Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown | Tyranena Brewing Company

Rocky's Revenge Bourbon BrownRocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
884 Ratings
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: 884 |  Reviews: 375
Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of I2uss
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kort27
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Dankbeers619
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Agold
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Pellinore1
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of shuajw
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of lurpy1
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a wood grain brown with a little bit of head on top. The smell is predominantly bourbon, vanilla, malt. Great flavors, a little muted though. With a bolder introduction, could be great. Taste brings with it more pronounced bourbon, especially when warmed, along with a little bit of nuttiness. Could have benefitted from a bit more carbonation, but Rocky's Revenge is nicely thick.

All in all, heartbreakingly close to great, but still pretty darn good.

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Photo of TCMike
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light mahogany color, and produced a 1 finger beige head.

The smell was of caramel, malt, and biscuit.

The taste was semi-sweet, with caramel, a hint of bourbon, and a very slight hop taste on the end.

This is a very drinkable beer. Not a great one, but a good one.

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Photo of codsmith
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours very dark brown with a hint of crimson. Very slight thin light brown head that seems to lace the glass with a decent amount of creamy foam

S: It has a nice deep and smooth bourbon nose, but nothing over done and with a solid grain backbone that is noticeable and balanced

T: Taste is a lot like the smell. Very smooth and sweet bourbon notes that mix nicely with the grain and hops.

M: light-to-medium body, very smooth, and carbonation is at the correct level for this style to really allow the flavor to come through

O: Very nicely done, balanced and a bourbon drinkers best friend.

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Photo of Khazadum
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Easy head generation, giant bubbles cascade up from the cola colored body. It definitely is clear and should be given props for having light pass through, but docked for having a head that is medium to low retention. Good lacing of off-tan colors give me the impression that there is more than meets the eye... they cling on for dear life.

S- Not much going on here. Very, very faint vanilla oak character, a sharp astringency of paper products follows before that. What could be a malty body lies in wait, musty at times like a bathroom. Wish it actually had a nutty or bourbon character to speak of here.

T- First notes to portray themselves are malty, light sweetness. Transitions into a sharpness and bready nature that is more cellulose and less yeasty goodness than I want. Finish is grainy, mildly sweet, mostly bread. Its a sweetness like caramel syrup, but diluted out. After repeated consumption I'm finding a burst of nutty character. Like a handful of mixed nuts, that finishing combination of flavors right after the opening carbonation settles.

M- Crisp, bitingly so right off the cuff. Lingering nature, sticky flavors that I don't want and thin flavors that I do want. Full body at least and very creamy.

When I buy a bourbon barrel brown ale, guess what I want? Not this fucking beer.

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Photo of Franz4
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- nice dark burn sienna brown, off white head settles to nothing quickly.

S- malty, nutty, and bready on the nose, just slightly musty

T- toasted grains, some nuttiness--almonds, mustiness comes through as well. If you serve this cold the bourbon is nowhere to be found, as the beer warms you get more hints of a mild bourbon flavor.

M- carbonation is good, weight is nice for the style, well done here.

O- This is a nice, basically average beer, glad I was able to try it, wish I could try more from the brewery, as it is I need to rely on traveling friends to bring more my way.

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3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with minimal head and retention. Smell is mostly nuts with some roasted notes and just a hint of bourbon. Mouthfeel is creamy and mildly thick, mild carbonation although I don't know how old the bottle is. Taste is roasted nuts followed by a very subtle bourbon sweetness. I really like the balance on this. Finishes fairly dry and sweet with some hop bitterness. Overall, interesting brown ale concept executed well. Would drink this again.

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Photo of BennyL1
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Thorpe429 for the bottle. Bottled on 10/26/10. I've had this one for a while, probably should have had it a bit fresher. But here we go anyways.

Pours a good looking deep chestnut color. Small off white head with a bit of lacing.

Decent aroma showcasing some nuts and hints of bourbon. Maybe some cocoa in there too.

Taste is very pleasing. Smooth, mellow bourbon goes along nicely with some nuttiness and caramel. Even with a year on it, flavors are still fairly pronounced.

Smooth, medium bodied with lower carbonation.

Probably should have had this fresher, but still good none the less.

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Photo of lstokes
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the UofC pub. Very rich dark brown with a beige head that faded quickly and the smell of, well, bourbon. The taste is nice--nutty, cocoa, dark roast and drying figs and wood, all with a smooth undertow of bourbon. It's smooth and silky and the bourbon is obviously present without being overdone.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recently this has become one of my "go-to beers" that I keep readily stocked. Bourbon aged beers have become a trend, so bonus points go to this one for its accessability.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, Rocky is a dark brown with a verly slight foamy head. The aroma gives an immediate hint of bourbon with the sours hints of a brown ale. The initial taste is a perfect blend of brown ale balanced with hints of bourbon aging. The bourbon is not overpowering. The oakiness stays in the aftertaste with a slight sourness. The mouthfeel is thick for a brown ale. It coats the tongue allowing the taste to stay in your mouth for a while. The complexity of the taste makes it obvious that this is not a mass produced beer.

This beer makes an excellent intro for those getting into the bourbon aged beer trend. It is not an overwhelming bourbon flavor, but it is accessible and very tasty.

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type : 12oz. Bottle poured into snifter

Appearance : amber brown in color. Excellent lacing with a long lasting head

Smell : subtle malt aromas and subtle bourbon notes

Taste : not any huge bourbon flavors is a very pleasant beer though. It has a nice malt sweetness

Mouthfeel : medium bodied beer with good carbonation. It has a nice long lasting aftertaste

Overall : this was a good beer overall. I would definitely would like to have another one

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Photo of SkitzIrish3
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rocky's Revenge pours very dark brown with a very appealing two fingers of thick, creamy head.

Pronounced bourbon smell instantly, along with light chocolate and mild floral hop aromas.

First taste is smooth and has a light bourbon in the middle of huge chocolate flavor. Some vanilla sneaks in there after a while, bringing an intriguing combination of chocolate and vanilla. Floral, even slightly citrusy hops along with the lingering bourbon and a very subtle presence of alcohol spice up and balance the combination, and leave the palate dry upon the finish.

While certainly not perfect, Rocky's Revenge is an enjoyable, medium-bodied beer that is smooth, drinkable, and complex enough for the palate to appreciate. A brew I will enjoy again.

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Photo of Klym
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mega-cheers to klikger for the bottle and the surly pint glass I drink from!

On the pour and smell I wasn't so interested in this beer. It looked a little placid and flattish, and the smell was very much a generic-brown smell with a slight kick. The taste though, packed a pleasant surprise. A nicely concentrated generic brown taste profile makes up the core but there's a great bourbon aspect and an unexpected floralness to the beer. Very sessionable with strong, unusual, and well-integrated flavors. Would knock out a six pack of this pretty easily and very happily.

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Photo of tvv375ia
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-clear chestnut brown with less than1/4" head that vanished quickly with no lacing

S-when first opened I got a lot of bourbon smell but after about 5-10 min in the glass the bourbon smell is gone and I smell vanilla

T-almost like the smell, at first I could taste bourbon and almost nothing else after sitting I have vanilla taste with malt and almost no bourbon

M-doesn't seem to have a lot of carbonation

O-for such a bourbon taste when I first opened the bottle I was amazed at how it disappeared after breathing for just a few minutes if you like the bourbon my advice is drink it quick

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Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 884 ratings
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