Carnal Knowledge In The Wood | Tyranena Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Give yourself over to ultimate pleasure. Black, smooth, silky. The decadent flavors from roasted malts like caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Enhance with the allure of rye whiskey barrel-aging. A voluptuous pleasure.

Added by Ri0 on 10-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,544
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
217
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
37
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2-3 years old. Poured a very dark brown, very little carbonation, however it left a nice oily residue on the glass. Mildly boozy aroma, hints of cocoa and ash. Moderate whiskey notes, some chocolate, coffee and toffee. Very creamy texture. I'd love to see this again.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is dark black with a small tan head that lasted a good amount
Smell of rye whiskey and wood, with chocolate and molasses. Also getting a hint of vanilla on the end. Also has a overall scent of booze.
Very nice mix of flavors here with nothing over-powering. I thought from the smell that the whiskey would dominate but that is not the case. Getting oak and whiskey with chocolate, toffee and a hint of vanilla.
Feel light bodied and smooth, has a nice creamy feel (why I love oatmeal stouts) with a nice carb balance.
Overall I am really enjoying this beer at the moment and think it is a great example of a oatmeal stout.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Viscous black with a short but dense tan foam that dies to nothing but can be swirled back to life for a short while.

Smell is peppery and spicy, with some cola, charred wood, whiskey, molasses and nutty roast.

Taste is nutty and roasty, nearing peanut butter with chocolate, complemented but not taken over by light wood and bourbon notes. A bit of a cola note keeps this from not being a full on, big boy stout, but it's pretty close. Some raisin, cigarette ash and acidic-like coffee emerge as it warms.

Feel is medium bodied with a soft carbonation and dry finish. It thins out, oddly enough, as it warms.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bartels & Co in Monroe, WI on 7/29/17. Review from notes. Appears mostly black. Smells and tastes of sweet caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, rye barrel, and dark fruit; below average intensity. Pretty sweet with a mild bitterness/dryness. Higher carbonation and below average body for the style. Overall, it's a decent stout but could use more intensity and rye bitterness for balance.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau barrel aged glass.

Look is pitch black with a tan half.

A little burn from the alcohol on the nose, but with a nice vanilla roasty note at the end.

Lots of whiskey in the taste like having a shot with a Guinness. delicious.

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Photo of zkoehn
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Flounder57
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a shifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, roasted, milk chocolate, toffee, some booze, and caramel.

Taste: Silky, creamy, vanilla, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, slight booze, and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, creamy, light bitterness, medium carbonation, some booze, and a little chewy.

Overall: Nice barrel aged imperial stout. Good, but a little more body and barrel flavor would be good.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with an inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, toffee and caramel, roasted malts. Taste has some cherries and dark fruits. Coffee is light, more whiskey in the taste than nose. Nuts in the nose too. Thick full body and moderate carbonation; a little less, carbonation and it'd be perfect.

Overall a strong but tasty BA stout. If you big their BGW series stouts this is another winner.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mmilyko
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is one of those breweries who impressed me every time i have one of their beers, especially in this series, and somehow they still seem to not really be on the radar of the beer nerds. more for me i guess. this is a great stout, and one that has me thinking for sure that in many instances i prefer rye whiskey barrels to bourbon, instead of the heavy wood and vanilla sweetness bourbon often provides, this instead has a spicy rye complexion, a little honey to it, and the wood without the sugars, which flatters the roasted barley a little more i think, keeps it earthy and grounded, and lets nuances from the malt come through in a different way. fresh ground coffee and bakers chocolate abound in this one. my only real critique of this beautiful beer is that its just a little hot, even for what it is, the alcohol comes out at me a little bit, not a problem, just an observation. perhaps a little less body than some of its peers, but i dont mind that so much, there is plenty for the flavors to cling to. great use of rye barrels, quality base beer, and a delightful drinking experience. i wish we got their stuff out here in colorado, i have yet to have a brewers gone wild series beer that i didnt really dig...

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

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First brew from Tyranena. I'm impressed smell is vanilla, coffee, caramel. Taste sweet up front. Carnal again then bitter dark coffee on the back end. Feel is a little thin for a stout with a 9%abv but otherwise, it's amazingly drinkable and smooth. Well done.

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Carnal Knowledge In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 217 ratings