Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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 I’ve had!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown pour with foam ring, butterscotch and vanilla aroma, flavors of caramel, chocolate and creamy vanilla finish
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Madvike. Very smooth, surprised how much coffee was still in there. No bourbon at all, nose or mouth. All in all VERY good beer.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from JCapriotti...thanks Jason! - Pours black with a small foamy tan head. Still a decent amount of coffee...very nice with a bit of bitterness. Aroma has a bit of roast and just a bit of heat. No bourbon, other than a bit of sweetness. Taste smooth vanilla, milky coffee, and sweet chocolate. Finish is abrupt and smooth, with a bit of lingering vanilla sweetness. Still don’t taste the bourbon, but it’s so smooth. Fantastic.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: snifter. obsidian in color, medium tan head. medium retention rate. mild lacing.
S: huge bourbon aromas, vanilla, coconut, some cherries. big coffee and chocolate notes.
T: major coffee notes, nice balance from the oatmeal. great bourbon flavors, vanilla, coconut and cherries.
M: medium-bodied. mild carbonation level. very smooth and creamy.
D: outstanding. a permanent IV of this would suffice.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee and bourbon aroma with vanilla hints. Has a sweetish smooth roasted malty coffee and bourbon flavor. Sweetish roasted malty bourbon finish with coffee in the aftertaste.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a viscous, opaque black with a thin, creamy tan head. Something very strange and kind of gross floated to the top of my beer. It was slimy, viscous and had the consistency of snot and caramel. I fished it out, took some pictures for posterity and moved on. Nice nose, malty, dark toasted bread, nuts, coffee with cream, brown sugar, a little vanilla, a little toasted oak. Flavor is malty, sweet, molasses, brown sugar, light smoke, coffee liqueur, whiskey, vanilla, coconut. Medium bodied and just a little slick. Good but not great.
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to someone on the RBSG bus! Murky. Tons of coffee. Kinda like my coffee porter from 08. Low carbonation. Something kinda weird, maybe turmeric.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. Pours a deep brown (almost black) with a small mocha head. The nose is of coffee, chocolate, and a light bourbon barrel alcohol note; a nicely integrated and very pleasant aroma. Medium to full-bodied and slick with a soft carbonation and slightly boozy finish. Mirroring the nose, the flavor is of chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrel (whiskey, oak and vanilla) with an additional mild caramel note thrown into the mix. This is a nice beer. Thanks again for the bottle, Eugene.