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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 75
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-14-2013 19:32:57 | More by wmobley
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

12-19-2012 05:21:38 | More by Zaphog
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-15-2012 18:49:05 | More by nathanjohnson
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bird22

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2013 07:15:57 | More by bird22
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-25-2012 01:41:41 | More by Archemedies
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-13-2013 19:21:59 | More by AlexFields
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joepais

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jay23 for sending this my way.
Bottle poured into a tulip glass produced two fingers worth of tan head that settled to a thin lace. The brew had a black colored body to it.

The aromas of roasted malts with a slight hit of rye whisky are what stuck out to me. I also got a slight sourness at the end I recommend drinking this now if you have one in the cellar. The sourness didn't transfer over to the taste. It was a lot lighter in the roasted bitter flavors than I expected and must say that it was delightful to drink. It had a lightly sweet chocolate flavor with a smooth drying finish. The only complaint was it was a tad light in my mouth it felt more like a lager in some ways than a porter. The carbonation was light which is the way I like my porters as well.

A highly drinkable brew easy to sip and relax with and well worth the time

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 22:02:52 | More by joepais
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Geegar

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-16-2013 01:19:21 | More by Geegar
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soze47

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this bottle in Wisconsin in December, 2011. Poured into a stemless red wine glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, black in the middle. Nice amount of head, but the beer looks very sticky on the glass.

Aroma: I smell that rye tang smell I get in many rye forward beers. It plays well with the roasted malts and nuttiness. It has a warm tone too.

Taste: There is an almost burnt caramel quality to this beer. The smoke it here in a perfect amount. Not enough to overwhelm, but enough to change the more pedestrian flavors. Not sure if I love this, or am kind of meh on it.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Very big body on this. The sometimes large flavor in this beer are handled well. For as rich as this beer feels in the mouth, it is not viscous.

Overall: I like the unique flavors of this beer. It comes a little to close to flying off the rails a few times, but overall this is a nice, unique beer to reach for in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 20:17:30 | More by soze47
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

01-18-2013 05:56:21 | More by Kelp
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Moheban

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-20-2014 05:19:08 | More by Moheban
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-25-2012 00:26:31 | More by Stouttyme
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-11-2012 19:11:19 | More by EROCK75
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Davit

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-11-2012 04:01:09 | More by Davit
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-17-2014 06:22:47 | More by 2beerdogs
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-03-2012 14:04:58 | More by TonyTalon
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very dark brown, almost black, color. The head is half an inch in height, tan in color, and recedes rather quickly into almost no lacing (which seems to be standard with whiskey aged beers). The aroma is of chocolate, whiskey, coffee, and roasted malt. The taste of roasted malt, and whiskey, with more whiskey and coffee in the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with an appropriately low level of carbonation. Overall, I love how the whiskey is balanced into the aroma, but do not like how it dominates the taste. Maybe some age would help with this. I guess I could drink this again when in the mood for something sharp.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 17:32:17 | More by KarlHungus
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into 16oz snifter; big thanks to seeswo for sending me this in the Black Booty 2011 BIF. I'm a big fan of both rye beers and porters, so I really appreciate it.

A: Black/dark brown with a half finger of tan head which dissipates fairly quickly. Spotty lacing.

S: Roasted malts are prominent here, along with some woody and slight nutty flavors. A bit of sweet whisky, but not as much as I was considering, even considering that only 40% of the beer made it into the whisky barrels

T: Roasty malts really dominate the flavor here; there's a bit of rye, but not as much as I was expecting considering that this is a rye beer aged in rye barrels... at least until the beer warms up to about room temperature. Vanilla does seep in a bit as the beer warms, along with a bit of coffee and dark chocolate. I recommend drinking this one starting at about 60º and letting it warm to room temperature to fully enjoy it.

M: Thin body for a barrel aged porter, without a notable finish. A smooth beer, but I'm looking for something heavier, more syrupy, and sticky to really keep the rye/whisky finish around for a while. Little carbonation, almost flat.

D: Even if my other scores weren't outstanding, this is a very easy beer to get down; considerably high for something (partially) barrel-aged. Wouldn't mind having a pint of this at the bar with some friends- it contains a lot of the qualities of great beers, without really putting everything together. Definitely worth a try; it could easily be someone else's favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 09:20:30 | More by AwYeh
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darklordlager

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the brewery. From notes:

A: Somewhat opaque, dark brown with ruby hints. Coating of dark tan head.

S: Roasted malt dominates, with some dark fruit and maybe some bitterness from both the roasted malt and hops if you dig.

T: Bourbon comes through here a bit more than the smell. Caramel, roast malt, chocolate malt. Some bitterness from the darker malts. More caramel, and some vanilla.

M: Low carbonation. A bit thinner than expected. Not as "creamy" as it looks like it will be.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2010 18:56:18 | More by darklordlager
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from memory

Poured a redish brown. Certainly not ruddy, but certainly not clear. No head, or lacing to speak of.

Nose is pretty bland, not much rye, and honestly, not much barrel.

I does taste stronger than it smells. Nice notes of some very subtle rye and oak, and the spirit is very subtle as well.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice. Medium would sum it up best.

Overall, this beer was pretty decent. Nothing spectacular about it, though. I would much rather have He'brews RIPA on rye. That is by far the superior beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 15:26:03 | More by mikecharley
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ChuggyMcBeer

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: A pillowy and frothy two-finger mocha head that slowly dissipated, clinging to the walls of the glass as it receded. The body is a dark, but semi-translucent, brown with hints of ruby when held to the light.

S: A decent amount of vanilla in the nose, along with a toasted rye note and a slight nuttiness. Not getting any booziness from the barrel.

T: The rye overpowers everything else that is going on in this beer. The vanilla sweetness of the barrel pokes its head through, but is quickly repressed by the rye. The barrel does not assert itself enough to keep this one in balance.

M: Sticky yet light

D: Pretty drinkable for something that spent time in a barrel.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 02:12:01 | More by ChuggyMcBeer
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Murchmac

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had a debate as to when this beer was bottled. We decided to go with FlandersNed dating at 12-09. Thanks Flanders.

Looks like the matrix with foam.

Smells barrely with some choco coffee. Like if Count chocola bit Juan Valdez neck.

Tastes a lot better than I thought. Not a lot of whiskey. The Rick Santorum of Juan Valdez and Count Chocula's affair.

Very good Beer Thanks Flanders.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 05:02:53 | More by Murchmac
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levifunk

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - very dark. what little head formed, died quickly.

smell - i pick up chocolate and coffee mostly. i smell what i will assume to be rye (don't know what rye smells like), but I don't pick up the whiskey at all.

taste - surprisingly smooth. there is a sweet beginning with a bitter finish. although the whiskey is subtle, I am able to pick it up.

mouth - low carbonation makes it feel silky.

overall - very interesting beer. the bitterness is pretty strong and keep my mouth feeling try. the ABV is unknown, but it is fairly boozy.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 02:18:24 | More by levifunk
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into dfh signature glass - thanks to SteelersX

Pours a deep mahogany brown, almost blacked out color. Very thin head dissolves almost immediately, with some cloudy film left behind.

Roasted dark malts in the nose, plenty of nuttiness too. Hints of chocolate bark and coffee beans with a softer scent of booze.

Nutty and roasty up front with a substantial amount of malt character. Warm malts with caramel, chocolate, and faint coffee beans. Hint of rye spice towards the middle, followed by some nutty and chocolate sweetness. Finishes with a bit of oaky booze and rye tones.

Fuller body, decent carbonation, chewy and sticky on the tongue. A solid porter, although I was expecting more flavor from the barrel.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 04:16:58 | More by xnicknj
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Local in Madison, WI. Served in cheap stemmed red wine glass - the sort you would get your basket of Chianti served in if you were dining in a little Italy. Not really appropriate for beer but I was glad that I didn't get a whole pint of this as it is a rather intense brew and I wasn't really prepared for it.

Appearance: Dark brown, near black and nontransparent with a swirly tan head that resembles the Doppler of a hurricane.

Aroma: Sugary booze, powerful roasted malt and twangy rye notes, hints of oily cheese, Irish coffee, and mocha syrup.

Taste: Sweet and boozy. Lots of chocolate in a syrupy or Godiva liquor sort of way. Coffee comes on luscious and mouth coating too with some pretty fresh bean flavor to boot. Rye offer some twang. There is a general fruitiness that I can't yet place but might after more servings.

Mouthfeel: Robust and full bodied. Warming in a major way. Gives off the quality of being thick like a chocolate malt. Mildly biting coffee/oat bitterness offers some balance but not much. This puppy is rich and sweet with lingering sugar notes and lasting alcohol avidity.

Drinkability: This is a treat but I can't see myself having more than one in a sitting.

Style: This doesn't fit any category. I would have called it an American Porter since that American precursor seems to translate as experimental half of the time. Still, Baltic Porter fits alright since this brew is certainly big enough to be one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2008 15:24:58 | More by DaPeculierDane
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.