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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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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Duff27
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not much in the way of looks. No head, some lacing.

Wonderful smelling. Vanilla, oak.

Lots of sweetness. Vanilla dominates, takes it to a whole new level. Not the artificial kind either, just real sweet vanilla. Some chocolate roastiness in there. Would guess at a higher ABV than what it actually is just because of the -bal factor.

Nice thick mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

A real vanilla treat, bring this one back Tyranena! Wooo!

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Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of davesway10
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of MarkIntihar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of millelacsmark
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of meich75
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of ScreamForMe
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of rjacobs6
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of hu5om
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of doughanson78
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Received this from Phelps in the Tickers BIF.

A: Black as night in the glass. The slightest wisp of a mocha head that still leaves awesome lacing.

S: A nice subdued bourbon aroma. A very nice vanilla coming through. Chocolate mingles very well with the bourbon and vanilla. A very slight roasted coffee comes through.

T: Bittersweet milk chocolate upfront. Vanilla and bourbon come into play and blend very well with a very mild roastiness. No alcohol is detectable. Just a light butterscotch bourbon finish.

M: Medium bodied, very light for an Imperial Stout. Low carbonation. Smooth. Would have liked it to be fuller and creamier.

O: A very good beer. The chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon come together very nice. Very well balanced.

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Photo of tsauce2
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to an imperial pint glass

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Tan head is 1 in., tight bubbles, recedes to line rim of glass. Medium lacing. Nearly opaque.

S: Chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla mix with roasted malt.

T: Coco nibs and vanilla initially hit, with roasted malts following and finishes with a bourbon note.

M: Medium body. Complexity in flavor gives a unique mf. Sweet, bitter, and bourbon/wood notes give contrasting points of reference.

O: Excellent use of ingredients. Fantastically balanced and very, very tasty. One of my favorites.

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

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed 7/9/11

Big thanks to Eric for this bottle. Cheers!

Deep black body, minimal light breaking the surface. One finger cafe au lait head rests atop momentarily. Retention is rather minimal, works its way back rather quickly leaving scant lacing clinging to the glass.

Rich roasted malt and coffee up front. Pleasant bittersweet chocolate and vanilla come in just behind. The oak is almost more prominent that the bourbon. The bourbon is noticeable but remains subtle.

Sweet chocolate and caramel flavors flood the palate upfront. Strong vanilla flavor comes in to play just behind. The bourbon flavor is very smooth and pleasant through out, never becomes as assertive as I imagined however.

Medium bodied stout, carbonation is moderate. The texture is soft and smooth, falls just short of being creamy.

Rather tasty beer. Flavors are very pleasant and well balanced. The sweetness becomes a bit too assertive for my likings however it does not become obstructive. Very easy to drink, would definitely seek this one out again.

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

Thanks to bauermj for the pour.

Looks like your standard Impy Stout - maybe slightly more transparent and brown, but look is good.

Nose is very impressive. Vanilla and chocolate dominate. It's rich, sweet, and deliciously malty with a touch of booze and bourbon.

Taste holds up as well. Chocolate malt up front, balanced by a bit of bourbon, with subtle and delicious vanilla notes. As you sip it, you get the sense that this would be exceptionally quaffable. It's not as rich as a lot of imperial stouts.

Feel is good, but a bit thin and slightly watery. It's well carbonated.

Overall, a really tasty beer. I'll keep my eye out for it and would like to have more.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Thanks to bauermj for opening this up.

Appearance: My pour has a molasses brown hue with slightly lighter transparent edges and a wispy off-white head.

Smell: The aroma is full and robust. Dark, unsweetened chocolate, roast coffee, roasted malt, some light tobacco and smoke.

Taste: The flavor is full of roasted and bitter notes. Roasted malt borders on burnt, with some smokey notes as well. Dark chocolate and roast coffee are noticeable as well. The bitterness lingers throughout the taste and finish. At the finish there is a light woody oak that contributes the only barrel character I get from this beer.

Mouthfeel: This is a little light body for the style, although I understand it is only 7.5% ABV. The carbonation is a little fuller than medium and there is a light stickiness as well.

Overall: Even though this is a little bit light, it packs some nice flavor and has a great aroma.

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Photo of CruisaC
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a recent trade with nwu008; thanks Erin.

A fairly wimpy dark khaki head forms with a fairly vigorous pour into my Rodenbach snifter.

Smells a little weak. I get some coffee and chocolate but I find I have to take in a pretty big drag to pick much up. Maybe a hint of bourbon on the end.

Taste is better: tons of chocolate-flavored iced coffee. A bit of bourbon on the back end but I had to let it warm (as I probably should have from the get-to) to get much of this. pleasant overall.

Medium body, good carbonation. Would prefer just a touch thicker but I'm reaching here.

Overall lots of potential here that seemed to just slightly miss the mark. Still pretty tasty and I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of jale
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to my great friend Eric(turdfurgison) for this treat.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with slight brown head.

S: Beautiful roasted coffee followed by cocoa bourbon and a hint of vanilla.

T: Sweet upfront moving into mild bitter roasted coffee and mild bitter cocoa. The cocoa and coffee are nicely done with just the right amount of bitterness. Small amounts of bourbon add to this versus overpowering. Just a hint of hop bitterness in the finish and vanilla in the late. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Heavy body that is smooth and creamy with good carbonation.

O: A nice beer that could be a tiny bit less sweet.

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Photo of sholland119
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to maximum12 for sending this one. Thanks, Corey.

A-Pours a cedary dark brown with almost no head.

S-Sweet vanilla, toasted marshmallow with some understated chocolate notes, and just a hint of bourbon.

T-Starts off with sweet vanilla and toasted marshmallow, chocolate and mocha. Great start. Some heat from the bourbon in the finish, not too hot but nice use of bourbon. Very much in balance.

M-A bit thin, appropriate to the ABV but still a bit thin.

O-Quite delicious. It's been too long since I had a Brewer's Gone Wild series beer.


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Photo of Klym
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Massive gratitude to Klikger for this wonderful in an excessively generous trade on his part. Poured into a darkness snifter, also compliments of Klikger!!

A: Pours black with the darkest of brown on the edges. A nice creamy 1cm leather brown head sits on top and leaves killer lacing. Great look!

S: Bourbon barrel spicyness peppers a coffee tinged, very heavy chocolate smell with vanilla bean smoothness rounding it out. Love to get so much intensity from all of the smells.

T: Much like the smell, heavy chocolate with a nice vanilla bean smoothness to it, and a tad of coffee and wood bite. Much more wood comes through from the barrel than bourbon character in my opinion, but it has that nice slight spicy burn that makes sense out of the bourbon character. For the abv this is down right super delicous.

M: Medium bodied but the creaminess of the carbonation makes up for a lot. Again, for the ABV I think it's as good as it gets.

O: I really enjoyed this. It's no record setter in any particular aspect but for a relatively low abv double stout, it's delicious, packed with smell and flavor, drinkable, and gives you a taste of all of its ingredients.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Consumed 12.10.2010.

Pours an opaque brown-black with the slightest mahogany highlights, topped by a small and fleeting tan head.

Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee (decidedly not just coffee beans), charred oak, vanilla. Maybe a touch of earthy hops in the background. The chocolate note has a bit of a chocolate syrup edge to it, lending some sweetness. Smells delicious.

Shows decidedly more roast on the palate. Flavors of bitter chocolate, nearly-burnt coffee, evergreen needles, vanilla and coconut, and a bit of char. Quite heavy and still. Sweet chocolate syrup flavor emerges slowly, but is thankfully complementary and doesn't become cloying. Finishes dry and a touch woody.

Full bodied and firm. A bit rough around the edges, which lessens my opinion of it. Seems like it would be a good foil for certain foods, but exactly what I can't say. I didn't really get any bourbon notes until it warmed up a fair bit, but with time I'm getting butterscotch and perhaps leather, among others, in both the nose and the palate; this seems to take a bit of the roughness off.

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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 321 ratings
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