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 paco1029384756
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark ruby color with a short off white head and decent lacing.

Scent of brow sugar, a hint of cinnamon, and a bit of bourbon and oak.

Taste of brown sugar, some bourbon and malts. Some fruits come in for a bit as well as some oak. Watery as well, falls short of what I expected.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, unimpressive.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

For a beer that is partially aged in bourbon barrels, this beer is quite gentle and mild, but I like this approachability...I thought it to be pretty good.

Appearance was pretty typical for a brown ale. It was a red-brown color that was clear, and pretty foamy. Aroma was crisp and slightly sweet and caramel-y. Flavor was a bit metallic but also roasty caramel. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean that's a bit thin but not inconsistent with other good brown ales. Very drinkable for a barrel aged beer.

I'd recommend this beer.

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Photo of SkinniePost
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of rtepiak
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours is amber with a off amber yellow head. an odor of caramel sweet vanilla and molasses. not particularly sweet but a very broad and one dimensional vanilla flavor. a nice vanilla none the less. surprisingly consistent for the alcohol content. bottle states "a portion of the beer is aged in bourbon cask". the malt mellowed out the heat of the bourbon well. a well balenced brew that doesn't forward a complex palate for whiskey lovers. this beer is simple but quite enjoyable. subtle nice and a bright autumn style. not particularly sour at this one either.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured brown in color but very thin and almost transparent around the edges. Not much of a head, but the head that did form quickly disippitated leaving a thing filmy ring around the edge. Nice and shiny. Alas, no lacing.

Nose was slightly metallic tasting with some strong bourbon tones. I was able to pull out some slight floral tones.

Flavor is first and foremost full of bourbon. Hardly my favorite hard liquor so I find it a bit repulsive. Water flavors then rise up and I really struggle to find any malts. Some hoppiness towards the back end. As an example of the style this beer is lacking. For uniqueness it is interesting though. But the beer flavors are lacking.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit dry (kind of like licking a two by four). There is a bit of an alcohol burn but I think that might be a mental glitch thanks to the bourbon flavor trying to trick me.

Tough to swallow this beer.

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Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjanega08
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= pours a lighter brown color with amber highlights and a small head that falls fast and leaves no lacing on it..
S= like any other brown ale... really basic I guess. I get just the smallest touch of the bourbon but not much at all.
T= now the bourban comes through a lot more. Vanilla and tons of wood. You really get a lot of wood with this beer. The finish is pure vanilla flavor the brown ale portion is pretty basic but I enjoy the barrel adding complexity.
M= pretty good for a brown. A little light but still smooth. The bourbon is really really smooth in this one.
D= pretty good. Based on the apperance and smell I figured I woulda hated this one but the taste is phenomonal.

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Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
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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Photo of Etan
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of firkingroovin
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TooGood
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly reddish brown with about 1/2 inch head, nice lacing. Smell is a muted caramel with hints of vanilla and just the slightest bourbon. Taste is very Scottish ale like, not much bourbon at all (which I like). Overall I really enjoy this beer, it is smooth with subtle flavors that make it immensely drinkable.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz stubby to a pint glass the liquid is brown with very good carbonation. The head is 3 fingers bark tan and leaves nice lace.

The smell is dark roasted malt, with all the small complexities of fine bourbon too boot.

The taste follows very nicely. The roasty toastiness of the malt hits you first then the bourbon oak barrel, What a nice brew to sip.

The mouthfeel is good better then medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is excellent, This is another one of those beers you just can't set down.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

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Photo of Benish
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured a dark brown with a tint of burnt red.
Aroma: starts out with a hint of bourbon. It's not subtle but not excessive. You know it's there. Then the malty sweetness, kind of like some baked sweet bread.
Taste: the light bourbon comes up first. Then the malty sweetness comes through. Slightly bready with brown sugar. The mild bourbon persists till the finish with a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium-bodied and smooth.
Overall: love the bourbon in this beer. It's there but doesn't overpower. One of those beer where you could pour another.

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Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Sort of the color of caramel. Like a rootbeer but with a bit more yellow. Definately some haze going on, non filtered. The head is a light beige made up of medium sized bubbles.

S: Bourbon for sure. Also some brown sugar, almonds and eggo's.

T: Very astringent bourbon with strong grain characteristics. Bourbon masks most any other flavors until the aftertaste. Very oakey with some overwhelmed nutty notes. Finishes with flashes of vanilla and hits of alcohol.

M: Sort of thin and fizzy.

D: This beer was unbalanced and could have been much better. Certainly not bad though, I

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

Photo of Blakaeris
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark red-brown with a slight head and cola highlights.

Aroma is caramel and toffee with a touch of molasses and soy sauce.

Taste is initially caramel malt and toffee, with a very strong metallic character. Hints of light fruit and a touch of chocolate. Finishes with a vanilla oak quality and only the slightest hint of bourbon.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

Overall, worth a try. Flavors really seem to change as it warms.

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Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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