Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
Tyranena Brewing Company is a microbrewery located in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. As far as I know Tyranena is only distributed in the state of Wisconsin, ala New Glarus. They produce one of my favorite IPA's of all time, Bitter Woman IPA, which I would highly recommened any hop lover seek out. Today, I sampled the Rocky's Revenge after buying a single up in Milwaukee.
The Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown pours from the stubby 12oz'er a dark brown with garnet accents. A small khaki head of foam falls quickly to a ring inside the glass. Aromas begin with sweet caramel and a toasted nutty maltiness. A shot of vanilla and a bit of dark fruit. I don't really pull any bourbon out of the aroma.
First sip brings a toasted caramel maltiness upfront with a bit nutty accent. A somewhat strong vanilla flavor moves in that gets to be a bit much halfway through the glass, along with a bit of butterscotch. Subtle notes of cocoa and hops. Finishes with a touch of bourbon.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Lots of fast moving carbonation smooths it out on the way down. An easy drinking beer that just falls off a bit on the flavor profile for me. I don't think I could have more than one or two in a sitting personally. Overall, a unique brown ale that steps outside the norm a bit.
Overall I gave this brew a 3.65 out of 5.
Check out the full lineup of Tyranena brews at www.tyranena.com