Devil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Porter | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Devil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal PorterDevil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Oatmeal Porter. 60% Porter brewed with coffee beans and aged in bourbon barrels blended with 40% Porter brewed with coffee beans.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 04-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,111
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
579
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
40
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 579 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of timmy2b
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells roasted coffee beans and espresso, milk chocolate, oak, smoke, and bourbon, with a touch of a vegetal aroma.

This is solid up front, but there's this odd and stale vegetal taste on the back end that seems to be the beginnings of the coffee turning towards the dreaded green pepper phase. Fortunately, up front the coffee flavor is nice, lightly smokey and roasty, a nice chocolatey porter base. There's a little bit of bourbon, and it's melded into the flavor nicely and doesn't dominate or stick out too boozily.

This is medium bodied, fairly creamy, and surprisingly rich for the ABV and style. It's fairly drinkable.

This has a slight off-flavor on the back end, but it's otherwise a solid beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What do you do when you are awash in beer & Tavour keeps sending more? Hold everything in abeyance on station until Late Night New Beer Sunday (LNNBS) (Week 711)!

From the Bottle: "Sinful …"; "Brand: Devil Over A Barrel[,] Style: Imperial Oatmeal Porter brewed with Coffee Beans & aged in Bourbon Barrels[,] Statement of Composition: 60% Porter brewed with Coffee Beans and aged in Bourbon Barrels, 40% Porter brewed with Coffee Beans"; "Brewers Gone Wild! A series of big, bold, ballsy beers".

I am up late (or early) & now it is time for some coffee! I Pop!ped the cap & began a C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. I was dissatisfied with its initial production of head so I performed a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with moderate retention, leaving loads of lacing in its wake. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was redolent with coffee & it was like I was mansplaining on F night - Porters might be close to Stouts, but they do have differences & Porters often recieve adjuncts as a result of their receptiveness, coffee & fruits being the most prevalent. The nose also had a light wafting of coconut which I now recognize as Bourbon-Bbl. aging. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. I allowed it to warm in my mouth, on my tongue & coating my palate, all bringing out a rich Bourbon flavor underlain by dark, black coffee! Mmm. Cigars with coffee infused with a shot of bourbon on the fantail of the SDTS ... I was not happy with my shore duty assignment to an underway vessel, but being that it was mostly silly-vilians, things were more relaxed. This beer was evocative of those evenings, anchored or moored in the lee sides of the Channel Islands. I no longer smokes cigars, thanks to adult-onset asthma, but I miss the heck out of them, especially when drinking something like this. I have never been a huge fan of Bourbon, preferring the minty spiciness of Rye, but beer seems to love being aged in Bourbon Bbls. In turn, I love the aged beer, Finish was dry and boozy, but that was okay by me since they copped to it on the label. I just dislike getting blindsided.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mnine
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown body; dense, creamy, light tan head. Roasted grain scent; some coffee elements. Rich chocolate flavor enhanced with notes of coffee; a bit sweet, a bit bitter; very slight presence of alcohol. Smooth and creamy texture on the palate; deep sweetness offset with charred grain dryness.

A rich and complex beer, lots of layers of flavor.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau BA glass.

Look is completely opaque black with zero highlights and a thin tan head.

Arom is rich roasted chocolate with a hint of bourbon.

With the taste you get each of the individual flavors, chocolate, coffee and bourbon.

Delicious.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Astor31
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I usually have a few bottles of these in the cellar, not only are Wisconsin people some of the friendliest, but Wisconsin traders are some of the most generous. Suck it fibs.

Pours a black color, you've seen darker SRMs, but this is almost equal parts porter so it makes sense its not the deepest darkest of blacks. Light brown head 1/4". Aroma is mild bourbon, mild coffee. Not problematic mild, fitting actually, this is an 8% porter. Its got a good roasted base, not excessive bitterness or hopped up beyond where it should be. Mild vanilla, everything is mild and appropriate. I'd way rather pay $5 for a bottle of this instead of $20-25 for Eclipse.

Really smooth stuff, the oats and around 100 days in barrel make this a nice chill excursion with even a little bit of tobacco note creeping in towards the end of the bottle. We need more barrel aged bangers that are cheap and not double digit alcohol, nor used motor oil sludge. I approve. Would bang over and over.

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Photo of colts9016
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have wanted this beer for five-plus years. When I had a chance to get this beer I bought it. The beer is 53 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A hard pour on the beer produced a one finger medium tan head. The head has little retention and fizzled. The beer is SRM 37 nearly black. The clarity is opaque. The beer does present with a few carbonation bubbles on the sides of the glass. The head did not produce lacing on the glass.

Rich dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, citrus, wood, vanilla, grain, burnt sugar, molasses, bourbon, yeast, earthy, caramel, toasted malt, roasted malt, and char for the aromas.

Dark chocolate, rich roasted coffee, vanilla, grains, oatmeal, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, char, roasted malt, toasted malt, yeasty, bready, and wood for the flavors.
The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and rich.
The body of the beer is medium-plus, medium carbonation, and the finish is full.
This beer is outrageous. The porter come through perfectly yet subtly full body. The harmony and the balance of the beer are nearly perfect.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Devil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 579 ratings