Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
Tyranena Brewing Company

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
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Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #237
Ranked #23,961
3.73 | pDev: 11.26%
Mar 18, 2022
Nov 13, 2004
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
Notes: Deep in the darkest depths of Rock Lake dwells a great saurian known today as Rocky. The legend of Rocky is old. The ancient inhabitants of Aztalan warned of the beast by building a giant serpent mound at the lake's edge. The early residents of Lake Mills were forewarned of a guardian placed in its lake to protect its sacred stone tepees. And history tells of numerous encounters with Rocky, who became a source of great worry and fear. Although not seen for over a century, divers still experience a feeling of dread and being watched. Enjoy Rocky's Revenge, our offering to this legendary protector of Tyranena.
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3.88 by BD3 from Wisconsin on Mar 18, 2022
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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Scrappy notes from 2013.
Fresh 6pack of 12 ounce bottles.
It has the color of cola or a bit lighter. Tan head. Has a decent scent of bourbon, oak wood and vanilla. It tastes fairly deep and roasty with most of the same elements in the smell. There's some nutty chocolate booze and it's a little bit sweet. I'd call it full flavored. It dries out my tongue a bit but it's not parching. Good balanced taste and a bit filling but I'll gladly have two. Very good beers from Tyranena.

Dec 13, 2021
3.74 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Nov 16, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a "snulip" glass. Light reddish-brown colored body, with a reddish-orange highlight and a thick light tan head. Good retention, with some streaky lacing. This has complexity as well as drinkability. Rife with a slightly understated bourbon barrel character. It's there and it's quite pleasant, but it doesn't overpower. Light roasty bitterness on the palate. It's medium bodied, with good carbonation, making for an exceptionally easy drinking brew. Finish is clean, with a touch of sour apple tartness hanging around for a moment or two. Well done and highly recommended.

Nov 16, 2021
3.75 by Elemental19xx from Illinois on Nov 03, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by German-Helles from Wisconsin

This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a Tyranena pint glass. For starters we have one finger of tan foam that slowly recedes to a thin cap with a trace of lacing left behind. The ale is a dark cola but held up to the light I can watch the light carbonation ascend to the top of the glass..
The aroma is light vanilla malts, a little oak, and a hint of coffee.
The taste is vanilla sweetness, then the dry oak flavor takes over, very nicely, the bourbon is there, with no alcohol bite, just a nice mild flavor. The oak is what does it for me, very nice!
The mouthfeel is medium, making this easy to sample a few, with a moderate ABV of 6 that is a plus for me. I can sample these for several hours, enjoying every sip!

Aug 24, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by magikbagel from Wisconsin

What a phenomenal beer! Thick off white head, perfect carbonation, delicate caramel malt aroma, and very rich flavor. I can easily detect the bourbon and vanilla flavor notes, it’s a very malty beer and quite filling.

Aug 14, 2021
4 by wl2bill from Wisconsin on Aug 02, 2021
3.25 by hof_1991 from Wisconsin on Jul 25, 2021
3.81 by Krusader from Wisconsin on Jan 31, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Lucular from Maryland

12 oz bottle poured into a sort of tulip glass. Looks like a normal brown ale with a rocky off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and dark roasty malts with some coffee and butterscotch. Mouthfeel is average carbonation. Overall it's a tasty BBA brown ale at a great price point.

Oct 18, 2020
3.66 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin on Jul 14, 2020
3.44 by SWChi from Illinois on Feb 19, 2020
3.65 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 09, 2020
3.43 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 30, 2019
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Some malt and a light hint of bourbon which I feel sets this brown ale apart from some of the others. I was impressed by this one. Reminds me of Kentucky bourbon barrel ale. Bottle

Jul 25, 2019
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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz bottle from $8.29 6-pack, poured into Carpe Brew'Em Snifter.

Light brown pour, I'm talking really light brown, forming into a medium brown pool with a thin ring of creamy head.

Aroma is of chocolate and roasted aromas with slight nuts, slight general sweetness, and grain dust.

Flavor is much the same - a hint of milk chocolate, both pale and roasted barley, mixed nuts, and a very small hint of sharp whiskey in the background. Finishes on chocolate dusted cashew.

Feel is sharp and carbonated, with a slight slickness and oil, with a roasty drying finish.

Overall not surprised since the ratings were so low, but I had to try this anyways. It's an okay brown ale but don't expect any barrel out of this one.

Jun 01, 2019
3.73 by npachl from Wisconsin on Dec 12, 2018
3.52 by jbu0126 from Wisconsin on Nov 09, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by flockofjay from Indiana

Not special, but drinkable. A portion of the beer is barrell aged, it would be better if the entire batch were aged. The contrast is a little off putting.

Sep 25, 2018
3.93 by Mikexw from New York on Sep 24, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Murray0420 from Wisconsin

Nice taste not to bold and not to light. Smooth for a bourbon barrel beer. Deff add to my list of regs.

Sep 12, 2018
3.75 by TheGent from New Jersey on Jul 14, 2018
3.86 by chrismattlin from Ohio on May 24, 2018
3.56 by stadmo1 from Michigan on May 20, 2018
3.83 by drstalker from Illinois on Apr 07, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

Dark amber body; one-finger thick head. A bit of nutty aroma; some roasted grain quality. Excellent malted grain flavor; some brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Medium body; smooth; semi-sweet mouthfeel.

A solid brown ale, malty with a nice touch of rich sweetness, nicely balanced with a mild hop bitterness.

Apr 05, 2018
4.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Feb 17, 2018
3.85 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Feb 10, 2018
3.42 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Feb 08, 2018
4.94 by whataschlitz from Wisconsin on Jan 21, 2018
3.65 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Dec 12, 2017
3.5 by ultrasrs from Illinois on Dec 08, 2017
4.41 by WLnF_BirdDog from Wisconsin on Nov 04, 2017
3.44 by Verasong from Illinois on Oct 29, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 12.83 (Including tax)/four pack ($ 0.269/oz) at Chalet Party Shoppe, Middlebury, IN.
Bottled Mar 2017. Store at 42 degrees. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester king snifter.
Aroma – chocolate and bourbon, but the bourbon is not overpowering.
Head – average (Maximum 3.8 cm, aggressive pour), light tan, average density, short retention, diminishing to a two mm ring and a partial layer.
Lacing – none.
Body – dark reddish-amber, clear.
Flavor – initially rather harsh bourbon which smooths into vanillin from the oak. The chocolate from the nose is not present. Malt is strictly in the background. However, when warmed in the mouth, the chocolate appears. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Actually a decent take on a brown ale. The partial bourbon barrel aging dispels some of the sweetness typical of brown ales. The lack of lacing is typical of BBA brews.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 4.

Sep 29, 2017
3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Sep 02, 2017
3.75 by heysuz from Indiana on Sep 02, 2017
3.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Jul 19, 2017
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jul 03, 2017
Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 919 ratings