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
BA SCORE
95.2%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 165 ratings
Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterWho's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 03-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,399
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
165
Liked:
157
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
7.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of thagr81us
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!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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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.

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.2% out of 100 with 165 ratings
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