Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Winter on 11-13-2004

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Photo of JamesMN
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 3/17/13.

Appearance: Hazy medium brown with a thin light tan head.

Aroma: Typical toasty malts with a touch of grassy hops. Touch of hazelnut coffee.

Taste: Starts with a grassy hop character like in the aroma. It brings a nice lightness to the palate while being complimented beneath by very lightly toasted amber and caramel flavors. Finish gives richer caramel and a very slight bourbon flavor. Rocky's Revenge is only partially aged in bourbon barrels so the oaky bourbon flavor is understandably faint. The aftertaste is the most flavorful part of the experience, giving lots of nutty malt flavor and some hints of coffee and bourbon. All in all it seems a tad on the light side for a 6% ABV beer but not hugely so.

Mouthfeel: Closer to thin than medium in body with excessive carbonation. Fairly drinkable and probably sessionable for fans of the style.

Final Thoughts: Yet another interesting beer from a brewery I'm just beginning to discover. Tyranena never ceases to intrigue with their offerings. Would I drink it again? Maybe on-tap.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dbossman
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark copper hue with a thin half-inch head but steady head and okay lacing

S: Lots of bready, toffee, and caramel malts but pretty simple and subdued all around; perhaps a hint of bourbon but that may just be an effect of the power of suggestion

T: The bourbon is actually prevalent in the flavors and really plays well off the slightly sweet bready malts; really quite balanced and tasty

F: Creamy, medium body that is even slightly chewy on the finish

O: A subtle bourbon beer and one that's perfect for enjoying a couple of pints of--which is different for a bourbon-forward beer; the flavors complement each other nicely--nice beer

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a snifter from a 12 oz bottle on August 1, 2013. This is a beer I revisit at least once a year because the barrel aging process yields slightly different results from batch to batch. Recommended.

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Photo of TheSSG
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a huge, dense, off-white head that has great persistence. Initial aroma is floral hops with a distinct wood and oak notes; bright and floral as the head settles. Deep burnt umber color. Starts with a nice mix of toasted malt, floral hops, and bitterness. Good amount of metallic as things mellow, then notes of oak and wood come forward from the shadows. Finish is metallic hops and toasted malt with lingering complexity of oak wood.

There are some really great things going on here, but there's also just too much of a metallic presence coming in and out to allow this to reach its full potential. If the metallic aspect were gone, this would get a score bump of a full point.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ShawneeIrish
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Rocky's Revenge pours a brownish color with a small lacing head. Their is a oaky aroma, with a nice malty backbone, and hints of coffee. The taste has a nice malty backbone, with hints of oak, and coffee. Nice full flavors, just a weak carbonation. Overall a nice flavorful brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 881 ratings.
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