RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Oatmeal Porter brewed with coffee beans and aged in bourbon barrels


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by STLWill- thanks, Will! Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of peppers, oak, toast, sugar, roasted caramel malts, oats, coffee, and bourbon. Flavor of caramel malts, dry roasted chocolate and coffee, oak, oats, earth, bourbon, vanilla, and peppers. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation a dry, roasty, and spicy mouthfeel. Really interesting beer, and the dry, roasty, coffee notes actually beat out the bourbon barrel notes, which makes for that unusual peppery smell and taste. Enjoyed this one a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle. I had this a while back, but canít find the notes so I popped another bottle. Pours an oily dark brown/black color with a small disappearing tan head. The aroma has mild barrel notes, black coffee, vanilla, roast and touches of dark chocolate. It seems to have held up pretty well. The flavor is similar; coffee is at the forefront, mild smooth bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate. There is a slight alcohol burn at the back. Oxidation is barely noticeable in this bottle. Pretty smooth, medium plus bodied. I remember this being hotter fresh and am very impressed with what it has become.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Armin who must have aged this properly because itís still excellent. Pours black with tan head. Nose of coffee beans, vanilla, oatmeal, rye and chocolate malt. Taste of coffee bean, oatmeal and roast chocolate malt. The coffee beans really dominate the palate. Body could be stronger for an imperial, but overall a very delicious porter. I didnít detect much of the barrel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2484) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Old note, around september 29th 2010. Trade with??? Ok aroma, sweet not a lot of the barrel, oat sweetness brownish black color, no head or lace. Sweet flavor, medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet clean finish. Good, flavor still nice. I should of has sooner...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1232) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Sea Bass tasting. Tragically oxidized, this beer was still fairly tasty but thereís a hefty serving of bourbon, slight hints of coffee, and too much cardboard to make me think this beer could be getting any better. I wish I could have tried it at its peak; there was probably something nice here. Iíd advise drinking it now if youíve got it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a hazy dark brown with a brown head that started and remained at the edges. Aroma had a strong bourbon note as well as a strong coffee note with a bit of dark roasted malts. Flavor was full of dark roasted coffee notes with a bit of bourbon and licorice lying underneath.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Thanks to Azurelimits for opening this at a recent tasting. Also shared with bmanning, Amyliz4, and hhanson. A: Pours a nice, deep black. Fairly oily. Nice tan head that thins out but always remains. S: Loads of coffee (amazing how itís kept this for so long!), chocolate, bourbon, molasses, and roasted malt. T: A decent amount of sweetness comes in to balance out the crazy combination of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Elegant complexity and the perfect balancing act between all the flavors. Nice notes of molasses and brown sugar in the background alongside a bit of roast. M: Very nice. Medium bodied with lower carbonation leading to a nice smoothness. D: Pretty intense all around. A great sipper. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-03-2010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and over ripe fruits as well as a touch of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl, fruit, and tobacco, leading to a dry, bitter, and roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(12oz bottle with my likeness on it, Tyranena has not responded to inquires of my likeness being used without permission however, thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle) clearish dark espresso brown. Nose of sweet espresso, fudge, barrel, bourbon, and spicy pepper. Graham cracker and vanilla linger in the nose as well. Smells awesome. Taste of fudge, espresso, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, creamy body and very flavorful. The best Tyranena Iíve had!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown pour with foam ring, butterscotch and vanilla aroma, flavors of caramel, chocolate and creamy vanilla finish


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 31


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50