Terror In The Rye | Snipes Mountain Microbrewery & Restaurant

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Snipes Mountain Microbrewery & Restaurant
Washington, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LiquidAmber on 02-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by draheim:
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes. 22oz into a tulip. Pours a transparent cola brown w/ a 1/2 finger head.

Aroma is bourbony sweet, vanilla, caramel.

Taste follows nose. Bourbon, chocolate, roasty malt, vanilla, and a subtle sour cherry quality. Potential infection?

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, medium body.

Overall a good but not great bourbon stout, maybe a little thin in body while also heavey on the bourbon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevwcamp
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a thin, light brown head that retains a thin film and ring around the glass. Aroma of slightly tart dark fruit, oak, light dark malt and white wine. Flavor starts with toasted malt, mildly tart vinous dark fruit, red wine, oak, light bourbon, nicely balanced. Finishes with oak, bourbon, dark toasted malt, a nice, light rye sourness and a moderate hop bitterness. ABV is fairly well covered, but this is warming. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. An interesting saison / Belgian stout hybrid with some moderate finishing hops. The bourbon and malt flavors in the finish work quite well together. I liked this much better than the wine barrel aged version, all these flavors integrate well and this is well balanced. The rye seems to mellow and moderate the tartness of the base beer while giving the tart element another dimension. I'm still not sure that saison yeasts are a the best to pair with dark toasted malt, but I really did enjoy this. I liked the wine version ok, but it was a "glad I tried it, but"; this I would buy again with pleasure. Nice when a brewer pushes the envelope a bit and comes out with something interesting and good. Like the other version, this uses the plain Terror labels and is distinguished only by a small bar code label with the "Terror in the Rye" name on it.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJMonroe
2.21/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Basically the same notes as for the Terror in the Wood: A forced, unfocused mess. "French Provincial Stout", my fanny. If you make something and it doesn't work, give it a groovy name and try to make people think they just don't understand it. Brewed with French Saison yeast, so they say. So what? How did the brewer think French Saison yeast was going to add anything distinctive to a Stout? There have been a fair number of Belgian-style Stouts made in the NW, lately, and most are at least identifiable as Stout; some really quite good. This is thin-textured, undistinguished, wimpy, and built, if anything, more like a British Strong Ale or Old Ale, minus 3/4 of the body and almost all the intensity. Along with the Wood version, another over-ambitious attempt from a brewery that's trying too hard to be a Playah, without the skills to pull it off.

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Photo of crowellbw
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of strongaf
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of currysmegs
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Terror In The Rye from Snipes Mountain Microbrewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 11 ratings