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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels

(Beer added by: DrDemento456 on 01-11-2012)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'A Hand-Made Brew with Revolutionary Taste'

Imperial Stout aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels.

12oz bottle into a brandy snifter.

Hardcore rigorous pour yielded a mere half an inch of light brown head. Some coffee brown hues at the tapers, but this beer is black as night. Head fell to a ring already. Weak retention. Lacing = 0.

Very smoky nose with some malty sweetness. Not picking up too much whiskey or rye whiskey, to be specific. A hint of oaky barrel with some additional mustiness. Blacktop, walnut, camp smoke, nougat, and salty seawater all in the aroma. Simple. Not hot, at all. The booze isn't obvious here.

Big, thick chewy roastiness with some heavy char and malt bitterness. Blackened grain, rye spice, a tinge of soft whiskey that is very muted, some alcohol burn, molasses, bitter coffee, and dark chocolate. Fascinating confluence of flavors. Mind you, if there's one thing you take from this review, it is that this is one darkly roasted stout. Has a bit of that Irish Dry Stout character, but three levels up on the scale. The rye whiskey comes out in the finish with an exceptional spiciness that curls up in the peaty smoke. The (vanilla?) sweetness is mild and shines in the middle-to-end. The hops are a little herbal, but it's a stretch trying to detect them. This is, after all, a malt atom bomb. Pretty nice for what it is.

Thick and chewy with a resting carbonation that makes cameos here and there. Viscous heavy body with not much lip stickage. Smooth, if it weren't for the bite. And, the bite is more rye spice than alcoholic punch. A small sip at a time is the pace. Rich and warming. An impressive beer, altogether.

Another barrel-aged stout, sure. But this one's from my neck o' the woods. Proud to have easy access to it, and this second-time-around is much more fulfilling than my initial impression. A smoky imperial that uses the barrel for rounding and nuance-adding, rather than showboating and upstaging the original recipe. Rye Rebellion holds its own in a tough class. I'm sure that it helps that it's brewed a mere 19 miles from where I currently sit.

thecheapies, Mar 02, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a thin brown head. Nice brown collar throughout. Aroma is lots of chocolate, some coffee, lots of earthiness, and a little scent of bourbon. Taste has a really nice earthy chocolate tone. The rye/bourbon also comes through pretty well. Tons of malt. Tons of malt. Yes, it needed repeating. Mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy.

mverity, Oct 11, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Shane for this one!

A: Pours deep black with a small tan head on top that forms nicely, but reduces quickly to a ring on top. Solid lacing all around the glass.

S: Some rye whiskey up front with tons of chocolate underneath. Not much else going on, faint brown sugar.

T: More of the whiskey, some spicy rye, chocolate, more roast on the flavor than on the aroma. The whiskey lingers on the finish as does a bit of rye.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Not boozy, but warm as it goes down.

O: Pretty good beer, good fir sipping over the course of an evening.

mdaschaf, Jun 25, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours jet black with one finger of dark brown head that fizzles to a thin collar with light lacing. Bright herbal hops are the first aroma I notice. Lots of fresh-ground coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and whiskey as well.

Taste was pretty much as expected. Bittersweet dark chocolate with a hint of dark roast coffee. Smokey vanilla and caramel. Then a fair amount of warming whiskey on the finish. Not overwhelming by any means, but there's no mistaking what this is. The body is a little heavier than medium, but not much. Lightly carbonated and very smooth. Somewhat thick and creamy, coats the mouth well. If this was just a bit heavier and fuller it would be near perfection for me.

Overall I liked it quite a bit. I wouldn't call it "boozy" but it's probably close. It's a sipper for sure, and a darn good one I'd say. I love whiskey and when I'm in the mood for a big strong stout I will definitely look for this one again.

glass_house, Mar 31, 2014
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Black color with almost no head to speak of except surface swirls.

Smoky, woodsy, chocolaty. I would have liked it but for the smell of burnt Lego men at the end.

Black licorice, chocolate, loads of spicy rye and wood. Not much whiskey heat to speak of.

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Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.