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Rocky’s Revenge

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Tyranena Brewing Company
Lake Mills, WI

Style: Brown Ale
ABV: 6.0%

Baby-Boy’s Rating:
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The Rocky in this beer’s name is a referencce to a monster that supposedly lives in a lake in Wisconsin. It is depicted on the label as a serpentine creature with a long snout, which is fitting, because what makes this beer great is the nose.

The beer is aged in bourbon barrels and you can smell those barrels as you drink this beer. This is one that is worth taking a deep whiff of before you start drinking.

The oak and bourbon smells kind of hang there in your nose for a time. It is pleasant, taking up all your sense of smell before it dissipates. It is not so strong as the waft out of the glass, so you have to nose it a bit.

Smell, of course, is an important part of flavor. We get flavor through the combination of scent and taste. The tongue actually only tastes bitter, sweet, sour, and salty. So, to get the full flavor of this beer, you need to have it in a glass. The flavor is a little flat without the scent, but with it, it is a good drinking beer.

The color is a muddy brown, which is probably what the lake would look like if Rocky had stirred up the bottom to escape the prying eyes of a diver’s camera.

It has a medium body, not being a heavy dark beer, but is it heavy enough to not be watery.

All in all, I would recommend helping Rocky get his revenge by drinking a bottle.

Reviewed by Baby-Boy Jackson on March 17, 2010.
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