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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Imperial Rye Porter aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. Statement of Composition: 40% Malt Beverage aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. 60% Malt Beverage. Dirty Old Man: "Gimme a sponge bath."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours black, brown at edges. Aroma is lightly of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is similar. Bit of vanilla on the finish. Just a touch rough. But not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 6, 2013
Smells like whiskey. No bite, very smooth. Well balanced for a barrel aged beer. Woody smell in the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - MAR 25, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to demmbonz
Appearance: Black with a small dark tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate and woody
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, whiskey and spices (rye)
Very nice and smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of a serious fucken a bro extra via womencantsail. Thanks bra! Pours a deep brown appearance with little head. Rich toffee, dark chocolate, caramel, a bit woody, whiskey nose. A touch fruity, thick dark chocolate, smooth toffee, sweet caramel malty, whiskey flavor that’s easily to drink and very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1217) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2013
Old rating from 2010. Pours super dark opaque black/brown with almost no head just a little tan ring. Big rye barrel nose, sweet dark malt, coconut. Less rye barrel in the taste, lots of sweet dark malt with a dry finish. Medium body with nice fine carbonation...a smooth drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2489) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin rapidly dissipating, beige head, over a clear, very dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is light Whiskey, chocolate, light coffee, hints of vanilla.....taste is light Whiskey, chocolate, rye spice, medium lingering toffee/caramel sweetness, finishing with a moderate hop, roasted malt bitterness....mouth feel medium, soft, slightly chewy, mildly astringent, alcohol hidden, carbonation adds light tingle. This is a well balanced beer. The Whiskey barrels were used with a light hand, and add depth rather than dominating. The malts are deftly used with the heavy chocolate, cocoa tones offset by minor coffee at the finish. The rye adds that bit of mysterious complexity. The only flaw is the moderate, but lingering sweetness. This is a lovely beer. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to alexdad06 for sharing. Aged at least a few years in his cellar, I believe. Black / dark red but clear color. Good thin brown head. Some dots of lace. Nice mild whiskey nose. Medium body, a bit thinner than I’d expect for an 8% porter. Very light carbonation, and dry texture. Flavor is a little light for what this is described as. Mild toasty malts, some light chocolate malt, little wood barrel, not as much whiskey as I expected in the flavor, more subtle, but still noticeable. I feel like the flavor may have fallen off a bit, but it’s still a solid, enjoyable imperial porter. Light bittersweet, alcohol not really noticeable. It’s a very unique flavor and texture for the style, never really had anything like this that I can think of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared by gillard, thanks Ryan! Poured a dark brown almost black color with aromas of coffee, chocolate, booze, light vanilla and some whiskey. Flavors follow suit bit highly oxidized. I wish I had this bottle in its prime could have been better. Even with the oxidation it was still a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1584) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours very dark brown in color with almost no head. Aroma is mostly whiskey booze and caramel. Hints of sweet cream and nuts too. Taste is slightly sweet and the flavors are subtle. Whiskey taste is out in front and the finish brings cream, chocolate, and caramel out. Fairly thin mouthfeel and slick. Overall, pretty good but a tad boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to my secret santa. Pours a darker brown with a thin beige cap of foam. Aroma is very malt forward with some nuts and spice coming through. The barrel isn’t coming through near as strongly as I anticipated. It does peak out from hiding in the finish, though. Solid.

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