The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter | Tyranena Brewing Company

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal PorterThe Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal 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:
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
696
Reviews:
278
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
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215
Gots:
74
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For my 700th beer (not counting dupes), I saved this one for the occasion. It is worthy...

Appearance - I started pouring this into a tasting glass and didn't see much head forming. SO, I went a bit rougher on the pour and noticed the start of the volcano...uh-oh. I stopped pouring with room to spare in the glass but the foam was rising with momentum. To prevent a mess, well, I had to do the right thing and take in a fat mouthful of foam. I'll get to that part in a minute, but as for the beer, it is almost completely dark except for some burgundy touches at the bottom edge of the glass. The huge mocha cap settles down, looking like melted ice cream. It has this dense, smooth look to it and lays a full layer of suds around the glass as it recedes.

Aroma - awesome rich coffee nose. Like coffee ice cream and with great resilience.

On the pour, I got my first taste rather unexpectedly. I sucked in the blooming foam to prevent the impending mess. It was like having a mouthful of melted cappucino ice cream. Incredibly flavorful, it hit every part of my taste buds at once. That set the stage for the actual beer sampling.

Taste - roasty malts underneath robust chocolate and intense coffee flavors that are nothing short of dazzling. The swallow has a touch of alcohol, followed by more layers of roasted coffee beans. Balancing hops on the aftertaste, barely, providing some drying and clarifying the grains a bit. A long, long finish, the flavors resonate for a minute at least. An absolute gem.

Mouthfeel - the oatmeal makes for one silky smooth delivery. Heavy, creamy, muted carbonation.

Drinkability - high fives all around for this one. Major props to both thefatkid13 and Erdinger2003 for bringing me some of this at Dark Lord Day '07.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a couple 4-packs at Riley's here in Madison. If this is anything like their Who's Your Daddy with coffee I think I might just faint.

Pour: deep, rich coffee black under 3 fingers of chunky, thick, cocoa-tinted foam that fades to a creamy cappuccino foam leaving solid lacing down the walls of my Duvel tulip.

Nose: fresh roasted double-strength coffee, charred coffee grounds, chicory, vanilla-oak, toffee and cocoa nibs. Just a luscious aroma.

Taste: smooth espresso, vanilla creme, roasted malt, rich toffee, some sweet dark fruits, toasted grain and a lingering coffee bean/dark cocoa bitterness. Simply luxurious on the palate.

Feel: silky smooth and thinner than I expected, but that's a good thing.

Drinkability/Overall: Another Imperial Porter home run by Tyranena. A mash-up of Founders Breakfast Stout and their vanilla/hazelnut bomb, Who's your Daddy that mixes the best of both while muting their over-the-top characteristics. Two 4's are definitely not enough for this one. I will be stocking up post-haste. I'd say hurry up and get this but I want it all for myself.

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4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Damn, this is a great beer. Pours jet black but barely any head. The aroma is amazing. Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roasted malt are all wrapped up in a wicked creamy body. The smoothness is crazy for this style of beer. A touch thin in body if I had to complain about something but still nice and thick. Amazing drinkability.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 12 oz stubby bottle from a trade with CH3CH2OH.

A: The ale pours a dark, DARK color of night, a night without the glorious benefit of the monn of course. Consistent with the black of night, light does not escape this ale. The head that rests atop it was around a finger and a half on pour and has left hints of lacing throughout the glass.

S: The nose is a subtle coffee aroma, much paler than the Kona Pipeline Porter than preceded it. Despite that, the aroma is quite strong with a slight bitterness. Some vanilla and oatmeal sweetness add to the mix as well.

T: The beer has a distinct bitterness, taking a position close to that of a good porter with a clear roasted body. This one, however, throws things for a loop by tossing in a strong coffee taste. Unlike the nose, which paled vs. Pipeline, this one shines. The coffee is strong and dominant over the beer as a whole. It does get a run for its money from the oatmeal sweetness that nicely complinents the bitterness and maintains the drinkability. The finish transitions from oatmeal sweet to porter roasted grains rather nicely.

M: Oatmeal! Coffee! Imperial! Porter! Did four words ever taste so well together? I am sure that, in the miserable annals of the Earth, four words did, but this is one fine drink.

D: This is an awesome drink. The oatmeal and coffee shine atop a deliciously roasted malt porter body. Well done by the Tyranena crew. Get your hands on a bottle if you can.

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4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head hangs on, with leggy average lace. Aroma is lightly smoky, roasty dark malt. Taste is sweet coffee upfront, the faintest twinge of fruit in the middle, and an oaty close that allows the alcohol to peek through a bit. Mouthfeel way smooth and creamy, and drinkability is incredible for the style. Find it. Drink it. Yum.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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