Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company

Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterWho's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
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Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #34
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,722
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.51%
Reviews:
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Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterWho's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
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flagmantho from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark, murky brown hue with a finger of creamy tan foam atop. A very attractive beer indeed!

Smell: very malty aroma with a lot of bourbon character. The bourbon brings with it some vanilla, which works well. I like it, even if it does feel a bit sweet.

Taste: quite sweet, with plenty of barrel character of vanilla and oak. The bourbon comes through big time in this one. For my money, it outshines the porter a little bit, which is a shame; still, it's a good bourbon-ey beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. It's quite smooth.

Overall: I like this beer a lot. The barrel/bourbon character could probably be toned down a notch for my taste, but overall it's a very well-crafted and interesting beer. Good stuff!

May 31, 2018
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that builds slowly, leaving good lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, cocoa and a little graham cracker. Flavor is mild dark toasted malt, cocoa and milk chocolate and bourbon with a little vanilla tempering the lingering bourbon in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess and silky mouth feel. It's been a while since I had a moderate ABV bourbon porter or stout, but I have to say that this stands up well to its bigger siblings. The malt is non assertive, but holds up to the distinct bourbon barrel character. Nice mixed chocolate flavors add to the interest. This was a Wisconsin brewery that I have heard about for years and it's great to finally try something from them. This shows why Tyranena is so well respected. It's nice to have a porter that's not massive, but still full flavored and so well balanced. This is a pleasure to drink. I'd get this regularly if it was available here.

Mar 25, 2018
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I usually manage to have a few of these chillin in the cellar between trade extras, stuff I buy when in Wisconsin and shit elrogish brings out from his or his Dad's Wisconsin time. This one pours black and brown, leaning slightly 60/40 black. Brown head, soft, 2/3". Aroma of mostly chocolate malt, the barrel is on the slight end of the spectrum, not a heavy presence A little bit of roasted malt.

Taste is nice because this stays true to its porter roots moreso than going into double imperial stout sludge factory territory. There is a light chocolate malt/cocao presence to it. The barrel aging is probably around the 100 day range. I can appreciate it, because in a 12oz bottle this is an easy to finish solo barrel project. Slight vanilla and caramel edge, and appropriate level of carbonation. It leans slightly sweet, but not exactly up there into dessert beer territory either.
Good price means I wouldn't hesitate dropping the cash on a 4 pack or single bottle if I saw it.

Feb 07, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker cola brown body, not quite pitch black; one finger thick offwhite head, good retention, medium collar, touch of lacing. Smell is bourbon, a bit of sweet milk chocolate, touch of cocoa and fudge, toasted grains, light oak, a bit of earth and touch of sweet whiskey. Flavour is quite nice; milk chocolate mixed in with moderate whiskey flavour and heat, a bit of oak, light cocoa, vanilla and a good bit of toasted malts. Nice toasted character, that isn't quite roasted if that makes sense. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, good carbonation, smooth and creamy. Mild toasted grain and cocoa bitterness on the backend. Really nice barrel aged porter; good body and base to stand up to the barrel aging, which itself imparts a really nice barrel character as well.

Feb 06, 2018
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kbwalters from Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a libby stout glass.
Look = 3.75 Pours deep brown into an opaque, light layer of dark brown head that fades instantly to a ring. Medium lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Mild coffee, some roast, mild bourbon and oak, dark fruity cherry too.
Taste = 4.0 Mild coffee and chocolate notes lead the way, light roast, dark fruit notes, bourbon, vanilla and oak notes also. Lots of mild flavors but nothing dominates, overall low bitterness.
Feel = 4.0 Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, a little smooth and a little creamy.
Drinkability = 4.5
Overall = 4.0125 Mild bourbon hit combined with the lighter porter feel makes this one a pretty good choice for an easier drinking BB beer that still delivers all the flavors you’re looking for.

Nov 04, 2015
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mjpolzin from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tyranena has really upped their game in the last year. First time having this one as I never grabbed previous releases. Smooth chocolate and subtle bourbon are the highlights of this one. Very delicious.

Sep 29, 2015
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uvachief from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a chilled 12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours pitch dark black. Zero head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Tastes the same. Bourbon is subtle and well hidden. Dark fruits like cherries. One of THE bests porters I have ever drank. Smooth and delicious. Extremely well balanced. I just taste chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Just love it.

Apr 25, 2015
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homebrew311 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is pitch black with tan velvety head, nice lacing, decent head retention. Nose starts with some dark berries, cherries, and chocolate. Notes of vanilla and mellow bourbon come to the surface at the end. The taste is smooth and fruity up front which is integrated well with notes of dark chocolate. Vanilla rounds it out and makes for a nice smooth and well balanced flavor. Mouthfeel is bit on the light side with mellow carbonation. Overall, a well balanced and tasty brew.

Nov 09, 2013
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CaptCleveland from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle received as an extra from maximum12, one of the best traders and all around awesome BAs.

Bottled 11/2012; poured into snifter. Opaque, black elixir, thin tan rim, scattered lacing.

Wonderful aroma of vanilla, bourbon, light burnt malt.

There's a lot mixed in here: the malt and hops duel over the nice bourbon backing, with a hop, bitterness balanced by the vanilla finish.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth bittered backing.

Really well constructed brew. Can't believe this would be any better fresh.

Nov 06, 2013
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Sarlacc83 from Oregon

3.32/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from Todd. Thanks!

A: Dark mahogany pour with a very thin ring of light mocha colored head. A decent amount of legs on this one.

N: A very intense espresso rises up from the nose. There's some vanilla, and caramel, but it's more roasted coffee. Chocolate underpins this, and there's some blackberry and cherry, but it's not a rich bouquet of smells.

T: Sweet and roasty with a slight bitterness. There's a slight oaken sourness (not infected, just that kind of 'sharpness'). Bourbon runs through this, but it's missing an extra dimension.

M: On the lighter side given how big it is. Still a medium bodied beer, but I expect a more burly malt character to slosh around on the tongue.

O: A solid beer, and I'm glad to have tried it. Works well as a day to day drinker, but I'd appreciate more dimension throughout because it seems more like a porter and a half than an imperial porter.

Jul 08, 2013
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black without much of a head. A few solitary islands on the surface. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbony as hell. Lots of the liquor. Chocolate and some fudginess.

Taste - Still really bourbony. Raw bourbon flavor. Fudgy chocolate. Roasty. Hot finish.

Mouthfeel - Not really thick, as I'd expect from a porter. The slightest bit too thin for the barrel.

Overall - Tasty, but tons of bourbon. Bourbon is the best part, but the beer has just enough to stand up to the barrel.

Apr 30, 2013
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jmarsh123 from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours jet black with a small beige head receding to a wisp. Great lacing all down the glass.

Sweet sweet vanilla on the nose. Big barrel presence. Vanilla and bourbon with chocolate, marshmellow and good roasty malts. Vanilla is definitely stronger than the light detectable bourbon as far as the barrel though especially as it warms.

Huge flavor to match then surpass the nose. Rich milk chocolate up front. Loads of vanilla again. This is a total vanilla bomb although the roasted malts and cocoa like bitterness restrain it was being sweet. There is noticable bourbon, but it's very well integrated and doesn't overpower the more nuanced flavors. Incredibly balanced and delicious.

Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Smooth rich and creamy. Low but present carbonation. A light booze presence, but hardly detectable and well blended.

This is hands down one of the best beers I've had in a long time. I wish I would've traded for a 4 pack of this instead of Fifteen. So good.

Mar 15, 2013
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kojevergas from Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with stylish appealing orange label and branded pressure cap* served into a taster glass in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Acquired from the very gracious Duff27 in a trade. Expectations are through the roof; a trusted friend told me this was amazing stuff. This is my first beer from Tyranena. "Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels." No ABV listed.

*Looking at the neck after I opened it, this might have been a screw-top. Whoops.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with Swiss chocolate.

A: Pours a lovely 1.5 finger rich tan colour head of great cream and thickness and very good retention (5+ minutes) for what I assume is a high ABV. Body colour is a dark solid cola-black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Opaque. I love the soft cream of the head. It's quite an appealing appearance all around. I can't wait to try it.

Sm: Vanilla forward - it comes off as actual vanilla bean, not some vanillicin flavour extract added or anything artificial like that. Chocolate. Oak. Bourbon. Caramel. The notes are subtle and evocative; there's a richness here. It's everything I look for in a bourbon barrel aged beer, yet a bit muted. Cream. Balanced and very appealing. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Maybe light spice; anise perhaps? Some lovely buried roast. I don't get any coffee off the aroma per se. Hazelnut when I look for it (suggested on the label). Dark malts. I wish it were a bit stronger; it's a light to mild aroma. But it's near perfect for the style.

T: Wow. Lots of vanilla, but authentic vanilla as if from a bean. I like the vanilla notes here even better than those of Ballast Point's Victory At Sea. Milk chocolate, marshmallow. Rich and perfectly balanced. No alcohol or heat here. Any roast is well buried. I don't get any coffee. Light hazelnut. The oak isn't quite as prominent or toasty as I'd like, but it's there lending a guiding woody tone to the whole beer and giving it a clear focus. Caramel. Cocoa. Maybe a hint of fudge. Light light subtle fig - that's incredibly well done. Dark malts are seamlessly integrated here. It's subtly executed and well put together; maybe it's not as complex as other imperial porters and stouts, but damn is it well done. Bourbon barrel aging is masterfully done here; these guys know what they're doing.

I do get some warmth in the stomach as I drink, but I'd call it pleasant. There's zero alcohol or heat in the flavour profile itself.

Constructively, the sweetness is just a touch too high; this one flirts with dessert beer territory. I'd like to see them tone down the sweetness just a biteen.

Mf: Silky smooth. Wet. Not at all too heavy or burdening on the palate; it's surprisingly light. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Really impressive. Carbonation is perfect. Soft. It's got a good feel to it that encourages me to come back. Plenty of body too. Wow.

Dr: Insanely drinkable for what I assert is a high ABV. It executes the idea of a bourbon barrel aged imperial porter almost perfectly. I really love this stuff. I'd definitely have it again. Hides its alcohol content very well. A surprisingly solid brew from Tyranena. I'll have to look out for more beers from this brewery; they clearly know what they're doing. I'd buy lots of this for personal consumption if I had the opportunity (and the cash). So glad I got to try this one; I owe it all to Duff27. I'd highly recommend trying this beer. I'll be recommending it to friends. This one gives Victory At Sea a serious run for its money; off memory I'd say this is better. A side by side would be a great idea for a tasting.

A-

Mar 11, 2013
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Beerandboards from New Mexico

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to a large wine glass

A - black, brown on the edges when held to the light. Very small amount of brown sugar colored head. Minimal lacing.

S - vanilla, chocolate, toasty malt, oak, some slight bourbon-y booze.

T - very nice. It tastes like my brain thinks a porter should taste. Milk chocolate, vanilla bourbon, hazelnut, sweet malts. Very very good porter.

M - thin, but not badly so. Low carbonation. Just a little sticky.

O - a great beer. Very well done barrel application. Home run of a porter.

Mar 10, 2013
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thagr81us from South Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to StayWhatYouAre2 for sending me this one in a recent box! Served from bottle into a COAST Willi. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger dark tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cream, sugar, milk chocolate, wood, vanilla, and subtle sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, wood, milk chocolate, subtle dark chocolate, cream, and very subtle sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This brew gave me high hopes going into it as I have thoroughly enjoyed some of these offerings from them in the past. This one did not disappoint. What I found was a really well rounded porter with an added touch of a bourbon barrel that was integrated beautifully. I just wish this one had a little more of a thick mouthfeel to take it to a whole new level. Really well done guys and I can’t wait to try more things form this series in the future!

Jan 12, 2013
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Robbie for this bottle! Poured in to tulip.

A - Black with a 1/4" of light brown head.

S - Roast, bourbon, vanilla, oak and chocolate.

T - Barrel up front with bourbon, oak and sweet vanilla notes coming through. The base beer adds chocolate fudge and hint of coffee. Really good balance of the base beer and the barrel.

S - Medium body. Creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

Jan 05, 2013
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is opaque dark brown with a tight creamy brown head. Nose is heavy roast coffee, notes of bourbon and chocolate. Taste is bourbon up front, light wood, notes of dry chocolate and a touch of coffee rind, a bit charred in back. Body is thick and rich up front but thins a little and back, soft carbonation, becomes a touch sweet in finish.

Nov 29, 2012
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jegross2 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Who's Your Daddy? Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company out of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. This is the first time this beer has been brewed since 2006.
Score: 96

October 2012 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 11/28/12.

Appearance: Pours an ink black color with a finger-plus of beige foamy head that slowly recedes to a thin layer atop the glass. Awesome lacing sticks to the side of the glass like white on rice. 5/5

Smell: Chocolate, marshmallows, and a hint of coffee. Faint caramel and a light hoppiness too. There is not very much bourbon in the nose at all. There's a sweetness in the nose that reminds me of fresh 2011 Darkness in a good way. For whatever reason, the scent of a box of theater candy "malted milk balls" also comes to mind. As it warms, and maybe this is because I am crazy, I also get a faint note of cherry in the aroma as well. More chocolate comes out in the nose as the beer warms up. 4.5/5

Taste: The nose is substantially more nuanced and subtle than the taste. Milk chocolate and fig flavor followed by a wave of bold bourbon and a light vanilla flavor. There's some dark fruit and mild caramel flavor with residual bourbon. Most of the chocolate flavor is up front, but there is definitely some lingering cocoa-like residual in the aftertaste. There is a light alcohol warmth on the palate, but this is hardly boozy at all. Quite smooth, balanced and bold, with a light leaning towards sweet. There is a faint hint of coffee flavor towards back half too. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Just shy of full bodied with an incredibly silky and creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Balanced, but slightly sweet from the vanilla and bourbon characters. Very light alcohol warmth on the back of the palate. No booziness whatsoever. 4.5/5

Overall: What more could you ask for in an imperial porter? It's silky smooth, easy drinking and bold in flavor! Prost!

Recommendation: Seek a bottle of this out while you can. Only 120 cases were bottled.

Pairings: Mocha meltaway chocolate truffles.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack.

Nov 29, 2012
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Blessings upon the house of jverdo1 for picking this up & dropping it into my clutching hands at Darkness Day. I've been waiting a long, long time for a new Brewers Gone Wild! beer I haven't had, & I'm jazzed to have this one. 12 oz. stubby twist-top.

Poured into a generic, heavy tulip, this looks like a porter. The beer, not the footman. Black all the way through. The smell, oh, the bloody smell. Vanilla & fresh coffee, with a root-ball of sweet malts lays down a gorgeous track. I smell it for a good fifteen minutes. That is close to perfection.

Who's Your Daddy? makes me weep for the loss of the great Devil Over a Barrel, because I miss that beer like I miss my first black lab. First, this is a gulping beer. For those who've never had the pleasure to consume a gulping barrel-aged brew, well, here's your chance. The relatively low ABV & slightly thinner body of the porter work in its favor. The flavor? Glad you asked. Nothing stands out, the integration is outstanding. Lovely coffee, dried caramel, vanilla, a spoonful of real maple syrup, chocolate. Oh, & the bourbon. The bourbon in this beer is an absolute work of art that should be hanging on the wall; it only sneaks into the very finish, but builds into an almost burn in the back of the throat before subsiding. Oak ends it all.

This. Beer. Rocks. Certainly in the top 10, maybe the top 5 of new beers I've sampled this year. Just a splendidly crafted beer where everything works. More. Please.

Nov 16, 2012
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TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a minimal head and lacing. Smell is pretty mild initially but barrel notes come out when as it warms. The oak and bourbon is still pretty subtle; not sure if this is 100% aged or a blend. Tons of roasted malts coming through on the first sip. Some light coffee and vanilla coming in on the back end. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin for an imperial version but it is smooth. Very drinkable and over all well done.

Nov 11, 2012
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Incredible extra sent to me from Will (thanks man!). 12oz bottle split with the brothers, my portion into a Deschutes snifter:

A: Dark opaque brown with a good amount of light tan head and impressive lacing for a BA beer.

S: Good amounts of bourbon and oak and vanilla...caramel, chocolate, maybe even molasses/brown sugar as well. Hints of boozy notes from the barrels as well. BA Porter for sure...

T: Falls right in line with the nose, consistent bourbon notes that are a touch more boozy than sweet...bourbon-y vanilla and spirits, faint creamy oak, even a light touch of honey. Chocolate, brown sugar, and buried roasted notes with suggestion of espresso.

MF: Medium feel, alcohol does 'thin' the mouthfeel here. A touch hot.

O: Good barrel notes, this definitely feels more porter-ish than Imperial Stout. Thinner body than I'd prefer and still a touch boozy are my only complaints.

Nov 07, 2012
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle out of a 4-pack thanks to thebigredone. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a slightly translucent dark mahogany that appears opaque pitch black in the glass. A thin mocha brown head appears that slowly fades away and leaves nice layered lacing. Nice consistently rising small carbonation bubbles.

S- Bourbon balanced nicely with molasses, toffee, oak, vanilla, espresso, and malts. Extremely well balanced without the bourbon dominating too much, nice level of sweetness without being too sweet, above average aroma strength.

T- Bourbon, toffee, molasses, light espresso, some lightly roasted malts, vanilla, a sweet lingering aftertaste of toffee and espresso. Not as good as the smell, but still fantastic. Well balanced, rich and sweet without being overly so. Love the aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, very easy to drink, a little bit too much carbonation but otherwise great feel.

O- This is a fantastic BA Porter, easily one of the best I've had. Glad I got a 4-pack of this! Has a very nice sweetness to it that is well balanced with the bourbon and the oak from the barrels each imparting their own unique taste to better the beer. I definitely recommend this beer if you like porters and bourbon-barrel aged beers.

Nov 05, 2012
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RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From 10/15/12 Tasting Notes...

Poured from 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter. Served just slightly chilled.

A) Black brew with a small khaki head that settled to a thin collar. Light lacing and some legs.

S) Nice... A pleasant sweetness that consists of vanilla, caramel, and light brown sugar. There is some distant barrel cask to the aroma as well.

T) Matches the nose, with added elements such as light coffee, bourbon, a bit woody, and a little nutty too. Lots of flavors mingling together here quite nicely. The alcohol is well hidden.

M) A medium body with moderate carbonation. This was definitely lighter than I expected. Smooth and easy drinking for the most part. Good finish + aftertaste.

O) Really nice barrel aged effort from Tyranena. Very enjoyable... Perhaps my favorite offering from this fine brewery. Glad to recommend...

Oct 30, 2012
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Duff27 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Short lives mocha head on a brown bodied beer.

Vanilla goodness on the nose

Bourbon makes its presence felt but not overpowering like. Cool vanilla, some roastiness. Would guess at 10%abv.

Mouthfeel is medium with low but adequate carbonation.

Good vanilla BA stout. Vanilla is a tad on the sweet side but just a minor complaint. Recommended. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT!

Oct 20, 2012
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kawilliams81 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Small speckles and trails of lacing on the glass.

S- big chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Slight maple syrup also.

T- bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malts, some pine bitterness at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Has a fizziness at first but smooths out some.

O- very good BA porter. Not super complex but has nice aroma and flavors. Wish there was a little more body and creaminess.

Oct 19, 2012
Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 174 ratings