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Resolution Rye Stout - Old Forge Brewing Company

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 20.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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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Undated 16 oz can served in a Belgian snifter.

Very dark reddish brown with a decent head that lacks durability.
Aroma: dark roasted grains and hints of chocolate with nary a hint of rye.
Flavor: plenty of dark roasted grains but with some earthy and spicy notes, presummably from the rye. Some burnt toast, char and smoke notes.

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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.

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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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Resolution Rye Stout from Old Forge Brewing Company
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