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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2008
This one reminds me alot of the "Whoís Your Daddy" in the malt backbone. Strong flavours of candied fruit and dates. A very prevalent dark rum and molasses character present. The hop bitterness coincides sharply with notes of bittersweet bakers chocolate and coffee. Itís all a bit too forward on the initial sip and could stand to mellow with some cellaring. Overall, still very malt-forward and the barrel-aging is decently done. As others have said, I appreciate the fact that the barrel does not dominate the experience, but I think this could stand a bit of aging to bring the flavours more subtly together. Nice slick and oily mouthfeel with a very creamy palate. Wow, lotís of rye here. Iím mean a serious amount of rye. Rye in the nose, rye in the malt, rye in the whiskey portion, rye on the finish. Like doing a shot of rye whiskey and following that up with a loaf of pumpernickel rye bread with a bit of sea salt sprinkled on top. I can see if youíre not into rye beers that this one will send you running. However, I have no such aversion and this is right up my alley. Easily one of my favourites from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1235) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is quite sweet--a lot of vanilla, chocolate, and of course the rye whiskey. Taste is heavy on the chocolate but also a hint of coffee, some roasted malt, and the rye whiskey again. Good, thick mouthfeel and a long chocolate finish. By far my favorite Tyranena product and overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1191) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
(bottle thanks OSLO) Pours out a dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, with some rye bread and a light fruit (cherry) scent. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee upfront, but then switches to strong chocolate, with a brief taste of vanilla, and a roasted malt and bread-like finish. Very good mouthfeel on this one. One of the better Tyranena products Iíve tried, and the barrel-aging was done quite well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
On tap. Dark brown, good sized tan head. Complex but light aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, rye whiskey, and a touch of coffee. Nice flavor, good mouthfeel. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Super dark brown. Foamy head. Smells slightly of coffee, then some rye bread. A little sweetness from the barrell is there, but not to much in the way of whisky. The rye comes threw the most, but still not near as much as i thought it would. Very tasty overall, and really goes down easy does it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
12oz bottle. Thanks to elitedigger for this one. Pours dark brown, somewhat viscous, medium brown head that fades quick. Smells a bit smokey, a bit malty, not much whiskey on the nose. Tastes dark and malty up front, smokey. Towards the finish is when the vanilla and whiskey appear. Very smooth, mellow, and the best part, balanced. Full bodied, smooth, smooth, smooth. Silky. Mellow carbonation. One of the better BA brews Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Dark brown color with a moderate light tan head. Fairly calm aromas, with scents of lightly roasted malt, dark caramel, chocolate malt, and just a hint of whiskey oak. Smooth mildly silky feel. Dark cocoa, mild coffee, a touch of black malt make up the essence of this one. Some rye weaves back and forth in the middle and finish. Hints od double strength vanilla. Seems a bit hot when it sets on the tongue. Linger has a nice light roasted malt aspect. This is one of those were the sum seems better than the parts. Donít want a steady diet of this, but a nice night cap here and there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle from Skyview. Black color with a thin head. Rye whiskey aroma and, well would you look at that? Screaming rye whiskey flavor. Definitely strong rye taste and some vanilla. Good roasted barley taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Got good hints of the rye whiskey. Head was light/med tan head. A bit of alcohol to the nose. Rich texture and a nice finish, leaving the rye a chocolate taste to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
On tap at brewey. Pours almost black with a fizzy tan head that disappears leaving a bit of spotty lacing. Aroma, a bit of chocolate a bit of cofee, the malty rye, and a hint of roastiness. It is just asking to be consumed. The flavor, good, some of the chocolate and the rye, then a slight kick in the pants from the whiskey. Also the roasty goodness of a decent porter. Smooth on the mouth, medium feel. Aftertaste of a good porter, chocolates and roasted grains, a bit o whiskey. Leaves a decent warm glow as well. This is definately a great addition to the brewers gone wild series!

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