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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jpd7374, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Holy Hound in York, served in a tulip

The color is black, no light passes through, very viscous looking with a head the comes and goes but revives when swirled with fine bead. lace is basically legs on the glass. The smell is very good with some nice cocoa and slight fruit esters which are current-like with mild toast, biscuit and light coffee with some mild spice. The feel is very good, full feeling without an abundance of sweetness, there is a nice balance of malt roasted texture and light yeast with subtle alcohol and mild bitterness.

The flavor is excellent with a malt body that is not overly bitter or burnt but has a mild chocolate malt character with slight creaminess of yeast adding to the taste with some mild toasted and coffee-like flavors which never really come off as overly roasted with slight spice and hint of caramel. Overall I really enjoyed this, the alcohol was mild and the complexity was there with a great sense of balance It did not have the impact of other 11% beers I have had recently a very smooth and drinkable Imperial Stout

Slatetank, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

outoffocus, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Lukass, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip.

4.5 A: Black color. One finger of light brown creamy/frothy head. Retention is very good given the ABV and a good sized ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Lots of smoke in the nose is the first thing you'll notice. Spicy rye, but also some tannic astringency from the barrrel. Plenty of roastiness, light chocolate, earthy mineral, and a touch of ash. Dry overall with not quite enough molasses to balance it out. Booze is well hidden.

3.0 T: The taste isn't bad, but it's missing balance. It's too dry, roasty, and charred without having enough sweetness to make it work. Heavy roast, burnt toastiness, some tannic astringency from the barrel, and smokiness. Light chocolate, molasses, coffee, and currant. Rye adds an earthy spiciness and some light booze.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not a lot of creaminess, but not none either. Not bad here.

3.25 D: I usually like Full Pint brews, but it looks like they haven't figured out the barrel aging yet.

DavoleBomb, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This poured out as a thick black brew with a thin creamy mocha colored head on top. The lacing leaves some streaks on the glass, the retention is minimal but leaves some bubbles around the edge of the glass. The smell of the beer is roasted with a creamy chocolate aroma and some subtle spice, smells soft though, not boozy at all. The taste of the beer is sweet, lightly roasted and spicy. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and creamy, there is a dense thick body to it with a gentle carbonation. Overall I was pleased with this beer, wasn't sure what to expect but I liked the outcome.

Knapp85, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nrs207, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

hollywood_15063, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

skaboom420, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

browniewithnuts, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

tmars13, Mar 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

jmann40, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of popery
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black, dark brown at the edges. Looks thick. Small brown head. Only a thin coating of little brown bubbles remain after a minute. Aroma has a relatively restrained rye character, compared to many whiskey barrel aged stouts. Lots of chocolate and caramel sweetness. It has a sweet, rich flavor. The barrel character gives the beer greater depth without taking over, just a nice kick of rye spice. The taste has a bit more rye flavor. Pretty health whiskey spice kick. Lots of sweet chocolate, again. Some vanilla and oak show up. Mouthfeel is smooth and nice, but the beer drinks a bit smaller than its abv. It's just a little too light. This is a good beer. Nice to find an imperial stout that spent time in a rye barrel and even nicer to find that the barrel didn't completely take over.

popery, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

markasparov, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

IrishColonial, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bum732, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

siege06nd, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

oline73, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

hopluva1, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DonFrap, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tobelerone, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

iKasey, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-18 i8n Columbia, PA

A - Dark brown with a short dark tan head with an aggressive pour. The headed faded completely away in 30 seconds. Mild lace.

S - Rye whiskey, medium-dark roast, molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, alcohol.

T - Tart apples, sour cherries, char, dark roasted grain, cacoa, vinous, tannin, bitter citrus. Alcohol is apparent but reasonably well-integrated. Initially finishes with a decent balance between the molasses sweetness and roasted/hop bitternes but ltowards the end of the glass, I enjoyed the long-lasting aftertaste less due to a lightly sour, earthy metallic tang (probably the rye flavor); I don't want to make too much of this though, since I did enjoy the taste of the beer. but it reduced my appreciation.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Somewhat creamy, prickly, sticky. Coats the mouth nicely.

O - Interesting stuff. There are quite a few flavors going on with this brew. I liked the fact the bye bourbon barrel flavor wasn't dominant as is too often the case with this style. I'll look forward to having it again..

Tucquan, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DaleMcMutt, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

rjvanston, Nov 16, 2012
Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.