BrewDog / Mikkeller Devine Rebel 2010

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

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
thewolf (12592) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours lovely amber chestnut with a small, staying, frothy, off-white head. Heavy caramel aroma, light smokey, some roasted chestnuts, vinious. Low carbonation, fine light oily texture. Flavour has sweetness, rather powerful vinious, caramel malty, light fruity and a good smoke note. Some peity oak in the finish. Perhaps a bit too harsh in alcohol.

3.3
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Pour is ruddy brownish amber with a thin dense skin of a tan head...smell is boozey and sweet up front with some strong notes of wood...vanilla, molasses, prunes...taste is sweet and one sided with prunes and booze...some hints of char or bitter wood too...quick finish...thin bodied...far from offensive and easily drinkable, but boring.

3.8
mar (5415) - 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.

3.3
chrisv10 (17422) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle at Fairbar. Murky amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, fruits, hops, alcohol and ashy/pepper.

3.9
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.

3.5
blutt59 (6564) - 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

3.2
joeneugs (6371) - 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.

3.6
hopscotch (11078) - 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!

3.5
BMan1113VR (7931) - 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.

3.5
dyetube (1378) - 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!


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