Shaggin' In The Wood
Tyranena Brewing Company

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Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Nov 27, 2020
Jan 19, 2010
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Rated: 4.31 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 27, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by mpk2020 from Illinois

Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From old, undated notes; poured from the bottle.

Clear orange-red color.

White head; strong lace.

Coffee, cream & caramel in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Oak and bourbon notes join a caramel coffee taste explosion.

Normally these flavors could be quite cloying, but this is delicious. Home run.
Sep 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

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.
Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
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Reviewed by BSiegs from Illinois

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!
Feb 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

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.
Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Zuidman from Illinois

Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by rarigney from Washington

Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by eldoctorador from Chile

Sep 29, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Sep 03, 2016
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Reviewed by DocSuds from Wisconsin

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.
Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

Jan 21, 2016
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

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.
Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by lunarbrew from Wisconsin

May 25, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by seabeemom from Oregon

Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by hansenm72 from Texas

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by amalburg from Michigan

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.89 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 4.36 by primaldiscord from Oregon

Oct 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by ackeeper from Illinois

Sep 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by zestar from California

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by neurobot01 from California

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by OnWisconsin from Wisconsin

Jun 23, 2014
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is tea colored with chunks of yeast settling to the bottom of my glass. It is topped briefly by an inch of tan head. There is no lacing.

S - There is a big caramel and toffee smell.

T - The taste is loaded with caramel as well. The oak taste is modest. The melding of caramel, toffee, and vanilla make for a decadent combination. I get some bourbon in the aftertaste.

M - Medium and velvety smooth.

O - The more barrel aged Scotch ales I have the more I like them. I don't think I have had a bad one yet. This beer is fantastic. I wish I had about 23 more of them instead of a single bottle. I love it and would highly recommend.
Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 4 by robear from Wisconsin

May 24, 2014
Rated: 4 by 1424IpA from California

May 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Mar 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Mar 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by dirtybasterd from Minnesota

Mar 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by PrivateEquity from Kansas

Feb 03, 2014
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