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RATINGS: 419   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."


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (605) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle - pours jet black with a cola brown head that leaves a creamy sheet of foam on the glass when consumed. Has a roasty malt flavor and some mocha chocolate overtones. Has a cream body and mouthfeel. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (309) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2012
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours black with a small light brown head that fades quickly leaving little lacing. Huge aroma with a lot going on, (maybe too much). Rye, oak, whiskey, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is strong rye up front with a very malty base. The whiskey barrel adds a huge character to this, bringing a smoky vanilla and caramel blend to the taste. You can definitely taste the oak and the whiskey, but neither overwhelms. This is a very complex brew! Finishes with a smoky coffee and chocolate taste, and the unmistakable slightly bitter whiskey burn. Thick and creamy palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. A fine sipping after dessert beer. Would go well with a good cigar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roastiness, dark chocolate, rye, oak, carmel and light whiskey. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, oak, dark chocolate, rye, light carmel and light whiskey with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Black color with no light, very little head noted. Aroma is a beautiful whiskey barrel with very mild rosted malts. Mild smokiness. You can really taste the whiskey in the barrel. One of the best barrel aged beers I have tasted thusfar. Mouthfeel is very heavy for a porter, a GREAT thing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours black. Dense brown head that rapidly fades. Nose is bitter black chocolate, evident caramel malts, some nutty or toasted malt character as well. Flavor is where the whiskey barrel shines. Again roasted malts with some coffee, vanilla, wood, and liquor-like flavors come through. Butter finish. Medium body for the style and slightly oily mouthfeel. Good flavorful beer but to me this lacks a little but of complexity and richness. Enjoyed it either way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Has some major whiskey and chocolate scents. The taste is similar, but with a little hint of smoke. Body is super smooth and has a great mouth feel. One of the best beers I have had in quite a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3276) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle 2009. Brown black pour with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate and lots of bourbon and toffee, a little soy oxydation. Taste of liquorich chocolate, bourbon and some ginger. Palate is a little too flat, probably due to aging. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429 for Matt’s baby shower tasting. Thanks! The beer is dark brown, approaching black, with a thin, tan head. The aroma offers roast, bourbon, sweet malt, booze, brown sugar, and oak. The beer is sweet, with a healthy whiskey presence throughout. The body is thinner than expected, with moderately low carbonation. Overall, a decent brew. If the body was a bit thicker and the flavor less sweet, I would enjoy it more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-11-2011

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours nearly black with a brown cap. Scent is chocolate, roasted, rye. Taste is chocolate/coffee....creamy. Good barrel tones. Very nice porter...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9145) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle at home - 08/06/12 thanks to Sam for an IP trade in Denver. Pours a very dark brown approaching black but with reddish hues when held to light and with a dirty tan head. Dark malts, chocolate, molasses on the nose and a whiff of whiskey. Tastes of burnt caremalised sugars, malt, chocolate and licquorice. A well balanced beer with a fullish body but very drinkable.


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