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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier - Tyranena Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 102
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:
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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Ratings: 290 | Reviews: 176
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4.91/5  rDev +18%
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.

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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the recent brewery-only release from last Saturday, 10/5/2013. Thanks to Brian, 4DAloveofSTOUT for bringing this back for me! Poured into a glass today, 10/9/2013.

Pours a dark black body, not quite motor oil like, comes with a solid 1cm tan head that's gone in a flash. Leaves a bit of good lacing all over the glass. Very typical looking imperial stout, very solid.

Nose is full of chocolate, small hints of vanilla and sweet molasses. The bourbon and oak is there, but its more of a complementary presence rather than a dominant one. Its kind of like a vanilla bourbon brownie. I like how this smells.

On the palate, the bourbon is a slight bit stronger and more present. It's a very good complement to everything else- good bits of chocolate, a little bit of cocoa bitterness, hints of vanilla, subtle roast malts and oak. In other words, this is a fairly balanced, not quite muted but everything is in solid proportions where you can pick out a good number of different flavours in this beer without them being intensely overwhelming.

Not a super thick beer at all. Medium bodied, OK carbonation; I think this actually might be a little bit flat. Still, comes out rather smooth and finishes like a dessert beer should.

This is a bourbon barrel stout that is balanced just right. It's on the opposite end of the spectrum than Bourbon County Brand Stout or some of the other intense barrel-aged beers out there. At $8 for a 4-pack, this is a steal. You could probably drink 2-3 of these without getting drunk.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was able to get 2 four packs of this from the most recent brewery only release.

The description of the beer has a lot going referencing bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oatmeal all in the same beer. What I tasted was a really solid bourbon barrel stout and at only 7.5 abv, this is something you can safely drink 2-3 of them without getting too drunk.

Right off the bat I was more impressed with this beer than I was expecting and that was because of the thick, black pour into the glass and the delicious bourbon smell. Although bourbon was the prominent flavor to me, I did get some vanilla notes the harder I looked. I did not notice much of the cocoa though.

At first I wasn't sure about having 8 bottles of this beer but now I am happy that I have 7 more to drink.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - very dark with a nice tan head. Some of the best lacing I've seen in a while. Could use a little more head

S - awesome smell. Got even more bourbon when it warmed up (as to be expected). Subtle hints of vanilla and chocolate.

T - taste was great. I liked it even more as it warmed up. I got mostly stout and bourbon and a little vanilla. Did not really get the chocolate taste, I would have liked more. Not boozy.

M - Only real flaw I had is that I would have liked it a little thicker. Low carbonation but that usually happens with aging.

O - A very good beer at an excellent price. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am glad I got some for the winter, too. A nice complex beer.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company out of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. This beer is a double stout brewed with cocoa nibs and aged in bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans. I have only previously had this beer aged (the 2010 release, I believe), never fresh. Time to give this a review!

Score: 93

October 2013 vintage screw cap bottle. Served in a Perennial taster tulip and enjoyed on 10/05/13.

Appearance: Pours an inky black color with a finger of khaki head that settles to a thick ring around the glass. Awesome lacing and excellent retention. 4.75/5

Smell: Chocolate brownies, molasses and vanilla with subtle, but present notes of bourbon and oak. Dark chocolate too. Really excellent, complex chocolate notes present here. Smells like an excellent chocolate cake dessert. 4.75/5

Taste: Bourbon flavor is much more prominent on the palate, but it's not "in your face bourbon" like many other barrel aged stouts. Right behind the bourbon come the stout qualities. Milk chocolate, oak and a much more subtler vanilla character than the nose led on. Finishes with just a little bourbon warmth on the tongue, but this beer is not boozy. Finishes with a little roast and bittersweet cacao flavor. Has a slight sweetness upfront, but a nice bitter-leaning bittersweet flavor profile overall. Has a light yeast-spice character too that comes out a little more as it layers. More oak comes through at room temperature too. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, low carbonation. The base beer was not the most viscous brew, but the barrel aging process noticeably thinned this one out. 3/5

Overall: Looks great, smells wonderful, tastes very good, but the mouthfeel and layering oakiness knocks this beer down a peg. I love how the barrel character does not overwhelm the base, and this is very easy drinking beer at 7.5% ABV. I also love the 12 oz serving size. Give this beer more body and Tyranena would have another true home run on their hands on par with or in excess of Who's Your Daddy. Seek this out if you have the chance, though I would not recommend aging it based on my less-than-impressed experience with the 2010 vintage and the fact that this is a screw cap bottle.

Cost: $8.99 for a four pack.

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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company
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