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RATINGS: 418   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Dark brown, completely opaque. Nice light brown foam that dissolves to a ring and some film. Minimal lacing. Smell is rich chocolate, roasted malt and bourbon. Taste is up from roasted malt. Nice caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Very light alcohol towards the end. Kind of a chocolate finish. Palate is thick and creamy. Light carbonation. Nice. Overall outstanding beer. Wonderful flavors throughout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours nice black with tan head. Whiskey, wood, coffee, and some roasted malt notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice whiskey note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle as an extra from Homer321. Big thanks! Pours pitch black with essentially no head at all. Dense as can be. Aroma of big roast, smoke, oak, rye whiskey, spicy grain, chocolate, anise. Very nice. The flavor is very chocolatey roast, spicy rye, whiskey and oak barrel notes, sweet lingering milk chocolate on the palate. Medium plus bodied with light pleasant carbonation. An interesting brew that was not on my radar but am very happy to have the chance to try. A nice way to cap off the night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Pours almost flat with a head that slowly and slowly grows to be very large, tightly compressed with fine bubbles. Aroma is boozy with some chocolate and bead crust. First sip is all foam from the head. Taste is a huge chocolate bomb, ranging from dark bitter chocolate to milk chocolate. Thick, chewy, and viscous with some subtle barrel character. A little bit of late palate warming and it gets to your chest, but all smooth and not hot. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is cocoa, soft Ashton note, roasted malts. The flavor is slightly sour/acidic, coffee, roasted malts, soft vanilla, woody. Not bad a bit malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1348) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours black with a medium-sized blanket of light brown foam. Good head retention. Lots of fine bubbles cling together in clumps as I work my way through the glass. The aroma has a lot of chocolatey malt with a healthy dose of rye spice and some nice though mild barrel characteristics. I’m also getting some coffee, blackberries, dates and blueberries. The barrel-aging contributes a sweet, vanilla rye flavor. It’s very toned down, which I generally like. Taste-wise, it’s sweet and rich. Lots of fruit and chocolate. More rye spice. Light oak with that pleasant vanilla-forward spirit flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly thick. Another solid beer from Tyranena, though I still prefer Devil Made Me Do It by a bit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ataraxia (340) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Very dark brown, almost black, and almost nonexistent beige lacing. Somewhat subdued aroma of rye, earthy malts, cherries, wood, and hints of chocolate. Thin sweetness with a little metallic undertone. Spicy carbonation, medium-bodied, and an abrupt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a fast-dying tan head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, roasted malt, pit fruits, alcohol, cherries, milk, peat and tons of cognac and brandy - very strong nose and nice! Medium-bodied; Slightly watery feel at first with a good deal of flavours ranging from cherries to oak and back to earthy matls. Aftertaste is a bit underwhelming showing vanilla, anise, pepper, cherries and scotch. Overall, a nice and complex smelling beer, but the flavours never reach a maximum with some nice tastes, but fairly thin and not well developed. Great to try, but there are better beers out there in this style! I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Discount Liqour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 21-November-2013, aging the beer for a bit over 13 months.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is rye, roasted malt, sweetness. Taste is rye, roasted malt, rye whiskey in the aftertaste. It leaves a nice roasted malt aftertaste. So-so lacing. One mighty fine tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours black with no head whatsoever out of the bottle. Amazingly sweet boozy aroma. Some chocolate. Milky creamy taste with a silky smooth mouth feel. Wow this is well done even though it's flat at this point.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle as a local trade bonus. Thanks, Jeff! Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Distinct whiskey barrel character throughout- vanilla, coconut, brown sugar, oak, caramel, roasted malts, and chocolate. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, roasty mouthfeel. A little thinned, but very good.


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