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Devine Rebel - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stumac on 03-31-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

craft_is_king, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

SteveTheBrit, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

BSuter, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

guytyping, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

July 2009 Bottled On Date

A - Pours a deep ruby burgundy color with a thin, but thick toffee colored lacing, clear, but with a ton of tiny floaties.

S - Whiskey, figs, prunes, raisins, figs, some toffee roast, a touch of molasses, brown sugar, and alcohol.

T - Brown sugar and molasses from start to finish, figs, prunes, raisins comeinto play around halfway through before switching over to an oak and alcohol effervescence finish with a touch of pine bitterness.

M - Thick and full bodied with an almost velvet-like finish on the tongue and mild alcohol warming in the back of the throat.

O - Follows the nose quite well, flavorful, and balanced without being obnoxiously boozy.

jzeilinger, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with bottled on date of 07/05/2009, batch number 243. So that makes this beer about four years and three months old. And that makes this bottle the oldest bottle of beer I've drank up to now. I found this bottle sitting on the shelf at a Binny's somewhere in Darien, Illinois. I've been holding onto this bottle for a while now; I have no idea what to expect.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a viscous mahogany caramel color with some orange-brown-red highlights when held to the light. About an eighth of an inch of khaki bubbles that forms a ring around the glass. No lacing.

S - I could smell the beer before I even got the cap off. Smells earthy, woody, & creamy. Some barrel character, dark fruit, figs, dates, prunes, molasses, brown sugar, some wine-like nuttiness, & some alcohol fumes. Something about the nose reminds me of the Mikkeller Single Hop series beers, which is confirmed by the bottle which says they showcase a single hop variety.

T - Taste follows the nose: earthy creamy wood, caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruits: dates, figs, prunes, and some yeast when I really look for it. A trace of alcohol heat is still apparent. I am actually really enjoying this.

M - Smooth and creamy. Aftertaste is sticky, sugary, and sweet. Medium-full body with hardly any carbonation left.

Overall, I rather enjoyed this, and I'm shamefaced to know that I will probably never get to relive this experience, but such is life and beer. 12.10% is pretty well masked and faded after all this time, but I am feeling the cloaking warmth. Definitely a nice complex beer that has aged gracefully. Grab a bottle if you have the chance.

Mikkeller / BrewDog Devine Rebel ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

imperialking, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Gonzoillini, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

DaPan, Aug 03, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looking back on beer notes from a few years ago...

Pours up a dark amber with a nice frothy tan head. slight lacing. nose is sweet malts, oaky, scotch, vanilla, nutty. taste is intense up the wazoo! scotch fo sho, oaky, slight distilled alcohol flavor, hop bitterness is apparent. medium bodied, medium carbo. Tastes like a Scotch Ale. sticky aftertaste, almost medicinal. You can barely taste the booze!

stumac, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Smurf2055, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 13, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber brown with a thin frothy tan head that fades quickly leaving no lacing.

Aroma of caramel, vanilla, barley malt and alcohol.

Taste of bready malt with caramel and vanilla sweetness with considerable alcohol. As this beer comes to room temperature the alcohol becomes much more dominant.

Mouth Feel is a medium leaning light body with moderate carbonation, slightly sweet , smooth with a sneaky alcohol bite.

Overall this is a nice barleywine, a little thin would like a little more body, sip it slow and be careful it can sneak up on you.

dtivp, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jaxon53, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

SmellsofMahagony, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Bonko_the_sane, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
Bottled 07/05/09
A- This beer pours a dense murky deep brown body with a garnet-red hue at the base. There is a thin film of big bubbles that soon fades.

S- The nice mix of toffee and toasted oak balance well and are rich.

T- The toffee is more rich and luscious than in the nose with some nice caramel flavors in the finish. It balances with the soft oak and some more toasted wood flavors come through as it opens. There is a fruity ester note in the finish with some peat hints and green herbaceous wood notes. There is a bit of a mineral water taste in the middle as it opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a hint of fizz and some soft alcohol heat that grows as the beer warms.

O- This beer has a Traquair House yeast character along with the great English barleywine character and a nice mellow oak flavor that blends in to the toffee. It does get a bit watery in flavor as it opens up but it is still a wonderful beer.

rhoadsrage, Apr 24, 2013
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ChugginOil, Apr 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Jamison85, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Devine Rebel from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.