Rebellion Stout - Summit Brewing Company

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89
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coal black it is, with a toasted tan head on top.

Aroma: very vast, deep and wide, rich dar malt is the key component, and all flavors fall out from there. Espresso and chocolate first, with anise coming in behind. A touch of molasses and treacle a little bit further back. Dry as charcoal.

Taste: Dry, roasty, toasty, deep and satisfying. Full bodied, long, malty finish. Very small amount of sweetness, quickly enveloped by dry, roasted malt flavor. Flavor is developing half-way through the glass, widening, growing in malty deliciousness.

Nothing but excellent, this one. Nothing but.

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Nice dark khaki head. Excellent lacing.

Smell - Roasted malt. Some milk chocolate.

Taste - Dark roasted malt. Coffee. Deep caramel. Some nuttiness. Lingering milk chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe a bit light for a "big" stout. Creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Quite drinkable because of its body. Flavors are pretty good if unremarkable.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of morimech
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a small tan head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Massive amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Extremely hoppy aroma. Boadicea hops reminds me a bit of the more familiar Chinook hop. Pine, herbal, and earth. To go along with the hop aroma is heavily roasted malt with notes of wood smoke. A hint of alcohol as well.

The big malt bill balances the hoppy character of this stout. Export stout strength indeed. Roasted malt combines well with the earthy hop flavor. A real savory flavor. Hints of pine, smoke, and a bit of dark fruit. Some alcohol warmth in the finish. On the extreme bitterness end of the spectrum.

Big bodied and nicely carbonated. Creamy and soft texture contradicts the harshness of the bitterness in the flavor.

Definitely a big, bold stout. Lovers of sweeter stouts will hate this beer. But I liked it and a nice opportunity to try a new hop variety. This beer featured the highlighted hop better than the previous example in the Union Series.

Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Rebellion Stout from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.