Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown | Tyranena Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Winter on 11-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,341
Reviews:
376
Ratings:
895
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
3.36
 
 
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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tourdot
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryan011235
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 8/8/12

Chestnut brown at the stem, gradually blending to a darker brown higher up in the glass. The color is antiquated and quite striking. One thumb head doesn't last too long, leaving a squat layer of foam. A few strands of lace up top develop into thick swaths farther down.

Pleasant aroma of dark baked breads, nuts, spice and an underlying earthiness. Aside from wisps of vanilla, I'm not picking out much of the barrel aged portion (probably a good thing). The taste is snappier than the aroma, but it's a nice progression from one to the other. While there's still a decent showing of dry bread, there is a concise fruit twang in the mid-section and a mild raking of hops. From there, nuances of the barrel emerge - charred oak and subtle bourbon. The feel is a hurried medium, made so by lively, robust carbonation. Hmm. The carbonation actually works pretty well here.

Rocky's Revenge is a refreshing surprise. Brown ales are far from my go to style, but I like to drink them from time to time; this one seemed interesting, so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did. I think the portion-aged is key with this one; the barrel adds depth and integrated layers.

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Photo of n2185
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a murky brown with not even half a finger of tan head that immediately dissipates with no lacing.

S: vanilla, caramel, and oak on the nose with some oxidized notes as well. Not for sure how old the bottle is.

T: vanilla, oak, and caramel here as well with slight bourbon notes following. The finish is sweet and a little bready.

M: medium body with low carbonation, this beer is a bit watery.

O: an alright beer overall, tbough nothing apecial. It's a bit too simplistic and undercarbonated.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Etan
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Skylark, Chicago.

A: Amber brown, off-white head.

S: Sweetish amber malt - brown bread, a bit of bourbon.

T: Caramel, whole wheat bread, slight bourbon kick and sweetness. A bit of cinnamon, very nutty but in a flat sort of way.

M: Tingly carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: The bourbon level reached with the partial blend was good, but I didn't really like the beer itself too much. Sort of a flat brown.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Pours out darker (yet still transparent) mahogany with a rapidly dispersing single finger head and no real lacing to speak of.

S. I can pick out the aroma of chocolate bars with peanuts and marzipan as well as a mildly toasted breadiness underneath the mild bourbon / vanilla / coconut tones.

T,M. The flavor has a more mild bourbon level than the nose would indicate. Dry caramel malt and nuts get joined up with the gentle bourbon tones and some milk chocolate tones with the finish allowing the nutty tones to dance on the palate nearly solo long after the bourbon has faded out. Body is somewhat thinner and spritzier than expected, carbonation is slightly sluggish for the flavors.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 895 ratings