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

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Added by Winter on 11-13-2004

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival

So anyways, thank this one quite a bit to erric (BA and Reddit) for a Bourbon barrel aged Tyranena that I can almost guarantee I will enjoy.

An aggressive pour yields a small fizzy head that fades at a med pace to nothing, over semi hazy maroon auburn molasses colored murky looking beer.

nose is actually kinda weird, like a Madeira steak sauce and V8 juice tomato like juice kinda... very weird! Then the typical malts, lots of brown malts, a little toasty with some caramel and molasses, a bit of barrel and woody esters with a little bourbon, the brown malts bring lots of molasses and syrupy like aromas that are what I think relate the weird Madeira and tomato like aromas.

Taste starts with more brown malts, lots of brown malts, bit syrupy, but tons of brown sugar, molasses, and some caramel toffee. Then quickly the bourbon kicks in with a light sweet bourbon flavor, and some barrel flavors. The bourbon adds an almost candy bourbon sauce like flavor. A hint of smoke in there as well. This really makes me think of a nice BBQ meat marinade. As it goes a bit of a juicy like malt flavor comes out, and brings a bit of dark fruits like raisin and date. It finishes drier with more of the lingering malts and light bourbon, and a bit of a bitter earthy hop taste comes out.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

So I've noticed a weird thing happens when you bourbon barrel age a lighter <8% beer. The bourbon seems to take on a new character that is not always great flavoring. This is interesting, but not great, not nearly what I expected it to be. Still tasty and drinkable, some nice bourbon characteristics, some weird ones too esp aroma, nice brown sugar and molasses, caramel, toffee, etc, a nice brown ale, but just too weird.

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12 oz into a Duvel tulip...should be interesting because American brown ales are definitely not a favorite of mine and I don't really like bourbon barrel beers. Appearance is a rich reddish brown with a goodly sized head. Tons of bourbon in the nose, but not sickly sweet like some beers that emerge from a bourbon barrel. Balanced. Lots of bourbon on the tongue too and a refreshing medium malt backbone. Mouthfeel is excellent. Recommended. Within the confines of the style, this is an excellent beer.

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