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Resolution Rye Stout - Old Forge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sludgeman on 07-14-2013

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 11
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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a tall mocha head.
Malty aromatics with roast, char, spicy rye and yeast.
the taste is good, very roasted with some burnt notes too. Rye malts and the spiciness it brings is a bit subtle. A good bit of char can be tasted too.
Drinks a heavy medium with considerable grit or char.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a khaki head. Some spotty lace sticks and cap shows fair retention power.

The smell includes notes of roast with herbal to citrus hops. A mild fruit and earth component gets almost nutty with additional whiffs.

The taste is bitter with earthen roast, some citrus and pine hops to mildly herbal. It has a pleasant mix of character that is fresh and inviting.

This is medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Not bad but not outstanding. I could see myself enjoying this from time to time just based on the locality thing but there are better offerings out there.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here is another CAN that had been held in abeyance awaiting picture approval, but now I am ready to add it to The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Forging Better Beer"; "We strive to honor personal craftsmanship. Our handcrafted beer is made in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness. Brewed and CANned by Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."; "Resolution Rye Stout is deceptively smooth, with a spicy malt backbone and Belgian yeast aromatics. Resolutely delicious."

The Crack! unleashed a spray across my fingers out of its brimful CAN and I wanted to employ an inverted Glug, except that it was a pint CAN and I have had less than optimal results doing that in the past. Even with a standard pour, I was still seeing a pseudo-cascade, resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, deep-tan head with great retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44) with garnet and cola highlights at the edges. Nose had a charcoal smell along with a mustiness from the yeast. My curiosity and interest were definitely piqued by all of it. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, another highly carbonated beer from Old Forge B.C. The taste was an odd melange of flavors - smoke, charcoal, and a mustiness like old newspapers found in the attic. Interesting. The finish evinced all of that as well as a black pepper spiciness that left it semi-dry. I would not have characterized it as a sweet stout anyway, but the combination of the yeast and the rye on the finish really dried it out nicely. I think that this was a Winter seasonal for them and I would probably be more apt to drink it in the colder months. It made for an interesting change of pace and if you like stouts, this would be worth a try.

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3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a 16oz tulip glass

Appearance - Very black, nice tan head, nice lacing.

Smell: Burnt coffee, rye, charred, a very slight metallic like smell in there as well (because of the can?)

Taste: Again, burnt coffee, rye, ashy like flavor.

Mouthfeel: Felt more carbonated than a lot of stouts I've had, very dry finish, leaving a taste/feeling like I just smoked a cigarette/cigar.

Overall. Interesting, never really had a beer like this, though I'm not familiar with nor do I remember having a stout stout specifically labeled a rye stout. I really appreciate smokey and burnt tasting beers, but this one, to me, had too much of the "ashy "profile than fresh and nice smoky or roasted profile.

Photo of Act25
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Strange as halloween, strange as a burnt down haunted house. This defines strange brew!

A: Poured out of a 16oz can, a big brown head rises on top of a suitably black body. But it's just a bit thin compared to the best. Good lacing.

S: Smell is roast ROASTED CHARCOAL! the darkest, roastiest, most charred smell ever. It's burnt malt mixed vague hop presence and some strange burnt off notes. A little bit ashtray.

T: Taste of roasted malt (To a CHARCOAL!) is too strong up front, again like stale cigarettes or a wood fire gone out There's rye? earthiness, some hop bitterness, and I don't get the belgian yeast here. Some pepper. No fruitiness, no sweetness, no real spice except pepper.

Mouthfeel is bitter, pungent, engaging the tongue, drying, finishing strongly bitter w those yeast off notes. Odd. Make me want a cigarette or cigar. (not really a good thing).

Totally different, odd ball, charred and not disagreeable, a masculine, muscly brew, and I think a bit of mistake, I'd not get it again. A strange warming winter brew.

Revisit on 3/10/14. In late winter it passes my palate only slightly more favorably. Still way too charred, but made a nice black & pale on top of Yards IPA and on top of Dales Pale Ale.
Not good as a stand alone.

Serving type: can

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Another can courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some roasted malts. Taste is smokey, bitter, some charcoal, different but not bad. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Resolution Rye Stout from Old Forge Brewing Company
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