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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 14
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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Photo of iKasey


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-03-2013 06:16:31 | More by iKasey
Photo of Tucquan


3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

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..

12-18-2012 20:52:49 | More by Tucquan
Photo of DaleMcMutt


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-17-2012 15:24:09 | More by DaleMcMutt
Photo of rjvanston


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-16-2012 02:42:33 | More by rjvanston
Photo of ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

Sits an ink black with one finger of brown foam. The cap falls quickly to form a thin collar.

The nose presents some metallic notes along with bakers chocolate, rye, and faint whiskey. Some mild roast comes out as it warms.

There's a good amount of rye in here. Dry, earthy rye hangs over notes of bakers chocolate, and mild whiskey. Bitter roast carries mid-palate. There is a long lingering rye flavor.

Medium feel, smooth carbonation and an easy feel.

I'm not so sure I would call this an imperial, but it is a solid beer. Whiskey is faint, loads of rye. Good beer, but not great.

11-11-2012 15:35:45 | More by ColForbinBC
Photo of SamuelJackson45


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-03-2012 02:41:36 | More by SamuelJackson45
Photo of BeerForHokie


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-28-2012 20:49:25 | More by BeerForHokie
Photo of heddar33


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-09-2012 04:39:48 | More by heddar33
Photo of maximum12


4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

I read the description of this beer's promo before it came out & ran to the bat-signal. As usual my personal Bruce Wayne, beerisheaven, came through with flying colors: a little growler before it was bottled, then the bottles. Definition: good guy. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is stout dark, darker than the night sky that's weirdly lit up right now. Smell is rye, whiskey, sweet malt, & roast. That's a good smell. Smear it on a door handle & I'll lick it. Unless it's below freezing.

Rye Rebellion is a cause I'd sign up for. The rye whiskey raises a lovely cloud of good that hangs over the beer. The rye malts slink underneath, but for the quantity, they're less aggressive than I'd imagined, mostly showing as an earthiness with a shadow of spice in the middle. Roast comes in full throttle. Ends with a lovely stab of vanilla & more bitter roast. Smooth despite all the roast. 12 ounces? I'd do 22. Or 25.4. Or just a hose hooked up to the local supply.

Excellent beer. Plenty of stuff going on & the sum is as good or better than the parts.

09-09-2012 03:39:16 | More by maximum12
Photo of clickyourfingers

4/5  rDev +1%

09-05-2012 04:00:47 | More by clickyourfingers
Photo of duceswild


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-29-2012 00:57:09 | More by duceswild
Photo of JonDeutsch


5/5  rDev +26.3%

08-24-2012 02:04:22 | More by JonDeutsch
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU


4/5  rDev +1%

08-19-2012 19:49:15 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
Photo of FosterJM


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

1466th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter

No bottle date
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App- Took on a very unique coloration. When it poured it looked like a chocolate color as it settled it was more red/brown cordial like. Zero bubbles or cling or lace.

Smell- Opens with a large amount of whispy booze with a large amount of rye. Next came the oak and the prickly whiskey aromas. Malts tie it all together. A bit scattered but okay.

Taste- Opens very spicy and rye forward. Has a thicker malt backbone than I was thinking and a smaller chocolate malt addition as well. Small whiskey prickly flavors. A little unbalanced but still better than average.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a paired carbonation level. Residual malts and rye prickly booze are there but need to pop more.

Drink- Rye whiskey stout had me intrigued. Didn't last long as was okay. Couldve been a touch better.

08-19-2012 04:58:08 | More by FosterJM
Photo of dcloeren


3.68/5  rDev -7.1%

Pours black with khaki colored head. No light penetrating when held up to the light.

Rich chocolate aroma, very smooth at first and then the spiciness of the rye and the heat sting the nostrils.

The taste follows the nose. Rich chocolate, spicy rye, a touch of oak and vanilla.

Medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Coats the tongue with each sip. Almost like adding a new coat of paint every time it goes across my tongue. Semi drying finish with some heat.

Overall, this was a decent brew. Good but not great. I like the concept of the rye barrels but I wanted it to have a little more depth. Worth checking out for sure. I wouldn't mind having another once the weather cools down.

08-17-2012 01:27:56 | More by dcloeren
Photo of ejimhof


2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

08-06-2012 02:42:32 | More by ejimhof
Photo of gpawned


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-31-2012 21:07:44 | More by gpawned
Photo of jwat


3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-23-2012 22:53:18 | More by jwat
Photo of B33R501


3.8/5  rDev -4%

Gotta be the weirdest beer ive had this year, that's not to say it was bad, actually it was pretty good. but ... The beer it reminded me of most was Weyerbacher Tiny, without the chocolate and the Belgian yeast complexity.

Poured into my 1 oz taster at times this had big head, tons of bubbles that would rate a 5, into my snifter an average 3. Into my convenience coffee cup, the usual 4. So; 4.

Nice aroma of oak, wood, little smoke, can't wait to taste this. And here's where it got weird, an amazingly tart cherry, grape like vinous assault on the palate, again very similar to Tiny without. Then again, I did detect a barleywine like sweetness to the aroma

Decent mouthfeel, spritzy like Coca Cola on the tongue.
Drinkable, and it was delicious, but not what I was expecting
ting at all. If this is what Rye whiskey tastes like, ok then. But i don't get any whiskey character.

So overall, it's a tasty beer, albeit mislabeled. When I want this taste, I'll just grab a Tiny. Weird.

07-17-2012 20:37:36 | More by B33R501
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-11-2012 05:11:44 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
Photo of BMart


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-05-2012 16:22:13 | More by BMart
Photo of xnicknj


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-27-2012 00:02:24 | More by xnicknj
Photo of TenHornsProud


4.08/5  rDev +3%

Pours a midnight, sludgy black with a small tan head that lingers.

Smells of chocolate, sweetness, some oak, vanilla, and just a hint of bourbon.

Taste is up front bready, toast chocolate that goes into a more sweet, bready middle before ending on a slightly oak-whiskey character with a coffee and vanilla finish. This is damned nice actually...really well balanced all around. I HATE when the bourbon character takes over BA beers, but this is spot on in balance.

Full body with low carbonation is right on.

Damned fine BA beer that balances all the flavors nicely. I don't get much rye character necessarily, but this is absolutely worth your money.

06-02-2012 01:15:40 | More by TenHornsProud
Photo of Darkmagus82


4/5  rDev +1%

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a thick deep brown almost black color with a one finger tan head. The head is small but has fantastic retention with it fading very slowly over time to give a very nice amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of roasted dark bread and very light amount of dark fruit. These aromas are mixed with a light chocolate a good dose of a boozy aroma.

Taste – The taste starts out of roasted malt and some sweet dark fruit and caramel taste. These tastes slowly transition in the middle losing some of the dark fruit flavors with the bready flavors getting more intense toward the middle. The breadiness is mixed with some chocolate and a bourbon flavor that intensifies to the end of the taste. In the end the taste is nice of chocolate-rye whisky with notes of booziness, cocoa and rye bread.

Mouthfeel – The body is very thick and smooth and coats the tongue with all the flavors of the brew. The initial sweeter tastes and the later more bitter/boozy tastes really get to sink into the tongue. The carbonation level in some ways takes away from the creamy body however as it is slightly higher than normal for a beer of this beers strength. While slightly over-carbonated, the mouthfeel is still overall quite good giving a nice warming feel.

Overall – This beer has some very nice characteristics. It has a nice look good roasty and bourbon flavors that transition well throughout the taste as well as a very nice creamy body.

05-27-2012 01:34:40 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of russwbeck


3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

A: It pours out of the bottle a motor oil black color with a nicely sized light brown head. The lacing and retention are phenomenal 4.5

S: The aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate mostly, with underlying notes of rye whiskey. More roasted than I expected, but none of the ABV is noted. 4

T: A decent amount of Rye noted on the taste, but really it tastes like nothing more than a roasted stout instead of one aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. Nicely chocolately with the roast and rye showing up on the backend. 3.5

MF: The body is thick and full with a very dry finish. The ABV is hidden marvelously, but the roast makes it not the most drinkable of stouts. Very dry throughout. 4

O: I expected more here, but I didn't hate it. Worth the $3 I paid for the bottle. I wanted more whiskey and more balance. I'd say give it a shot of you see it, but don't expect to be blown away. 3.5

05-25-2012 02:33:27 | More by russwbeck
Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.