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:
695
Reviews:
278
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
74
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hallertau
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of aslamm75
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of demcorhip
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
A thich black liquid, similar to motor oil that definitely needs to be changed. Its dark, black body doesnt let any light through. A one finger brown head formed on a fairly vigorous pour. A thin, fine collar of intricate lacings ring my pint glass.

Aroma
Huge aroma of coffee and roasted grain dominates the nose. Some treacle and oat also present, as well as earthy hop bitterness.

Taste
Full of flavours. Strong coffee and roasted barley flavours much like the coffee almost overwelm a mild, creamy nuttiness and the oats. Treacle flavours emerge from the black depths of this brew, as well as slight hints of anise, and a more pronounced smokiness. Finishes in a subdued leafy and earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
An almost full bodied porter, with perhaps too much going on in it. The emphasis is certainly on the coffee and roasted barley flavours, and not on the oats. Would have appreciated more oats to provide for more of a velvety mouthfeel. The alcohol's presence is also not subtle, as a decent dose of alcohole heat is evident, warming the roof of the mouth to the back of the throat. Wondering if this one will sort itself out with the help of time.

Drinkability
A good effort, but perhaps there is just too much going on here. Hopefully age will allow the flavours to find more of a balance. It is certainly a rich and tasty sipper, even with the predominant flavours of coffee and roasted barley.

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Photo of Crosling
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Pours brown out of the bottle, but appears black in the glass. Powerful nose, dominated by coffee. Fairly nice flavor, also dominated by coffee. Mild hints of fruits after the mid-palate. Would love to taste more decadent malt (chocolate or caramel, etc.) None of the Brewers Gone Wild beers have been super impressive. They’re good brews, just not great.

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Photo of CaptainIPA
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a motor oil-hued color with a thin, tan cap that laces well.

S: Coffee grounds, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and alcohol.

T: Taste mirrors the nose with initial hits of bitter, roasted coffee followed by sweet hints of caramel and suggestions of black strap molasses. Finishes with a snap of licorice and a lingering bite of alcohol.

M: Creamy smooth and silky on the palate. Medium-bodied and well carbonated.

D: Somewhat of a sipper. A solid Porter, but I've had better, richer and more intense coffee offerings before -- usually in the form of Stouts.

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Photo of westweasel
3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Schneid for this beer!

The beer poured out an extremely dark brown/dark ruby. It is so dark that it is almost opaque. It has almost no head and pours out very thick. The aroma is all coffee and roasty malts.

The taste is like very strong coffee! It has some bitterness at the end of the swallow. The mouthfeel is very full.

As far as drinkability goes, I can't give it a real high rating. I'm not much of a fan of coffee, and there's not much else here.

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Photo of SheboyganLager1869
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zac16125
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass

Thanks to haveanother1 for sending this over in a trade.

A: Pours an opaque black with browning on the edges when held to light, and 1 fingers width of light mocha colored head. Leaves a good amount of streaky lacing.

S: Coffee, heavy cream, roasted malt. Very nice, but not a lot going on.

T: Dark fruits upfront, followed by a big creamed coffee flavor on that back end. Medicinal phenolic notes. A flat-cola like character. Coffee lingers for a long time after each sip.

M/D: Very heavily carbonated, which I do not like. Rather thin mouthfeel. ABV completely masked. Drinkability is good, but limited by the heavy carbonation.

O: Overall, a decent beer. Simple yet nice aroma. Some astringent phenolic characters in the taste and a thin and over carbonated mouthfeel pull the rating down a bit. Worth a try but not FBS or Wake N Bake.

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Photo of kmeves
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a amber black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is medium sweet with coffee, sugar and roast. Flavor is big coffee, some sugar, earthy and roasted malt. Nice bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture. Good beer but I don't get the hype. Perhaps a 2nd taste is in order.

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Photo of hardy008
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a two finger tan head with very good retention and lacing. Smells like coffee, dark roasted malt, cocoa, and earth. The earth smell reminds me of the inside of a cave.

tastes like coffee, dark roasted malt, and oats. I am not picking up the cocoa I found in the aroma. There is no sweetness, but there is plenty of bitterness from the coffee and dark roasted malt. Tastes pretty good, but lacks sweetness to balance the bitterness. Tastes pretty much one dimensional.

Less than medium bodied with below average carbonation, and a bitter, almost burnt aftertaste. Not a bad beer by any means, but not top notch either.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from zrab11 (sweet extra!). No bottling date. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours dark, near black, brown with a thick half finger of khaki head. A decent bit of lacing.

Smells of rich coffee, sweet cream and roasty malt.

Big, bitter burnt coffee is bold and out front. Other flavors include dark cocoa powder, burnt caramel, smoked oats and faint sweet cream.

Smooth, creamy medium body with just a bit too much carbonation. Long coffee-infused finish.

Very in-your-face coffee taste and silky smooth feel but little else going on to seperate this good brew from herd and make it great. I'm a sucker for imperial coffee stouts/porters and as such I'd definately enjoy this again. But it can't quite compete with upper echelon in the style.

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Photo of baconsausage
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So it is 11am, I have nothing better to do and no job to go to. Lets have a coffee beer. This ones been kicking around the fridge for a while now.
Pours a dark brown with wispy tan bubbles floating around on top. Nose is faint sweet malts and cold coffee, with a bit of wet earth. It is apperant that this has some age on it, but may have been good to mellow out the flavors described in other reviews. Taste is a nice roasty porter, some vanilla notes mingle with the cold coffee bitterness. Avery faint sourness, that is now aperent in the nose, probably due to the age as well. A little dry for the style imo. also a little thin in the mouth, does not coat the palate. Over all a good beer to have with my brunch, and possibly my favorite in this series.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours black with hardly any head. Aroma of coffee of course and some sweet malt and molasses. Flavor is quite loaded with coffee with some sweet oatmeal. Palate is a little thin, I think a coffee imperial porter needs to be a bit more robust. I preferred Devil over a barrel over this original version. It was certainly good, but not as great as I had expected.

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Photo of raznug
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This porter pours a black color and is topped with 1” of tan colored head that has great retention.
Smell: The roastiness of this porter is very evident once you pour and the coffee just blasts your nose like a gun.
Taste: The taste is not quite what I was expecting it has a bit of coffee flavor but it lacks in any depth, there is just nothing else there like I was hoping.
Mouthfeel: It is a bit thin bodied but it makes it easy drinking, too bad the flavor lacks.

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Photo of Crose
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Jeff for this one. 12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours pitch black with just the thinnest mocha head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is stringy, spotty and sparse. No legs. Pretty average.

Nose is molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa and liquorice. Moderately aromatic. Good.

Opens roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa. Coffee and espresso in the middle with some molasses and more dark chocolate towards the end. Finishes roasty with a light tartness. Coffee and chocolate finish. Pretty straightforward but tasty.

Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slightly prickly but smooth in the mouth and silky going down. Messy finish with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Solid.

A pretty middle of the road porter that... to its credit, is very quaffable. Certainly worth having and I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, the porter was a nice black color with no head to measure. A slight mocha lacing surrounded the sides of the glass. The aroma demonstrates big coffee. One can almost visualize coffee grounds from the smell. In the initial taste, one gets smokey coffee, a smooth miky texture, and dark chocolate. It has a nice smoothness, but it is certainly not overwhelmingly smooth and creamy. In the aftertaste, one detects a grainy dark chocolate note and very slight warming aftertaste. I generally find the Brewers Gone Wild line to be exciting and interesting. The Devil Made Me Do It! is a pretty middle of the packet coffee porter. There is nothing exceptionally wild about it.

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Photo of crobinso
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of play36
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Mike
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Hophead717
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of csparace
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 695 ratings.
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