Sunday, November 2, 2014

Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Review

Name: Tyranena Rocky's Revenge
Style: Brown Ale
ABV: 5.75%

For the final beer of the day, I'm taking a look at Rocky's Revenge from Tyranena Brewing Company, which is based out of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. This is a brown ale of which a portion of the beer is aged in bourbon barrels.

So why the name, you may be asking? Well I did some research and I found out it's half urban legend & half inside joke. According to local legend, Rocky is a Loch Ness Monster-like inhabitant of Rock Lake, which borders the town of Lake Mills. There's also something in there about Rocky being the protector of the local populace. If anyone who resides in Lake Mills happens to come across this blog, feel free to correct me to your hearts content.

Rocky's Revenge pours a dark brown color with a thin white head. Nothing really in terms of visible carbonation and the lacing is fairly sparse.

The aroma has a potent vanilla and caramel maltiness upfront. I'm also picking up on some chocolate notes along with some mild oakiness. As it warms up, the bourbon barrel-aged aspect really gains some momentum.

The flavor starts out with some roasty chocolate & caramel malts with some nice vanilla and oaky notes. There's also some mild floral hoppiness but it's eclipsed by the rest of the flavor profile.

The body is moderately weighted along with the carbonation, which is also moderate and gives the flavor a bit more depth.

My only complaint about this beer is that it's not completely barrel aged; I can only imagine how it taste if it were so. Perhaps as a limited release beer maybe? For the time being, it's still an excellent brown ale and worthy of your attention.

Tyranena Rocky's Revenge - 9/10

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