Resolution Rye Stout | Old Forge Brewing Company

Resolution Rye StoutResolution Rye Stout
55 Ratings
Resolution Rye StoutResolution Rye Stout

Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sludgeman on 07-14-2013

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Chackman151
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark mahogany bordering black with a caramel colored head, good retention.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and whole grain bread.

Taste is bitter coffee and chocolate backed by bitter herb hop balanced by caramel malt sweetness.

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Photo of Mick73philly
4.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of milesweaver
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a dark black... faint hints of amber/red. Thin brown head that falls quickly. No lacing worth mentioning.

S: Strong roast character... faint chocolate and pleasant espresso. Hints of rye in the background.

T/F: Strong roasted malts dominate the brew... coffee for sure and the rye comes through in the finish. The rye really does stand out... it gives it a crisper flavor than you'd expect... making this taste drier than it probably is. Low carbonation, fairly smooth, and after the rye fades coffee lingers on the palate.

O: I know what I hate... and I don't hate this. Very drinkable, complex flavors, and the rye really works here. First beer I've had from the relatively local Old Forge and it definitely won't be the last.

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWH3
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wac9
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

frist time drinking a rye beer i like i taste citrus hops it s dark smooth and good enjoy

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Photo of Molson2000
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Undated 16 oz can served in a Belgian snifter.

Very dark reddish brown with a decent head that lacks durability.
Aroma: dark roasted grains and hints of chocolate with nary a hint of rye.
Flavor: plenty of dark roasted grains but with some earthy and spicy notes, presummably from the rye. Some burnt toast, char and smoke notes.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micromaniac129
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a tall mocha head.
Malty aromatics with roast, char, spicy rye and yeast.
the taste is good, very roasted with some burnt notes too. Rye malts and the spiciness it brings is a bit subtle. A good bit of char can be tasted too.
Drinks a heavy medium with considerable grit or char.

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Photo of kb2250
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of psulovesbeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of stakem
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a khaki head. Some spotty lace sticks and cap shows fair retention power.

The smell includes notes of roast with herbal to citrus hops. A mild fruit and earth component gets almost nutty with additional whiffs.

The taste is bitter with earthen roast, some citrus and pine hops to mildly herbal. It has a pleasant mix of character that is fresh and inviting.

This is medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Not bad but not outstanding. I could see myself enjoying this from time to time just based on the locality thing but there are better offerings out there.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of woodychandler
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here is another CAN that had been held in abeyance awaiting picture approval, but now I am ready to add it to The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Forging Better Beer"; "We strive to honor personal craftsmanship. Our handcrafted beer is made in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness. Brewed and CANned by Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."; "Resolution Rye Stout is deceptively smooth, with a spicy malt backbone and Belgian yeast aromatics. Resolutely delicious."

The Crack! unleashed a spray across my fingers out of its brimful CAN and I wanted to employ an inverted Glug, except that it was a pint CAN and I have had less than optimal results doing that in the past. Even with a standard pour, I was still seeing a pseudo-cascade, resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, deep-tan head with great retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44) with garnet and cola highlights at the edges. Nose had a charcoal smell along with a mustiness from the yeast. My curiosity and interest were definitely piqued by all of it. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, another highly carbonated beer from Old Forge B.C. The taste was an odd melange of flavors - smoke, charcoal, and a mustiness like old newspapers found in the attic. Interesting. The finish evinced all of that as well as a black pepper spiciness that left it semi-dry. I would not have characterized it as a sweet stout anyway, but the combination of the yeast and the rye on the finish really dried it out nicely. I think that this was a Winter seasonal for them and I would probably be more apt to drink it in the colder months. It made for an interesting change of pace and if you like stouts, this would be worth a try.

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Photo of Giantspace
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Resolution Rye Stout from Old Forge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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