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

Devil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal PorterDevil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Porter
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From:
Tyranena Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Imperial Porter
Ranked #35
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,437
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 8.16%
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
296
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2021
Added:
Apr 10, 2008
Wants:
  295
Gots:
  37
SCORE
95
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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
Notes: 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.

Delicious.
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
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Apr 12, 2018
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

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.
Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.48 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jan 04, 2017
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Reviewed by BSiegs from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep black pour, one finger of light brown head. Retention and lacing are good for the style. Aroma is a nice combination of bourbon, oak, dark roast coffee. Notes of roast, caramel, and vanilla. On taste, again, a blend of bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee. Slight vanilla and roast on the after taste. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, slight bitter, dry finish. A good to very good bourbon barrel coffee stout.
Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Oct 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Aug 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.11 by T_Hass from Georgia

Jul 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.42 by unclekeith from Alaska

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by MuFugga from Wisconsin

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.73 by GameOfBeers from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by TPiwaron from Wisconsin

Jun 08, 2016
Devil Over A Barrel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 582 ratings