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Rebellion Stout - Summit Brewing Company

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89
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the limited-release Summit Union Series, we’re proud to offer Rebellion Stout. Single-hopped with a new UK dwarf hop named after a Celtic queen who led the fight against the Romans. Brewed with the quintessential Stout malt from fiercely independent County Cork, Ireland. Loosely based on a recipe from 1896 taken from the archives of an old Cork brewery.

(Beer added by: Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky on 11-21-2013)
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

12-21-2013 02:17:55 | More by solargoat
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic.
8.5% ABV, 19°P, 70 IBUs.

A - The beer's label describes itself as "coal black" and I couldn't find a more fitting term. A tall pour reveals the thick beer to be quite inky as it pours without a sound, generating a short-lived mocha head.

S - Heavily roasted malt gives this black beer a fitting aroma of burnt coffee and dark, bitter chocolate as well as undercurrents of dark fruitiness. Raisin and plum drizzled with molasses and caramel make their way in, opening up as the beer warms.

T - Rich malt roast imparts bitter, burnt coffee notes and dark chocolate with hints of sweet dark fruit just as the nose suggests but the thick beer's flavor is relaxed and smooth, not bold or flagrant as it finishes out with hop earthiness.

M - High IBUs and alcohol make it a potent beer but this velvety-smooth beer doesn't show signs of either. Creamy-starting, and rich in body, this thick beer finishes out with mild bitterness derived more from the roasted malts than the hops.

O - Big and bold this export stout, Rebellion Stout from Summit, is as black as they come and it shows in aroma and flavor. A powerhouse of roasted malts, Rebellion Stout marries chocolate, coffee, and molasses notes with subtle dark fruit nuances for a perfect pairing with it's rich and creamy body; a wonderful stout fit for the cold months! I'll be putting a bottle or two away for next year!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 00:05:41 | More by BeerFMAndy
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KennethPowers

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-17-2013 07:05:43 | More by KennethPowers
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2013 01:01:09 | More by t2thebro
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-10-2013 07:04:37 | More by SaxmanRick
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle says best by 05/12/14.

Appearance: Pours an oily dark black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid one finger of deep tan head which fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very dark and roasty stout aroma with big hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and some spicy hops. Upfront dark roasted malts with a big scent of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee beans, toast, burnt caramel, toffee, nuts, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Slight hints of molasses and cream. A quite noticeable presence of hops for a stout with earthy hints and pine resin. Subtle hints of dark fruit with some fig, plum, cherry, and raisin. A very solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a very roasty stout taste with big notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and a big presence of spicy hops. Big taste of dark roasted malts with notes of dark chocolate, dark coffee beans, burnt caramel, toasted bread, toffee, nuts, biscuit, grains, cream, and yeast. Big presence of spicy hops with notes of pine resin. Enough hops that it almost tastes like a black ale. Also some notes of molasses. Dark fruit undertones of cherry, fig, plum, and raisin. A very good dark taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is moderate. Nicely creamy with a pretty drying finish from the hops and roast. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very good twist on the Export Stout style. Big and bold with the dark malt but also with a big spicy hop presence. Its like a cross between an Imperial Stout and Black Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 08:23:43 | More by MattyG85
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Pitch black with moderate brown head and bubbly lacing.

Smell: Strong roasted aroma, with coffee, dark chocolate and molasses. Some spicy, floral and bitter notes.

Taste: Heavily roasted with coffee, bittersweet chocolate, char, smoke and molasses. The finish is somewhat bitter, with lingering coffee and char, as well as some spicy hop bitterness. Overall, this is dry, strong stout, without the sweetness found in a Russian Imperial Stout.

Feel: Medium to full body. Carbonation is check. The finish is extra dry. Superb mouthfeel for the style.

Overall: Excellent Foriegn Stout, and very much of the Irish variety vs. the English. This kicks Guinness's ass - even better than their very nice Foreign Stout.

Additional note: I had to buy only two bottles of this, as most stores only got a couple cases. I hope there are more bottles coming. I would hate for Summit to start having limited offerings, as they should not go the scarcity=hype approach.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 00:21:33 | More by bsp77
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, opaque black with a mocha brown foam that fades quickly to a thin skein leaving rings of lace. Smells roasty and chocolaty with a bit of toffee. Taste is roasted and lightly charred malt quite delicious with semi sweet and milk chocolate, toffee. Coffee. Hints of hop flavor lurking perhaps a wash of pine and citrus and a trace of sourness like a dark cherry. Lightly sweet balanced well so as it's essentially dry and creamy. Mouthfeel is medium, velvety smooth with nice carbonation. This is a very well crafted export stout. A double export stout actually. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 02:55:35 | More by JackieTH
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2013 04:04:04 | More by ryancl
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-10-2013 23:12:31 | More by herman77
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Rebellion Stout from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.