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Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier
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Tyranena Brewing Company
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American Double / Imperial Stout
Bourbon barrels filled with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and our chocolate oatmeal double stout.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Been eagerly awaiting this release. High hopes for this one. Poured from a room temp bottle into an imperial pint.
A: Dark chocolate brown nearing black. Nice two fingers of tan head. Thick coating of lace. Great retention and a hefty cap.
S: Pure dark chocolate is the dominant character. Smooth black coffee and a touch of smoke. The bourbon is subtle but I can pick it out. Not much vanilla though.
T: Holy crap! The flavor is spectacular. Rich chocolate fudge cake with coffee icing. There's the bourbon and vanilla. So smooth and rich. The bourbon adds just another layer without feeling boozy at all. No heat at all. Curious what the ABV is. It feels on the low side.
M: Maybe a touch thinner than most Double Stouts but sometimes it's nice to not feel like I'm downing a glass of syrup. Low carbonation but it's present.
D: Overall possibly the easiest drinking Double Stout I've ever had. I'm down to my last sip and I'm going to have to go crack another one. Tyranena didn't quite top their Imperial Chocolate Porter but this one comes close. Seek this out.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2010 22:47:00 |
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Have been looking forward to this one all summer since the news came out they were making it for the BGW series. Excited to finally see it on the shelf...also love being the first to review this as I'm not influenced by previous reviews.
On with the show!
A-Pours a typical (for stouts), yet beautiful, dark brown nearly black. There's a modest brown head that briefly appears then fades away to leave some froth on the edges of the surface. A small swirl produces a long lasting bit of lacing on the sides of the glass....Dark cola highlights on the edges when held up to the light.
S-Exceptional smell of roasted dark malts, chocolate, and coffee. The Vanilla and Bourbon are there, hiding in the background, yet the whole thing feels supremely balanced with nothing overpowering the others.
T-Rich and flavorful....Coffee, deep dark chocolate, roasted malts, leather, nuts, vanilla, and chewing tobacco....the bourbon again hides in the background peeking out from behind the curtain of flavors. To me, that's one of the many things that Tyranena does right...they don't let the bourbon rule the production. It's a small, but important, player in a whole big show. Excellent balance to this. A mild bitterness leads the final act with a bit of lingering dryness to end the show...
M-I like to taste my beers through the whole range of temperatures to get the best overall feel for them and this one seems thin at first, but ultimately ends up being just right. Carbonation is on the lower side, but decent.
D-Not sure what the ABV is but my glass is nearly empty and I'm contemplating another. Despite the richness, I feel I could have 2-5 of these with no problem.
Another fine beer from the folks at Tyranena. While their regular lineup is solid but not spectacular, they seem to really, really know how to treat their specialty porters and stouts for the Brewers Gone Wild lineup. Devil Made Me Do It, Devil Over A Barrel, Benji's Chipotle Porter, etc. are all amazingly solid. This beer is another great addition to that stellar line of interesting and delicious beers.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2010 22:17:21 |
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