Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +20.5%
This was tasted at Feces Fest '08 with Onslow and my girl Melani.
I just wanna start out by saying WOW!
it pours up a black color with a decent dark tan head. the nose is chocolate, roasted malts, subtle whiskey, some wood, subtle coffee. Oh my God! the taste is the same as the nose but with some very intense rye malt! big oaky flavor, too. full bodied, low smoothe carbo. Such an insanely nice brew!
"Gimme a sponge bath!"
11-17-2008 17:41:12 | More by stumac
4.93/5 rDev +18.8%
Appearance - Very dark brown. Appears opaque. Think brown head that dissipates quickly.
Smell - Dark molasses scent most prominent.
Taste - Begins with a dark but sweet malt. Dark chocolate or molasses with a touch of something like banana. Finishes with a prominent but not overwhelming floral hop. Alcohol is noticeable. Interesting.
Mouthfeel - Creamy. A little alcohol bite.
Drinkability - Very enjoyable beer that's crafted for savoring. This brewer makes some darn fine beers and this is one of them.
03-28-2008 02:12:25 | More by scaliasux
4.88/5 rDev +17.6%
No Date code,m but from the November 2009 batch. Taken from the cellar, and poured into a Two Brothers Pint Glass...
A - Big tan head from a hard pour, with good retention and no lacing. Mildly translucent dark brown body with dark amber highlights.
S - Warming toastiness and spices (nutmeg?) blend excellently with the fantastic grainy and spicy rye notes to highlight a soft chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Mild apricot-like hop presence in the nose, but it only highlights the big, wonderful malt aroma.
T - This beer starts spicy.... and ends spicy. Big rye bread graininess and spiciness. Great job with the whiskey barrel aging; perfect amount of burn to feel assertive, but not overwhelming or hot. The whiskey adds a prickly quality to the rye spiciness that most other rye beers do not quite achieve. A soft, semi-sweet chocolate flavor rounds out all these rye flavors, like liquid Mole. The mild hops contribute mild apricot notes and a drying finish.
M - Soft, creamy body with less viscosity than expected. Mild carbonation that really suited the flavor and creaminess of the beer.
D - The only thing I would ever even think about changing about this beer would be to beef up the body. And that's just what I think could suit it, but this beer had everything else possible working for it. Fantastic job with the rye, fantastic job with the barrel aging, just a great example of brewing. Easily the best Tyanena beer I have had to date.
11-28-2009 02:55:11 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.85/5 rDev +16.9%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into Portsmouth Brewery tulip. About time I spread the wealth with my glassware. Had let the bottle sit out from the fridge for about 20 minutes before pouring.
A: Very, very dark brown. Almost black. Despite aggressive (read: full vertical pour), there was virtually no head. For a beer with a not so high ABV, this is a bit surprising, but not off-putting by any means.
S: Chocolate covered raisins all the way through. I'm usually not a huge dark fruits fan, but this smells awesome. I'm almost picking up on some prunes. Very intense smell.
T: The smell is replicated on the palette. I'm not picking up on a lot of the barrel, but it makes sense since it was blended. When I think about it, I can definitely pick up on it, but otherwise, I'd be none the wiser. Again, not a big dark fruits guy, but I'm digging this.
M: Velvety smooth and entirely enjoyable. Wouldn't want more than a few of these at a time, but the ABV is well hidden.
O: The only shortcoming is the initial appearance, but otherwise this beer is nothing short of great. If you see this, give it a shot without thinking twice about it.
11-17-2012 03:19:53 | More by Andrew61923
4.83/5 rDev +16.4%
Special thanks to aasher for throwing this in as an extra.
A: Deep black, with a swelling mocha head upon the pour that is active and appealing.
S: Robust bouquet, with molasses, fire-roasted marshmallow, and anise.
T: Full flavored and deliciously roasty; this brew has the perfect level of sweetness to offset the bitter roast. Along with the flavors suggested in the nose, it also displays hints of spicy pumpernickel, and a touch of bourbon sweetness.
M: Full bodied without being sticky, and great carbonation to mellow the intense roast. Right on point.
O: I am happy to see a barrel aged brew that isn't incredibly boozy. The ABV isn't given, but I'd put it in the 5.5%-6.5% range. Great flavor, both in depth and breadth, and well supported by aroma and mouthfeel. This brew is incredibly well crafted, and is definitely worth a try.
05-23-2011 21:13:43 | More by Avagadro
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.