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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: 548
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 Morey


4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Appearance: Pours black in color with about a finger of light brown head. You can definitely see some reddish-brown hues if you hold this up to a bright enough light. Pretty nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: You can smell the rye right way. I'm also getting roasted malts, coco nibs, burnt coffee, and subtle dark fruits.

Taste: There's a nice combination of roasted malt and rye up front that sets the tone for some nice bitterness. The rye adds a spicy kick towards the middle. I'm definitely getting some oak from the barrels towards the back-end. The whiskey shows up in there as well, but it's pretty subtle. Pretty smooth and full bodied finish with nice lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with a nice creamy feel. Low carbonation level.

Morey's Bottom Line: Pretty tasty stuff to be sure. The rye barrels bring some nice flavors to the party. This bottle was a gift, but I'd definitely buy this if I lived within the distribution area.

09-03-2012 18:28:03 | More by Morey
Photo of AaronBurr


3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-30-2012 02:05:41 | More by AaronBurr
Photo of Jkirk790


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-28-2012 22:19:41 | More by Jkirk790
Photo of WastingFreetime


3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours out a solid dark brown with a brief moment of tan fizzy head that dies back to a 2mm collared ring, no real lacing is present.

Roasted sort of malt and bitter chocolate smell is present in the smell, along with an unusually light whiskey aroma for a barrel-aged beer. Huh. Also the typical 'rye' spicy musky aroma seems a tad underused as well to my nose. But underneath these flaws lies a very nice malty porter aroma blend.

It does have a nice rich chocolatey porter flavor with a nuance of smokiness, rye spice, and bits of tangy rye whiskey showing up now and then as well... but the same issues of not quite enough intensity to suit my tastes shows up again too. However, the flavor of the exceptional porter base underneath really shines through, partially making up for this.

Medium body with light carbonation.

Almost there, just needs a few tweaks on the volume knob in order to truly shine as a "big beer". I was expecting a brew called "Dirty Old Man" to be...well...*dirtier* than this.

08-27-2012 22:05:31 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of stpaulsipper07


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-23-2012 01:21:27 | More by stpaulsipper07
Photo of will1256


4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-19-2012 23:12:35 | More by will1256
Photo of krazybartender


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-18-2012 02:50:47 | More by krazybartender
Photo of tourdot


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-15-2012 04:34:54 | More by tourdot
Photo of tigg924


4/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: black in color, opaque, 1 inch head, moderate carbonation

Smell: dark chocolate and whiskey

Taste: complex-dark chocolate and whiskey dominate, touches of cocoa, and light rye at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet, oaky, moderate carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: A very slow drinker that was executed excellently. Love the complexity here. The oak and chocolate merge better here than what some other brewers have done. I would have this again, but one per night seems about right.

08-13-2012 17:05:01 | More by tigg924
Photo of enelson


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2012 03:23:40 | More by enelson
Photo of nlmartin


4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

This beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

A- I am a sucker for a dark beer. The body of this beer is black with just a tiny amount of ruby opaqueness to light. The head is thick and a very dark tan almost brown in color. Nice head retention noted. Very thick lacing noted as this beer rapidly vanishes before my eyes.

S- The aroma of the beer consist of darkly toasted, roasted and lightly chared malt, nice cocoa and lightly roasted coffee. A very subtle whiskey aroma rattles around in the aroma.

T- Nicely executed! Dark roasted malts hit all the right dark semi sweet cocoa, coffee and dark fruited notes. A bit of vanilla and a pretty strong whiskey component play about my mouth.

M- The body of the beer is medium and lightly carbonated. Alcohol is nowhere in the mouth. Very satisfying.

O- Tyranena has a wonderful porter as a base to play with. I have enjoyed many variations on the porter and look forward to more. Well done.

08-08-2012 09:16:45 | More by nlmartin
Photo of optimator705


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-06-2012 04:41:57 | More by optimator705
Photo of Schlais


4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2012 00:13:15 | More by Schlais
Photo of fo1ksguitar


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-24-2012 01:31:10 | More by fo1ksguitar
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-18-2012 14:33:30 | More by danp14
Photo of sukwonee


4.4/5  rDev +6%

A: For an "American porter", this beer looks quite thick with very very little head. Very little lacing. Dark brown/black body.

S: Very much bourbon front, Coffee, Roasted malt. Some sweetness.

T: Wow. This is awesome. Very long lasting flavor for a porter and quite a bit of sweetness in the back. Bourbon is there, but is much more subtle in the taste than in the nose. Chocolate, vanilla, roated malt, and brown sugar.

M: This feels more like an oatmeal stout but thicker. It's not really "syrupy" but it's chewy. Hard to articulate it, but there is that oatmeal stout consistency. Quite thick beer for the style.

O: What a surprise. This is a great beer, imo. Thank you Beermefitz for throwing this in as an extra.

07-15-2012 01:40:50 | More by sukwonee
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to robbiemoy13 for this bottle. Poured in to Founders tulip

A - Dark brown with half a finger of light brown head.

S - Roasted malts, bourbon, oak, sweet chocolate and some coffee. A nice balance of the bourbon barrel and the base beer.

T - Big roast up front with loads of sweet chocolate. Bourbon and light vanilla flavours come through next. The finish is dark roasted coffee. Fairly sweet overall. Some char and spiciness show up at time. The bourbon is very much secondary in the palate as the base beer flavours take centre stage.

M - Medium to full body. Somewhat thick. Light carbonation.

07-14-2012 15:35:45 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of hilgart1


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-13-2012 00:50:54 | More by hilgart1
Photo of dumptruck81


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-11-2012 18:52:36 | More by dumptruck81
Photo of Davit


3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-11-2012 04:01:09 | More by Davit
Photo of BFro


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-10-2012 02:27:21 | More by BFro
Photo of dejrrma


4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Dated 20FEB12 on neck in dark ink. 12 oz bottled poured into Dogfish Head signature snifter. Thanks to Mark for this one.

a- a dark, dark, chocolate color bordering on black, with a velvety head resembling that of moccacino foam, and a thin film for lacing. great looking beer.

s- coffee, vanilla, very slight whiskey, roasted malts.

t- oaky malts and chocolate sweetness, noticeable amount of coffee but not nearly like in FIS/FBS, the whiskey is there, but it's very subtle, contributing the nice spiciness in the beer rather than booziness.

m- velvety. it's viscous and thick on the surface, but ends up being thinner and lighter, almost mousse like. low carbonation. Very drinkable.

o- I would love to have this again. I haven't had very many BA porter. The whiskey barrel aging isn't as prominent as in other BA beers I've had. I expected a more aggressive whiskey character, but I'm not disappointed. This is a great beer.

07-09-2012 05:46:33 | More by dejrrma
Photo of andrewlampert


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-30-2012 22:25:15 | More by andrewlampert
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2012 01:34:31 | More by acurtis
Photo of polishkaz


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-29-2012 02:00:22 | More by polishkaz
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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