jebert (458) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a large light brown head. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is very full and robust- coffee, chocolate, caramel and malt. One of the best Porters I’ve ever enjoyed and one of Tyranena’s best offerings. This hearty ale is an excellent companion to brats, burgers or any red meat off the grill.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured out as a great solid dark, leathery brownish black color with slivers of dark, ruby red highlights. A finger high head was produced of creamy, tannish foam that faded slowly leaving a thin haze on top with slight patchy lace. Smell is quite nice, although its a bit faint, but whats there is a sweetish, coffeeish aroma with some hop notes near the back. Taste is a mild, lightly earthy and deep, slightly burnt roasted malt in flavor with a hint of coffee and cocoa, and is sweetly smooth the whole way through with caramel notes lingering. Nothing really stands out to much in the flavors, its solid mildness is quite nice though with a solid medium, nearly heavy body and has a nice, slightly bittering tangyness, that gets carefully dry in the finish. Leaves a weird cottonmouth effect, which I actually find appealing. Another fine brew by Tyranena
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, slightly nutty and dark malts. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, nuttiness, malts, fruit and a smooth/slightly tart finish.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark color,with a tan head that disappeared rather quickly.Nice Coffee/burnt roast aroma with a hint of chocolate.Nice coffee taste,but a little thin on the body,but still a excellent porter!
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hey, that’s some good stuff. I think we all owe it to old Black Hawk to drink our fill of a beer named in his honor. It’s nice to see Wisconsin paying some respect back to the man who gave it all to us.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolutely superb porter! Such malty goodness. Keep up the good work, Tyranena! Cheers!
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly phenolic with hints of coffee. Appears black, but hold it up to a light and it has some red hues around the edges. Slightly acrid with a coffee roast/bittnerness that comes through. Just enough malt sweetness and dryness to make you want another sip.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rich, roasted chocolate malt aroma. Color is a deep dark brown, nearly black. Carbonation is medium with a good sized, pillowy mocha head. Nice, rich malty profile. Slight bitterness from the roasted malt, which makes this pleasingly refreshing. A nice rich beer, with just enough hops to keep things in balance. The malt is in the spotlight here, as well it should be. Well crafted beer. The more beers I have from this brewery, the more of a fan of them I become.