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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - 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 (3440) - 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 (9671) - 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 Iíd 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 itís still a solid, enjoyable imperial porter. Light bittersweet, alcohol not really noticeable. Itís 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 (5384) - 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 (3513) - 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 (5498) - 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 isnít coming through near as strongly as I anticipated. It does peak out from hiding in the finish, though. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Dark brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of whiskey, caramel malt. Taste is malty and slightly sweet. Very smooth and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12/24/12. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Deep brown pour with a nice tan head that cuts and laces a bit. Lots of cocoa with more chocolate, some coffee, cream, and a touch of booziness. Lightly sweet chocolate entry with a boozy touch of whiskey but not a ton of complex barrel character. Lingering roasty dryness with more chocolate. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (2630) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Dark black pour. no head. medium to full thickness. bourbon, oak, smoke, licorice. nice and smooth. very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, and whiskey. Taste is roasted malt, whiskey, coffee, chocolate, and wood. Very nice.

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