StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Translucent and licorice black in color with a tan foam cap riding on top. Prevalent, stale coffee beans take the nose with touches of black earth, unsweetened cocoa and burnt graham crackers. Alluring, but not captivating until first sip. Flavor amplifies the nose and draws out an eloquent Godiva milk chocolate liquor truffle. Sweet caramel ribbons course through toasted honey graham cracker crumbs with cocoa nibs, hazelnut coffee grinds and a dash of sweet bourbon to seal the deal. Unassuming body rest confidently on its complimentary carbonation, as the bourbony chocolate malt sweetly sings with whiskey cocoa toffee, pressed onto the tongue and holding long unto the night. Best thing this brewery has done in two years.
mrjaxson (439) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
How crazy is it to find an 8-year-old bottle of Devil Over a Barrel in the back of the beer cellar? (Bottled on 09APR08) Not a lot of pop when removing the cap (duh!) but still a respectable head when poured (though it dissipated quickly). Coffee and vanilla are both very pronounced in the aroma initially. After sitting for a bit, the aroma also has charred wood and dark chocolate. A little flat carbonation but body still has respectable weight and the texture is silky smooth. Nicely sweet over the tongue and on the finish. Will have to get a new bottle to accurately update the rating because, really, normal people aren’t going to let this intentionally sit for 8 years.
SPDickerman (1108) - Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells of coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee bitterness, hints of chocolate, rounded sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Tyranena Devil Over A Barrel finishes with a lingering sweetness.
umich03jm (3277) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead. Dark brown pour with a small ring of head. Aroma is ultra fresh coffee beans, toasted oak, light bourbon, light coconut, and light chocolate. Tastes like a nice mix of bourbon and coffee beans. Very oaky, lots of vanilla, some light dusty cocoa, some light maple too. Smooth and little creamy. Medium to full body. Very good BB imperial porter.
jsquire (4041) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with reddish hues when held against the light. Very little of a brown wisp for a head. Enticing aroma of coffee, bourbon and vanilla. None of the added flavors here overpower this beer. Very well balanced roasted grains, bitter coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon alcohol with a long bitter finish. Another well crafted beer from Tyranena.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is coffee. Taste is coffee, creamy, oatmeal, light bourbon. What a tasty beer. I am so glad it is available in my area now. great mouth feel. Nice coffee flavor.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from AWISLguy. Pours a red-brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, coffee, vanilla, whiskey, dark fruit. Medium bodied, mild lingering roast.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours charcoal black with no head. Lots of coffee and a bit of dark chocolate in the nose. Taste is the same with a nice "chewiness" from the oatmeal. Thick, rich and great on a cold night.
fraternie (981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy body of roasted caramel and coffee malt flavors, gaining depth from subtle bourbon underneath. Smooth, long finish, with subtle hops lingering and adding complexity to the rich malt.
Homer321 (3775) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle to snifter. pour is black and nearly flat. nose is grainy and boozy. some chocolate. Taste is lightly spicy and vanilla. pretty tasty.
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At tall Matt’s house with Matt, Matt, garrett, and respective chicks. Pour dark brown maroon. Aroma bourbon, oatmeal roasted stout. Taste is some whiskey flavor, thin, kinda sticky. Pretty good. Def a porter.