Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
Imperial Brown Ale aged in brandy barrels. Dark brown and full-bodied. Sweet Brandy and oak accented aroma and flavor. A Wisconsin Original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy dark brown with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted, woody, vanilla and cherry with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, nutty), average hop (flowers, perfume), average yeast (earth, leather, broth) with notes of brandy, oak, plum, and brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Very cloudy brown color, not much head too it. Sweet aroma, vanilla, some wood, can smell the brandy as well. Flavor is similar to the aroma, can taste the alcohol a little bit as well, this is quite smooth also, very easy to drink, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of iowaherkeye poured into a tulip. Pours a dark mahogany in the glass that shows a hazy copper when held up to the light. An aggressive pour yields a small off-white head that recedes quickly to ring and leaves some delicate lacing on the way down. The smell is fantastic with the base sweet malts but the brandy really comes out and mixes well with the base aromas perfectly. The sweet fark fruits also come out with figs and raisins and a hint of booze in the nose. The taste is just as good as the aroma with a big sweet dark fruit kick up front and then plenty of caramel malts and toffee. The finish has the brandy coming out a little more. The mouthfeel is very smooth with soft carbonation and plenty of barrel presence with a slightly dry finish and some alcohol. This is a great brown ale, one of the best I’ve had recently. I love what the brandy brings to the table and turn this into a really original beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2009
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of Skyview. Murky, light brown pour with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma of brandy, vanilla, and some roasted nuts. Sweet flavor, with of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla. Finish is clean with a bit of warming alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks buckybeer! - Pours a dk ruby brown with a small off-white head...aroma is sweet and fruity...flavour is malty barrel, vanilla, peat, caramel...no clue what the ABV is but is warming w/o a burn...another just crazily enjoyable Tyranena Wild brew...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1860) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
12oz bottle from MotorToddHead. Thanks Todd! Your wonderfully insane! Wow. What an excellent sweet buttery oak aged aroma. Nice burn from alcohol and carbonation. Pretty cool Very good beer. Tyranena rocks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Poured a clear dark mahogany with a fizzy/frothy off-white head. Sweet aroma of roasted caramel, dark fruits, cherries, some brandy notes. Flavor follows and is slightly sweet with strong flavors of cherries and strawberries, toasted almonds and caramel, a bit of molasses, leading to a semi-dry complex finish. An excellent interpretation of a brown ale, and one that I would have again and treat as a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Toasty and roasty, with a good amount of dark fruit (raisins, plums, what have you). Earthy, dusky flavors toward the end. A little tough on the old coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Ruby red, dark brown appearance...nice white head. Sweet nose, brandy hits right off the bat, plus sweet malt, nutty notes, ...rich maltiness, barleywine-esque. Taste: bold, brash, bright. Dark malt, few hops, liquor has taken over, though very smooth. Dry, toasty oak flavor comes through. Full bodied, but not thick in the slightest. rich and delicious. I have to wonder how this was fresh. I got to try it courtesy of chocolatier & Tyranena fan who came to my bar for a tapping event. He had aged for about a year. Seems to have done wonders. This is beautiful.

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