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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Aged for over 14 months in barrels, AB:13 is an 11.3% Cherry Imperial Stout aged in ex Sherry whisky barrels. Cherry & Sherry, the recipe was devised by our production manager Nikola and is based on the classic German Schwarzlwald dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma of port, barrel, oak, vanilla, sherry, with slight tartness. Taste is quite tart, cutting the toasted malts by quite a bit, mellowed out dark chocolate, stale coffee, and candied prunes. "Dark fruity" and mellow, a bit too tart and quite thin mouthfeel, I think removing the cherry addition would do better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottled On 15/3/13. Number of Bottle 5433 of 9972. Czarne piwo glebokiego koloru z niewielka ciemno brazowa piana babelkowa. Aromat wisni, deserowego ciasta i bitej smietany. W smaku malo kawowe troche moze czekoladowe, piernikowe rodzynki i ciasteczka. Slodkawe troche za bardzo. Rownowagi niewiele czyli chmielowej goryczki. lekka wytrawnosc. Plus za ukryty mocny alkohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (121) - Cardiff, WALES - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle #4504 at home :) Saving this for a real treat. Pours thick oily black, reddish tint, few fingers of brown head reducing to a thin, longer lasting layer. Aromas of dark berries (blackcurrants and blackberries), cherries, some light chocolate, tannins, sherry. Taste is tart fruitiness with light sweetness, healthy presence of alcohol. Heavy bodied and slick, oily mouthfeel like a heavy red wine, only a touch of carbonation. Love this, like many of the Abstrakts its different and memorable, a slow sipper to savour before its gone forever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #7457/9972, bottled 15.03.2013
Aroma has licorice, berries, alcohol and hints of blackcurrants. Flavour has booze, licorice, dark berries and some roasted tones. Also some spices. Not very IS-like, more like an aged fruit beer. Sherry barrel is observable here though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. Bottle No 7457/9972. Bottled on 15.07.2013.
Pours dark red color with no head. Bourbon and vanilla first thing on the nose, some dark berry notes with caramel and molasses and bourbon. Sweet caramel malts, dark berries, some bourbon notes, vanilla and molasses. Smooth velvety palate, slight alcohol thoughtput. ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6570) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of roasted malts, cacao and some berries. Flavour of roasted malts, cherry pie, biscuit, dark chocolate, butter and some wood. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Heavy, sweet and truly a dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375ml bottle

Bottled 15/3/13, bottle #7457/9972 - Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of sherry, wood, roasty malts, hints of oak, whisky and cherries. Taste is sweet, syrupy and woody with hints of cherry, oak, sherry and toffee. Finish is sweet, sticky and woody with loads of syrup, hints of cherry and sherry notes. Quite heavy and sweet sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle (375ml). Short-lived half-inch tan head. Black/dark brown oil colour. Oil-like viscosity. Rich malty-fruit aroma with cherries, roasted malt, port wine, tobacco, wood. Full body, flat carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Taste is sweet upfront, with cherry liquor notes. Balance is provided by a growing acidity, which becomes slightly overwhelming, though. The finish is fairly bitter/tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11063) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Slicher, schwer malziger Antrunk. Rund, schokoladig mit leichter Se, erdig. Die Se nimmt ab, die Malzigkeit befindet sich mehr im Vordergrund. 11/11/12/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
I love the abstrakts. Försöker sänka alla som bara går. Har ett gäng olika hemma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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