wetherel (1899) - 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! IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, 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. 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. 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.
pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
7-12-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to buckybeer
lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Dark brown pour with a good off-white, not quite ivory, head with very little lacing. Smell is brandy and oak and vanilla lemon cookies. Flavor is nice and like rich rum cake. Rich flavors and you can really taste the brandy and oaky earthy notes. Overall, very enjoyable.
Bottle in trade from buckybeer. Thank you for this beer!Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
Pours a nice brown color with a creamy beige head. Smell is rich and fruity, with strong brandy smells and a brown toasty malt behind that. Taste is tart, lightly alcoholic with big flavors of brandy, a hint of cherry, and nuts, and fruitiness, along with the brown ale malt background. Some alcohol in the flavor inhibits drinkability, but I really still enjoy the flavor. Slightly creamy body, and a bit warming going down. Very nice beer.
In short: Very woody and rather complex kind of Brown/Scotch Ale hybrid.willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2008
How: Bottle 12oz, 6+ months old. Graciously given to me by pzzle, thanks a lot Andy!!
The look: Clear ruby-brown body with a very small beige head
In long: Barrel quite apparent in this one but very well integrated with the beer adding woody notes without that overwhelming bourbon/brandy/whatever flavour. There are some brandy notes but they blend with the nutty and caramel flavours perfectly. Some brown sugar, some more wood, some milky black chocolate and some more wood. Somewhat fruity too but not single fruit standing out. Hints of vanilla. A high-class broad that was cheap to bring home, and when I was finished with it I didn’t lose my condo or had to give away half my salary. That’s my type of high-class broad.
20070428 12oz after TAPNY Very sweet stuff, heartily syrupy. Smells like wheat bread and hate dunked in honey nut cheerios. I have no idea what that means. Notes of chocolate milk and nuts redeem but generally too sweet for me. Ungstrup (38940) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 Bottled. A hazy reddish beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, dusty hops, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of over ripe fruit. Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
Looked like beer. One of the better smelling and tasting brandy aged brews to date. Sweet malt and brandy aroma and flavors, tagging along are some darker fruit and chocolate notes. Solid.