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Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter - Tyranena Brewing Company

Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye PorterDirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter

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BA SCORE
92
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538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%


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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bort11

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mikesgroove is a dirty old man. Thanks to him and the Fight Club Project Mayhem BIF.

12 oz bottle poured into a standard shaker pint. Inch of dark tan head, though no real lacing. Color is black/brown. Very standard porter.

Smell is a rich chocolate malt with just a tingle of floral hops. Taste is dark coffee and burnt cocoa beans. I'm not sure where the rye is...oh wait, it's waaaay in the back. Rye bitterness is lighter than hops and sneaks in to add just enough extra to the finish. Interesting little twist.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a fine coffee ground grit. Smooth going down and easy to drink.

Blipped "Dirty Old Town" by the Pogues

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 02:27:09 | More by bort11
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dukedevil0

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single bottle on my last trip to Milwaukee and got this at Discount Liquors. Bottled on date reads 04Feb08.

A: Pours almost completely black with any bit of brown only showing at the edges. Has only a half centimeter of of mocha/darker khaki colored head and leaves a little lacing as I drink.

S: Smells like spicy chocolate, roasted malts, pepper, some whiskey or bourbon type smells, vanilla, coffee...very interesting and pleasant aroma

T: Really good, that's for sure! Similar to the smells, but not as intense as the smell would leave you to believe, which is good to me. Roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, some spiciness/pepper notes from the rye, and then some minor whiskey and bourbon flavors with not much bite from them, but defintely some vanilla and other barrel aging flavors.

M: This has lower carbonation, which probably went even lower because this beer has been sitting for almost a year and a half. This is one of the creamiest american porters I've had, it's not thick per say, but really full and mouth coating feel.

D: Highly drinkable despite my expectation when I read the bottle. I wouldn't think that this "Imperial Rye Porter Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels" would be very drinkable. There is nothing harsh about this beer as the title would lead you to believe. The alcohol is higher (hey, it's imperial) but you can't really tell in the flavor and it tastes good enough to keep drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 02:52:20 | More by dukedevil0
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Dotcubed

Arkansas

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a nice beer. Poured out like a light syrup. Nice head, color of cappuccino foam. Thins out nicely.

Hot, whiskey aroma. Is this what an Irish Car Bomb is?

Roasted, warming, sensing some vanilla. Very lasting burnt flavor. Creamy, burnt rye bread. Some dried prunes. Dry. Refreshing. Wish I could have this all the time.

Filling, medium to full body. Maybe a bit heavy, but something needs to balance the whiskey.

I think this was expensive, it definitely tastes like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 05:29:58 | More by Dotcubed
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sgoodship

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up during my "make a sixer" fest in Madison. Thanks to Steve's Liquors - great people. Since then, Tyranena is in Chicago and I'm looking forward to trying more of their brews.

A: Poured from a 12oz bottle, the color is dark reddish brown - almost black. The head was small, coffee stained and creamy. It dissipated quickly to a ring and a dusting. Glows reddish when held up to the light and has some mahogany on the edges. No lacing to speak of.

S: Whiskey type burn in the rose but does also have a deep roasty malt in the background. Booze is definitely the victor in this battle though.

T: Roasty burned malt flavor which is quickly taken over by the whisky flavor. The booze attacks the palet. The finish and aftertaste is a dry, roasty, coffee/dark chocolate/vanilla with the booze sticking around. A very robust flavor. Roastiness came through stronger as the drink progressed.

M: Nice creamy mouth feel that makes the medium body feel fuller. There is a prickliness from the alcohol and low carbonation.

D: I'm someone who doesn't enjoy overly boozy beer but this was very drinkable. Having said that, I did find that the booze did get in the way of appreciating the porter aspect of the brew. Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 01:43:35 | More by sgoodship
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ccrida

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle (big thx to milwaukeeclassic!) poured into my Deschutes snifter, Dirty Old Man is a super dark garnet/brown, with a tan head that leaves decent lace.

Smell is sweeter crystal malt and bourbon, with clean alcohol vapors coming out as it warms.

Taste is also rather malty, a bit strong on the iced tea notes I get from crystal, but with strong rye whiskey notes and a really nice, light smokiness, and spicy rye finish. Frankly, they could have marketed this as wee heavy or old ale, these strong dark American style barrel aged beers are pretty much a style of their own. This one really grew on me by the finish though, very nice, in spite of my preference for more chocolate then caramel notes in a strong porter.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, really lush, creamy carbonation, medium body, slightly dry, tannic finish.

Drinkability is pretty good. Not my favorite of the Tyranena's Duane hooked me up, I'd like more vanilla from the barrels and chocolate from the malts, but for what it claims to be, an Imperial Rye Porter aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels, it's really a tasty beer that I'd be happy to have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 02:11:06 | More by ccrida
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle thanks to Emerge.

Pours a very dark brown, near black in color. There's a very nice reverse cascading head the develops on the pour, but is quickly gone before I get back to my seat.
Smell is heavenly. Some whiskey, some dark roasted malts and just a hint of alcohol. This is what I'm about.
This is one absolutely delicious beer! I've not enjoyed a Tyranena beer this much since the "Who's Your Daddy". Nice, roasted flavors along with the whiskey barrel. A nice hit of oak and vanilla. Amazing and complex. I could drink this all day long. I wish Tyranena was local to me, this is one amazing beer. Getting a bit of cocoa in there as well. Don't know where it's coming from, but it's there and I like it. Somewhat bitter from the roast, but still incredibley smooth and complex. I could drink a whole lot of this beer. Simple and amazing, what a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 01:44:31 | More by FtownThrowDown
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prototypic

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine beer courtesy of BuckeyeNation. You're the man, Brad. Thanks.

Dirty Old Man appears to be very dirty, indeed. It's dark chocolate brown and is nearly opaque. There's faint garnet highlights due to a little light getting through. Not much at all though. A mocha colored patch of bubbles covers the surface. It's not quite enough to call it a head. It receded quickly, leaving trace amounts of lace behind.

The nose is interesting 40% of Dirty Old Man is aged in rye whiskey barrels, yet none is appreciable on the nose, at least as far I can tell. A nice blend of roasted and chocolate malts are the primary features. It doesn't smell sweet, but is very, very malty. A little molasses and coffee are noted at the secondary level. They add nice depth and complement the malts nicely. Alcohol is blended very well and is not noticeable. I don't the abv on this one, but it doesn't smell strong at all. All told, it's a nice smelling beer. But, the effect of the rye whiskey barrel aging is noticeably absent. I suspect its presence would've improved it, perhaps dramatically.

The flavor profile is a little deeper than the nose, but suffers from the same problem. There's a hint of whiskey and spiciness, but it's very muted and faint. Primarily, it's roasted and chocolate malt heavy. It has a nice bittersweet chocolate and cocoa-ish flavor rather being sweet. Light roasted coffee and molasses are secondary, but their roles nicely. There's a hint of vanilla here, as well. It features slight yeasty and bready flavors on the tail. Alcohol is not at all noted. Nice job there. This one has a nice flavor overall and is a good beer. No question. But, again, the effect of the barrel aging is minimal. It doesn't exactly suffer as a result, but it sure as hell misses a grand opportunity.

Its body is on the lighter side of full and is very smooth. Carbonation is light and restrained resulting in a very satisfying feel. This is probably Dirty Old Man's greatest asset. Drinkability is very high. Despite my slight complaints about the flavor, it is good, goes down easy, and doesn't appear to be too strong. I'd gladly had another.

Dirty Old Man is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, he's mild mannered and relatively tame. This release from Tyranena is no doubt a success, but is far from their best work. My biggest complaint about it is obviously the lack of flavor attributable to the barrel aging. I believe I'd like to try a version where 100% is barrel aged. 40% apparently doesn't have the effect it needs. Having said that, Dirty Old Man is a nice beer that's well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 00:59:16 | More by prototypic
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into shaker pint on 4/18/09. Thanks to akorsak for sharing.

A - Poured a dark brown body with thin quarter-inch tan head that receded to a patchy film and left behind some spotty lace.

S - Vanilla and oak up front with hints of chocolate and iced coffee. Some roasty malt and earthy hop notes also emerge.

T - Chocolatey and malty with an oaky character that provides a slight dryness. Subtle bitter coffee notes emerge in the middle that are complemented by vanilla sweetness. Minimal alcohol presence. Finishes with a roasted malt character and a good bit of earty hop bitterness.

M - Medium to full-bodied with a slick, oily texture and creamy mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish with moderate bitterness and mild alcohol sting on the palate.

D - Very drinkable, unique brew with lots of flavors that complement each other. Another fine offering from Tyranena's Brewers Gone Wild series.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 21:58:14 | More by ffejherb
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a stubby 12 ounce bottle into my nonic pint glass. Appears a nearly opaque dark brown color with about a finger of ecru foam. Smells of molasses, cocoa, caramel, and mild whiskey notes. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, touch of coconut, oak and whiskey. Alcohol is muted. Medium in body with mild to medium carbonation. The mild whiskey and alcohol notes make this one quite drinkable for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 02:33:58 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Birchgrove77

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: 02/04/08, picked up at Three Cellars in May 2008.

Appearance: Pours very dark brown, bordering on black. Carbonation is noticeable, but only mustered about a 1/2 inch chocolate colored head.

Smell: Probably the best smelling beer I've ever consumed. Smelled of gourmet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and cocoa.

Taste: Fantastic. Some spicy notes from the rye. A nice cocoa flavor with a very nice bourbon finish. A very slight fig-like quality plays in the background. The finish is more bourbon than rye, and there is a very nice alcohol warming sensation. Definitely surpassed my expectations.

Mouthfeel: Much stiller than I thought it would be, but that seemed to play in the beers favor. Coated the tongue and the warming effect from the alcohol pleased the palate.

Overall: Wish I had a few more laying around as this was a superb offering from Tyranena. Hopefully, this gets rebrewed in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 06:14:36 | More by Birchgrove77
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tmoneyba

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with shigadeyo.

Pours clear dark brown color with a moderater frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy toasted dark chocolate, woody and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture. Heavy bourbon & wood bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.

This is a standout porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 01:26:34 | More by tmoneyba
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orcasteve

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a black that when put up to the light has a redish hue to it, this one had head for days, thick and rich tan in color that runs away scared leaving a thin lacing around the glass, the smell was of burbon and sweet dark malt. the taste at first sip was sweet and a hint fo coffiee, the middle was rich malt and burbon, the finish is sweet alchoal and a hint of hops. this is a dream come true, i need more of these

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 21:55:14 | More by orcasteve
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HopHead84

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from BigDaddyWil. Pours a very dark brown with a one finger dark brown head. There is little lacing or retention. The aroma is of semi-sweet dark chocolate and roasted malt. Other aromas are of black coffee, and a very pleasant whisky note. Alcohol is noticeable.

The roasted malt imparts certain sweetness to the beer that is nicely balanced by a dry bitterness. I'm once again reminded of chocolate and coffee. The whisky barrel aging is apparent. The alcohol is well hidden for its strength, which I believe is 7.9%. The finish is dry and reminiscent of whisky.

Medium full bodied with a dry and sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 01:23:53 | More by HopHead84
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a penn pilsner pint glass. Bottled Feb 08, thanks to Goryshkewych.

A- Dirty Old Man is indeed dirty coming out of the bottle. Once poured it is a very dark brown bordering on black color. A lot of bubble action resulted in a 1 1/2 inch dark tan head that stuck around. Very condensed that left fuzzy lace after calming down.

S- Perhaps the year in the bottle calmed the scents down some as this was tame but still has the makings of a baltic porter. I got some dirty roasty malt backed with the rye with slight whiskey lingering. Also slight chocolate and old coffee. Maybe some dark berries? A lot of layers to this baltic porter.

T- A nice amount of the whiskey barrel is present & improves with warming as the rye kicks up a notch as well. Oak as well as vanilla which is always welcome by me. The rye is a nice offset to some of the more sweet factors of this beer. A lot of roasty factors come with this. I wonder what this tasted like fresh, as this gives off some heat towards the end. This is delicious beer.

M- Thick and lucious mouthfeel that is quite chewy at times. DOM is very rich with sweet tones creating a smooth texture. A little more carbonation would be nice but this will do. The combo of rye/whiskey creates a nice burn that does not distract. I want to gulp this but sippin is quite fine.

D- Not sure of the ABV on this but I wish I had more. This is my first in this series and it left a great impression. Dirty old man is a nice sweet baltic porter with a identity of it's own with the Rye/Whiskey mix but drinks with a smoothness making you want more.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 07:02:31 | More by BARFLYB
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br3wmeister

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- half inch light brown head, that thins to almost nothing in about a minuet, minimal lacing. Dark brown almost black colored beer.

S- Huge malt sweetness and some hints of whiskey to the nose. Chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and oak. A hint of coconut. Minimal hop aroma.

T- Whiskey and charcoal up front, some bite from the hops then sweet malty flavors come through. Again I get a hint of coconut, Some milk chocolate and and smokey flavors in the end leaving a smokey sweet after taste.

M- thick, milky and smooth almost oily. Very minimal carbonation.

D- Very smooth and drinkable.

Over all a pretty good beer not as bold as I would expect from a imperial porter but it was very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 05:12:40 | More by br3wmeister
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter early New Year's Eve.

A-Deep, dark brown, looks to be quite opaque. Head is virtually nonexistent, with sparse bubbles of the light brown variety.

S-Nuanced whiskey and oak aromas on the pour, which continue to show up here and there through duration of this beer. The main aromas are chocolate and roasty malts, also with hints of bready malt.

T-Hearty, big, and roasty with a bit of coffee, and almost a little chocolate character. Spicy/funky rye character is present, with oak and whiskey barrel mingling in. Bitterness is detectable and provides some balance. Finishes with a slight whiskey appearance trailing to a dry finish.

M-Low carbonation is velvety, allowing for subtle flavors to emerge; perhaps a slightly higher level would have provided a nicer feel, though. Slow-moving in my mouth, with a kind-of fine-grain viscosity (if that makes sense). There is a warmth going down, remniscent of a sip of liquor, especially with the slight whiskey barrel character.

D-This one is hard to judge. This beer is enjoyable, but I wasn't wholly digging the whiskey barrel characters all too much, as I'm not a huge fan of the liquor. That said, I like how the character comes through subtley, without actually offending my palate. So, although I'm not the biggest fan, I think it's well done and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 22:09:34 | More by CHSLBrew
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Lordsloth for the bottle.

Pours a thick dark maple brown color with very little head and a sharp ring of lacing.

Scent of rye, oak, chocolate, dark fruits, and coffee. This has a nice balance and complexity, but it isn't too intense.

Taste of chocolate, coffee, rye, anise, and oak. Finishes with oak and vanilla flavors, damn good stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty heavy, carbonation is pretty light.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 03:25:17 | More by paco1029384756
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in a 6 pack sampler of BGW series beers. I think I paid $11 for all six, which is a bargain. These sell at about $2.60 per single.

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a tulip.
Black in color with no glawing. 2 finger creamy brown head sits for a very long time leaving a good half inch of retention.
This thing leaves nice thick lines of lace all the way down.

I do pick up some tobacco, whiskey and woody aroma are very much present. Whisky is smokey and quite smooth at the knose without any heat or alcahol funes. Theres hints of ceder in there too. Just a touch of chocolate grains...Man that whiskey brings out some really appealing aromas.

Creamy with a slippery feel on the tounge. Just right with carbonation, its there but its smooth and laid back.
Some protein oaty flavors. Lightly toasted oak and at the swallow the whisky comes around. Its hidin behind the oak, but definatly plays a role in the flavor department.
A bit more tobacco in the flavor. Any hops that were added are lost in the spiced whisky oaky flavors. Hints of rye are present through the first few sips up front with just a touch of spice.

This is adelicious. I'm wishing I had more then one bottle. Its definatly not a sessionable beer. The flavors and sweetness had me sipping this down slowly. Quite the delicious desert beer, or after dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 19:23:17 | More by Buebie
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle from a trade with gford217.

A: The baltic porter is dark, the color of roasted coffee beans that combines both black and dark brown. The ale didn't generate much head on pour and what did bubble up was quick to dissapate away.

S: The nose is dominated by baltic porter aromas, dark malts, vanilla and starchy beans. Following the porter, barrel-aged strength shines through. The aromas are boozy but not nearly as sweet as bourbon. The rye is a nice touch because it isn't so over-the-top.

T: More baltic porter leads off a sip. The dark malts are heavy, smoothed out by the yeast strain. Beans, both the vanilla and kidney varieties, are present. Both add different qualities, one sweet and one drying. The rye adds an oaky flavor, wooden with vanilla and toffee. The rye was an interesting choice because it is similar enough to bourbon to impart some, but not all, of the same flavors.

M: The barrel adds a great deal of smoothness to the beer. I'm not familiar with rye whiskey, so I wasn't sure of what to expect. The outcome does work though.

D: The beer is pretty big with the alcohol catching up to you at the midpoint of the glass. An interesting beer that doesn't work as well as some of Tyranena's other BGW series.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 02:51:04 | More by akorsak
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout witha nice fomay bhead with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of whiskey notes with some warmimg notes. Taste is a mix between some dry roasted malt with some notes of whiskey. Full body with some good carbonation and light alcohol noticeable. Lacking complexity but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 18:10:10 | More by Phyl21ca
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to whichever awesome BA sent this to me as an extra!! Poured into a tulip. pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head that does not last long but produces some thin lacing. This beer is slick! Smell is initially whiskey, alcohol and some oak. As it mellows- more coffee than anything else. Taste is very strong- lots of bitter coffee, alcohol, some chocolate, slight whiskey and oak finish. this beer really shines in the mouthfeel department. I normally do not love oily, slick beers, but this one is wonderful in the way it coats your mouth. Very warming and quite a sipping treat. Wish I had more!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 01:30:36 | More by DrDogbeer
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz. bottle with a twist-off cap, emptied to a pint glass. Bottled on: 04FEB08; a huge 'thank you' to milwaukeeclassic for sharing the wealth.

An 'Imperial Rye Porter, Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels' - probably my first of THAT style! :)

A: Outstanding look from the start; a deep chocolaty blackness, topped with a thick creamy cloud of a head. builds to two fingers, perhaps a little more and holds steady for a couple minutes before slowly ebbing. Leaves thick curtains of lace. Whether there's carbonation or not? Impossible to tell, visually...

S: Sweet caramel and dried fruit. Dusting of cocoa and a spiced mocha sweetness. Barrel-aging imparts some woody warmth, not terribly strong. Pleasant and appealing.

T: Fudge-y chocolate, sweetened coffee, toasted and spiced dark bread. A decadent cake; a rich, bittersweet hot chocolate; a liqueur-filled candy. Any of these will do as a descriptor. Add in a slightly boozy and toffee-like whiskey and some 'barrel' smokiness and you've got a hell of a tasty brew.

M: Smooth, quite creamy. Carbonation is soft, a very fine grit left behind, the kind you find after a piece of fine chocolate or a taste of french press coffee. Mouth-filling coating and medium-fullness - a fine feel.

D: 9 months in the bottle. Perfect for sipping and savoring. Enjoyable in every way and highly recommended. Thanks, Duane!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 03:38:11 | More by msubulldog25
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jasonjlewis

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice 1 1/2 finger head with good retention and a dark brown color.

Smell is of coffee beans and a hint of malt. I'm guessing Perle hops were used. The smell is heavenly with a hint of bourbon.

The taste is of slight minty undertones with a bit of coffee bitterness. The body is a bit thin at first, but is a bit better as the beer warms.

I wish the body on this one was a bit bigger and the carbonation was a bit lower.

This is a very awesome coffee beer. The only bad thing is that the body is a bit thing.

VERY MUCH THANKS to Deuane for such an awesome sample.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 02:49:44 | More by jasonjlewis
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emerge077

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this when it first came out a couple seasons ago, and it seemed like it needed time for the alcohol to mellow. Pours black into a small tasting glass. When backlit, it has a ruby glint. Initial head of foam has a creamy surface, leaving intricate drippy lace that resembles the logo of the metal band Darkthrone.

Sweet chocolate, minor touches of corn/sour mash from the barrel. Earth and spice from the Rye, hint of plum or other dark fruit, it mingles nicely with the smooth chocolate from the Porter end. Well integrated, it has a creamy finish, with a nice long aftertaste. The liquid itself seems slightly thin, a characteristic i've noticed with other Porters in the series. Otherwise it's pretty easy drinking, the alcohol seems to have bowed out gracefully from the forefront.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 03:55:33 | More by emerge077
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stumac

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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!"

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 17:41:12 | More by stumac
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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