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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
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:
#1,911
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
596
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 596 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the trade Packforever1976. A rich and tasty porter, owing to the inclusion of the rye which gives it a spicy rye and vanilla and some chocolate and malty sweetness. Whiskey in the finish. A baltic? well I don't know. Well Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was sent to me as part of a trade from ThomasHardy. I was very excited to try this just by reading the label it sounds pretty awesome.

The beer poured out as a very deep brown color, there wasn't much head on this beer which is a bummer. I'm not sure how old the bottle might be and perhaps some of the carbonation has escaped over time. The smell of the beer is a mix of rye and chocolate with some hints of alcohol. The taste of the beer could pass as a stout in my opinion. It's roasted and chocolatey with a nice spicy rye taste that blends quite well here. The mouthfeel is thick but it doesn't really have the carbonation I was hoping for. Overall I would like to try this on tap or a fresh bottle for sure. This beer would be great I think if it was fresh.

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Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this when it first came out a couple seasons ago, and it seemed like it needed time for the alcohol to mellow. Pours black into a small tasting glass. When backlit, it has a ruby glint. Initial head of foam has a creamy surface, leaving intricate drippy lace that resembles the logo of the metal band Darkthrone.

Sweet chocolate, minor touches of corn/sour mash from the barrel. Earth and spice from the Rye, hint of plum or other dark fruit, it mingles nicely with the smooth chocolate from the Porter end. Well integrated, it has a creamy finish, with a nice long aftertaste. The liquid itself seems slightly thin, a characteristic i've noticed with other Porters in the series. Otherwise it's pretty easy drinking, the alcohol seems to have bowed out gracefully from the forefront.

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

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with a sturdy beige head that throws a few shards of lace around the pint glass

Smell: Coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and charcoal

Taste: Opens with a fruity chocolate element that grows increasingly bitter and spicy by mid-palate, with molasses, vanilla and woody notes joining the fray; after the swallow, the wood and chocolate flavors mellow out the brew, with the spicy rye aspect lingering above

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth

Drinkability: This beer took a while to settle down; when it was young the flavors were brash and somewhat unbalanced; with age, the flavors have mellowed and come together quite nicely

Thanks, Atron67, for the bonus

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Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown/almost black with just a little light coming through at the edges. There is a layer of tan head that dissipates to just a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet and mildly roasty. Hints of dark fruit and cocoa. Some rye(the liquor) in there as well.

Taste: Roasty with some burnt malt and coffee as well. A bit sweet with hints of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Some alcohol from the rye, and some spice from the rye grain. Roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Body is a bit on the thick side with prickly carbonation. The finish is a bit dry.

Overall: I enjoyed this one, but I don't know that I'll be searching it out again. I liked the barrel aging with the flavors, but nothing wowed me. Good but not great.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout witha nice fomay bhead with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of whiskey notes with some warmimg notes. Taste is a mix between some dry roasted malt with some notes of whiskey. Full body with some good carbonation and light alcohol noticeable. Lacking complexity but still very enjoyable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, very dark brown color with little to no head. There were some small, tan bubbles at the surface of the beer.

S - It smelled of bourbon, rye and mild chocolate notes.

T - It tasted of coffee, rye and quite a bit of boozy bourbon. There was a sweet caramel and chocolate flavor that emerged as it continued to warm up.

M - It was soft and smooth with a sticky mouthfeel. It was medium to full-bodied.

D - This is an interesting beer. There are so many unique flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nearly black with a small tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving little lace.

Smell: Subtle but full of depth. Coconut macaroons, chocolate, rye, butterscotch. Very nice.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and malty with a good deal of barrel character despite being a 60/40 blend of fresh and aged ale. Flavors of coconut rum, earthy rye, milk chocolate and charred grain make for an interesting sweet/bitter dynamic. Carbonation is medium-low, which I find fairly ideal for a beer like this. A bit of whiskey heat leads to a coffee-flavored finish. Impressive stuff; Tyranena seem to have an excellent grasp on how to make barrel-aged beers that aren't overwhelmed by character of the oak or the spirit.

Notes: Got this one from maximum12 - thanks!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mothman
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stubs.

Served in a pint glass.

Light brown colored head. No retention or lace. Color is a dark brown.

Aroma: Chocolate, rye, roasted malts, some whiskey notes, and coffee. Pretty decent.

Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, rye and whiskey, oak, lots of malts, some grassy hops to balance it out, and a touch of heat.

Mouthfeel: hot, creamy, and very warming for the style. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation, maybe a little low. Ends dry and malty.

Overall, a solid brew. I'd easily buy more of this. I really like what they did with this porter. Glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of jlindros
2.46/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Wow, really thank you rudzud, for pissing in my glass and calling it beer.

2012
no head or carbonation thanks to screw cap assholes, decent legs though, dark molasses almost black color with a touch of mahogany light sneaking through.

Nose brings oxidation, light cardboard, a bit of aged malt, a faint chewy messed up whisky note, a little stale fudge and old chocolate, some soy sauce like.

Taste brings old chocolate, aged stale fudge, lots of fudge, chewy oats yet a little thin feeling, mild oxidation and cardboard, faint bad whisky, little bitterness. Finish is sticky, fudgey, stale chocolate, more weird bitterness.

Mouth is fuller bod yet thin feeling, light carb, sticky messy too.

Overall icky, pretty bad, mostly due to oxidation and lack of carbonation, so I think it's safe to say the screw cap really f'ed this beer up. Really this beer is def not at it's prime, but it should have been able to hold up to the age aside from the shitty screw cap, those jerk-faces used a damn screw cap for a somewhat age-able beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired from BuckeyeNation, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color with a very thin light brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, rye spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet with flavors of rye malt, coffee, dark fruit. There's a very mild hops presence but it works very well for this beer. Despite being so sweet, it's excellently balanced. The after-taste is sweet. I'm surprised that I don't have more to say about a taste that seems to have such a good complexity to it.

M: Very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, nice representation of style with a well-done twist of rye malt, this is an excellent beer to drink for a very long time if you're looking for a poundable, flavorful and stronger-than-average dark beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to someone for sending me this bottle a ways back. Served in a SAVOR snifter at a recent tasting.

Pours nearly black with a short mocha head and a good collar on the way down. The nose carries a bit of bourbon along with some roast and brown sugar. Mild oaky character there as well. The flavor is hampered by a really thin body, but brings a fairly-nice whiskey presence and some roast and chocolate. Pretty light body, especially considering the style, and light carbonation. Nice flavor overall, but far too thin.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours an extremely dark brown (pretty much black) with a finger of darkish tan head. Nice full ½ finger of retention that flares up immediately when swirled, leaving a nice smattering of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is dominated by the Bourbon character (with a good bit of vanilla and oak making itself known) but I'm also picking up some of the Porter notes as well, including chocolate, caramel, coffee, and even a little rye and spice in the back.

The taste starts out with the Rye Porter character that is much more up front than the nose was, with spicy rye that imparts a light bitterness and dryness which balances out some of the sweeter chocolate, caramel, and vanilla notes. It also helps bring in some of the bourbon in the finish which isn't quite as pungent as it was in the aroma. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a viscous and slick feel at times. The ABV definitely feels a little on the high side but stills drinks very well.

A really nice take on the Baltic Porter style with an extra bit of warmth and flavor added in from the Bourbon aging for good measure. Another unique and well balanced brew from the "Brewers Gone Wild" series.

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Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured black in color with a thin tan head barely covering the top of the beer. It left some decent lacing on the sides of the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma mixes the boozy whiskey with some darker chocolate and bready, rye flavors. A little bit of a roasty flavor comes out as well. Everything mixes pretty nicely actually and the chocolate really seems to compliment the whiskey.

The taste is pretty big on the chocolate flavors. At first I get more of a milky, sweeter chocolate flavor. That starts to fade into more of a bitter-sweet, cocoa, chocolate flavor midway. The whiskey gives it a little underlying booziness that compliments it very nicely. A bit of the bready, spicy rye flavors come out in the finish. Very nice flavors to it overall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being below average. Overall it was a very nice beer. I really liked how the whiskey complimented the chocolaty porter characteristics. The rye was a nice addition as well. Very solid beer overall.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter from Tyranena Brewing Company
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