Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown | Tyranena Brewing Company

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
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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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Ratings: 883 |  Reviews: 374
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Very clear muddy red brown in color. Okay head with good lacing. No trace of carbonation.

S - Very sweet malts that are highly pleasing for a brown ale. Just a hint of intrusive bourbon that adds to the sweetness. Not much wood or charred aroma and no hop presence.

T - Very bold and robust for a 6% beer. Starts off semi-sweet from the brown ale but then the bourbon blends in very softly and adds another dimension of complexity. Sweet vanilla flavors can be detected, pseudo toasted coconut and caramel detected by my palate. Very nice.

M/O - Body is a little light for me but carbonation is done well. Clears from the palate sort of quickly but leaves a dim bourbon flavor. Very easy to drink and a light sipper. I paid $2 for a 12oz bottle and hard to find something else as good for that price.

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Photo of Louski
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GORUM
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of stoutlover1978
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of stanale
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice brown pour with a large off-white head. Retention is quite good and the lacing is almost a solid wall on the glass.

S: A bit of toasted malt, a little toffee/caramel and creamy sweet vanilla. Very subtle smell.

T: Lots of nuts, toffee, molasses and caramel. Nice toasty malt, almost like pretzels. Some earthy bitterness and vanilla mixing with the nuts in the aftertaste. Touch of oak throughout.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is just about right. Smooth.

O: Not a bad brown ale. Quite nutty and toasty with just a hint of bourbon.

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Photo of devilben02
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chocolate brown color, with a decent beige head on top. The aroma is fairly common for a brown ale, with a lightly sweet and nutty malt base, some light milk chocolate characteristics, and only a slightest hint of the bourbon addition. The flavor is largely more of the same, but the bourbon contribution is much greater, especially as the beer warms, with a woodsy, smokey whiskey character that creeps into the flavor at first before overtaking the finish. The texture is a bit thin and watery and doesn't prop up the flavors like it should. Overall, this one is a pleasant, mild brown ale with a bit of a twist that is interesting enough to make you want to try it the first time, but it is not so interesting to want go back again often.

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Photo of bishocr
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extra sent to me by Dave, thanks! 12 ounce bottle poured into a DFH signature glass.

A: Deep brown/mahogany, almost Cola colored body with an off-white one finger head. The dissipation was rapid and the lacing is somewhat sporadic on the walls. Thin retention ring with nothing in the center.

S: Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, nuts, oak and bourbon towards the back. It has all the traditional qualities for the style, but the woodiness and slight sweet bourbon notes give this an entirely new (and refreshing) dimension.

T: Starts off like any typical Brown Ale would, slightly sweet and malty with some roasted qualities. Nuts and molasses are midway, and then a faint sweet bourbon comes in on the back end. The oak comes through too, leaving a trail well into the finish.

M: Carbonation is good, a little high but that's not atypical for a standard Brown at this ABV point. Sweet in the linger without any dryness.

I really am not a fan of most Brown Ales but having a portion aged in bourbon barrels took this to another level. It was just enough to give it some depth of flavor without going overboard into a bourbon-bomb; not that there is anything wrong with that but for this beer it worked well not to.

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Photo of KC9LDB
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of davesway10
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Crstumpf
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jakea
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint. Bottling date 12.20.11.

Look- Pours a rosy medium brown topped with three fingers of loose, frothy, off-white foam. Head fell fairly quickly in a lopsided way to a thin film, leaving a moderate amount of sticky lacing.

Smell- Interesting gingerbread/pizza-dough mixture with the faintest hints of cocoa and citrus. It really has a spicy yeasty aroma that I would associate with light Belgians. Interesting.

Taste- Cola, light coffee, and semi-sweet cocoa take turns at bat, with some maple thrown in for fun. Lighter graham cracker and biscuit come out in the middle, which I actually quite like. Bourbon is there, but comes across as a back-of-the-mouth tannic/oaky twang towards the end rather than anything overt. Aftertaste is fairly nondescript medium malt, with a lingering touch of bitterness as well as a distinct mineral character. It's got the complexity I'd expect from a barrel-aged brew, but the flavors are all fairly subdued.

Mouthfeel- Drinks something like what I imagine flat cola mixed with antacid tablets would be like. Lightly syrupy at first, presents a light to medium body with a similarly described dose of carbonation. Quickly turns chalky, drying, and mildly astringent. I'm not sure if it's the water they use or the bourbon casking showing itself, but the cotton ball feeling is strong and builds as the brew goes down. I don't think I'd want to drink more than one of these without some serious interim rehydration.

Overall- It's alright, and worth trying, but I had a tough time finishing the 12 oz., and I don't think I'd try it again. Flavor-wise, it's actually quite good, but if you're looking for a brown with a rich bourbon palate, I'd look elsewhere.

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Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of zeledonia
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 17 Feb 2011. Older than I'd like it to be, but it's partially barrel-aged, so I expect it to hold up more than a typical brown.

Pours a rather dark reddish brown. Light behind it reveals that it's clear, and has some nice carbonation, but also a bunch of little floaties - weird. One finger of light tan head, fades fast but leaves good lacing. Not a fan of the floaties in a beer like this.

Smell is good - malty and sugary, with a hint of bourbon. I like the barrel presence here - it fills in the gaps, without being nose-burning potent.

Taste feels less balanced. It has a slight sharpness that overpowers the rest of the beer. I think it needs more robust malt flavors to hold up to the bourbon. Not bad, but I'd like more brown ale and less whiskey. I have to search for the malts under the earthy char-smoke flavors.

Mouthfeel is good but unremarkable. Medium body with a load of stickiness, but enough carbonation to carry it lightly.

An interesting take on a brown ale. It's a little boozy for my tastes - I think the bourbon overpowers the rest of the beer. But it's pretty good despite that.

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 57.4% out of 100 with 883 ratings
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