Rye Rebellion | Full Pint Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by DrDemento456 on 01-11-2012

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Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerthulhu
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-Aged in Rye whiskey barrels. 11%.

A: The darkest of pours is inky black and viscose from the bottle as it slurps into the vessel. A small dark khaki head is 1/4 inch is fairly strong for a large volume abv% beer. Small whispy laces streak down the walls, while a soft presence of golden-micro beads make their way to the surface.

S: Roasted barley with some burnt malt sugar sweetness. Good presence of the rye, adding very peppery and spicy notes of peppercorns. There is a deep sense of roasted chocolate and smoky wood flavors, with soft gentle ash like perception. Vanilla and mocha are a natural pairing, with some coffee and roasted flowery hop flowerys that are bitter.

T: Spicy dark fruitiness of plums add to the wide spectrum of flavors that are very well paired and balanced together with a good level of aromatic strength. The flavor was roasted chocolate and roasted barley, along with some mineral ash of a viscose and thick nature. Coffee and roasted beans along with a soft touch of scorched woodiness and charcoal add to the depth and bitterness. Burnt and acrid feel gives a deep sense to the bitterness and bite from the spicy rye barrel of peppercorns. The malting is thick and slurry like, with some burnt cake sweetness, anise and whiskey like alcohol that lingers long post-swallow with a pleasant effect.

M: Thick and viscose mouthful is sticky and full, warming of roasted bitterness on the tongue. Softly carbonated, spicing of peppercorns and whiskey alcohol tones against the inner cheeks.

O: A huge first and good impression. Thick and viscose roasted chocolate malts and roasted barley add smokey charcoal and ash like tones that are in your face from the start. The rye influence is heavy, adding a complimentary spiciness, with a deep body weight making for a slow sipper. Let it warm for a more intense experience. Alcohol is very well manageable. Outstanding.

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

Photo of sulldaddy
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter.
The beer pours a rich cocoa brown color with creamy tan head of 1 cm that fades quickly to a sturdy edge layer and one large island in the center of my glass.
The aroma is dark malt with brown sugar and some bourbon notes mixing. There is also dark chocolate and a little spicy rye, but not really boozy or any hops at this point.
The first sip reveals a smooth textured medium bodied beer with fine tingly carbonation. Pretty easy to drink, the beer does leave a bit of a sticky coating on my palate.
I get similar flavors to what the nose predicts with dark malt and brown sugar, and dark chocolate mixing together. This moves to a bit of bourbon note and some vanilla that lingers through the finish.
The alcohol is fairly well hidden with no warmth but I do sort of feel it through the end of the bottle.
Nice easy drinking sort of sweet stout with a good mix of flavors.
Id drink it again as I enjoy it, but I wouldnt chase it around to find a bottle.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This was poured into a mini snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin tan head that dissipated within less than twenty seconds. Speckled lacing clings and falls adequately. The smell has a wonderful combination of spicy rye to blend into some chocolate and coffee. Light sweetness runs about to entice a light vanilla to even show its face. The taste was slightly sweet with the roast to also allow a nice little bit of rye spice. There’s a sticky sweet and semi-spicy rye aftertaste to lead into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed good for the style as it seems to have a nice smoothness to it. Overall, this was a well crafted Imperial Stout and to add the rye whiskey was a nice touch. If I had another, I’d love to age one.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndreRus
2.56/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2017 batch. Really poor Barrel Aged beer. Unless you know that it is supposed to be Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Stout it's really hard to distinguish it from just Imperial Stout. Maybe it wasn't aged long enough. Or just a bad batch. First time trying it. I like Full Pint and want to support local breweries but I'm really disappointed about this one.

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Photo of michaelbritten
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the best "risk it and see" purchase I've ever made: cocoa, coffee and a light smokiness melds into vanilla-tinged bourbon/light rye spice. A picture-perfect example of a barrel-aged imperial stout that melds the best of its booze with a rich, complex, and deceptively easy-drinking experience. Rescue this from any shelf you may find it on.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark and smoky beer with a quickly fading brown head. The aroma is the aforementioned smoke, molasses, raisins, and a heavy malt presence. The taste is malt forward with chocolate, rye and smokiness with a sweet and bitter finish.

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow glass: color is solid black, light tan head, head presents 1/4 inch thick and lingers at least 1/8 inch thick, some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is some moderate strength rye whiskey, solid booziness, moderate roast character some lighter coffee flavors.

Taste is on the order of the aroma with rye whiskey, boozy esters, some roast and coffee; roast and coffee come through more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is moderate with some crisp flavors then a fairly moderate drying quality.

Overall a very good aged imperial stout, pleasant rye whiskey character for the most part and some lingering roast and coffee flavors.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


12oz. Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: thick black, like motor oil, minimal head.
AROMA: whiskey is very present, though not overpowering. Chocolate, caramel, raisin.
TASTE: charred malt and wood up front, whiskey/alcohol in the finish.
FEEL: thick and chewy, minimal carbonation. A little slimy.

Overall, a very nice beer. Something is missing, but I can't put my finger it. Maybe it is just too fresh for a bold stout like this. Unfortunately, I have only this one.
Still, this is very high quality....I am just expecting the world when I see the words Rye, Whiskey and Stout on the same bottle.


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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

L: Pour is dark, dark brown... nearly black with no light getting through. Thin brown head that still manages to leave some lacing.

S: Roasted malts... coffee/espresso, chocolate, and booze.

T/F: Big time roasted malts and scorched sugars. Coffee is present in the background. A bit of char and vanilla from the barrels. Not nearly as boozy as I thought it would be and the rye adds a sharpness that is quite pleasant. Complex and more carbonation than I typically see in a barrel aged beer. Medium mouthfeel and the finish is dry and warm. Leaves some stickiness on my tongue.

O: This is a very nice whiskey-aged beer... and a 4-pack just might not be enough. Balanced and delicious... and this bad boy hides his ABV WAY too well. Gets even tastier as it warms. Sipping is key!

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Photo of carlso_aw
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rye Rebellion from Full Pint Brewing Company
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