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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
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:
703
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
75
Trade:
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to feloniousmonk for this one!

Pours black with a thumb of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee grounds & coffee

T: Dryness, coffee & chocolate up front. Darker chocolate as this warms, along with semi-charred grain. Finishes roasty with rich mocha & dryness, plus nice roastyness

MF: Fairly creamy, medium bodied with minimal carbonation. just gets richer as this warms

Pretty damn drinkable, not a huge fan of coffee
beers, but when they have the malt depth like this one, they rock! Another great breakfast beer!

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Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glossy motor oil black that permits almost no light to penetrate its edges. The pour produces an expansive crown of whipped creamy foam that is the exact color of German chocolate cake. In spite of a near glacial rate of descent, the head is beginning to deposit a thin veil of mocha colored lace. This is pretty much how an Imperial porter ought to look.

If you're a fan of strong, roasted coffee, then you'll be a huge fan of The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter. Please Mr. Devil, don't make me type that entire name every time. Like many smoked or coffee-brewed porters and stouts, there's very little porter or stout personality emanating from the beer. Even though I'm not a java fan, the nose does what it's supposed to do.

TDMMDICIOP is good beer whether you love both beer and coffee or whether you love the first and tolerate the second, like me. It isn't as overwhelmingly coffee-saturated as Peche Mortel, but then what is? (with the possible exception of a pint glass of espresso to which a thimbleful of stout has been added).

Underneath the huge roastiness of the Sumatran and Costa Rican beans is a large splash of melted bittersweet chocolate and a slightly smaller splash of dark caramel... and perhaps a hint of sugared vanilla bean. Without those additional flavor elements, this beer wouldn't be nearly as delicious.

Keeping style firmly in mind, the mouthfeel hits the exact center of the bull's eye. It's full and supremely smooth without the slightly bit of chalkiness. This is a big beer that I could drink a lot of based on mouthfeel alone. Assuming the 7.5% ABV didn't get me first.

The Devil Made Me Do It! is the best beer that I've had yet from the Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild! series. What's the deal with these guys and exclamation points?! For a hophead, that's saying something. The brewery is crazy if they don't release this one on a regular basis.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had been waiting a long time to try this one. Coffee beers are by far my favorite. So seeing this one pp up, I was all over it. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/02/2009.

The pour was very nice. Rich dark brown in color and nearly completely opaque. A huge brown head then rose up over the top of it and took forever to settle down, only actually fading below an inch after five or so minutes and depositing large amounts of side glass lacing.

The aroma was HUGE. Lots of wonderful coffee notes, fresh brewed coffee with that delicate sweetness added in that just made the whole thing really come together wonderfully. Smooth mellow taste here. Coffee right up in your face, but suprisingly not very bitter at all. Smooth notes of sugar mixed in along with hints of light vanilla. Wonderful feel here with deleicate carbonation that avoided the too filling side of it. No hint of the ABV in here at all, in fact it was almost too good, and too easy to drink, this went down way too fast.

Overall a very solid coffee porter, this was a favorite of the night for me for sure, I would not mind having this one again any day!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I acquired this in a trade and the coffee flavored stouts/porters have been popular w/ me lately and this is my 666th so the Devil Made Me Do It! seemed apropos.

Poured chilled (salivating in ancipation as beads of sweat form on the bottle)
A - A devil of a dark brew -ebony in hue and 3.5 fingers of tightly beaded sandy foam crowning the porter. The top is rocky and the cylinder-like rings of lace are beautiful like petals that cling tightly to the tulip.

S - A rich yet slightly fruity ale scent- the roast note is intense yet not overdone in the nose and sweet malt cushions the coffee's bold aroma but there is an oatmeal scent that is a bit like dark red apples and plum. The subtle vanilla ting in the middle of the rich coffee pulls the elemnts of ale and coffee together.

M - Roasted beans and slightly piney hops embrace the palate w/ a creamy feel of oats guiding the texture. The malt is slightly sweet as the carbonation is moderate. It finishes soft, roasty and slightly malty with sweetness lingering.

T - The silky smoothness of the malt of this porter is enhanced by the oatmeal - a very smooth and mildly roasty flavor w/ a subtle hint of vanilla spice behind the coffee's roasted bean flavors. The dark caramel malt creeps in and envelopes the tasty bean which is a delicious accent to fruitiness of the ale. The coffee has more of a role in the aroma, naturally, but doesn't dissapoint with a nice medium roast flavor and the chocolate malt marries well w/ some depth and a little earthiness to balance the sweet and roasted barley flavors. a nice bonus to the complexity the porter's coffee note is a subtle smokiness from the combination of roasted beans and malts.

D - A fantastic beer - very well brewed(in both senses), substantially packed w/ full porter flavor. A tad less coffee taste than I hoped for overall, but not lacking in drinkability at all. The finish is sweet as expected after 12oz it is noticeable, but a great beer and I would really dig tasty this again! Well worth trading for and I am glad Tyranena brushed the angel off their shoulder and listened to the demon. The Devil Made Me Do it! was a great example of what an excellent combination coffee and porter make.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to crazeguy for sharing this bottle from his Secret Santa haul!

A: The pour is dark, dark brown (almost black) with a bit of tan head.

S: The nose is full of coffee with a bit of oatmeal. I don't normally enjoy coffee, but for some reason, in beers like this, it is absolutely amazing.

T: The flavor follows the nose. Strong coffee flavors with a nice roasted malt component and quite a bit of oatmeal flavor to smooth things out.

M: The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation.

D: I am not too much of a fan of coffee on it's own, but it's absolutely amazing in this beer. I wish I had a few bottles of this to drink. A great beer.

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

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Discount Liquors in Milwaukee.

Served alongside the barrel-aged version.

Dark brown body with a small beige head. Lovely aroma, consisting of rich coffee, freshly ground coffee beans, bready malts, roast, chocolate - everything you'd expect from reading the label. Nice flavor. Oats and coffee play so well together. Super smooth while maintaining a bold and assertive coffee presence throughout. A fine example of a coffee porter / stout.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Freetail 2012 shaker pint glass.

My own personal speculation leads me to believe the devil ain't too bad a guy after all... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose is dominated by coffee, but some minor roasted malts and toasted oats come through at times, as well. Still, pretty damn enjoyable. The taste brings in more of the same, though the toast and roast come through a bit stronger, and a few shavings of bitter dark chocolate appear, too. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Frankly, it seems to be leaning a bit toward the watery side, just a bit too thin. Still, overall, this is a fine coffee porter, indeed.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Pours a solid black with a thin tan head that dissipates immediately. Smells of coffee. In fact that's all I can smell. Tastes of roasted malts, little bit of chocolate, and oh yeah some coffee. Thick creamy body, smooth silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, oh yeah and some coffee. Great coffee, er uh I mean beer. I actually enjoyed this brew, but I think I let it sit in the cellar to long, I'd have loved to try this fresher.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 oz bottle on January 27, 2017. If you like coffee porter, this one is nicely balanced. The coffee is there, but it doesn't overwhelm the hop or malt aromas/flavors. Highly recommended.

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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 AlexFields
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour very dark brown, almost ebony color. Fairly thin head.

Smells excellent, all coffee and sweet malt. I don't know when this was bottled exactly but I was surprised to get so much coffee out of it still.

Flavor is also very good, wonderful coffee taste, wonderful sweetness. There's enough of a roasted backbone to carry the sweetness and abv level without it being cloying, and the coffee obviously helps. Really good balance between sweetness and coffee.

Mouthfeel is excellent, super creamy. The silky effect from the oatmeal is pronounced and obvious.

This is a great beer, I'm picky about imperial porters as I often find them too sweet, but this one had great balance and I really enjoyed it, finished it wanting more.

8.1/10

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Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 703 ratings
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