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BrewDog / Mikkeller Devine Rebel 2010

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
A collaboration brew between BrewDog and Mikkeller. This different vintage was brewed in 2009 with a 1/3rd of the beer being aged in a speyside whisky cask before being blended back with the base beer in 2010. The result is a 13.8% barley wine.
NOTE: This is a different recipe to the previous batch and is clearly labelled as Devine Rebel 2010. If the bottle does not say 2010, the rating should go under the first batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to angrypirate06. deep amber with a cream head. nose is alcohol, caramel, and wood. nice on the palate, big alcohol, caramel, smoke, butterscotch, and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle at Fairbar. Murky amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, fruits, hops, alcohol and ashy/pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle at home. Clear red/brown - white head. Dark fruity, booze, barrel, whiskey, smokey notes, fruity, berries, medium malty, rather high hoppy, leather, piney, caramel, roasted, brown sugar, nutty, alcoholic. Light burning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
bottle, thanks to the pirate, amber color with piney aroma, flavor is gritty, bitter, caramel and some dusty tropical fruit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5895) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Thanks for the bottle MagicDave! Wow, a BrewDog Mikkeller collab? YIKES! I should have been prepared for this assault on my senses. It pours reddish brown with a tall fizzy disappearing orange head. The aroma is metallic, tart, spicy and salty with a touch of molasses. Very rude on the palate with apples, vinegar, and a burning alcohol sensation in the back of the throat. It has a bitter semi sweet bakers dark chocolate flavor in the finish. This is brash and way too early to be sampling. I enjoyed it more as I allowed its intoxicating qualities to take effect, but it could definitely use a couple years of age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle… Hazy caramel ale with no head. The bouquet releases earthiness and whispers of caramel and raw oak. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and understated carbonation. The flavor is alcoholic, bitter and lightly acrid. Finishes raspy, dry and red hot. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2010 bottle (Batch 406 marked 11/02/10) thanks to angrypirate06. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of alcohol, caramel and brandy. Taste is a bit ashy, alcohol and caramel. A ton of alcohol burn, even for the ABV. Not as much fusel as the burn would indicate though. Dry finish. I think last years version was a bit smoother and more enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
This beer pours a deep muddy amber with a thin off white head. The aromas are dates, leather and pepper. The palate is quite lively and sweet. This was an interesting brew. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy mahogany. Nose is rich caramel and berry with a hint of brown sugar and faint hops. Up front lightly hoppy with a hint of blackberry. Finishes with lots of caramel, vanilla, light smoke and chocolate. Deep and complex however the alcohol makes this a real sipper. Noticable burn in the aftertaste. A great after dinner beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grape fruits and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Too much alcohol.

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