Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Newest batch (2011). Poured into a pint glass:
A - Pours a light mocha, fizzy foam that slowly develops into a half inch thick mocha head. Pitch black with decent, splotchy lacing.
S - Roast, oak and whiskey. Rye, caramel and bready malts. Hints of chocolate and vanilla. Bits of burnt charcoal.
T - Sweeet roast with hints of brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate and whiskey soaked oak. A bit charred, but overly roasty.
M - Nice and creamy. Carbonation is good, but over the top. Just a tiny bit of heat from the barrel, but overall, the ABV is well hidden. Really smooth and has a good suprising drinkability.
O - I like this brew. I think it is really well done and well rounded. Not anything that blows your socks off, but for something sitting on the shelf for $9 a 4pack I have no problem supporting Tyranena with this brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2011 01:38:46 | More by joshuaseresse
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4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours black with a medium-sized blanket of light brown foam. Good head retention. Lots of fine bubbles cling together in clumps as I work my way through the glass. The aroma has a lot of chocolatey malt with a healthy dose of rye spice and some nice though mild barrel characteristics. I'm also getting some coffee, blackberries, dates and blueberries. The barrel-aging contributes a sweet, vanilla rye flavor. It's very toned down, which I generally like. Taste-wise, it's sweet and rich. Lots of fruit and chocolate. More rye spice. Light oak with that pleasant vanilla-forward spirit flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly thick. Another solid beer from Tyranena, though I still prefer Devil Made Me Do It by a bit.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 05:27:53 | More by popery
4.41/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Steve's Mineral Point
Dirty Old Man is a rye porter aged in rye whiskey barrels. This concoction gurgles out of the bottle a coffee and cream brown but occupies the glass black without letting any light shine through. The head grew one finger high and was cocoa colored. As the head fell to a thick cap it became creamy and left solid sheet lacing here and there. You can see the carbonation crawling up the sides of the glass and keep the head alive.
The nose of this beer is big and distinct. There's a definite rye presence from both the porter and barrel aging that extends throughout the aroma. Coffee, roasty malts, and dark berries combine nicely to add layer upon layer of complexity. The oak is in there but seems more a component of the spicy rye then an aroma working by itself. I can hardly pull my nose from the glass.
The flavor of this beer is just as complex and delicious as the nose suggested. All the porter notes hit at first. Dark chocolate, mildly roasted malts, and dark berries lead the way in that order. The rye is in there as well with notes from the porter and the barrel. The rye lasts throughout the drink. Mild damp whiskey soaked oak shows up mid palate and a very welcoming vanilla bean presence comes along on the swallow. There's great depth of flavor here. The chocolate, dark berries, and vanilla make this beer delicious and the rye spiciness adds even more flavor.
The body of this beer is on the lighter side of heavy which is helped by the carbonation making it incredibly velvety and smooth. There's an ample amount of carbonation but it always manages to stay calm, making the body massage its way through the mouth.
This is a sipper just from the depth of flavor. It's a beer I would love to sip all night. Dirty Old Man is one of those beers that could be opened at any time of the day and fully enjoyed. I don't want my glass to empty, this is my last bottle.
Dirty Old Man is a great beer. One I would love to see available on a rotating basis. Hopefully this one gets made again. Of course I do love rye whether it be whiskey, beer, bread, or whatever. Tyranena has been doing some really incredible things with their Brewers Gone Wild series lately. They're quickly becoming one of the top tier breweries in the country. I can't get enough of their stuff.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 21:56:46 | More by joe1510
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.