Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter | Tyranena Brewing Company

Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye PorterDirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 595 ratings
Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye PorterDirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Rye Whiskey barrels.

Added by Atron67 on 02-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,862
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
595
Liked:
540
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
8.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
43
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 595 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of SFLpunk
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz twist-top brown glass. Neck dated Bottled On 09NOV09.

Pours ruddy black with a thin layer of tan bubbles. Nose is fairly closed but smells of black coffee and dark pumpernickel bread. Palate is full bodied but lifted or ethereal at the same time, presumably because of the alcohol content. Flavors of toasty bread, bitter chocolate malt balls, and spicy rye. Carbonation is all but non-existent. Sharp alcohol bites the tip of the tongue.

The Whiskey barrel part escaped me until I lre-read the lable and saw that the used Rye Whiskey barrels. The spicy rye is largely present, but I figured it was from the malt, not the barrel.

Nicely balanced between sweet, spicy and bitter. Thick and rich but spicy and sharp at the same time.

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Photo of BeerTruth
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

younger35 bitch slapped me with this one in the Fight Club BIF, thanks man!

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a dark molasses with a small one finger tan head that dies down to a thin layer of foam that lasts. No lacing to speak of, a bit disappointing. Smell is wet cardboard, roasted malts, caramel malt, and some spent coffee grinds. Musty hops, cocoa puffs, and smokey oak in the nose as well. Not bad, but the wet cardboard aroma rubs me the wrong way. Super dark chocolate, roasted rye, and espresso up front on the tongue. Smokey grass flavors and a touch of whiskey as well. Aftertaste consists of earthy hops and brown sugar leaving the mouth pretty dry. Medium to full body with a chewy and somewhat smooth feel. A mild carbonation is hidden underneath all that boldness. This beer improves after the first sip, but still falls short to other beers in the series. Thanks again Dan for another Tyranena brew!

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Photo of aforbes10
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A surprise gift form Kkulacki. thanks, Konrad! Pours brown to black, half inch head, long, sticky legs. Looks very viscous, very nice. Smells of chocolate malt sundaes and whiskey. Hint of vanilla, carob beans. Tastes is..mmm....devestatingly smooth chocolate whiskey flavor with a touch of bready rye tartness. super-smooth, alcohol there but quite reserved. Hint of a medicinal flavor at one point but it didnt linger. Full bodied, almost to the point of being too thick. coats the mouth. A very nice addition to the series. the rye and whiskey are nice touches to the style.

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Photo of Stigs
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of adamharbaugh, served in a DFH signature glass

A - poured very silky and silently, almost too much. at most there was just a very thin layer of film on top of the glass, mostly settle to a small floating island. the beer is pretty much pitch black with just a faint amount of light getting through the edges.

S - mmmm warming. ample amounts of dark and slightly bitter chocolate, spicy rye, stale coffee, roasted malts, and finishes very a very nice and smooth whiskey.

T - big and bold. the rye whiskey is very easy to pick out, comes out in force after some initial slightly roasted malts. whiskey is joined by some dark chocolate (think Hershey's syrup) and just a bit of nuttiness. pretty good.

M - very thick body, quite syrupy. carbonation is very minimal, definitely missing some for a bit of texture. very creamy, coats the mouth.

D - bit of an odd one here. like the flavor, just not pretty to look at. the lack of carbonation makes it a bit wearing about halfway through.

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Photo of bort11
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
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

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a recent trade. Pours a dark brown with a minimal cascade of bubbles to the top, leaving a few streaks of lacing down the glass.

Loads of rye whiskey in the nose, reminds me of the Crown and cokes that were popular in university. Sweet, spicy rye, a bit of roasty malt, a hint of sweet brown sugar. Could use a little more heft to counter the rye.

Taste follows suit: rye, rye, roast, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, hint of coffee,toast, a light bittering hops in the finish, just a faint whiff of alcohol (or at least the rye gives the impression of it). Thinnish body, not a ton of carbonation.

Not a bad beer, second rye whiskey aged beer I've had and this one comes out the winner. Well integrated but could use a little more heft or roast to balance a dominating sweetness. Well done.

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Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of martyl1000
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh, yeah. That's the stuff. On tap at Greenbush Bar (Madison). so fortunate to live in Madison and find this on tap in a few places. It's far, far superior to the bottle version. On tap, so rich, so complex, so sweet, yet so roasty. The rye whiskey flavor is nice here, not that tinny tartness you get in the bottle version.
This is simply the perfect use of barrel-aging.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled April 7, 2011. Served at around cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown to black with a one finger brown head that leaves some sheets of lacing and holds a persistent creamy cap.

Aroma is whiskey, wood, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, rye, some caramel and toffee, and maybe a touch of grassy hops. Very good strength, very nice aroma.

Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, whiskey, vanilla, wood, coffee, some caramel and a nice rye spice kick on the finish. Very similar to the aroma although the chocolate is more forward in the taste whereas the whiskey is more forward on the nose. A bit of alcohol, but really well hidden. Nice.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, creamy, velvety, soft carbonation.

Damn this is some good stuff! Blended in just the right proportions which keeps the barrel aging from overpowering the base beer. Great to look at, great to smell, tastes wonderful and has a fantastic mouthfeel. My first Tyranena brew and they’ve certainly got my attention now!

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Photo of strohme2
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of joepais
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
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

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Photo of BYOFB
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dbossman
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Black--quite black--with a great medium tan head that has amazing, steady retention

S: The spicy rye quality is first evident but then the whiskey comes sweeping in; there is also a steady roasted malt presence and coffee seems to peak through at the last moment

T: The rye and whiskey hit the taste buds first but that's followed by a wave of flavors from vanilla to chocolate to coffee to roasted--and perhaps a bit burnt--malts; very good flavors but there is a subtle watery thinness that distracts a bit

F: Creamy but yet again, thin toward the end

D: A very drinkable, strong porter with little effect--in the flavors--from the alcohol; good porter...damn good

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Photo of Archemedies
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of botham
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. pours a deep chocolate opaque brown with phenomenal settling, which takes a couple minutes. head is coffee colored, creamy and rich, and remains for the duration of consumption.

aroma is roasted, with notes of caramel, chocolate and coffee up front. an earthy base gives the brew a warming character, most likely from the whiskey barrel aging. no rye in the aroma.

taste is burnt and roasted, with the same notes of caramel, chocolate and coffee. the whiskey gives the profile an earthy base, much like the aroma would suggest. dark fruit notes are in the background, alongside an alcoholic tinge. wonderful profile.

mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. the brew is full-bodied, with a slight note of alcohol in the background. finishes smooth and on a dry roasted note.

drinkbility is decent, mainly because the brew is so rich and full of flavor, one could very well be enough. that being said, this brew is very well refined on the palate and in the nose. this is a brew worth savoring. cheers!

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Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dirty Old Man

Pours amber tinted brown and settles black with a fingers worth of light tan colored head.

The nose offers some roasty aromas up front with some chocolte filled alcohol. There is some vanilla and brown sugar scents as well, probably from the barrel aging.

The taste is much similar to the nose but multiplied. The roasted malts are very bold and then the bourbon cloak of vanilla and butterscotch lingers throughout.

The mouthfeel is very rich and oily, with a prickly carbonation kick at the finish.

Overall, another great brew from Tyranena. The Brewers Gone Wild series is awesome and hasn't let me down yet.

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Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Strix
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown, some head that fades sort of quickly.

Smells roasty, full of coffee, oak, malt, vanilla, and rye.

Very flavorful. Roasted flavor, a bit of chocolate, a bit of wood and rye. Some more typical porter burnt tastes are present as well. Not as boozy as I expected.

Smooth body.

Nicely done, but didn't touch Devil Over a Barrel.

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Photo of Hopsiam14
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Buebie
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of samie85
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Originally consumed 12/24.

A-Pours a deep black with a brown, one finger head.

S-Spicy rye and whiskey are at the forefront with some chocolate and bit of oak.

T-Chocolate and roasted malt with spicy rye and some oak.

M-Thick and smooth, this has low carbonation.

D-Pretty easy drinking and tasty, but i was expecting it to be a little more complex. I really like the rye aspect though.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance -- Pours a deep brown with a thin layer of brown head.

Smell -- Whiskey, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla. Not especially aromatic, but it's pleasant.

Tate -- Dark chocolate, burnt bread crust, whiskey, dark brown sugar, licorice, malted milk, vanilla. Nice balance of burnt bitterness and roast malt sweetness. The rye barrel is very downplayed, much to this beer's advantage.

Mouthfeel -- Full in body with mild carbonation. Chewy, smooth, creamy. Very mild oak astringency/dryness.

Drinkability -- The partial barrel aging worked exceptionally well in this beer; lends a lot of depth, but doesn't put a dent in the drinkability. The abv isn't listed on this beer. I can't make a good guess, either. This is concerning...

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Photo of Winter
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with mahogany highlights. Thick creamy tan head with nice lacing down the glass. Boozy aroma of rye whiskey, alcohol, oak and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is barely medium... a little thinner than I'd expect for a porter.

Dirty Old Man is nice robust porter. Flavors of dark chocolaty malt reveal themselves first. Rye grain arrives midway, with oak and vanilla layered behind it. The finish has a fruitiness to it that ends with alcoholic vapors.

Another decent offering in the Brewers Gone Wild! series. I'm glad to see a return to the barrel-aged brews.

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Photo of robear
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 595 ratings
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