Devil Over A Barrel
Tyranena Brewing Company

Devil Over A BarrelDevil Over A Barrel
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Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Imperial Porter
4.29 | pDev: 8.16%
Nov 27, 2021
Apr 10, 2008
Imperial Oatmeal Porter. 60% Porter brewed with coffee beans and aged in bourbon barrels blended with 40% Porter brewed with coffee beans.
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Rated: 4.35 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2014 vintage; drank 9/30/14 @ the Bad Apple.

Brown/black hue.

Tan head; decent lace.

Roasted coffee beans & milk chocolate nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate flavor with mild coffee bean flavor; spice heat on the lips.

I bet this was amazing fresh....
Mar 04, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by timmy2b from New York

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

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.
Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.
Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by MickeyHops from California

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by mnine from California

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

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.
May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

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.

May 14, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 12, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by rab53 from Washington

Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by Astor31 from New York

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4 by mmilyko from Nevada

Apr 19, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by NickThePyro from Washington

Apr 13, 2018
Devil Over A Barrel from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 582 ratings