bruwery (35) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The hint of bourbon makes this beer wonderfully complex. The brown ale base is nutty and sweet up front, then the bourbon sneaks in to balance it out in a tantalizing finish. I could drink a lot of this one.
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This dark brown ale reminds me heavily of a bourbon style ale, with it’s Vanilla, Oak, Chocolate, Caramel and burnt malty flavors. Coupled with a rich flavor, this is also a smooth and crisp feeling beer. Tyranena makes excellent beers, and Rocky’s Revenge continues to prove why I consider Tyranena to be one of the best craft brewers in Wisconsin
vschmidt (1) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice beer. Just more of a sipping beer for me. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 1/6/2005
Bottle. Aroma was of nuts and bourbon. Smelled nice on the pour. Appearance is a dark brown color. It has a thin, lacy head. The palate was smooth and carbonated. Given that this is a brown ale, I think that this is the best I’ve ever had in this style. Tasted of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, ??? I find it really hard to pick the ingredients out on this one. They blend so nicely. Not overly complex, but well mixed.
Ar 8, Ap 3, F 9, P 3, O 16
Sampled on tap at Tyranena. Pours to a clear mahogany body with a thin white head. A glowing body. The flavor is wonderful. Iced tea, oak barrels, bourbon, smooth roasted malts. American hops (think APA). Light nuttiness. The aroma is also smooth and APA-like with an iced tea and bourbon barrel touch. The palate is medium full bodied and smooth.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 On tap at Tyranena, March 2005 and June 2006.
This rerate and proclamation generally stems from the blessed, freshly tapped batch of Rocky’s at Tyranena in June 2006. The bourbon was more prevalent in this go-around than previous bottles and draft samples that I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. Nevertheless, let’s get down to it...
Translucent caramel-mahogany in color with a slight ruby hint and a well-retained creamy grayish-white head. Aroma speaks of bourbon, rye, chocolatey caramels and bourbon-infused pecan pie (which has me thinking about a recipe for a Hop Luck dinner.) I’m absolutely loving life right now. Some caramel cola traits and a toasted hazelnut visage grace the nose on the backend. Flavor resonates with a highly palatable bourbon-oak and dusted chocolate bark motif. Caramel lures as chocolatey toffee goes in for the kill, trailing out like Jim Beam flavored cheesecake, avec chocolate & caramel ripples and an ever toasty graham cracker crust. Medium-to-fuller bodied with a supportive hazelnut trait and a nutty toffee drizzled pecans surge. Irish cream liquor gives off a perfectly balanced iced cappuccino character at times, and the carbonation is perfect on this brown ale. Toasty roastedness trails into chocolate and bourbon heaven. The mildly hopped, chocolate-nut base is never neglected and supplies a signature trademark in the finish as the palate reminisces.
RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a sweet malt scent with back tones of vanilla. Color is a brown amber with low carbonation and a nice tight head. Taste is wow. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich feel. Finish is a bold caramel, bourbon and vanilla flavor backed by a faint bitterness. This is an amazing tasting beer.
DocLock (10562) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to buckybeer fot hsi vastly underrated treasure! Pours dark brown with 1-finger tan head. Huge aroma of oaky bourbon, brown sugar, caramel malt, some vinous fruit, almonds, and scotch. Tastes oaky and bourbony at first, with the mid-palate caramel malt, brown sugar, figs, almonds, and ovaltine hitting the palate. Nice hefty palate and complex flavor. Please get me some more of this!
drpimento (3526) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
yummmm-oooo!!! Very good complex beer. The barrel flavors and aromas are readily apparent and aesthetically pleasing. Good brown ale characteristics enhanced by the barrel thang. Thin light head does persist along with some lace. Brownish mahoganey color. Toffee aftertaste. very good beer. Had it on draft at Bodega this evening. They have it in bottles too.
gdaigle (12) - North Oaks, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a well-made beer. Well-balanced malt sweetness, alcohol, slight hop note and the perfect amount of flavor from the bourbon barrels. I have a 15.5 gal keg of this at my house. It is well-received by company and still a complex enough beer for me to enjoy. I’d add a slightly more pronounced malt sweetness to the beer, offsetting that with more barrel aging but they have done an excellent job without any suggestions from me.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Source:12 oz bottle.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Toasted malt, caramel, bourbon and chocolate.
Flavor:Chocolate and bourbon are heavy with caramel and toffee present.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.