Shaggin' In The Wood | Tyranena Brewing Company

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266 Ratings
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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:
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Added by darklordlager on 01-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
266
Reviews:
118
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
40
For Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ busters

A- pours a solid brown mahogany color with a tan head and nice lacing

S- roasted malts, with infused toffee/vanilla bean some chocalate, some fruit and wood

T- follows the nose but is sweeter with the toffee/malt again some wood taste with a little alcohol burn present

M- medium carbonation but full flavored on the palate

O- not a style i like that much but this was good

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Photo of CBlack85
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass

Pours a hazy, deep mahogany/brown color with a very respectable rocky tan head, that recedes quickly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing.

Lots of sweet malty aromas; caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and a very mild amount of smoked peat. There is a small bourbon presence, but the oak shines through quite nicely.

Fairly sweet with a good amount of oaky vanilla as well. I get some caramel and toffee notes, a rich malty beer that melds well with the bourbon and barrell notes. Medium bodied and creamy on the tongue. I really enjoyed this beer, it reminded me of a smaller version of Backwoods Bastard. I would love to see it be just a little bolder. But all in all it is very tasty

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2.77/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottled Jan 31 2011.

Very murky cloudy reddish brown. Very light off-white colored head of 2 fingers. Weak retention. Spotty lacing.

Smells lightly oxidized, but I can get by it... The nose holds lots of malt with a bit of booze. Some dark fruit comes across too.
The flavor is about the same, but with less biocides than I'd expected.

Feels a little syrupy. Sugary. Meh.

Overall-- pretty unimpressed. Not a drainpour, but not worth drinking.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of matttttYCE
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a .3L Lettich Balloon glass/snifter. Head is about 1 finger high and creamy off-white. Fades a bit, but manages to stick around for a bit as well. Lace is mild. The beer's color is reddish or caramel brown.

The aroma is pretty nice. Malty at first, with some fruity notes, some dark, pitted fruit as well, then I get more of the bourbon, oak, light vanilla, caramel, and hints of toffee and chocolate. Bourbon smells are moderate. A nice smell in that you can definitely pick up what seems to be the base beer along with the barrel aging.

The taste follows the aroma pretty well. Sweet and generously malty, caramel, toffee, and dark fruits up front with bourbon, light oak and light vanilla following close behind. In the back are those hints of chocolate, cocoa, and maybe even slight coffee. Tasty but not as bourbon forward as I would have liked. Definitely can pick up what seems to be the base beer mixing well with the barrel aging, though.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Creamy full consistency, medium-ish carbonation, medium bordering on full body, and a subtle but slightly lingering finish.

Overall, this is definitely a good beer. Not a bourbon bomb by any means, but pretty darn good. I would have preferred more bourbon in the taste and slightly more in the aroma, but that's just me and my love affair with Founders Backwoods Bastard, which has some similar qualities but obviously a different beer. Bottom line, this is worth a try!

Thanks so much to funhog for sending this as an extra in our recent trade!

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of sidetracked
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, ruby brown with a thin cream head. Head dissipates quickly but lingers around the edges.

Aroma is a little bourbon, wood, and vanilla. Slightly sweet raisin and brown sugar with a little alcohol heat.

Taste upfront is sweet brown sugar and light caramel. Toasty bready malt middle. Finish is bourbon, wood, and vanilla, mixed with sweet brown sugar and toasted malts. Some earthy woodiness also. Lingering toasted malts and bourbon.

Light to medium body and syrupy. Medium carbonation. Clean finish.

Really nice mix of bourbon and scotch ale attributes--great balance. Vanilla compliments the brown sugar malt sweetness really well. Body is slightly thin, but works well for the beer. Great beer--the bourbon doesn't overwhelm the other flavor or aroma.

6/14/2011

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Shaggin' In The Wood from Tyranena Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 266 ratings.
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