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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 336
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: DrDemento456 on 01-11-2012

In honor of the brave men who stood up to the tax collector we have created Rye Rebellion, an Imperial Stout brewed with four different types of rye and aged in rye whiskey barrels.
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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1466th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter

No bottle date
CA Gang Bang BIF

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.

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Photo of dcloeren
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of B33R501
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of woosterbill
3.02/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks, Tony, for sharing.

A: Pitch black, pretty flat. Leaves orange legs. Intense, but not too impressive.

S: Spicy and roasty, with dark chocolate, char, coffee, and spicy rye. Plenty of booze.

T: Follows the nose - intense, roasty, boozy. Pretty raw, with a touch of vegetable weirdness. Not that good, unfortunately.

M: Medium-thick, well-carbonated. Nice.

O: This one sounded promising, but never really delivered on its potential. There were some nice things going on in the aroma, but the booze and vegetable off-notes really dominated the flavor. Too bad.


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Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black without a head or lacing.

Smell - Barrel aged stout, malts, vanilla, alcohol, smokey, oak, brown sugar, slight hop aroma.

Taste - Nice, strong bold whiskey and malt heavy stout. The rye flavor comes alive with the chocolate, vanilla and added sugars. There is a presence of spices also that add some balanced flavor. Alcohol is strong but not overboard.

Mouthfeel - Thick, strong with plenty of flavor. Tounge gets the malts, whiskey and vanilla. The hops come in and hit palate with a little bitterness. Alcohol is present throughout and adds warmth. Aftertaste is malty with whiskey overtones.

Overall - Really nice beer, done well. I dont get alot of rye but what rye i do get, isnt nothing impressive. Id rather see some coffee and more chocolate flavors in this, cause i think it would really work well. A solid beer, worth a drink for stout and whiskey barrel aged fans.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imperial stout aged in rye whiskey barrels. 12 oz bottle picked up at Capones for $4 and change. Been waiting to try something from this newish Western PA brewery.

Pours an opaque dark brown, with ruby tinges against light. Thick, quickly receding tan head settles in to a collar and thin film with thin streaks of lace. Nose is a blend of hops, whiskey, ash and oak. Roast malt, chocolate, and spice are there, but in the background and overall the nose is very mild. Flavor is pleasantly sweeter, dark chocolate, silky and smooth with a lighter roast presence than the nose but the oak and whiskey from the nose is nearly non existent. Finish is slightly spicy and hoppy, relatively thin and lacking complexity throughout. Not a bad beer, but just strikes me as completely average in every way. Nice that this in 4 packs, but there is some NC/SC style homerism going on in the initial scores for this. Good job team.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Pine for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week! Served in a 12 oz snifter.

A- Body is a menacing dark brown, nearly black. Served with a 1-2 finger creamy tan head. Some lacing is left behind in the glass. Held up to the light side by side with Big Eddy this brew was much darker and richer in color.

S- Balance. Great Balance. Dark Chocolate, Roasted Malt, Oak Barrel, Whiskey, rye, malt everywhere.

T- Flavor is very similar to the nose. The base beer is moslty present upfront with that signature rye backbone. A lot of barrel comes through for the finish-but it balances well with the base beer and does not overwhelm it. There is a big alcohol warmth at end and a moderate, balance flavor-but none of the associated astringency.

M- Exceptional. Low to medium carbonation and a thick, deep, very smooth, complex body.

O- Overall this is a fantastic stout. I love hoppy rye beers because they add such a smoothness to the mouthfeel but I didn't realize what a difference it would make in a stout. Fantastic job by Full Pint in putting this one together. I bought a four pack and I hope its just as good bottled.

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Photo of beergod1
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Morey, Pours pitch black, but as hard as I poured, there wasn't much of a head. However, it was a nice brown 1/4 inch head, no lace to speak of. Lots of chocolate on the aroma, with light bourbon notes, toasted vanilla and a slight roasted coffee aroma. Some Rye spiciness was also present. Taste at first was Creamy, medium body with chocolate and very noticeable hop presence. As it warmed, is when the beer started to resemble what it really was. A combination of the Rye and Hops was prominent, Roasted malts and the Vanilla and char from barrel are coming through in the end. Pretty tasty, slight Alcohol on the finish, and the spicy Rye coats the tongue. I don't think I ever had a BA Imperial Stout quite like this one. Solid brew, but I wonder what age would do to this BA treat.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from a 4-pack
Served in a snifter glass

A: Dark brown body on the pour, but it's verging on the edge of a full blown black in the glass. Little to no head, what's there is mocha in color. Settles out into absolutely nothing, no lace or retention of any kind.

S: Rye, chocolate, dark patent malt, roast, coffee and subtle hints of sweet whiskey. Almost a woody aroma but the barrel is not the centerpiece of this beer so far.

T: Dark chocolate, lots of rye, roasted malts, oak and hints of vanilla. The whiskey is so subtle you'd almost miss it if it weren't for the bottle telling you. The rye is the dominating quality here, perhaps to a disadvantage.

M: Nicely carbonated, a bit thinner on the body than expected but it's not watery. A full body on a beer this size and style would have been more appropriate.

The bottle makes this sound stellar and while it wasn't a total flop, it was far from meeting expectations. The rye was welcomed but easily can be toned back to allow the rich malts and barrel to come through more.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours jet black, totally opaque, fine coffee-and-cream head dissipates slowly to a film.

Smells of toasted buttered bread, caramel, a hint of bourbon and mild roasted coffee.

Tastes of rich caramel and buttered toast malts with notable bourbon flavoring and some whispers of molasses sweetness.

Full viscous body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue. Warms a bit going down.

Absolutely stellar imperial stout, very rich which makes it a sipper, but the flavor and body are superb. Would definitely have this again. And again.

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Photo of Morey
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

INFORMATION: 12oz bottle with no freshness date. I haven’t bought too many of Full Pint other offerings for the this reason. Bottle states that this beer is brewed with four different types of rye, and then aged in rye whiskey barrels. 55 IBU’s.

APPEARANCE: Pours pitch black in color. If you hold the glass to a bright enough light, you can see a little bit of dark brown and reddish hues near the top of the beer. The head stood just under two fingers following a medium-aggressive pour. Foam is mocha brown and has settled to a spotty layer after about 5 or 6 minutes. Pretty good head retention.

NOSE: I can honestly say that I’m getting the rye in the aroma. The barrel characteristics (wood, vanilla, whiskey) are also present. I’m also getting some resin from the hops and rum soaked raisins.

TASTE: Nice combination of malt and spice from the rye up front. A touch of char starting to surface towards the middle along with some hop bitterness as well. The whiskey is there too, but it’s pretty mild and in the background. There’s a touch of dark fruit-like sweetness near the finish that helps round things out on the back end.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, probably a tad thin for the style. The hops and rye join forces to create a spicy hop flavor the dominates the palate. Low carbonation which is fitting for a barrel aged Imperial Stout.

OVERALL: A good and fairly unique take on the style.

Morey’s Bottom Line: The whiskey actually takes backseat to the rye in this stout. I don’t know if the combination of the hops, rye, and barrel treatment exactly work together in perfect harmony, but I still enjoyed this beer. The 11% is virtually undetectable.

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Photo of soulfly1492
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Wonderful. Woody, smoky, worty, bacon, chocolate, coffee, lots of grains. I love it already. I want to buy another bottle and I haven't even tasted it.

Appearance: It's official, the darkest head I've ever seen, topping the previous champion the Alaskan Perseverance Imperial Stout. Good retention and a lot of lacing. Black, opaque.

Taste: Bacon, serious bacon. Rye, chocolate, coffee, wood, smoke. Lots of sweetness, with the bitterness of the rye, coffee and smoke to balance it out. Wow, incredible. No alcohol! Wonderful roasty coffee finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Mild carbonation. Very oily. No warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Impressive. Bold. Complex. Delicious. My first "5" rating, fitting being that this is my 100th review on BA.

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from the Brass Rail.

A: The stout is black, dark, noirish even. It poured with a viscosity reserved for beer and maybe motor oil, or somewhere in between. A tan head, no more than a mere band, leaves little head behind.

S: Chocolate and bourbon, equal parts sweet and lush. The rye adds a spicy booze eat but the mildness indicates a blending. The balance is quite nice, the chocolate and roasted aspects playing off of the vanilla and rye. Cocoa powder even shows up.

T: The first few sips don't bring much bourbon, more of the imperial stout. It is black, charred with the chocolate and burnt toast leaving a scathing darkness across my palate. The rye whiskey gradually makes its way through, emerging with vanilla and wood. The rye adds both strength and hot sweetness, becoming more apparent with each sip. The vanilla softens the malt roastedness but that charred presence lingers nicely, a full finish. The barrel aging, as well, comes through nicely - not the full on flavor that I'd like but good enough to be get the job done.

M: The rye adds an interesting finish, a little spicy caraway amongst the roasted wasteland. Before that, the stout is bold and the barrel soft. A good beer.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a blackish body with one-finger tan head that died quick on top of a malty aroma; mix of roasted (touch of coffee) malts and some sweet caramel and chocolate but very little rye. Hard to pinpoint "the rye" is; it's like a strong stout that gives off a dry, bready, woody feel with roasted and coffee malts and is balanced with some caramel and chocolate (hint of vanilla). Medium-bodied, chewey, smooth, finishes real dry and not sure how much rye is lending itself to dryness and how much of this is ABV, although the high ABV is contained. A really good if not complex stout.

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Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an obsidian color with an inch of foam that descends on the liquid into an espresso cap, leaving a quite a nice pattern of lacing behind

Smell: The rye whiskey is the dominant element of the aroma, though there is a bit of roast and chocolate in the mix as well

Taste: Roasted malt and dark chocolate, up front, with the rye whiskey adding its unique character by mid-palate; a nice bit of hops adds an earthy, bitter balance, as well; the rye continues to add complexity after the swallow, with oak and caraway elements that linger into the finish; very dry in the aftertaste, though the rye does linger

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Drinking this beer makes me wonder why more brewers don't experiment more with rye whiskey barrels; they provide an entirely different profile than the Bourbon barrel and, frankly, I am getting a bit bored by the Bourbon barrel treatment

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Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours out of the tap with a thick black body...the head stood one finger tall and was brown in color...it receded to a thin ring but still left decent lacing

S - The aroma changes and opens as it gets warmer...chocolate and coffee, roasted malts, woodiness, charcoal, hint of whiskey/alcohol

T - Just as the nose, the flavors open as the beer gets warmer...there is a big roasted flavor that is present throughout the beer...nothing really challenges it at any point...the only sweet flavors coming through are a hint of vanilla and some dark fruits...chocolate and coffee are present throughout, with the coffee providing some bitterness...I don't necessarily pick up the rye flavor, but there is a nice barrel/whiskey/woody characteristic that is lingering...the alcohol presence is kept to a minimum

M - Full bodied...low carbonation, smooth, and big

O - This was a very nice surprise...I didn't hate this, but I also didn't find it amazing...it's great for the balance of flavors...I'm glad it wasn't overly sweet or boozy...the barrel notes were just right and it had a cast of supporting flavors...nicely done

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A tulip glass on cask at The Memphis Taproom. I gotta say 'Full Pint' might not be the best name for a brewery.

A nice black color in the glass. This one is pretty slick looking and thickish. Off the cask pull the head is an inch up, frothy, tannish, with retention and stick.

Smell is nice and pungent mainly full of luscious malts and a whole lot of rye. I pick up some crystal malt and some chocolate with the smallest bit of barrel character.

Taste is off the chain, im not a huge stout guy, but I know a good one when I taste it, and this is nice. Chocolate, rye, crystal malt. This does not give off a big roast/coffee thing at all. The barrel is there, but not the main picture, slight bourbon, no heat.

Like said above, no heat and no real alcohol presence. The body is full and smooth sailing going down. This is great off the cask and I wanted another, but I had to drive home. Looking forward to more from this brewery.

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Photo of Louski
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap into Pint Glass

Appeared a deep, dark black with two fingers of dense, tan head. Smelled of chocolate, coffee and malt. The smells come through immediately in the taste with a very slight bitter finish. The use of rye in this beer is evident as the heavy flavor and body of a typical stout are thinned out nicely. Overall, an excellent rye stout that is well-balanced and very easy to drink. Will certainly have it again.

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Photo of jeremy13586
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured jet black in to a 22oz DFH snifter. One finger of mocha colored head that disappeared pretty quickly. There was a little bit of lacing that clung on for dear life.

Coffee, chocolate, and a roasted woodiness. The burn of booze that is pretty consistent.

Roasted malt and coffee up front. A bit of oak and astringency. Light, bittersweet chocolate finish. Minor notes of vanilla. Lots of flavors.

The mouthfeel was incredibly smooth. The carbonation was light and crisp. Medium body and a dry and smooth finish.

Fantastic stout that is incredibly drinkable. As one reviewer said this one will creep up on you, and I fully agree.Totally worth the try.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.82/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.