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BrewDog / Mikkeller Devine Rebel

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


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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller from Denmark.
Malt Beverage, 1/4 of which has been aged in Speyside whisky barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (941) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. Batch 406 bottled on 2/15/11. Label says 2010 and 13.8% ABV. Maple pour with an extremely short lived beige head. No lacing. Dark brown sugar aroma. Full flavor but unusual. I get strong dark licorice in my mouth with sweetness. Maple flavors come forward but that could be residual effects from my contemplating the color. there’s some hop and roastiness flavors coming through now, along with booze. The brown sugar comes forward after the sip is gone. Interesting. Complex is too string of a word. I’d stick with unusual...but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle - 330ml. Dark amber body with an average beige frothy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, woody, and some subtle vanilla hints. Robust hoppy taste with fruity and piney notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming bitter finish. Very well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Dated 07/2009. Muddy caramel with scant beige head / Nose of cooked fruit and bourbon / Medium to full body, sweet and somewhat syrupy, but with some hop balance, and long finish / Flavors of caramel, coconut, cooked orange and grapefruit, dates, raisins, oak, and bourbon / An interesting, mellow old thing, possibly lacking the brighter flavor profile of the best, but still a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear tawny with no head. Aroma is spruce and herbal hops, caramel and cookie malt, spicy alcohol, dates and plums. Flavor is juniper/spruce, heavy malt, light alcohol, dark fruity esters, medium bitterness, light smoky and peaty whiskey with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth, and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy amber/brown with a trace of fizzy off-white head; short retention and . Aroma is toasted malt, sour fruit, earthy notes, caramel, figs, and booze. Flavor is sweet malt forward, faint hops, and medium fruit esters; booze taste throughout and dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (486) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2012
(bottle) Murky, nearly opaque rust red body with a barely-there-thin head. Aroma is sweet and bright with alcohol, notes of fruit (strawberry, apple, grape) and light spice (cinnamon) and vinegar. Body is medium, sticky mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet with some good acidity and tartness; notes of fruit and whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
Pours a deep copper/red with beige head. Aroma of strong dark malt, alcohol, some dark fruit, some caramel and spice. Flavor of strong malt, caramel, spice, alcohol, and some fruit. Mouth feel is heavy body with low-medium carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
briggatebeer (7) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
Full-some barley wine collaboration beer... Fairly good looking beer, nothing really in terms of head unfortunately. What was there disappeared fast but of course the density of the beer and the alcohol content explain this sufficiently. Nose is a little disappointing for a beer of this complexity - it’s all in the taste really which doesn’t disappoint. It’s multilayered in a pleasing way and is something that quite a few brewdog beers fail to achieve! Sweet dark toffee, caramel and really nice latte notes which are subtle enough so as not to dominate. Velvety texture is sliced through with warm alcohol and then relatively clean grapefruity, hoppy bitterness. There’s not a great deal of length but all round a pretty interesting barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours ruby, head leaves very quickly. Very faint smell. Balanced and fruity with a prickly sensation. Sits well. Bit of a boozy taste. I wasn’t blown away by it, but it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle - 2010 vintage. Cloudy amber pour with a sparse off-white head. Grassy hops, peat, toffee, and oak aromas. Doesn’t taste as good as it smells - smokey and malty with some citrus and caramel.

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