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The Devil Made Me Do It! Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter by Tyranena Brewing Company
American Porter
7.50 % ABV


 
Review by joe1510 on 11/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 2 11 18 4 9 2009
12oz. Bottle
$8.99 4-Pack
Steve's Liquor Madison

The Devil Made Me Do It poured a black hole into my snifter. This beer does not let one bit of light shine through. I think it's actually making the room darker. A 1 finger tan head formed and quickly fell to a thick ring of head with a floating island of chunk. Leaves chunky lacing after each sip. This is one of those beers that looks like it'll be packed with flavor.

This beer smells great. Mounds of the finest freshly ground coffee beans greet the nose. Roasted malts are there along with a shot of cream and 2 cubes of sugar. Smells like a quality freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Again, a freshly brewed cup of coffee as soon as this beer hits the tongue. Mild vanilla and cream add a nice sweetness that accompanies the coffee perfectly. Moderate coffee bitterness on the swallow that's always welcome.

Creamy mouthfeel from the addition of oatmeal. Actually has a little prickliness in there that awakens the tongue and really lets the flavors take hold.

This is a highly drinkable beer. I can see myself drinking this anytime of the day whether it's with breakfast or after dinner.

Tyranena makes some great beers and this is no exception. A porter that's missing the porter aspect and filled with roasty delicious coffee.

Reviewed: 5/12/07

Price: $8.99 Served In: Snifter

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-16-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to Initiative for the trade.

Pours dark and pours thick, doesn’t seem to make a “splash” as I pour higher to try to get some foam. Foam is minimal, a thin milk coffee colored ring surrounds the glass.

The aroma is big and bold with roasted coffee, very upfront. After the dominant coffee aroma there is some chocolate, hints of vanilla, butterscotch, milk and some roasted malts.

Taste is of bittersweet chocolate or cocoa, coffee, chocolate milkshake, hop bitterness and roasted barley. Pretty good, not the best coffee beer I’ve had but very good for a porter.

Mouthfeel is creamy with the help of the oatmeal and a subtle carbonation, well done in that department—only that the bitter finish obstructs its creamy mouthfeel in a way. Actually the bitterness tones down after the beer warms up a bit which makes it a lot better.

Very good over all and I will definitely enjoy my next one, glad I picked up a few of these.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 03/11/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 9 19 5 9 2009
Color is black. Smell highlighted by the coffee, with a slight hint of malt sweetness and maybe some cocoa powder. Mostly coffee though. Taste gives you less coffee than you expected, with roasted malts, a slight sweetness and bitter chocolate in the beginning. Finishes with a nice balanced coffee flavor. Feel is medium to full bodied.

I got this one as an extra in a trade with Tayner. Funny that I live about 1,000 miles closer to Lake Mills, WI than she does and I had not yet tried this one. I've even been to the brewpub after the GTOMW last year. Hopefully Rob doesn't read this and feel the need to #####slap me because I had to get this bottle from Arizona in order to officially try it.

Served In: Snifter

Review by tavernjef on 02/20/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 11 19 5 10 2008
Dense black with a smallish capping of sandy browned foam on top. Lace fills in the glass surface nicely with big gobby strings and things.

Morning nose of sweet roasted espresso-like coffee and oatmeal waffles; some black malt, burnt chocolate cookies, and a tiny bit of peppery spice. Very attractive nose to this one.

Taste is refined within a terrific draw of pale black malt sweetness, whole grain cereal, and a lot of chocolate enduced coffee roastedness right upfront; then spent milk rounds off with a creamy center, and a lovely little hop note spicing up the back end with leftover returns of coffee and chocolate. The bitterness is perfectly fitting within the roasted character all the way through, which makes this one heavenly yummy treat and a great drinker. Nice mix of chocolate and coffee parts.

Body is mediumish to full with an extended creamyness that plays well with what roasted and bitter notes tend to keep on sticking on the palate. Chocolate milk spikes with a nice rounded coffee really takes the whole thing and puts it together once its sat a while. Which isn't long, cuz this stuff is a real treat to behold and drink down. Solid stuff by Tyranena. Nice to see they do something other then the yummy IPA's they do.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by bakes on 05/16/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 17 5 9 2008
Thanks to TT for the bottle!

Pours a dark brown with very little light penetration and a cream colored head that hangs on very nicely. Aroma of roast coffee beans, some charcoal like spiciness, dark fruity and toffeeish maltiness... nice!

Starts with a spicy combo of coffee and roastiness, with some cocoa, toffee, and a faint oatmeal slickness coming in. Hints of licorice. Faint mineralliness. Really nice interweaving of flavors - none dominate, but they all get their minute in the sun. Beautifully full, yes smooth and slightly prickly mouthfeel. Really like this one. And it kicks major butt with a good smoked cheddar.

Served In: Pint Glass

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