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!
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2008
mmmmmm. its good. Nice color and aroma. Slightly sweet, but dry and toasted at the same time. Alot going on but it works very smoothly. can’t taste the whiskey really blends very nicely. Grab some today it’s still out and about. I’ve got my stockpile secured! drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
Shazzam! Mmmmmmm.... Wow, killer beer. Poured with a fine creamy and reminiscent of angelfood candy. Full. rich, and very balanced aroma and flavor. Even maybe a little too subtle. Extremely drinkable. Fine quality. This could easily be served in a gourmet meal along side a sumptuous seared rib eye steak. The whiskey characteristics show up only in the highlights of the beer which is fine by me. Good beer to serve your significant other and prep em for some lust. heh heh. cheers. Having a draft of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA TheElder (49) - DeSoto, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
I love the way this beer looks. Very dark and with a touch of red when held up to light. Not much for head. Light beige and it disappears quickly. Smells great and the rich chocolate/ coffee flavor hides the alcohol well. I found it to be more complex at about 60-65 degrees. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Dark mahogany with good, creamy brown head / Nose of roast barley, coffee, whiskey, and vanilla / Medium to full body, some acidity, with excellent balance and long, lingering finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, coconut, whiskey, and vanilla / Outstanding, and a monster. If this is their porter, the stout must be motor oil.
mrjaxson (588) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2011
Truly thrilled to see this brewed for a second time.
This is one of those beverages that I would like to volunteer to help get the formula just right. Brewer: "So what do you think? Do we use 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% or 100% of what we put in rye whiskey barrels in the final product?" Me: "Well, boss, I think we experiment with all five configurations and see which we like best." Brewer: "I like your thinking, friend. How about I promote you to chief taster?" Me: "You’re the boss!"
Poured from a bottle, it has a huge, gorgeous head; gigantic vanilla aroma; and a sweet taste to go with a full body. This is an outstanding porter and well worth the higher price tag of the Brewers Gone Wild Series. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Ebony colored, this beer folds into the glass with a small light brown head mostly dissipating. Very creamy on the palate with a thick viscosity. Taste explodes in the mouth with a profusion of dark roasted malts, coffee, molasses and a hint of rye whiskey. Slight bitterness on the finish. Great alone or pair it with a brat off the grill. 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 I’ve had. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle from pepsican, thanks. This beer was really good. Dark brown with a burgundy hue. Small tan head with notes of light rye,wood, caramel, and roasted malt flowing from the glass. This was the last beer I drank out my Stone Old Guardian glass, as my son promptly broke it by slaming the dishwasher door. Anyway, the body was firm but oily, and very creamy on the palate. The flavor was just like the aroma, which show more whiskey as it warms. Good stuff here. shigadeyo (3740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011
4/29/2008: Short review: Dirty Old Man is an AWESOME beer! Longer review: Dirty Old Man pours much thicker than expected and is much darker than expected. It is opaque, deep ruby brown in color and has a small brown head. The aroma oozes vanilla with a tinge of dark chocolate as well. That’s just the beginning though. The best part is the flavor with TONS of nicely caramelized malt that is sweet and sugary. This is combined with some milk chocolate and nicely balanced with a smooth whisky flavor. The whiskey is definitely there and adds a great flavor without adding any alcohol burn. Vanilla and cream are present in the back and a faint rye spiciness is hidden deep, but can be found if one searches for it. This beer is full-bodied and think, but not syrupy. It is smooth on the palate and has a creamy texture. Dirty Old Man has a fantastic balance of flavors. YUM!
12 fl. oz. bottle (Bottled on 04FEB08) from buckybeer and shared with Tmoney99. Thanks a ton Mark! This is one of my new favorite beers! Score: 9/4/9/4/18 = 4.4. Rating #100 for this beer...
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1/30/2011: Tyranena Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels ... Aroma: Barrel char with some lingering hints whisky; vanilla; caramelized malt sugars; milk chocolate. Appearance: Color color, nearly opaque; not much carbonation; static small crown of tan-colored foam that gathers after the pour. Flavor: Nice residual sweetness with lots of sicky caramel and deep maltiness; vanilla and smooth rye whisky; barrel char in the finish; warming alcohol, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and sweetened black coffee in the aftertaste; gets even better as it warms... Palate: Thick and milky texture, medium-full body. Overall: Still quite good, but now what it was originally; the flavor and complexity have collapsed noticeably, but there is still plenty of malty goodness!
12 fl. oz. bottle (Bottled on 04FEB08) from buckybeer via trade. Thanks Mark! Score: 8/4/7/4/16 = 3.9