Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter | Tyranena Brewing Company

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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

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Ratings:
592
Reviews:
352
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown pour, slight tan head, about 1/2" deep. Nice mild bourbon and chocolate aroma. Nothing too heavy or boozy. Well put together.

The taste is even better, chocolate is even bigger, still the bourbon remains noticeable, yet nowhere near dominating. Smooth, bitterness stays down. A great beer for introducing people to barrel aged stuff, but also plenty decadent for experienced drinkers to have at the same time. The rye is a great experience, seems to bring out a little more sweetness with whiskey flavors, as opposed to a dry peppery when used in non barrel aged beers.

There is a reason why I trade so much rarity andwhatnot between the Bruery and the Eclipse beers out to my Wisconsin/Marquette peeps, I get a ton of great beer quantity wise. Seriously, Tyranena could put this in a 22 or 750 bottle and people would pay $15 bucks for it anyday. At like $10 for a 4 pack, this is just a phenomenal beer.

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Photo of eroc360
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MaxSpang
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip.

APPEARANCE

The beer pours a viscus deep black. The bubbles took awhile before they creaped up to form the 2 finger head, which was a mocha brown. This beer looks like it's a lot bigger then expected.

SMELL

Tons of roasted malt and chocolate in this one. It's a bitter dark chocolate aroma, and it's followed by some slight espresso. The whiskey comes in quite a bit, but I was expecting more. It smells pretty balanced, with no aroma overpowering any other.

TASTE

Not quite as intense as expected, but very nice. There's a lot of roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate, which is followed by some slight coffee. The rye is subtle but welcomed, and the whiskey is a little underwhelming. The whiskey flavor is a lot more intense in the aroma, but there is enough flavor to satisfy a whiskey-lover's toungue.

MOUTHFEEL

The mouthfeel is fairly thick without making the beer sweet and syrupy. The only way I k ow how to describe it is that it reminds my of the leftover water in a bowl of oatmeal - thick but not sweet. There's a little carbonation which helps clear the mouth a bit.

OVERALL

This is a barrel-aged beer that is pretty easy drinking. Being used to big whiskey-barrel stouts, this brew feels almost watery. However, it's not a bad thing. It makes for a beer that could be enjoyed relatively quickly, but also could be sipped and savored. It's sort of sweet yet earthy, and big yet small. It's a solid beer all around.

Cheers.

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Photo of JohnWaynes44
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Plenty of room in my 20oz tulip for the huge 3 finger head, that maybe would have stayed there all day if I didn't push it along by taking a few gulps of foam. Lacing is all good, great retention. Whiskey is present in the nose accompanied by chocolate malt and vanilla. Peppery, spicy alcohol coats the mouth right away. I am picking up mocha/java and butter in the middle and then more prominent and warming whiskey notes in the end. The feel is a buttery smooth, but a little on the thin side. This is one hell of a good porter. Complex and warming, a wonderful sipper and good companion by the fire. Glad I bought a four pack. Cheers!

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Photo of Ish1
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of fuzzcherry
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of leprakhan
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of AutumnBeerLove
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of bigdaddypolite
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of bashiba
2.86/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark black with a thin layer of creamy dark tan head.

The smell is has an oxidized and mineral quality to it with a touch of burnt malt trying to creep out.

It starts out with a big burnt malt flavor that really seems to dominate all other aspects of this beer, some mild chocolate along with some earthy hop flavors sort of work there way past the roasted barley a bit as it warms, but it still seems one dimensional.

The mouthfeel has a very dry mouthfeel, this is the only area of the beer where the oak aging is really apparent.

This beer was underwhelming at best.

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Photo of zillo043068
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Mscarpen
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

This is an imperial rye porter aged in rye whiskey barrels. What in that description is there not to like?
This looks real good, a solid chunk of darkness in a cup. I pick up a bit of the roast aroma. Smells great and inviting. Fantastic flavor. I get a bit of the rye spice up front, followed by a roasty, rye finish. Definitely can taste the boozy barrel-aged influence. Seems like it brings this beer together. I like rye, I like whiskey, I like this beer.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of coffee head fading into a wisp. Excellent coating all the way down the glass.

Bourbon, vanilla, wood and some dark fruits in the aroma.

Starts out with a good slightly coffee kick. Loads of vanilla and wood with only a slight bourbon/whiskey flavor. Finishes a little sweet with some dark fruits and some more vanilla.

Not quite as chewy as I wold like, but by no means bad.

Another good beer from the Brewers Gone Wild series. I haven't had much from them besides lots of Hop Whore and am impressed so far.

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Photo of beagle75
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Opaque black at the core showing darkest brown color where light is transmitted at the edges. A fine peripheral ring of beige bubbles is all that passes for head formation. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly prominent bourbon and vanilla are complimented by mild roast and a fine thread of dark fruit. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with rough brown malt that is charred and slightly roasty. Early acidity is fairly pronounced, but more felt than tasted. Some figgy fruit and dark citrus stands out amidst the presence of acidity. In the middle the malt flavors become unctuous and chocolatey, clearly finding their range with some diacetyl flair. Bitterness is on the conservative side of moderate, with other flavors nutty, slightly spirituous with bourbon, and even a touch briny.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a fairly unpretentious barrel-aged beer, not really coming across as an extreme contribution, but not eliciting a 'why bother' reaction, either. It does seem elevated by the influence of the bourbon, probably because it is born from a mediocre imperial porter recipe.

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Photo of bertram
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 592 ratings.
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