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Shaggin' In The Wood | Tyranena Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,084
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
269
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
40
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz bottle to a snifter.
L - Brown tinting toward red, light head that stays for a bit.
S - Smells sweet and a bit woody.
T - oaky bourbon, with toffee at the end that's really nice.
F - Middle body, works well with this beer, which I wouldn't want to be too thick.
O - Tyranena knows how to use a barrel for a beer that's not an high ABV stout better than just about any brewery I've come across.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BSiegs
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky ruby to brown in color, mostly opaque. Off white head with solid retention. Aroma is subdued but nice. Sweet malt, bourbon, oak. Flavor has more pop. Bourbon first, then notes of malt, oak, vanilla. Body is medium-full, low-moderate carbonation, and a smooth, slightly dry finish. Overall, this is a good bourbon barrel scotch ale, will definitely enjoy the four pack!

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

This is a really nice bourbon barrel Scotch ale. The dominant flavors are toffee, caramel, and vanilla, with some oakiness in there as well. Not very heavy on the bourbon. The feel is much lighter than some BB Scotch ales such as BWB but without being thin. A well-made and different take on the style.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DocSuds
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Having sex in the woods is central Wisconsin’s equivalent to having sex on the beach. It sounds romantic – a return to Edan, where surrounded by flowers and birdsong, innocent pleasures bloom beneath Earth’s singular, naked moon. In reality, however, forest coitus is pretty miserable. Mosquitos, spiders and ticks attack plump and supple regions. Humans invented beds, hammocks, futons, cots and mats for a reason, as sticks, twigs, dirt, and bark grinding into one’s hands, back and buttocks will have a couple wishing for the seediest motel mattress. And every leaf crunch or branch shake becomes an approaching stranger that ruins the mood.

Tyranena’s beer thankfully doesn’t embody its namesake’s wretchedness. Before taking a sip, a sweet blend of bourbon and sugar greet the nose. Then slick mixture of vanilla, honey, peat and a tinge of smoke greats the tongue. After each swallow, bourbon haunts the mouth the way a former lover’s presence remains on your pillow long after she left you. While it could be thicker, and the malt profile has slightly coppery notes, drinking this beer is still infinitely more pleasurable than actually shagging in the woods where instead of a nice buzz, you risk a terrible case of poison ivy on your crotch.

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

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: The beer pours a dark amber to ruby brown with a 1” off-white sticky foam collar. S: Dark sugars, malt, traces of bourbon, vanilla and oak. T: Rich caramel and toffee flavors with vanilla, bourbon and oak. F: Medium full body, medium carbonation. O: Desert in a glass.

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Photo of lunarbrew
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seabeemom
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hansenm72
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of amalburg
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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Shaggin' In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 269 ratings