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
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558 Ratings
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 75
Gots: 41 | 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 jsh420
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottled 09 apr 11

poursdark brown with a 1+ finger tan head that had good retention and left some spotted lacing

smells of milk chocolate and dark roasted malt

taste is nice - semi spiced rye malt loads of chocolate and dark roasted malt - tiny bit of coffee - no real barrel aged flavors?

mouthfeel is near perfection - medium heavy body velvety smooth - good carbonation

overall - i am angry that i did not know how old this was(could not read the date with beer in bottle) - i do think the aging (which the store had it in the cooler) might have taken away some flavor - in the end this beer was still very solid and will be cracking open the other 3 very soon

Photo of wmobley
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of nathanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of bird22
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Archemedies
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of joepais
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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

Photo of facesnorth
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Geegar
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of soze47
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Stouttyme
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of AwYeh
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of darklordlager
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of mikecharley
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of ChuggyMcBeer
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of Murchmac
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.