Whiskey Rebellion | Warped Wing Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Warped Wing Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon barrels

Added by Lukass on 11-16-2014

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by Gratefullawyer:
Photo of Gratefullawyer
5/5  rDev +16.6%

This was an excellent stout aged in Angel Envy Barrels it was a collaboration with local bourbon bar the Century.
Very smooth

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bluejacket74
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce bottle, 2017 vintage, label says 11.2% ABV. Served in a Warped Wing snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and oak. Taste is similar to the aroma but there's the addition of some molasses, coffee and cream flavors, too. It's a mostly sweet tasting imperial stout, but the roastiness does seem to kick in more as the beer warms. There's also a good amount of barrel in the aroma and taste. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a pretty good barrel aged imperial stout, glad I bought this! Definitely recommend it. $9.99 a bottle.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - pours black with toasty brown fringes. Tan head forms a handful of large bubbles that mesmerizingly drift to the edges of the glass.

S - immediate bourbon on the nose with a lactosey milkiness. Coffee, dark chocolate, and booze. Getting some musty, aged cheese in there too. Interesting.

T - well now that's a strong whiskey barrel-aged brew. Lots of rye and grain characteristics that leans more heavily toward liquor than stout. Vanilla bean and a dry hoppy crispness. Earthy barrel presence and distinct wood chips. Burnt black coffee on the finish.

F - pointy and sharp. Flavor is laser-focused and the mouthfeel carries that flavor straight to the tastebuds in the most hands-off way possibly. A smooth and sensual delivery system for hot goods.

O - this is an aggressive barrel brew. The bourbon character does not mess around to the point where this feels like a more wholesome, full-bodied whiskey with added coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iparedman
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of imbuckeye
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FalconOne
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate. This beefy beast pours a rugged
brownish black with a modest head of light tan foam that settles to a thin
with very light lacing. Nose of heavy bourbon, brown sugars, oak, vanilla,
and VERY sweet malt. Flavors nail the nose to precision---brown sugar and
bourbon mingle with oak and vanilla on all sides with bourbon lingering in the
finish with a touch of chocolate. Very nice mouth feel; smooth, warming, subtle
cream, and boozy warmth with a dry boozy finish with low carbonation. Overall
a really nice brew that stacks up well against any of the bourbon barrel releases.


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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Paulus_Maximus
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of damndirtyape
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10oz pour on draft at Lucky's Taproom - Dayton, OH. Served in a Madtree snifter glass.

Appearance: Black with a thin dark tan head that died back slowly. Some fine islands of lacing that slowly disappeared over the course of the evening.

Smell: Bourbon with a hint of vanilla. Very little else.

Taste: Bourbon, with quite a bit of malt sweetness to compliment it. Notes of vanilla, caramel, and a tiny bit of sour twang. Bourbon through and through.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy. Very little carbonation. A little bit of a warming whiskey bite at the finish, but it was muted.

Overall / Drinkability: I've been hearing people rave about this beer in town and I can see why. It really is quite good. The bourbon is the focus of this beer, but it's not overpowering or dominating - it is rich, flavorful, and very tasty. Dangerously smooth as well, with the alcohol well hidden. My only minor issue with the beer is that it's not really a Russian Imperial Stout. That bitterness you find in a RIS is missing. This is a smooth sipping American Imperial Stout. It's dessert in a glass along with a post-dinner snifter of whiskey to boot. Went really well with a burger and ale-soaked chips, and probably would go well with a wide range of foods or just having a snifter all by itself to finish the evening. So high marks for being a well crafted beer, but it's not a RIS.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muncy94
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark burnt umber, but not as black as I'd expected, since Warped Wing's other Baltic Porters, American Porters, and even "Tripels" have been crazily true black. The murky body is topped with a creamy dark tan head that recedes to a thin blanket.

Charred oak starts off the aroma, with nutty, salty roasted malt, coffee, savory woody maple, caramelized brown sugar and chocolate.

Taste is brown sugar, Tootsie Roll, Raisinettes, and woody oak that nears cedar at times. Make no mistake, though, the bourbon does not play around here--it is ever present and not shy at all. Whiskey Rebellion skirts being velvety smooth and frothy, but it's a little too hot and a touch gritty at times. If you'll allow this beer to age, it improves GREATLY with time. Having just opened a ~14 month old can on 1/16/18 that was absolutely divine, it mellows and matures with grace and all of its components come together in harmony.

Sweet and woody, finishing fairly hot and semi-dry. BA stout lovers really should give this a whirl, they might find it to be better than some of their all-time favorites (my more grounded review notwithstanding).

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Photo of Dhumes
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Tylertut
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roehlstation
4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I only wish it had a little more head when poured. I bought a 2 pack 16 ounce cans, one for now and one to save for a while. I would put this up against any Imperial Stout out there. I enjoyed every sip of it.

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Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyWeb
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well I can't add too much to what's already been said but I do think it's the best Warped Wing I've had. It's pretty balanced, it's big but relatively smooth. Could be a bit more soft but overall a very good barrel aged stout. If you know you like those you really should try it!

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Whiskey Rebellion from Warped Wing Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 73 ratings