Rye Barrel Aged Popinski w/Vanilla Beans
Angry Chair Brewing

Rye Barrel Aged Popinski w/Vanilla BeansRye Barrel Aged Popinski w/Vanilla Beans
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Stout - American Imperial
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4.44 | pDev: 4.05%
Angry Chair Brewing
Florida, United States
Rye Barrel Aged Popinski w/Vanilla BeansRye Barrel Aged Popinski w/Vanilla Beans
Notes: This iteration of Popinski was aged in locally sourced Wild Buck Rye Whiskey barrels from NJOY Spirits Distillery in Weeki Wachi, FL for 15 months. Then, we decided to add a bunch of vanilla.
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On the pour, you're greeted with loads of vanilla aromas. The carbonation is very mellowed, with only small groupings of it lazily rising to the top of the glass.

As mentioned, great vanilla component to this right off the bat on the nose. It's rich, it's sweet, it's pastry; and honestly if it were done blind, I would probably not even guess this was barrel-aged based on the aromatic profile.

The palate greets immediately with more of that vanilla, but in contrast to the nose the barrel really plays a part here as well. I've actually had Wild Buck Rye before out of Weeki Wachi, and really was impressed with its awesome balance of rye spice and overall smoothness. It comes out very well in this beer, with the rye not punching too hard to where it overpowers the vanilla, but instead complimenting at just the right level. It finishes with a bit of a twang, but at only 10.5% doesn't leave you with any punishingly boozy warmth on the tail.

Good weight to the beer; I'm typically someone who likes a higher-grav stout but wasn't upset about this one although it was a touch on the thin side. Popinski is a great RIS base to begin with, so I knew what to expect going in. Overall, very impressed with this Angry Chair offering. These guys can be very polarizing in my thoughts on their beers, but this one definitely sits towards the higher-tier side of the spectrum IMO.

Sep 11, 2021
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This presents with hefty bourbon barrel and charred oak that's dry, woody and nutty. Then in comes sticky vanilla sweetness and caramel. Toasted malt works to lean away from the cola-like angle this sometimes takes, with its bubbly effervescence, before a strong heat brings out some dark fruit, like dates.

Mar 18, 2019
Rye Barrel Aged Popinski w/Vanilla Beans from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 8 ratings