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BrewDog / Mikkeller Devine Rebel Reserve (Cask)

BrewDog / Mikkeller Devine Rebel Reserve (Cask)
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This was a one off special cask of Divine Rebel aged for around 5 months in a speyside cask. Only available at The Rake December 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Unclear medium amber orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, woody, moderate hoppy, honey - smoke, alcohol - whisky, berry - fruity sweet. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100205]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13418) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Rake, Borough Market (Many thanks DonMagi). Dark brown with slight head. Big heavy fruity flavours as you would hear on master Kitchen. Liquorice, burnt toffee, stewed plums and damson with a whisky nose. Malty and testing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Hand bottle at home ... hazy copper brown ... big sweet fruits ... plums and raisin nose...big alcohol front ... light whiskey ... mostly raisin ...little honey ... little carbonation given the hand bottling ... little resin and oily ... very boozy ... little berry fruits ... little bitterness ... little woody and light soft spice ... Hope to try this properly one day ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2010
(Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London, 28 Nov 2009. Thanks to Magicdave6) Dark brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, vinous nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes, dark cherries and oak wood. Malty taste with dried fruit, raisins, prunes, chocolate, caramel, sweet espresso, oak wood and a generous cocoa bitterness in the finish. Full body, sweet and vinous with lots of alcohol coming through. A bold and complex beer, fairly well balanced though. One to be savoured slowly on a cold winter night. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
Cask - The Rake, Southwark. Kook’s crawl. Very sweet. Alcohol. Some confused finish. Flat. Ugly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
A bottled sample opened by James at the tasting at the Rake, 21st Nov 09. Honey and cinnamon on the nose and at the start of the taste. Unfiltered and uncarbonated. Interesting but not one of my faves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Sampled at The Rake. I had this twice. The first time I had it, it was a bit too woody for me, a bit like licking a shoe box covered in honey. The second time I had it, it had opened up a lot more and it had lost the obvious woodyness and the sweetish malts and honey came through a lot more. It became really drinkable and rather a good sweetish almost mead like strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Lovely amber colour no head. Fruity aroma, almost mead like honey notes. Lots of sweet malt. Excellent. Flavour. Oh my god. This is brilliant. Creme brûlée shit loads of brown sugar with burnt edges. Amazing. Faint sourness that seems to come from the tarty sugar. Tastes like a barley wine that has been aged for a considerable amount of time. Excellent length. Sweet and fruity with a really good porty character. Bloody brilliant stuff. For a start, where the hell is the alcohol?  Yes it’s chunky but there is no way it tastes as strong as it is. Dangerously drinkable. I could be hoovering the lawn drunk on this in no time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask at the Brewdog meet the brewer event at The Rake. Alround rating: Initally i wasnt hot on this, it was very boozy and far too sweet, defo not what i wanted on a hangover. However later in the day i rerated it and it was completly different. Smooth silky body, sweet yes but honey mead like sweetness, the whisky is far more subtle than in a paradox, its spicey and yummy stuff. Though only for small quantities!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 Cask conditioned gravity dispense The Rake London. A very dark chestnut beer with no head. Alcoholically charged sherry and sweetness in the nose. Sweet flavours with fruits and alcohol strength. No barrel notes to speak of. A fireside sipper. Ok but a bit harsh and oerpowering to be truthful.

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