Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier
Tyranena Brewing Company

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Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.16 | pDev: 8.41%
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 12, 2010
Doubly Down 'N Even DirtierDoubly Down 'N Even Dirtier
Notes: Bourbon barrels filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and our chocolate oatmeal double stout.
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Rated: 4.9 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Alright back to reviewing beers I'm all about. Big thanks as always to Nick U for hooking it up. Solid dude. Go Brewers.

Back in the day, these dudes were one of the few that was putting barrel aged beers in 12oz bottles (2008 BCS was but then they got away from that).

Pours dark brown to black. Brown head, went up, down, settled around 1/4" before trickling away. Nice light bourbon note met equally with chocolate and vanilla. Simple, yet pleasureful.

Taste is a lot of chocolate malt pasted so smoothly. The bourbon is light, this isn't an aged for 3 years, more like 3 months kind of feel, and it works in great parity with the oats providing even smoother mouth feel. The vanilla as well. Very well done, but because they're inexpensive and shelf products, they don't get as much love maybe. One of my favorites from the brewer's gone wild series, definitely better than their hoppy products (same w Central Waters).
Apr 28, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by TheGent from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by Stout80mizer from Florida

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by Kaey from Texas

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Furlinator from California

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 31, 2018
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Rated by Jasonrm72 from Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Thin body, not much on the nose. Primarily cocoa nib on initial sip, very light bourbon and vanilla kind of appears on the finish.
Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by Mikexw from New York

Feb 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2016
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

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
Jul 21, 2016
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

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.
Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Eziel from Ohio

May 26, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by jimmygord from Illinois

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 3 by SPD656 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by gjoker321 from Florida

Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by richj1970 from Alabama

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.
Dec 27, 2015
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Rated by Elumbeer from Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewery.
Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by Farral from Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by ffshore545 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by Fargrow from Michigan

Dec 01, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Lucoli from New York

Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by jakea from Wisconsin

Nov 08, 2015
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Reviewed by kbwalters from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured cold into a libby stout glass.
Look = 4.25 Pours a deep brown with 1 finger of dark brown head that fades quickly to a ring; leaves a strong dense lace with each sip.
Aroma = 4.25 Big chocolate notes hit me first. Second is the bourbon characters complemented with notes of roast, oak, and vanilla. Overall, medium strength.
Taste = 4.25 Big chocolate flavors, vanilla, oak and roast notes all complimented with tame bourbon characteristics. Low bitterness.
Feel = 4.0 Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty creamy.
Drinkability = 4.25 Tame barrel characteristics and low roast bitterness make for an easy drinking double stout.
Overall = 4.2125 Really solid double stout, big on the chocolate notes, relatively tame on barrel characteristics.
Oct 31, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 27, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by Zatch90 from Wisconsin

Oct 14, 2015
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