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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: 550
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 75
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 lurpy1
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Split with a bottle with my wife, and I have to say, it might have been in Dirty Old Man's best interest to have my wife do the review, as this is arguably her favorite beer now. If her 6 oz lasted 90 seconds I'd be greatly surprised.

As for me, I very much liked the beer, but not to the extent she did. There was a slight disjointedness between the spark of the rye and the smooth of the barrel. Tasted good, just slightly confusing. Perhaps because it's a blend. I will agree with the wife that the consistency was pretty damn close to perfect.

The BGW series is comically underrated. But I would love to see Tyranena really go wild and offer this as a fully barreled beer instead of as a partially barreled beer. It can't do anything but improve an already very good drink. Recommended.

lurpy1, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of jriggins6
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

jriggins6, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

beergorrilla, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of bdn72
4/5  rDev -3.6%

bdn72, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -3.6%

TX-Badger, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Zaphog, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of hopswap1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

hopswap1, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Alcorn
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Alcorn, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev -3.6%

hinemk76, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

HopsHopenstein, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of dorkinajeep
4/5  rDev -3.6%

dorkinajeep, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Andrew61923
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Andrew61923, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of BrettD
4/5  rDev -3.6%

BrettD, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Samwhyz, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of rlcnmeyer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

rlcnmeyer, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.08/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured Jet black with a small dirty head that dissipates very rapidly leaving zero bubbles and light lace

S: Light peppery rye, vanilla, some light bourbon, cocoa

T: Muddled and confused. While I taste an initial light cocoa and bourbon the flavors tend to be muddy, undefined and sloppy. Vanilla peaks in with some roasted malts. Finish is a little sweet and syrupy

M: Rather well bodied, low carbonation is not satisfying and I believe t hampers the taste and creaminess of this beer

O: Average at best with some flaws.

barleywinefiend, Nov 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

joshwith, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

lion22, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Christoff, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

freewill35, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Ri0
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into Tyranena snifter

A - Deep, dark burnt chocolate brown bordering on obsidian. Frothy 1.5 finger head, impressive in a beer that is barrel aged and about 9 months aged. Collar around the glass with small spots of lacing.

S - A nice roasty light rye, bready smell. Good hints of whiskey and barrel come through. Bakers chocolate, caramel, and vanilla seem to be hidden along with some sweet brown sugar.

T - Wonderful flavor of sweet, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Hints of whiskey and the barrel mix in with a slight rye spiciness. Sweet caramel, and brown sugar. Very nice as it warms and brings the flavor out even more so.

M - Medium bodied, very rich, smooth and mellow. No alcohol burn.

O - This is a great blended barrel aged porter 40% BA mixed back in to the porter. The rye whiskey barrels were a great choice. Ages very nicely.

Ri0, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a dark brown with a really big and thick light brown head that fades to a small layering and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The head was so thick I couldn't swirl the beer at first until it go to about a 1/4 of an inch tall.

S: The nose is good for a regular porter but this is partially aged in barrels so I expected a bit more. Most bakers chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate milk. There's really no rye at all in this but that doesn't surprise me after 4 years.

T: The taste is very similar to the nose with very little barrel influence but a lot of nice flavors. There are notes of cocoa, vanilla, coffee, hops, and maybe a touch of rye spice in the background.

M: Probably one of the best mouthfeels I've had on a beer. Big, thick, and creamy with beautiful slow rolling carbonation.

O: I wanted to love this one and while it was pretty dang tasty I still think it could be better if it was 100% barrel aged. This is the 2nd time I have said this about a Tyranena beer so hopefully they'll start releasing these as unblended in the future.

GregSVT, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Stouttyme, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

MrTana, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hophead717, Sep 23, 2012
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.