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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2426) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
December 13, 2012 bottle from binnys. Very dark brown pour with nice amount of head. Aroma was coffee, spice/rye, whiskey and wood. Coffee and spice seem to dominate taste with just a hint of the whiskey. Finish was a little bit thin though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2407) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of elkhunter. Thanks. Pours a dense black-brown color with a minimal beige head that quickly morphs into a fine ring around the glass. The aroma is murky with licorice, chocolate and molasses. The flavor is similar to the nose, chocolates, raisins, plums, mocha and a touch of anise. The palate is full and creamy smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering dark bitter chocolates. Overall: Top shelf.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (933) - 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 (447) - 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 (13666) - 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 (2079) - 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 (5659) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (3571) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429 for Matts 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


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