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Rye Rebellion - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%


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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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Winter Lager Glass

A - Pours absolute black, no transparency, a thin fizzy rustic brown head that fades swiftly.
S - The whiskey is no joke, you smell its presence instantly, some chocolate, vanilla, a little fresh roasted coffee, and sweet malts.
T - Whiskey, chocolate and other sweet malts, a touch of bitterness, some coffee roasts, hazelnut, whipped cream. Pretty complex, but not overbearing in any one certain area, its very balanced for what it is.
M - Flat out incredibly smooth, you dont get a major alcohol burn at all, and it leaves a very pleasant flavor with you for a long time.
O - All around solid, this is better than KBS for me for sure. A very complex Stout that distributes its traits evenly, and is not boozy or overbearing, but incredibly masks the 11%. Disturbingly smooth, yet outrageously rich in flavor. Excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:33:27 | More by Omnium
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2013 13:56:45 | More by Slatetank
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 23:35:49 | More by DavoleBomb
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 02:12:10 | More by Knapp85
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popery

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 07:15:10 | More by popery
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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..

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 20:52:49 | More by Tucquan
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 15:35:45 | More by ColForbinBC
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 03:39:16 | More by maximum12
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FosterJM

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1466th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter
12oz

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 01:27:56 | More by dcloeren
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 20:37:36 | More by B33R501
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 02:33:27 | More by russwbeck
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 03:39:24 | More by woosterbill
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 01:05:50 | More by wvsabbath
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 02:47:27 | More by yourefragile
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 02:01:07 | More by PittBeerGirl
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beergod1

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 19:42:30 | More by beergod1
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 14:30:54 | More by ShanePB
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 22:30:09 | More by Cylinsier
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Morey

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 12:43:17 | More by Morey
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:18:01 | More by soulfly1492
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 01:51:06 | More by akorsak
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 21:01:29 | More by clayrock81
Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.