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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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very good

256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
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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3.2/5  rDev -19.2%

2014 vintage. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head that fades and leaves decent lacing and nice retention. The aromas are full of dough along with dark chocolate. Some cocoa malts. Hints of coconut. The bourbon is present. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but there's still a solid bitterness. Lots of oak/wood notes in the flavors. Very earthy. Some black pepper. The rye is there, giving it a subtle spiciness. More chocolate. Some vanilla and caramel is in the mix. Pretty roasty. There's a slight warmth and the alcohol is noticeable, but not in a boozy way. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel feels thin, but it's on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. This makes a solid sipper.

This is an okay barrel-aged stout, but it's not something that really grabbed my attention. It's a little rough around the edges. It isn't bad, but isn't something that can hang with the big boys, in my opinion.

BB1313, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

rfgetz, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

InspectorBob, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Sean32, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ummswimmin, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

JimmyFlatRock, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

moodyxc9, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

jagada, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

bleedsblu, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

alelover, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

mattsucks, Apr 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ACarp, Mar 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

nrweigand43, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

IdrinkGas, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

TaraBrynn, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

robgage, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

SharkNado, Mar 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

fullmoonbeer, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HoppyBastard2, Mar 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4%

12 oz. bottle split with a good friend. Have enjoyed this each time I've drank it, and want to support the local beer. Here goes the review.

A- Fairly aggressive pour into a Voodoo snifter yields a thin, light-brown head. Barely any light getting through. Viscous as can be. Spotty lacing with some nice legs (like my girlfriend).

S- Soft bourbon and rye. Lots of chocolate and an enjoyable roasty aroma that balances this out. Faint presence from the alcohol, though it is not offensively boozy.

T- Charred flavors. Roast with some faint alcohol. A little more bourbon presence on the flavor than there was on the aroma. Faint spiciness from the rye. There's also a bitterness that hangs around throughout the whole drinking process. Really interesting flavors here. Not mind-blowing, but they're still nice.

M- A tad oily for my preference. However, this beer is really smooth. Low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable, though far from perfect.

O- A nice offering from a local brewery. I remember enjoying this beer more with some age on it. There are three still left from the four-pack I purchased yesterday. Probably gonna lay these down for awhile and see how they develop. Will probably return for a re-review.

jbwimer, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Buckeye982, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mrp2323, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jaymo18, Mar 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

ohiobeer29, Mar 12, 2014
Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.