Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2012 18:47:02 | More by siege06nd
4.7/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2012 02:51:35 | More by martyl1000
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Received as an extra from SteelersX; thanks Joe! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bruery tulip.
a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head that leaves quickly and low carbonation evident. Looks thick.
s - Smells of roasted malts, whiskey, vanilla, oak, coffee, chocolate, and some light toasted malts. Very nice mix of coffee and whiskey; I like it a lot.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, whiskey, oak, cream, vanilla, coffee, toasted malts. Taste is a little bitter and has some nice dark fruits, and less whiskey then the nose. Different then the nose, but still very nice.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbon. Creamy body, but not quite as thick as I was expecting.
o - Overall I thought this was a very good BA porter; another winner from Tyranena. The nose has a nice amount of whiskey and coffee, while the taste has more bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Pretty easy to drink; just a well made beer. Would like to have it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 23:25:34 | More by mdfb79
3.6/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Big thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. I have had very few offerings from Tyranena and each of them thus far have been enjoyable and unique. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears black in color with 2 fingers of tan head. The cap is frothy and slowly recedes coating the entire surface of the glass with a thick coating of lace. What remains is a rich froth that is almost nitrogen-like in appearance with its tiny bubble formation that is very creamy looking.
The aroma opens up with a light tang, perhaps from the rye whiskey inclusion. It is pleasantly roasted with a rich, dark grainy character that is deeply earthy like heavily kilned coffee with a slight touch of citrus aspect. The roast transcends from coffee quality to bitter chocolate and then on to dark fruits like raisins, molasses and a touch of tobacco. The alcohol falls in and out of being noticed with a mild accent to the dark fruity quality of this aroma. Overall, this is a very pleasant smelling brew.
The taste of this brew opens up with a pleasant bitterness that is quite reminiscent of unsweetened cacao. A bit of earthy quality mixes with a roast like fresh coffee. Some dark fruity quality and alcohol is present with a raisin-like touch of character. A touch of tobacco fills out the middle. The backend has a mild touch of barrel presence with tannins and oak quality that flirts with a mild vanilla flavor but doesn't quite get there. As the brew gets warmer, a bit of tangy alcohol touch starts to get increasingly more and more noticeable. It isn't distracting by any means but its also not my favorite aspect of this sort of brew.
This is a rich, medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It has a slick, smooth feel that almost goes with the predescribed look of almost being like it is a nitro deliver but not quite that smooth and silky. I get a little funny about porters and stouts that have dark fruit flavors but this one had enough of roasty bitterness and other character that it really formed a solid, enjoyable package. Thanks again for this one Heath!
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2012 02:35:46 | More by stakem
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Gimme a sponge bath! Love the mascot & bottle design.
Nice appearance. Great roasty aroma with toffee and hints of whiskey. Dry porter-esque finish. Slightly oxidized.
Decent flavor profile; more imperial stout-like than portery. Oily body is plenty thick. A decent brew, but I'd choose FBS every time instead.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2012 03:45:31 | More by brystmar
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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