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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to UMNbeerhunter for sending me this one! My first beer from Tyranena.

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark khaki head that fades to an oily cap. Broken thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla beans. Taste is of dark chocolate covered espresso beans, dark roasted malt, vanilla beans, and slight wood. Very thick and creamy in the mouth with a low level of carbonation. Overall, this is a very tasty stout from Tyranena with very nice bourbon and chocolate aromas and flavors. I am glad I got to try this one and that I have 1 more of these in my cellar.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 04NOV10

Thin ring of tan stucco up top, spotty flash on the sides. Wispy across the surface. Jet black body. Frothy sticky edges.

Deep and distinguishable aromas, all coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Softened with age, but still spongy and marshmallow sweet.

Milky sweetness, vanilla and coffee figure largely into the flavor, earthy dark roast coffee bitterness cameos later. Vague hints of char in the aftertaste. Melted dark chocolate intertwines with a light bourbon impression.

Thin, milky, lightly buttery feel, lightly astringent from the roast. Similar to a few other Tyranena stouts of distant memory. Big on flavor, light on body... could beef up a little. A tasty stout, glad to have tried it.

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Photo of oline73
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a completely opaque dark brown. There is a half finger of off white/light tan head. The head goes away completely quite quickly.

Smell: Slightly roasty but the dominant smell is sweet chocolate. There is some vanilla and a very mild bourbon note.

Taste: Tastes like bourbon/vanilla chocolate milk. There is a very mild roast to this beer. The sweetness is full of chocolate and vanilla. The bourbon shows up more in the finish as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with very mild carbonation. The beer clings to your mouth and is quite slick.

Overall: This is a very nice desert beer. Lots of chocolate and vanilla notes. The bourbon just adds to the flavor and doesn't take over the beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mothman
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into chalice. Pours no head. color is a deep brown-hued black.

Aroma: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel. Awesome nose. A light roast.

Taste: Lighter level of bourbon. Kind of creamy. Chocolate and cocoa, caramel, light roast again, vanilla, and oak. Solid.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and roasted. Warming. Medium to full bodied with a medium to low amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry and roasted.

Overall: A pretty solid offering in the series. I wish the taste was as good as the nose, but still a fine beer. Pretty drinkable as well.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very dark brown color with almost no light escaping. The head is tan and pretty good with some moderate lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a really strong amount of chocolate that I really enjoyed along with a small amount of vanilla underneath some nicely-roasted malt. The taste is enhanced by a rich, thick body that really brings out all the chocolate goodness in this one. The bourbon helps to round out all the flavors. Drinks quite well. Incredible that this was available on the shelf. A very fine barrel-aged brew.

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured black in color with a thin, tan lacing scattered across the top of the beer. A little bit of lacing was left on the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma shows a lot of the chocolaty, cocoaflavors to it. The vanilla comes through to give a nice sweet, creaminess to the chocolate. A bit of roasty, bitter, coffee flavors are there as well. The barrel character is pretty light in the aroma overall, but I get a little of it. Pretty nice aroma overall.

The taste shows a little more of the barrel character to it with some bourbon and woody notes throughout the beer. I get a lot of the chocolate coming through with a nice touch of vanilla sweetness. I get some roasty, bitter, coffee like flavors coming out in the finish. Very flavorful beer overall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and moderately creamy. Carbonation is a on the lower side, and pretty nice for the style. Overall I really enjoyed the beer. The chocolate and vanilla flavors meshed very well together and the roasty, bitter finish really helped balance out the sweetness. The barrel characters were nice in that they added some subtle complexity, but didn't overwhelm the beer. Very solid beer overall.

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3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a snifter. Big thanks go to goodstrongbeer for including this in a recent exchange. Thanks Jon!

Pours black, maybe a deep brown, with a finger of tight dark mocha head. Swirling this elicits a rich ½ finger of froth, leaving back a robust cascade of thick foamy lacing. The aroma is heavy with the bourbon barrel at first, but then starts to mellow out as this warms, creating a rich mélange of molasses, burnt wood, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and a dash of brown sugars. There's just a delicious complexity to this in the nose.

The barrel is much bolder in the taste, with a dry and charred tannic character that bonds to the roast and citric hops of the base Stout. Chocolate malts add some sticky sweetness to the edges of the profile but this just missing the delicious flavors and complexity of the nose. A warm burnt dryness lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is fuller medium bodied, with a mostly mellow creaminess to the carbonation in the mouth. This just seems a touch light for the size and flavors that are involved here, with those tannins from the barrel thinning this out just a bit too much. Any alcohol warmth seems to be coming strictly from the bourbon flavors and not from the body.

This was a bit of a let-down for me, especially considering that I really like the regular Down & Dirty, as the barrel aging just kind of ran over the over flavors at times and couldn't nearly compete with that wonderful aroma. Like all BGW beers from Tyranena, it's definitely worth at least trying but this one just didn't wow me like I thought it would.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mnbearsfan, this beer just sounds like something I want to try.

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights. Not head or lacing at all. Very thin ring of foam on top.

S: Lots of bitter/bakers chocolate and vanilla, it hits right away. There is a little bit of roasted malt underneath it. The bourbon isn't very strong, but very subtle.

T: Very tasty. Lots of chocolate mixed with plenty of vanilla with hints of oak. The bourbon is again, rather faint, but adds a nice little kick to it. There is a little bit of cream as well.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, rather smooth. With a nice vanilla kick at the end.

O: A very nice beer, lived up to its name. Would definitely drink this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 06/25/11 notes. Huge thanks to nmann08 for bringing this one; thanks Nate! One of the better beers I had that day. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a murky dark brown color with one to two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Spotty lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel malts, chocolate, and roasted malts. The nose is very complex and you get an equal amount of all of these smells; nothing really dominates, which is great. An amazing nose.

t - Tastes of vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, caramel malts, roasted malts, and toffee. Again, very complex and balanced, with the bourbon taking a slightly smaller role than in the nose. Again, wonderful.

m - Medium body and light carbonation. Very smooth and creamy body, and VERY easy to drink. Great mouthfeel.

o - Wow, what a great beer. I didn't really know much about this beer but I loved it; might have to try and trade for some bottles. Just a very balanced and complex barrel aged stout, but it's still very easy to drink. Just goes to show you that you can bourbon barrel age a stout and keep it under 10% and have it be just as good as the big beers, and better than most.

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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

another new one for me that i rolled into last night in the midst of a day of indulgence, serve chilled and into a pint glass, this one was my nightcap.

pour was jet black with nice and creamy tan head that hung around for a good long while before dying off. decent amount streaking the sides of the glass as well. aroma of deep chocolate and vanilla, hints of earthy woos and nice bourbon like character to it. really heavy on vanilla and dark fruits now as i take the first sip. really just super creamy and rich and just went down like a warm shake that just did not seem to end.

overall a beyon solid offering heard i would to try again

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this beer. Been looking forward to trying it out.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with some reddish notes to it and a finger or so worth of tan head.

S: Tons of roast and coffee notes to start off the nose. There's some nice bitter chocolate and plenty of vanilla. The bourbon barrel is not super present, but it does add to an almost excessive amount of vanilla.

T: The flavor is really, really nice. Just tons of vanilla with a mild bourbon and oak flavor. Bittersweet chocolate that is slightly creamy, and the roast and coffee components are a bit more subtle than on the nose.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. The mouthfeel is really smooth overall.

D: Another really solid beer from Tyranena. I'd have another one of these any time.

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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

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

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

A: Near black, the beer appears a very dark brown near the crest. The head is a half inch thick and beige in color, with average retention and some OK lacing left on the glass.

S: Roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol.

T: The bourbon component is prominent and the beer has a rich, bold taste. Chocolate and vanilla are both distinguishable and add some great flavors into the mix. The beer is very well balanced, complex, drinkable, and enjoyable.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

D: A delicious beer. I would be happy to drink this again.

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