The Devil Made Me Do It! | Tyranena Brewing Company

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The Devil Made Me Do It!The Devil Made Me Do It!
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The Devil Made Me Do It!The Devil Made Me Do It!

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee beans used are a blend of Costa Rican and Sumatran from Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters in Watertown, Wi.

Added by Winter on 02-10-2007

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Ratings: 714 |  Reviews: 279
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of DaPeculiarDane during the 2nd CTA pub crawl. Pours into my glass a deep black that hardly lets any light through except for a bit of dark brown on the edges. A half inch of light tan head tops it off. Aromas rush at me with smoky, roasted coffee well in the forefront. Chocolate is present as well as some rich dark malts.

First sip brings a super smooth rush of roasted dark malts enveloped in coffee beans. Somewhat smoky with a wonderful slightly oily slickness from the oatmeal. Chocolate and light vanilla notes mix in on the way down. It finishes off slightly dry with a lingering brewed black coffee flavor. Quite a tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a good steady carbonation. Rolls across the palate with ease. This is a tasty coffee porter for sure, the oatmeal adds a nice slickness. I wish I had more than this one bottle. Another tasty brew in the Brewers Gone Wild series from Tyranena. Just another reason to visit Wisconsin!!

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Photo of nayelurena
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Perfect beer, it took me back to a Sunday morning whit freshly brewed coffee.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours into my snifter an imposing obsidian with a thick brown head. Crown slowly descends to a thin soap skim with a ring around the glass.

Strong aroma of fresh coffee with hints of vanilla, strawberries, cane sugar, and just a touch of hazelnut.

Tastes like a very nice cup of coffee sweetened with stevia. Fruity center, sweet and wet on the palate with a nice chocolate/coffee/oatmeal bitter finish that lingers and lingers. Very bitter after feel/taste. Superb feel. Light bodied, almost tangy with a carbonation bite that can’t be beaten. Trace amounts of booze. Feels pretty strong but the ABV is well hidden for the most part.

Through and through a fine beer and a great addition to the Brewer’s Gone Wild Series.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tjk135
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bold coffe flavor with a hint of chocolate.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgoodship
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on my Steve's Liquors "make a 6" extravaganza the last time I visited Madison.

A: Almost black. Some small carbonation bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. Pretty dense stuff. A little ruby red coming through on the edges against the light. Delivered a small tan colored, bubbly head. No lacing to speak of.

S: Some porter sourness and graininess. Just not getting a read on much coffee. As it warmed up, there is a little more coffee and dark fruit but still pretty subtle.

T: First taste was a subtle grainy flavor, followed by a substantial coffee, possibly a little hop and that takes you into a very bitter coffee finish. The aftertaste is oaty, nutty and dry coffee with a hint of cocoa. As it warmed, I started to taste a touch of alcohol but the cocoa comes in on the finish making this just sublime.

M: Medium body. Feels nice and creamy and round. The carbonation is low but there is just enough there to keep it lively.

D: Really nice but it felt like it was missing some backbone. Beyond the nit picking though, I'd love to have more of this. I think it would grow on me even more. Very enjoyable.

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pure black body. Quarter inch of light brown head. Reduced to only a skim layer of bubbles though with a ring around the glass. Not really any lacing.

Aroma is strong with dark chocolate, dry coffee grounds, toffee, a little charred wood and a slightest touch of caramel.

Taste is much the same as the aroma. I wouldn't describe it any differently really except that the oatmeal "graininess"/astringincy comes out. A bit of earthy hops as well. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is fairly full. A little carbonation adds a touch of tingle on the tongue. Coats the mouthwell. Has a bit of a dry finish.

A very nice beer, no doubt. Lots of nice stouty/porter flavors. I'd love to have this more often. I like the dark charred characteristics and the coffee is in the right proportion. A must try for dark beer lovers.

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Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ROBORB
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice at room temperature this beer left a very small head. It smells of strong coffee and oatmeal. There is still lacing after the first few sips. It tastes first of strong coffee followed by roasted malts and oatmeal. This is a great beer but I wish it was a little thicker in body. It has a clean medium carbonation and makes for a wonderful session beer. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jayman931
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a "Raise Your Pints Mississippi" snifter. Only the best for my beer!

Appearance- Dark and opaque. No light coming through it at all. Black Gold

Smell-Lots of Chocolate...backed up by a nice coffee scent....waiting a bit to let it warm up a cold at the moment....

Smell Part Deux-Smells have calmed down alittle but it still is a very good dark beer which I love drinking on a winter night.

The beer is waaayyyy better than the Bowl Game I am watching.... Kent St vs Arkansas is this the 2nd to last bowl game? Anyways...The beer should alwasys be better than the game!

Taste-Nice....just like the smell....nice cocoa taste finishing with coffe....little bitterness due to the coffee and cocoa. Not getting much of the it is a Imperial Oatmeal Porter. Still it is very good.

Mouthfeel- I like it....I would say its medium. Might be heavy to some. For those of you who have had FFF Baller Stout it would be a light mouth feel...but the mouthfeel suites this beer perfectly. I actually just bumped my rating of Mouthfeel up to 4.5

Overall: Would buy this beer again in an instant. Very Solid. As far as Porters go I think it is well above average.


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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of play36
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rsquared59
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black in color with no light penetration. A quarter inch of khaki colored head sits on top. Brussels lacing. Intense aroma of bitter roasted coffee is present. The flavor is intensely bitter dark coffee and dark malt. The mouth is thick,oily,and viscous.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of tan head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A roasty and creamy dark malt driven aroma with big hints of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with good hints of coffee beans, dark chocolate, toast, smoke, oats, biscuit, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses, vanilla, and cream. Subtle hints of dark fruit with some cherry and raisin. A very solid smell.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a roasty and creamy dark malt driven taste with big notes of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with upfront notes of coffee beans and dark chocolate along with some oats, smoke, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet taste of molasses and some creamy vanilla notes. Light dark fruit undertones of fig and cherry. Subtle earthy hops. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and pretty drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A very good take on a coffee beer. Big coffee and chocolate flavor with a nice creaminess.

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