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

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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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Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 03-23-2006

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Ratings:
165
Reviews:
73
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
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147
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19
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Photo of homebrew311
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.32/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pk18
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Doodler
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of hopswap1
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of kojevergas
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of Beerandboards
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of FalconA
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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