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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A big ol’ black beer with oatmeal silkiness. Full bodied with soothingly rich coffee flavors. Devilishly delicious. Classified as an Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Porter


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Pours a black color with brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is intensely coffee, verging on an expresso aroma or like opening up a a vacuumed sealed bag of your favorite French roast coffee. Tyranena seems to have the most memorable and savory aromas that my nose has had the pleasure of inhaling. If I keep sniffing this beer I’m going to turn in the Afrin Man. Taste does not disappoint with the coffee flavors forging ahead amongst all the flavors. I’m picking up some chocolate, milk sugars, roasted malt and a nice fruity, almost cherry like taste that’s very subtle but shows up in the finish. This beer is nicely carbonated and finishes pretty smooth with a bit of dryness. Damn grocery store only had a 4pk of this but if they have more I will be stocking up. Excellent job Tyranena, keep up the good work!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2392) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Biiiiig beer! Interessting interplay between the dark fruit, molasses, malt, coffee, and hops. Sometime hard to differentiate which is what. Great body. Nice tan head with lace. Good carbonation. Full flavor, clean, nicely balanced, and good finish. Not a session beer. Had a bottle at Bodega Brew Pub, downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin USA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Black Color with Espresso Ring. Strong Burnt Roast Coffee Bean Aroma. Medium Body...Malty Oat Foundation...Some Sweet Chocolate Mixing With Continued Coffee Roasts...Wonderful Burnt Roast Overtones Throughout..Light Milky Taste, Sweet Malt Balancing the Bitterness of the Coffee....Dry and Bitter ’Cooked’ Finish. Solidly Delicious Beer....Although the Coffee Roasts, Wonderful as they Are, Create and Ashen Taste in the Aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle: Black coffee in color, minor light brown foamy head, dwindles quickly, sparce lacing, a ring of bubbles remains.   Very strong coffee nose.   Smells like freshly roasted beans!   Minor aspects of cocoa and thats about it.   The coffee really dominates.   Coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, milk sugar, slight ash and charred wood on the tongue.   A bit more diverse on the tongue than in the nose.   Backside has a soft hop bitterness.   Can’t get over how coffee oriented the nose is.   I am not much of a coffee fan, but this one is well built.   Full bodied, moderate mouthfeel.   Milk and sugar coffee finish.   If I have coffee, maybe once or twice a year, this is how I have it... plenty of milk and sugar in it.   A very unique and enjoyable brew.   Thanks John for this one!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with brigadier - Thanks Nathan!! - Pours very balck witha big tan head. Great big coffee aroma but underneath some roasted malts and even a bit of bakers chocolate. Flavor is mainly dominated by coffee as well but a good balance of bakers chocolate, and some good roasted malts and a little of that oatmeal sweetness.. The oatmeal adds wonderful texture to this full bodied malty wonder. Alcohol cannot be found.. Very good brew.. I really did enjoy this one.. Might have even been better than i anticipated it to be..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a dark black with a tan head.HUGE coffee and malt aroma to it.SIlky smooth texture with a big bitter coffee flavor to it.Hits of vanilla and chocolate tease you in the background.Wonderful balance to it!Another Winner!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
For the style, i dont think it gets any better then this. Awesome coffee taste, but not to overpowering, really thick, rich with a ton of flavors going on. smells awesome. I really have become a fan of porters and havent found any that i didnt like, but this one really blew me away, one of my top 5 beers ever. you dont have to like coffee to like this beer, as i HATE coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4559) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Black color with a thin head. Very powerful coffee aroma. Wow... Okay, i can tell there is a nice oatmeal porter under this (strong malt, sweet oatmeal), but this tastes like a pot of cold coffee. I happen to like that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Smooth coffe scent which joebrew (who provided this pour) said smells like a strong espresso but to an uninitiated heathen like me smells like plain ol’ coffee. Smooth oatmeal stout base with coffe on top. I’d love this one if it weren’t for the coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Pours nice dark reddish black with a huge medium tan head. Holy coffee on the nose. It smells like a very strong espresso with hints of chocolate. The flavor is very thin like that of coffee, not stout. It actually tastes like a spiked espresso with nice milk chocolate and whipped cream. This is an awesome coffee beer, you bettter like a nice espresso to drink it though.


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