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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."


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Pours a deep, burnt brown. Aroma is roast dominant, with dark fruits, dates, ginger, cardomom, toffee. The barrel component is well integrated and works well. The flavor is very roasted, with the coffee notes really leading the charge.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Very deep brown with reddish highlights topped by a big frothy tan head and left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma is surprisingly weaker than expected with notes of chocolate, walnut, vanilla, rye, cookie dough, fig and coffee. The taste is a very well balanced sweet malt, light fleshy fruit, and rye bread. Some oak and whiskey appear but are more complementary than in-your-face. Nice Cafe Mocha flavor and star anise flavors on the finish. The mouth feel is medium-bodied and lush (for a porter even more so) with a slight dry aftertaste. Really enjoyed this as the barrel aging works well with the flavor profile IMO. Try some for yourself.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of Ughsmash (and Stine). Thanks, guys! Pours a very dark brown color; medium tan head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of rye, dark chocolate, and cocoa in the aroma; nothing overly complex; plenty of cocoa. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: cocoa, warming rye, and dark bitter chocolate upfront; not a huge barrel presence overall: lots of roasted malts, cocoa, and bitter chocolate, but not a lot of rye whiskey coming through; average carbonation; some warmth coming in mid-palate. Lengthy, rye whiskey and roasted malts and dark chocolate; a bit chalky and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Dark brown body with a tiny tan head, fading. The nose is brown sugar, toffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with toffee, brown sugar, molasses, figs,chocolate and rye. Medium/full body is soft with light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle pours black with ruby highlights seen with back lighting. There is not much in the way of a head, unless I swirl the brew around my tulip - then it is a beautiful milk chocolate head that reduced to surface haze and ring around the edge. The aroma is whiskey, vanilla, molasses, and roast. The flavor has a lot going on. There is solid malt undertone that floats all the other flavors above in a smooth and solid progression of chocolate like sweetness, nuttiness, hints of light coffee, very reserved dried dark fruits, very mellow yeast impression, and some lingering roast. The palate is slick and rich - awesome. Yes, I think we have ourselves at least a 4.0 here. Pretty fine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5106) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Thanks for a bottle, Mark. I have also tried this a few times. The body is black with hints of ruby and the edge. There is a light tan head on top. The aroma ha some nice dark chocolate and coffee notes. There is also a little bit of the rye whiskey. The taste has some rich notes of espresso along with subtle rye and Tootsie Rolls. The body is amazingly smooth and this has a slick mouthfeel. The finish is like good tobacco with some campfire. Very well made and I think more brewers need to take the hint of blending barrel aged beer with a straight version of the beer to keep it from being dominated by the barrel aging.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Hell of a long name for a beer but a good beer it is. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma was dark choclate, caramel, vanilla, wood, whiskey, and roasted coffee. The flavor evidenced the rye whiskey but not so overwhelming that the other elements of chocolate and coffee and caramel weren’t tasted. Good beer. We Dirty Old Men have to stick together.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1624) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours chocolate brown with a lovely, creamy head of tan. Aroma of rye whisky is soft and inviting; hints of French toast, maple, chocolate frosting, and dark nuts. Barreling here is well integrated and never stands out as a dominant characteristic. Flavor is similarly reserved and balanced; body of cinnamon, hazelnut, quiet dark fruit suggestions of blackberry and cherry, and oaky vanilla, toasted caramel and rich tobacco. Hard to describe in terms of distinct impressions, because it is for the most part so much more balanced than a typical barrel aged offering that comes off as a fight between the flavors of the malts and the flavors of the wood and liquor. Warming, with good malt character. Palate is rich and polished; medium to full in body. A swell of cocoa precedes a finish that shows black licorice and anise, and some cola. A nice surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twindadplus2 (598) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Deep black in color with a small, light brown head. Very sweet aroma of molasses, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and rye. Long bittersweet chocolate finish with a smooth, creamy palate. Full bodied enough to serve by the slice. Another ’Brewers Gone Wild’ hit from Tyranena.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2008
12oz bottle. longest beer name ever. pours dark brown with tan head. the aroma has lots of roast with rye and chocolate, nuts, and some butter and oak seemingly coming from the whiskey barrels. flavors of rye, chocolate, slightly whiskey and coffee finish. body is medium to heavy. the mouth feel was fizzy at first but many swirls and the carbonation seemed to smooth out nicely.


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