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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
BA SCORE
4.19/5
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704 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,294
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
704
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
75
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 704 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of bloatednemesis
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled Nov 15th 2015, cutting a little late here.

Dark mahogany brown, and quite opaque. A little bit of carbonation and cascading sheen while pouring, but manages a simple tan head of two to three fingers tall. Settles to a nice even and thin puck and collar.

Nice simple roasting bean coffee, a slight hint of milk, but an even nice roast angle that comes off with a large toasted nut aroma. Roasted nuts and almost char like flavors on the nose, mixing with a good simple coffee angle. Very nice and solid.

Palate manages basic goods. A little bit less creamy and slightly wet than anticipated for the porter, but stays close to porter lightness. Bitter slight grains but with a good dark char and mixing coffee roast flavor in the mid palate. Finishes with just a nice hint of bitter dark chocolate, and a bit of hop kick accenting the bitterness nicely.

A pretty neat take on mixed oatmeal and porter styles, the coffee is also a nice accent that makes for interesting drinking. Solid brew. Even at this stage the brew is solid, would be nice to have one that isn't so old however, but life could be far worse.

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Photo of rjp217
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like i imagine non BA kbs would taste like
Great beer!

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Photo of deereless
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to black pour with one finger of light brown head. Retention is excellent, lacing is good. The aroma is very nice, tons of dark roasted coffee. Chocolate malt and some slight earthy, spicy notes comes through. The taste follows, the coffee is definitely the star. Roast, chocolate. Medium-full body, low moderate carb, nice dry finish. Excellent brew.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours pitch black. The head is minimal. The nose is heavy on the coffee. The taste has coffee, but has an added thickness to it. It is rich and bold. Delicious beer.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EJJ1848
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is roasty and coffee laden, with nutty oatmeal notes.

Flavor is fairly chocolatey, lightly sweet initially, with coffee hitting mid palate and carrying into a roasty, moderately bitter finish. Just a hint of acidity.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ksimons
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-almost black in color with a thin layer of dark khaki colored head that disappears quickly

S-lots of dark coffee in the smell with chocolate and molasses

T-lightly roasted oats with dark roasted coffee (not quite as much as the smell though) and chocolate and a bit of molasses

M-medium body and moderate carbonation, creamy feel to it

Overall a very good porter with a huge coffee smell, very drinkable

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Photo of ffshore545
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown with no head whatsoever--a remarkably flat pour. Aroma features a blast of black coffee, along with some roasted malt and burnt toast. The persistence of the coffee in the nose is quite impressive, as it reasserts its presence with every sip.

The taste features a comparable barrage of coffee up front before revealing complementary flavors of brown sugar, oats, and molasses. Hops are wholly of the earthy variety, offering a bite that melds nicely with the acrid bitterness of the coffee. The finish is especially enjoyable, as the various components reach the height of their synergy. Warming reveals some nutty aspects as well. Medium body and negligible carbonation yield a silky smooth mouthfeel, though a touch more substance would be nice for a bigger beer such as this. In spite of the low carbonation, a modest tingle manages to subsist on the tip of the tongue, while trace sugars linger on the lips.

Overall, this is a smooth, full-flavored brew that doesn’t rest on its coffee laurels. Normally I’d shy away from a beer with such a pronounced black coffee flavor, but the hefty dose of malt sweetness and appropriate hopping keep this one on the level. It’s also the best dark beer I’ve had from Tyranena.

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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 704 ratings
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