Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier | Tyranena Brewing Company

Doubly Down 'N Even DirtierDoubly Down 'N Even Dirtier
BA SCORE
4.16/5
321 Ratings
Doubly Down 'N Even DirtierDoubly Down 'N Even Dirtier
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrels filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and our chocolate oatmeal double stout.

Added by beerwolf77 on 11-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,803
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
321
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
39
Trade:
2
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours dark brown but looks black in the glass
S: chocolate and coffee, no barrel though.
T: very good. Chocolate, coffee and some sweetness from the vanilla. Very nice.
F: crushable, medium thickness
O: very nice, just wish there was barrel notes like bourbon. Lol

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Photo of woemad
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle courtesy of the tremendous generosity of @Ri0. My second and – sadly – last Tyranena beer, a “Barrel-Aged Chocolate Vanilla Double Stout.” My word. According to the info on the label, this was “brewed with cocoa nibs and aged in Bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.” That sounds like a lot of cocoa nibs. No abv listed, and no freshness date, but I can’t imagine a beer like this will be too susceptible to age.

Poured into a stemless wine glass, this was the color of night, if night came with an inch or so of foam colored somewhere between tan and mocha. Said head dropped fairly quickly but didn’t die out, and left spotty lace on the sides of the glass. When held up to light, there was the faintest bit of lighter, brown coloration near the top, but otherwise no change in appearance.

Initially, vanilla is the first thing to jump out, aroma wise. One might have expected more cocoa notes than are present due to the repeated mention of the nibs on the label, but the vanilla seems to rule the nasal roost. There are some oaky notes, and a little bit of cocoa-y sweetness, but it remains the vanilla’s show more than anything else.

When it comes to flavor, the vanilla is dialed back quite a bit in comparison to their presence in the aroma. However, the cocoa is still not a big component. More than anything else, I taste Bourbon in this beer’s flavor, aided and abetted by the vanilla beans. About midway through the flavors imparted by the Bourbon barrels more or less shoves aside the vanilla beans and takes over, though they make a reappearance at the swallow. Throughout there is a cocoa-like sweetness, but it’s way in the background. While this didn't taste how I expected it to, this tastes really good, and is surprisingly well balanced.

The body is at the lighter end of full, with a coating, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Very good, but not at all what I was expecting. I thought it would be higher in alcohol, but perhaps that was just as well, with Bourbon flavor but not much alcohol “heat.” As per usual, a little vanilla went a long way with me, but this wasn’t truly a vanilla bomb like some. The cocoa nibs are what surprised me most, via their apparent subtlety. I went into this beer expecting it to be a choco-bourbon bomb. I don’t mind that it’s not how things worked out, just surprised. Again, I’m impressed by how much Bourbon flavor Tyranena manages to pack into a beer that, all things, considered, isn’t terribly boozy for the style.

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Photo of Eziel
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Deep brown almost black with smallish one finger head that settled quickly to a thin ring around the edge. Some light lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. Some hints of bourbon and oak lingering.

T: Cocoa powder, vanilla, and raisins mixed with some light bourbon and oak notes.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation. Coats the tongue nicely with a slightly creamy texture.

O: Excellent stout, and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Elumbeer
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

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4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 321 ratings
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