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Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye PorterDirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 74
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Rye Whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: Atron67 on 02-10-2008)
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Photo of sukwonee
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: For an "American porter", this beer looks quite thick with very very little head. Very little lacing. Dark brown/black body.

S: Very much bourbon front, Coffee, Roasted malt. Some sweetness.

T: Wow. This is awesome. Very long lasting flavor for a porter and quite a bit of sweetness in the back. Bourbon is there, but is much more subtle in the taste than in the nose. Chocolate, vanilla, roated malt, and brown sugar.

M: This feels more like an oatmeal stout but thicker. It's not really "syrupy" but it's chewy. Hard to articulate it, but there is that oatmeal stout consistency. Quite thick beer for the style.

O: What a surprise. This is a great beer, imo. Thank you Beermefitz for throwing this in as an extra.

sukwonee, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to robbiemoy13 for this bottle. Poured in to Founders tulip

A - Dark brown with half a finger of light brown head.

S - Roasted malts, bourbon, oak, sweet chocolate and some coffee. A nice balance of the bourbon barrel and the base beer.

T - Big roast up front with loads of sweet chocolate. Bourbon and light vanilla flavours come through next. The finish is dark roasted coffee. Fairly sweet overall. Some char and spiciness show up at time. The bourbon is very much secondary in the palate as the base beer flavours take centre stage.

M - Medium to full body. Somewhat thick. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

hilgart1, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dumptruck81, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Davit, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of BFro
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BFro, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dated 20FEB12 on neck in dark ink. 12 oz bottled poured into Dogfish Head signature snifter. Thanks to Mark for this one.

a- a dark, dark, chocolate color bordering on black, with a velvety head resembling that of moccacino foam, and a thin film for lacing. great looking beer.

s- coffee, vanilla, very slight whiskey, roasted malts.

t- oaky malts and chocolate sweetness, noticeable amount of coffee but not nearly like in FIS/FBS, the whiskey is there, but it's very subtle, contributing the nice spiciness in the beer rather than booziness.

m- velvety. it's viscous and thick on the surface, but ends up being thinner and lighter, almost mousse like. low carbonation. Very drinkable.

o- I would love to have this again. I haven't had very many BA porter. The whiskey barrel aging isn't as prominent as in other BA beers I've had. I expected a more aggressive whiskey character, but I'm not disappointed. This is a great beer.

dejrrma, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of andrewlampert
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

andrewlampert, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.4%

acurtis, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

polishkaz, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Archemedies, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

sammo, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

orangesol, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, funhog, for this awesome extra. Appreciate it, Jim! A Rye Whiskey barrel aged porter?!? Amazing!

A. It's basically black, maybe the deepest, darkest of tobacco browns. A thin but persistent quarter finger of light brown head. Very nice lacing down the sides. This is a thing of beauty in my snifter.

S. Healthy dose of chocolate, coffee, and spicy rye. Also detecting some vanilla and even caramel in the background. It's a straightforward, somewhat simple bouquet, but it is well-integrated and very inviting.

T. Chocolate, rye, some whiskey sweetness, and traces of coffee roast. Fairly light on the palate, this is a porter after all, but the barrel treatment adds a nice, spicy, wood character. Excellent.

M. It's just a little bit thin. I don't really think it's the carbonation, because that seems spot on. But it could be that the base beer just doesn't lend enough body to withstand the barrel treatment. Flavors are all really nice, but it's got a mildly flabby flavor profile.

O. Wow, what an intriguing beer. I admire the fact that Tyranena decided to barrel-age a porter as opposed to a stout. A stout may have been just as excellent, but what they have here is a relatively light drinking (7.9% for real?!?) barrel aged porter. It has wonderful roasted qualities characteristic of the style, but the rye whiskey barrels add a lovely texture of spice and sweetness to the whole affair. Outstanding creativity on display here.

siege06nd, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of robthepenguin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

robthepenguin, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of WestSideAmish
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

WestSideAmish, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -3.4%

eawolff99, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

TonyTalon, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of stortore
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

stortore, May 27, 2012
Photo of bonez05404
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bonez05404, May 26, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

hoppymcgee, May 26, 2012
Photo of markasparov
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

markasparov, May 21, 2012
Photo of FishPondManager
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

FishPondManager, May 21, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh, yeah. That's the stuff. On tap at Greenbush Bar (Madison). so fortunate to live in Madison and find this on tap in a few places. It's far, far superior to the bottle version. On tap, so rich, so complex, so sweet, yet so roasty. The rye whiskey flavor is nice here, not that tinny tartness you get in the bottle version.
This is simply the perfect use of barrel-aging.

martyl1000, May 20, 2012
Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev -3.4%

marine1975, May 18, 2012
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.