Rebellion Stout - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.09/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours out thick and obsidian, with a big tan head. Not much retention. Aroma isn’t terribly potent but has nice bready and roasted components along with piney hops. Flavor features heavy doses of bitter roasted malt, resiny hops, with pine needle/juniper bitterness on the finish. Very dry. Part way through the glass I start getting more of a bittersweet cocoa flavor. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for 8%. Body is somewhere between medium and thick and just a hair more carbonated than I’d prefer for this beer’s size.
After seeing the description for this release, I’ve been anticipating this one for awhile and happy to say that it does not disappoint as a bulked up dry stout. However it is disappointing to hear that it lacks the typical widespread availability of Summit’s other beers, including the prior Union Series (Meridian). Would love to have this as a seasonal. Hopefully they’re holding back a few kegs for next year as it will be interesting to see how this develops.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 04:25:28 | More by GeezLynn
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4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a jet black with a frothy chocolate head that slowly dissipates.
Coffee, tar, and nutty malt form the initial aroma, with chocolate and licorice adding complexity.
Flavor is sweeter than anticipated. Rich roast malt forms the backbone, with a hint of char adding bitterness at the finish. Dark cherries underlie a chocolatey, nutty profile.
Body is a touch light, with carbonation on the low side. Alcohol warmth does not overwhelm.
Great malt complexity. The dark fruit really sets off this beer. Wish there were more export stouts available. Love the contrast of roast and chocolate. Could use a touch more body.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 16:50:34 | More by barczar
Rebellion Stout from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.