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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: 557
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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

AutumnBeerLove, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

thewimperoo, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of bashiba
2.88/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark black with a thin layer of creamy dark tan head.

The smell is has an oxidized and mineral quality to it with a touch of burnt malt trying to creep out.

It starts out with a big burnt malt flavor that really seems to dominate all other aspects of this beer, some mild chocolate along with some earthy hop flavors sort of work there way past the roasted barley a bit as it warms, but it still seems one dimensional.

The mouthfeel has a very dry mouthfeel, this is the only area of the beer where the oak aging is really apparent.

This beer was underwhelming at best.

bashiba, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

zillo043068, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Mscarpen, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an imperial rye porter aged in rye whiskey barrels. What in that description is there not to like?
This looks real good, a solid chunk of darkness in a cup. I pick up a bit of the roast aroma. Smells great and inviting. Fantastic flavor. I get a bit of the rye spice up front, followed by a roasty, rye finish. Definitely can taste the boozy barrel-aged influence. Seems like it brings this beer together. I like rye, I like whiskey, I like this beer.

elNopalero, Dec 03, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of coffee head fading into a wisp. Excellent coating all the way down the glass.

Bourbon, vanilla, wood and some dark fruits in the aroma.

Starts out with a good slightly coffee kick. Loads of vanilla and wood with only a slight bourbon/whiskey flavor. Finishes a little sweet with some dark fruits and some more vanilla.

Not quite as chewy as I wold like, but by no means bad.

Another good beer from the Brewers Gone Wild series. I haven't had much from them besides lots of Hop Whore and am impressed so far.

jmarsh123, Nov 29, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black at the core showing darkest brown color where light is transmitted at the edges. A fine peripheral ring of beige bubbles is all that passes for head formation. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly prominent bourbon and vanilla are complimented by mild roast and a fine thread of dark fruit. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with rough brown malt that is charred and slightly roasty. Early acidity is fairly pronounced, but more felt than tasted. Some figgy fruit and dark citrus stands out amidst the presence of acidity. In the middle the malt flavors become unctuous and chocolatey, clearly finding their range with some diacetyl flair. Bitterness is on the conservative side of moderate, with other flavors nutty, slightly spirituous with bourbon, and even a touch briny.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a fairly unpretentious barrel-aged beer, not really coming across as an extreme contribution, but not eliciting a 'why bother' reaction, either. It does seem elevated by the influence of the bourbon, probably because it is born from a mediocre imperial porter recipe.

beagle75, Nov 28, 2011
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Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.