Rye Rebellion | Full Pint Brewing Company

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Rye RebellionRye Rebellion

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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 jmdrpi
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, 2013 vintage

pours oil black, just a few bubbles of dark tan head that fades. great aroma, the whiskey is prominent, but its soft and nice but not harsh. nice roasty espresso flavors, with oak and vanilla whiskey flavors. no booze heat. medium to full slick body, low carbonation. smooth feel.

overall a real nice barrel aged stout, and not over priced.

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Photo of elkevo
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Seanniek91
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12oz bottle into a HF stemmed tulip.

Appearance- Black with real quick mocha head. No lacing. Carbonation seems absent.

Smell- Malt forward imperial stout. Light cherry and chocolate, vanilla bourbon hints, a lil coffee. Not too much going on, but smells nice.

Taste- That oak with a light bourbon comes through first. Decent hop bitterness which is unexpected. Super light notes of the above aromas. Maybe I'll get more as it warms up. Don't know how long it was aged in barrels for, but its not very strong. Lacking in flavor a bit.

Mouthfeel- Super light carbonation, no booze heat (nice for 11%), medium viscosity. Drinks pretty smooth.

Overall- A decent bourbon barrel stout. Nothing impressive, but maybe a nice intro to the style? The bitterness lingers for a while.

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Photo of Dray
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of beerAndPixels
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from a great trader. Pours a dark black with a verrry small brown head, very creamy looking. Rich aroma of chocolate and spice, a bit of roast, sweet brown sugar, and light barrel notes of whiskey and anise. Flavor is a big chocolate balanced with a beautiful whiskey sweetness from the barrel, a good bit of caramel flavor, and a roasty bitter finish. Very little heat here and nicely balanced spicy rye chocolate. Definite influence from the rye whiskey. Beautifully creamy on the palate with lowish carbonation. Like velvet. What a great beer. Seems very underrated to me. This is damn good.

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bouder32
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mverity
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a thin brown head. Nice brown collar throughout. Aroma is lots of chocolate, some coffee, lots of earthiness, and a little scent of bourbon. Taste has a really nice earthy chocolate tone. The rye/bourbon also comes through pretty well. Tons of malt. Tons of malt. Yes, it needed repeating. Mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy.

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Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Dawkins
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straight up slick black, super black. Creamy smooth pour with minimal carbonation. Head is small and dark khaki. Drops to a small creamy collar with no head thanks to the barrel aging.

Smell: Holy hell. Whiskey is aggressive and everywhere. I cracked the cap and it hit like a straight bottle of rye whiskey. Sweet, very sweet, but not cloying. Vanilla, some wood, and a ton of caramel and toffee sweetness. Cocoa, bitter chocolate, and licorice. It's all there. Deeply roasted with some burnt edges. Chewy fudge, almost candy-like. Some dark fruit, mainly berries. Alcohol is high and hits the nose harder as it warms. Malt sweetness tries to mask it, but ultimately can't hold up.

Taste: Solid roasted malt with a bitter cocoa. Some smoother dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Small hints of dark fruit. Some old coffee. A lot more chocolate than the nose indicated. Bourbon drops to a tiny backing note, offering some vanilla and toffee, but not much else. Very vague sort of rye in the back that I probably wouldn't have picked out without the hint on the bottle. Mellow. Very slight smoke, char, and burnt malt. Caramelized with some some toffee. A bit harsh on the finish. Almost nutty and grassy at times. Slight lingering roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium body. Light carbonation. Slightly oily. A bit thin for the style.

Overall: Unsettled grumbling.

Where's my rye? Smells like a whiskey bomb for a minute and then drops to a rather average imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of carnoustie7
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of pisano
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of wraynathan
2.44/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type:



Dark, black as night. Usual color that I'd expect for a Stout. Had a very small head it to it.


The beer had strange smell to it. I could get the hint of Rye, but there was something else I couldn't quite place. After some smelling of the beer, I finally placed the smell. The smell reminded me of the smell of the noodles that come in the "A little taste of Thai" Microwavable/Stove Top Quick Meals. There is a certain oil that 'A little taste of Thai' stores their noodles in, in which the smell of this beer reminds me of. Kind of a weird smell to have for a beer.


This beer, in small sips, has a taste of rye and a hint of chocolate. However, in bigger drinks, the beer hits the pallet harshly. The taste starts off with a very intensely sweet, sugary taste and then finishes off with a bitter, beer taste.

There have been a few beers that I have had, including this one, that have been intensely sweet. It makes me think that they are tying to mask the high alcohol content with a sweetness, but just add way entirely too much sugar. I believe this beer, if it had a lesser sweetness to it, would have been a better.


I found this beer to be Medium bodied. It was not heavy like some stouts that I have had. It was harsh due to the abrupt sweetness of the beer.

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Photo of wrayjustin
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Serving: Draft
Location: Holy Hound Taproom, York, PA

Deep black, dark as a calm Arizona night. The pour glimmers a hint of red and brown when the light hits just right. Starts with a respectful dirty-white head that lasts through most of the session while turning darker and darker. The lace is sparse but present.

Strong alcohol scent, with a dark roasted undertone. The scent reminds be of dark chocolate dipped raspberries, with a slight caramel linger.

In small sips, you get an amazing roasted flavor, a nod to smoked Stouts. A larger mouthful will tell you what's really going on with this beer: the insane level of sweetness. Its overwhelmingly sweet, followed by a strong alcohol aftertaste. It's as if the brewers were attempting to hide the 11% alcohol with sugar.

Very carbonated, and surprisingly light on the tongue. Overall a genuine medium body.

A decent sipping beer, but horrible session beer. If I'm in for the long haul it's off the list. If I'm looking for something to sip on while a smoke a nice Drew Estates its worth considering.

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Photo of Boto
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was just a wisp of a tan head on it. Very little lacing. The nose is quite nice. Definitely has the aroma of rye whiskey, but not overly done. Chocolate malts and some roasted ones also in the nose. The taste os quite good. A bit of the rye flavor, but the alcohol is hidden. Chocolate, slight roasted malts and a subdued sweetness to it. A very fine beer!

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Photo of MNPikey
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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