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BrewDog / Mikkeller Devine Rebel

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, - JUN 17, 2009
A very drinkable and oddly light barleywine (that is compared to the abv...) The aroma is fruity with loads of sweetness and oak. The flaovur is up the same alley with a complex combiination of malts, fruit (plums, apricot and black currant), a slight wiff of alcohol, som hoppy goodness and a sweet but never cloying end. Quite light-bodied considering the alcohol. All in all a fine beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle at home, thanks to Kenny! BrewDog #199. Promisingly opens with a soft hiss... It pours deep brown with an orange hue and small tan head. The nose is initially lightly musty (although this dissipates with time), then plum, caramel, prune, date, spice, wood, slight oxidation, marmalade and stewed orange. The taste is raisin, orange peel, kumquat, peach, plum, prune, wood, varnish, earth, resin, nice bitterness, good alcohol kick, peppery notes, with a dry, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Interesting, well rounded and good depth of flavour. Rather nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply. 2009 bottling. Aroma is rich, full and roasty. Definitely notes of oak and booze, some Scotch as well. Body is full, dull and heavy. Very boozy, finish round and smooth. Aging was a good call on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tgn (19) - Herefordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
nice coppery body and a well laced head. smell of ageing scotch and barrels. Herb and spice finishes. nice effort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
A super malty ale with a strong whiskey finish. Smells super malty and has a slight hoppy taste. Not very bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eric1 (2) - BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2009 vintage, bottle. Okay it smells not so good, like mushy cardboard, but it tastes dandy, a nice warming bottle with hints of whiskey and nice sweetness balanced by alcohol heat, in the dead of winter this would be a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a slightly hazy deep brown body with a tiny off-white head. Nose is deep caramel, syrup, whisky, molasses, butterscotch and hints of raisins and sweet malts. Taste is booze, whisky, molasses, burnt sugar, caramel, cream, hints of raisins, wood and smoke. Smooth, full body and soft carbonation. Majestic stuff. A truly great sipper, and a beer wish I had a couple of cases of, so I could age it and enjoy it on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
August 2010. From bottle. Dark amber color with a shortlived white ehad. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, grass, hay and flowers. Flavors of dark fruit, caramel, alcohol and malt. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 08.06.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Almost no head. Aroma is slightly oxidated, caramel malts, toffee, grass, butterscotch, almond essence, warming alcohol, dark sugar, oak. Taste is slightly sweet and dry, caramel malts, oak, toffee, dark sugar, burnt caramel, grass, cocoa. Dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (424) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Limpido color ambra-rossiccia quasi privo di schiuma, giusto un velo bianco ai bordi del bicchiere. Al naso offre un intenso cocktail di toffee, uvetta e zucchero caramellato; al palato è dolce e leggermente acidula con note di zucchero caramellato, biscotto, frutta passita e pan di zenzero; nel finale si fa più amarognola ed emergono note legnose con una debole sfumatura di whisky. Corpo medio a dispetto dell’abv che è mascherato bene, struttura vinosa e parzialmente liquorosa, effervescenza pressoché nulla. Una collaborazione riuscita, sulla scia dei successi precedenti!

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