 7.5%, sometimes you have to remember every beer is not going to have the mouthfeel of BCBS.

Amazing beer here. Better or equal to the likes of Blacknote, BCBS, KBS and CW Barrel Stouts.

I am very Impressed. (746 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Been eagerly awaiting this release. High hopes for this one. Poured from a room temp bottle into an imperial pint.

A: Dark chocolate brown nearing black. Nice two fingers of tan head. Thick coating of lace. Great retention and a hefty cap.

S: Pure dark chocolate is the dominant character. Smooth black coffee and a touch of smoke. The bourbon is subtle but I can pick it out. Not much vanilla though.

T: Holy crap! The flavor is spectacular. Rich chocolate fudge cake with coffee icing. There's the bourbon and vanilla. So smooth and rich. The bourbon adds just another layer without feeling boozy at all. No heat at all. Curious what the ABV is. It feels on the low side.

M: Maybe a touch thinner than most Double Stouts but sometimes it's nice to not feel like I'm downing a glass of syrup. Low carbonation but it's present.

D: Overall possibly the easiest drinking Double Stout I've ever had. I'm down to my last sip and I'm going to have to go crack another one. Tyranena didn't quite top their Imperial Chocolate Porter but this one comes close. Seek this out. (1,075 characters)

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Much thanks to Hendrick24!

Appearance: Pours dark and viscous looking with no head to speak of, minus a collar of off-white head.

Smell: Richest of the rich coffee roast, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit...it smells like a fancy Starbucks(thought please understand, I loathe to mention the place) iced coffee, made with expensive, rich coffee.

Taste: Rich chocolate, vanilla and coffee roast say "whaazuuupp???" Middle shows a Bourbon emergence with bitter roast and some caramel. The end is a nice fade of rich coffee, distant caramel and bitter chocolate. The vanilla beans add a nice, noticeable extra vanilla dimension that sets this beer a bit above the rest.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied for sure, though not in the realm of Huna or BCBS...but there's no shame in that. For this abv and the style, this feel is just right. This beer is quite crushable.

Overall: I'm thinking crazy things about this beer, like it's better than FBS or even KBS...I wouldn't concretely come to that conclusion without a side by side, but I must drop this simple fact...this beer is nothing short of AWESOME! (1,103 characters)

Photo of Siggy125
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Deep dark cocoa brown, close to black. Khaki colored head with moderate carbonation. Nice lacing.

Smells of coffee and earthy cocoa. Whiffs of burnt toast, dark baking chocolate and roasted malt.

The taste is fantastio with no bitterness at all. Sweet dark chocolates, toffee, vanilla and coconut. Warming sensation with the bourbon barrel aging but no abv sting. Subtle hints of coffee as it warms.

Creamy oatmeal-like mouthfeel. Very, very drinkable. I quite enjoyed this. Hope to acquire more. (528 characters)

Photo of oreo
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into my arcadia tulip.

Picked this beauty up at binny's the other day. 10 bucks for a 4 pack. :D

Pours a deep black with hints of maroon on the edges. Very thin head, deep tan/cocoa color. Decent head retention.

The smell is out of this world. Loaded with chocolate and vanilla. Easily one of the best smelling beers I have personally ever had.

Taste. Wow. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and oak all make their presence known. The bourbon is not hot or very up front, but is noticeable in a good way. Tons of chocolate fills my mouth with every sip. The vanilla overpowers the chocolate, but I am a fan of that, so hooray! Drinking it now, when it gets towards room temp the vanilla character in the aroma and taste come through more.

Very thin for a double stout. Wish this one was a bit thicker.

Easy drinker. I am a big stout fan, and this one does not dissapoint. Going back to pick up another 4 pack soon. (934 characters)

Photo of plfahey
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,033 characters)

Photo of doughanson78
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Received this from Phelps in the Tickers BIF.

A: Black as night in the glass. The slightest wisp of a mocha head that still leaves awesome lacing.

S: A nice subdued bourbon aroma. A very nice vanilla coming through. Chocolate mingles very well with the bourbon and vanilla. A very slight roasted coffee comes through.

T: Bittersweet milk chocolate upfront. Vanilla and bourbon come into play and blend very well with a very mild roastiness. No alcohol is detectable. Just a light butterscotch bourbon finish.

M: Medium bodied, very light for an Imperial Stout. Low carbonation. Smooth. Would have liked it to be fuller and creamier.

O: A very good beer. The chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon come together very nice. Very well balanced. (774 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (756 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another new one for me that i rolled into last night in the midst of a day of indulgence, serve chilled and into a pint glass, this one was my nightcap.

pour was jet black with nice and creamy tan head that hung around for a good long while before dying off. decent amount streaking the sides of the glass as well. aroma of deep chocolate and vanilla, hints of earthy woos and nice bourbon like character to it. really heavy on vanilla and dark fruits now as i take the first sip. really just super creamy and rich and just went down like a warm shake that just did not seem to end.

overall a beyon solid offering heard i would to try again (643 characters)

Photo of Eggolas
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Heritage Liquor in St. Paul and poured into a snifter. Opaque with a small tan bubbles.

The first smells to hit were of vanilla and chocolate, and what chocolate! The chocolate taste was not bitter at all. In fact, it was almost a sweet chocolate. The vanilla came through but was not overpowering.

Taste confirmed chocolate and vanilla, with perhaps a hint of licorice. Alcohol was noticed. The real key to this beer is the balance. No one taste is overpowering. It feels great, has a terrific finish and could easily be downed again and again.

Just the right beer for a large-scale winter storm brewing outside and pasta with meat sauce inside. (665 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The description on the bottle reads "Double stout brewed with cocoa nibs and aged in bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans".

I was told I had to try this, just had to. It pours a motor oil midnight black with no head at all. It looks to be a black abyss. The smell is instantly of roasted coffee beans and bourbon. It's not overpowering at all and is a perfect combination of the two. The taste is very rich and superbly complex. It begins with sweet chocolate and vanilla before going into the rich flavor of fresh brewed coffee. At the end of the flavor comes the bourbon in a very smooth and appealing manner. The aftertaste leaves you with a bourbon, chocolate, coffee flavor lingering in your mouth. It is top notch to say the least. It drinks very smoothly, full bodied and doesn't have much carbonation. It's milk chocolatey smooth. This beer is phenomenal and very easy to drink, perhaps too easy. (919 characters)

Photo of dbennett04
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass at around 45-50 degrees.

A - Poured jet black, no light coming through at all. I noticed the slightest hint of ruby towards the top of the pour. Very minimal head with no lacing on the glass.

S - Caramel and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Roasted malts.

T - Smooth vanilla at the beginning and a spicy chocolate toward the end. Very complex throughout. Hints of bourbon and coffee.

M - Incredibly smooth. Some carbonation, but by no means overwhelming. Not as thick as I thought it would be, given the pour.

D - Very drinkable. Alcohol was very understated. Complex flavors and character make me want to open another bottle to see what else is lurking. (685 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tasty stout. Sweet milk chocolate is a big player on the aroma and the taste...I am reminded of malted milk balls...the barrel aging complements perfectly with notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla and nougat but all in light doses....

Dark brownish black...light reddish/brown head on top....

Light side of full bodied...creamy and smooth drinking....

Quite a treat!! Very well done. (395 characters)

Photo of Vierenner
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan of vanilla so this beer gets higher marks as a result. Not that the vanilla is overpowering, but it's definitely there. There is a little bit of a hop bite, but it's subtle and doesn't affect the overall experience. It's a nicely balanced beer that I would share with friends and happily drink again. (310 characters)

Photo of Benish
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Released 2013. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: Black as motor oil. Looked like sludge while pouring. Small film of brown head built up but dissipated quickly.

Smell: picked up hazelnuts, vanilla, chocolate, and oak.

Taste: It is sweet and with plenty of heat the entire sip. Not overwhelming but the heat is not shy. Tasted plenty of hazelnuts, oak, and some vanilla. Bourbon becomes more prominent and it gets sweeter as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: a medium bodied mouthfeel. Smooth and silky.

Overall: it's a fantastic stout coming from Wisconsin! Glad to have this. (580 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to seeswo for the opportunity to try this one. Pours one shade shy of black - no head, just a soapy, thin slick. Nose reveals cocoa nibs, malt and vanilla. Barrel-aging is extremely subtle. Aromas expressed in the nose meld nicely in the flavor profile and there's a dry alcohol quality that cuts through and evens it all out. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a mild carbonation and slightly creamy/slightly watery texture. This is a wonderful and tasty sipper. I wish I had regular access to this - it's phenomenal. (521 characters)

Photo of Bobby12many
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (897 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks goes out to sproser for sending me this one in the Secret Santa '10 BIF! Served from bottle into a Duck-Rabbit snifter. Poured pitch black with a half finger light brown head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, cream, and dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, very slight oak, sweet alcohol, and cream. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was an excellent all-around brew. The flavor was great and very nicely balanced while still being complex enough to keep you guessing what was going on. The aroma was also very nice with the touch of cream and dark chocolate. Just plain good anyway you put it... An absolute must try! (839 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip.

Bottled On 04NOV10

A: Pours a slick and inky black color with a thin tan layer of foam on top that, while not very inspiring, left an impressive amount of lace stuck to the inside of the glass. In fact, the head completely melts down to a tiny collar. Quite lazily carbonated.

S: Crazy good aroma! Heavy on the vanilla, dark fruit, and bourbon with a lot of help from roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, and a hint of cherry. Picked up some nice oaky notes, as well.

T: Exactly as above with the interesting addition of maple sugar.

M: Interesting in that it feels, at the same time, thick and oily with a slight solvent alcohol thinness. Flavors hang around for ages.

D: Extremely easy to drink. I wish more breweries would do more in the way of "lower" abv barrel aged beers. This was friggin' delicious and I didn't feel like I needed to take a nap afterwards. (931 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Inky black massed with a very slim cap of cocoa colored creamy foam. A few polka dots of lace are placed about.

Aroma is quite nice with a big chocolate dusting over a rich dark dry roasted maltyness slimmed with a touch of black coffee, a hint to pepper and bourbon.

Taste is quite smooth and slick with a nice mingle of dark sweet chocolate tones and blackened roasty dry maltyness. Mid ranged tang of sweetness holds for a moment then passes into a mild chocolateyness as it lightly carries into some unique dryness of bourbon soaked woody notes and bits of vanilla. A nice complexing layered treat of stoutyness.

Bold, mildly tangy, smooth, rich, invitingly coating with chocolate tones and finishes with a complexly built light dryness and lasting impression thats easy to take in on the palate. A bit warming after a bit as well, a nice touch and another remarkably yummy and drinkable stout by the brewers gone wild at Tyranena! (938 characters)

Photo of Gtreid
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, picked up at discount in Milwaukee last Christmas. Poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Very dark brown, almost black, but not quite. A small half finger of wet sand colored head appears, than fades to a thin rim. Not much lace, but expected from a BA brew.

A: Milk and dark chocolate abound in the nose. Big time vanilla and some slight roast as well. The barrel is not as pronounced as I would have thought. But it is not in a bad way, I think the barrel just accentuates the vanilla and carmel notes.

T: Again, big chocolate up front, followed by the sweet character of the barrel. Some slight roast, and notes of char, vanilla, caramel, and wood. The beer finishes slightly dry and sweet, with a small alcohol heat.

M: Creamy and smooth. Fulll body. Carbonation is dialed down, but again expected from a BA brew.

O: I am really diggin this brew. The chocolate is huge, but complements the vanilla and the barrel. This is by far the best I've had from Tyranena, and one I would put up against the big boys. Skal. (1,027 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 06/25/11 notes. Huge thanks to nmann08 for bringing this one; thanks Nate! One of the better beers I had that day. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a murky dark brown color with one to two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Spotty lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel malts, chocolate, and roasted malts. The nose is very complex and you get an equal amount of all of these smells; nothing really dominates, which is great. An amazing nose.

t - Tastes of vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, caramel malts, roasted malts, and toffee. Again, very complex and balanced, with the bourbon taking a slightly smaller role than in the nose. Again, wonderful.

m - Medium body and light carbonation. Very smooth and creamy body, and VERY easy to drink. Great mouthfeel.

o - Wow, what a great beer. I didn't really know much about this beer but I loved it; might have to try and trade for some bottles. Just a very balanced and complex barrel aged stout, but it's still very easy to drink. Just goes to show you that you can bourbon barrel age a stout and keep it under 10% and have it be just as good as the big beers, and better than most. (1,223 characters)

Photo of tsauce2
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to an imperial pint glass

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Tan head is 1 in., tight bubbles, recedes to line rim of glass. Medium lacing. Nearly opaque.

S: Chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla mix with roasted malt.

T: Coco nibs and vanilla initially hit, with roasted malts following and finishes with a bourbon note.

M: Medium body. Complexity in flavor gives a unique mf. Sweet, bitter, and bourbon/wood notes give contrasting points of reference.

O: Excellent use of ingredients. Fantastically balanced and very, very tasty. One of my favorites. (566 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking forward to this one!

A: pours pitch black, little to no head with some lacing, appears to be thinner than some impy stouts, but is still quite dark

S: big notes of vanilla up front along with bourbon and oak, these notes meld flawlessly with smooth dark chocolate, everything smells like it is in perfect balance and there is no pronounced booziness like I often find in barrel aged beers.

T: the flavors first presents some big bitter dark chocolate notes and quickly comes into to deliciousness with the follow up of vanilla and bourbon. The vanilla seems to really balance well with the bourbon... it seems to preserve the nice bourbony flavors and keep out some of the harshness. This beer is very delicate and well balanced. My only complaint is that the base beer is a little on the thin side. Either way, this brew tastes amazing.

MF: as I mentioned, this is a little thin and light (7.5%) for an imperial stout. That doesn't take away from the complexity and the amount of flavor.

D: At 8.99 per four pack, this is by far the best value I have ever found in terms of barrel aged stouts. Plus, it drinks smooth and delicious. This is probably my favorite from Tyranena, but that's not to downplay some of the other great brews such as Dirty Old Man, Benji's Smoked Porter, Sheep Shagger, etc etc. (1,327 characters)

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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company
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