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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier - Tyranena Brewing Company

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179 Reviews
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Reviews: 179
Hads: 298
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 110
Gots: 35 | 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:
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 UCLABrewN84
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to UMNbeerhunter for sending me this one! My first beer from Tyranena.

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark khaki head that fades to an oily cap. Broken thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla beans. Taste is of dark chocolate covered espresso beans, dark roasted malt, vanilla beans, and slight wood. Very thick and creamy in the mouth with a low level of carbonation. Overall, this is a very tasty stout from Tyranena with very nice bourbon and chocolate aromas and flavors. I am glad I got to try this one and that I have 1 more of these in my cellar.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very dark brown color with almost no light escaping. The head is tan and pretty good with some moderate lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a really strong amount of chocolate that I really enjoyed along with a small amount of vanilla underneath some nicely-roasted malt. The taste is enhanced by a rich, thick body that really brings out all the chocolate goodness in this one. The bourbon helps to round out all the flavors. Drinks quite well. Incredible that this was available on the shelf. A very fine barrel-aged brew.

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Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 04NOV10

Thin ring of tan stucco up top, spotty flash on the sides. Wispy across the surface. Jet black body. Frothy sticky edges.

Deep and distinguishable aromas, all coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Softened with age, but still spongy and marshmallow sweet.

Milky sweetness, vanilla and coffee figure largely into the flavor, earthy dark roast coffee bitterness cameos later. Vague hints of char in the aftertaste. Melted dark chocolate intertwines with a light bourbon impression.

Thin, milky, lightly buttery feel, lightly astringent from the roast. Similar to a few other Tyranena stouts of distant memory. Big on flavor, light on body... could beef up a little. A tasty stout, glad to have tried it.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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

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Photo of oline73
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a completely opaque dark brown. There is a half finger of off white/light tan head. The head goes away completely quite quickly.

Smell: Slightly roasty but the dominant smell is sweet chocolate. There is some vanilla and a very mild bourbon note.

Taste: Tastes like bourbon/vanilla chocolate milk. There is a very mild roast to this beer. The sweetness is full of chocolate and vanilla. The bourbon shows up more in the finish as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with very mild carbonation. The beer clings to your mouth and is quite slick.

Overall: This is a very nice desert beer. Lots of chocolate and vanilla notes. The bourbon just adds to the flavor and doesn't take over the beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this beer. Been looking forward to trying it out.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with some reddish notes to it and a finger or so worth of tan head.

S: Tons of roast and coffee notes to start off the nose. There's some nice bitter chocolate and plenty of vanilla. The bourbon barrel is not super present, but it does add to an almost excessive amount of vanilla.

T: The flavor is really, really nice. Just tons of vanilla with a mild bourbon and oak flavor. Bittersweet chocolate that is slightly creamy, and the roast and coffee components are a bit more subtle than on the nose.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. The mouthfeel is really smooth overall.

D: Another really solid beer from Tyranena. I'd have another one of these any time.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a snifter. Big thanks go to goodstrongbeer for including this in a recent exchange. Thanks Jon!

Pours black, maybe a deep brown, with a finger of tight dark mocha head. Swirling this elicits a rich ½ finger of froth, leaving back a robust cascade of thick foamy lacing. The aroma is heavy with the bourbon barrel at first, but then starts to mellow out as this warms, creating a rich mélange of molasses, burnt wood, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and a dash of brown sugars. There's just a delicious complexity to this in the nose.

The barrel is much bolder in the taste, with a dry and charred tannic character that bonds to the roast and citric hops of the base Stout. Chocolate malts add some sticky sweetness to the edges of the profile but this just missing the delicious flavors and complexity of the nose. A warm burnt dryness lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is fuller medium bodied, with a mostly mellow creaminess to the carbonation in the mouth. This just seems a touch light for the size and flavors that are involved here, with those tannins from the barrel thinning this out just a bit too much. Any alcohol warmth seems to be coming strictly from the bourbon flavors and not from the body.

This was a bit of a let-down for me, especially considering that I really like the regular Down & Dirty, as the barrel aging just kind of ran over the over flavors at times and couldn't nearly compete with that wonderful aroma. Like all BGW beers from Tyranena, it's definitely worth at least trying but this one just didn't wow me like I thought it would.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Half Acre shaker pint glass.

Thanks to cptnspeed1 for this bottle!

It's so down 'n' dirty! Brahshawg! It pours a straight obisidan topped by a finger or so of tan foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, light hickory, and rum-soaked oak. taken together, it smells quite delicioso. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, sharp whiskey, light cocoa, and sharp cedar (as opposed to sharp cheddar). It's a step down, but tasty nonetheless. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a tasty concoction, something I wish were more regularly available. Boosharn!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The simple packaging of the Brewers Gone Wild! (don't forget the exclamation point) series suggests a brown paper bag covering contents that shouldn't see the light of day. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the string of innovative brews has brought us many delights over the years, and I look forward to sampling many more. I used to consider the stick figure representing brewer Rob Larsen to be a bit of a cheat, until I met the man and realized that the artist actually nailed him with that likeness. So, here's the latest, bought at Zipp's.

Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild! Doubly Down 'N' Even Dirtier, Barrel-aged Chocolate Vanilla Double Stout.

Full-on brackishness, slim head, burnished tan, thin and dotted, stays slim and tight.

Aroma: cocoa and coffee, with vanilla and bourbon below.

Taste: full body, rich dark malt, out comes the chocolate, here comes the 'nilla, lays long and hard on the palate. Whiskey walks in, and settles in for a spell. Flavor is firm and full. Malt backbone is lush, and lovely. Sweetness of vanilla and cocoa is well matched by the lush malty flavor and the bourbon behind it.

Overall, well done, Tyranena. Way to go, Rob, another winner. Wish I knew the strength, so I could be afraid of how drunk I'm getting. Tasty as heck, though, great integration of flavors, especially wonderful deliciousness.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer a few times, but always neglected to take any notes on it, assuming I'd have it again. Then it disappeared from Chicago and Milwaukee. Thankfully Mike (AgentZero) had an additional bottle he could share. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A small tan foam settles to some wisps and a thin ring of bubbles. Dark, dark, brown body that is reddish at the fringes. No lace.

S - Dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, molasses, and heavy on cocoa nibs. Bourbon flavor is light, but I've never found Tyranena offerings to be very whiskey heavy.

T - Heavy chocolate, but more of the milk chocolate or Whoppers variety here, along with some vanilla, caramel, light oak, and faint bourbon.

M - Smooth, lower carbonation, no alcohol, very creamy, and easy to drink. Very milkshake-like in some ways.

D - I hope they make this one again, as it was one of the best Brewers Gone Wild beers in recent memory. An enjoyable beer that isn't mind-blowing but is thoroughly enjoyable. I appreciate the mid-level ABV as well, as I would definitely want more than one of these.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I suppose I should make a note to myself and all of my loyal followers that this is in fact my 1500th review but I'm working through a 10 review backlog so this is more of a technicality than anything else. 2000 by August? Perhaps.

Beer is shared at a recent brew day. Beer is dark brown and opaque at the corners of the glass with a off white to tan head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Head has some retention but eventually breaks and pulls toward the glass.

The aroma is mildly sweet with a nice almost milk chocolate scent to it. There is some nice subtle notes of candy and vanilla as well.

Beer is pretty thick in body, medium to high with a creaminess to the feel. There is some sweetness at the lead off but it's not very powerful and overall it's a nice accent to the mild bitterness at the back of the mouth from the chocolate. The middle of the palate it's pretty chocolatey. There is some liquor components to the whole thing without being hot. Mild oak. This one was fun, I really really enjoyed it and would have it again. Thanks Oach for throwing this into my Secret Santa box.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of mothman
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into chalice. Pours no head. color is a deep brown-hued black.

Aroma: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel. Awesome nose. A light roast.

Taste: Lighter level of bourbon. Kind of creamy. Chocolate and cocoa, caramel, light roast again, vanilla, and oak. Solid.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and roasted. Warming. Medium to full bodied with a medium to low amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry and roasted.

Overall: A pretty solid offering in the series. I wish the taste was as good as the nose, but still a fine beer. Pretty drinkable as well.

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Photo of stakem
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to SamuelJackson45 for sharing this brew on 12/11/10.

Poured from a bottle with a filled date of 11/4/10 into a snifter. This brew appears nearly black in color without much head. Some spotty lace clings to the glass which turns leggy as the glass is swirled. When held to the light, you can hardly see through the edges which gives way to a lighter coloration of brown and displays some clarity.

The aroma of this brew is roasty with a scent of heavily kilned grains which accents the scent of cocoa and coffee before some minor bourbon notes and vanilla sweetness emerges. A seemingly powdery cocoa smell mixes with a scent similar to coconut that makes this one enjoyable brew to smell.

The taste is dark grainy sweetness with a flavor of cocoa, coconut and light bourbon before turning bitter from the roastiness that brings forth coffee and a light citrus component. There is a lingering flavor similar to smooth vanilla that clings to the mouth.

This is a medium bodied offering with a light enjoyable level of carbonation. The label of this brew describes an abundant amount of different ingrediants that went into the making of this brew. What is surprising is that almost every ingrediant is individually identifiable and all work together. This is a fine brew.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

A: Near black, the beer appears a very dark brown near the crest. The head is a half inch thick and beige in color, with average retention and some OK lacing left on the glass.

S: Roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol.

T: The bourbon component is prominent and the beer has a rich, bold taste. Chocolate and vanilla are both distinguishable and add some great flavors into the mix. The beer is very well balanced, complex, drinkable, and enjoyable.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

D: A delicious beer. I would be happy to drink this again.

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Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured black in color with a thin, tan lacing scattered across the top of the beer. A little bit of lacing was left on the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma shows a lot of the chocolaty, cocoaflavors to it. The vanilla comes through to give a nice sweet, creaminess to the chocolate. A bit of roasty, bitter, coffee flavors are there as well. The barrel character is pretty light in the aroma overall, but I get a little of it. Pretty nice aroma overall.

The taste shows a little more of the barrel character to it with some bourbon and woody notes throughout the beer. I get a lot of the chocolate coming through with a nice touch of vanilla sweetness. I get some roasty, bitter, coffee like flavors coming out in the finish. Very flavorful beer overall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and moderately creamy. Carbonation is a on the lower side, and pretty nice for the style. Overall I really enjoyed the beer. The chocolate and vanilla flavors meshed very well together and the roasty, bitter finish really helped balance out the sweetness. The barrel characters were nice in that they added some subtle complexity, but didn't overwhelm the beer. Very solid beer overall.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with maroonish highlights that had a half finger of brown head and left some frothy lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was quite nice consisting of some nice roastiness, coffee notes that really stood out, vanilla, and chocolate character. There semmed to be a little booze bourbon notes as well. The taste was even better than I hope for with the chocolate and coffee flavors meshing quite nice alongside vanilla, oaky, and roasty accents but with a touch of bourbon that really brought out more complex flavors. The brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slight astringent, roasty, creamy, silky, and mild booze finish. It actually drank really good and was glad to have tried this beer. Good lookin out drew for bringing it to our tasting.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to injuredreserve for this brew.

Pours a nice black color, some carbonation, little fizzy tan head, with minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, sweet, lots of chocolate/toffee notes, nice touch of vanilla. The taste is sweet, malty, lots of chocolate/toffee. Medium body. Very Drinkable, another very tasty brew from Tyranena.

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Photo of Duff27
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not much in the way of looks. No head, some lacing.

Wonderful smelling. Vanilla, oak.

Lots of sweetness. Vanilla dominates, takes it to a whole new level. Not the artificial kind either, just real sweet vanilla. Some chocolate roastiness in there. Would guess at a higher ABV than what it actually is just because of the -bal factor.

Nice thick mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

A real vanilla treat, bring this one back Tyranena! Wooo!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Inflatablechair is my homeboy. Sammy just got back from a stint in Chicago and pulled this one out... Thanks buddy. Pours with a thin dark tan head.. okay retention with nice rings of lace.

Aroma is pretty much as advertised... nice dark maltiness.. the chocolate is great!! Lesser vanilla .. thankfully.. but lite oak and roasty malts smoooths things out ... very nice.

Good dark/chocolate malts show before the bourbon.. vanilla is way too much for my palate.... the vanilla helps pull out the chocolate, roasty malts are pretty lite... the oak shows with warmth.. I guess bourbon barrels... but the vanilla just blows things out of the water for me.

Seems pretty thin... medium/lite body.. carbonation is ever present and smooth.. yet the overall presentation is lacking.

Mehhh... I like it... and hope I get a chance to try it again, but I won't cry if not. Thanks. Sammy!! Pretty cool late night Saturday tasting ;-)


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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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.

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Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Boulevard tasting glass on 5/7/11
Sampled at the 1st NoVA BA Tasting Extravaganza
*From notes

A: Reasonably dark, yet the head is a bit thin and not much lacing sticks to the side of the glass.

S: The best part of this brew - it features hints of crushed vanilla bean and charry, chocolately malt.

T: Slightly spicy, as an inviting woody presence hits the forepalate. The mid is like chocolate malt, though the tannin won't completely let go. As it finishes, bold flavors of French Vanilla black coffee leave their mark.

M: A bit overcarbonated, but given the ABV it's not too shabby. Thinner then I'd typically like, but it allows the beer to be drank, rather then just sipped.

O: Tyranena's Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier is a pretty good beer, and one that I'd return to if offered. I would like it though if Tyranena would do a better job branding each of their "Brewers Gone Wild" beers, as it's hard to tell them apart strictly by the label. Give each brew it's own personality, as what's in the bottle certainly deserves it.

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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company
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