Theydon_Bois (10618) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Commons, from a lucky dip on reluctant scoopers charity draw, 09/11/14 #1847/3200.
Hazed orange amber with moderate off white spotting and edgeing.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, dates, earthy, woody, bitter citric notes.
Taste comprises mellow fruits, dark toffee, vanilla, spice, raisens, prunes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light alcohol.
Ok quad, fairly mellow and easy drinking but no game changer. Perhaps hasn’t aged well ? Not bad - just nothing too exciting.
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Colin. Thanks!
A: Cloudy brown, thin head, some lacing.
N: Caramel, phenols, vanilla, toffee, and a lot of oxidation.
T: Age shows itself again here. It’s sweet but starting to break down and I’m getting a fair amount of oxidation.
M: Medium body, alcohol is well hidden.
O: I like the concept behind it; wish I could have tried it a long time ago when it was fresher.It’s still tasty, but it should be drunk soon.
Stuu666 (4828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pous copper, fruity nose, grapes? Sweet fruity, vanilla died off fairly quickly when aging.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tasted at a vertical tasting of the first six abstracts released. Bottles from Systembolaget. More fun experiment than good beer.
teorn88 (3436) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster from 37.5cl bottle. It pours a deep amber colour with no head. Maybe a small ring of beige bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet and bold with big notes of brandy and vanilla. Caramel and tobacco notes. Taste is sweet with some minor drying feeling from the yeast in the finish. Notes of caramel, vanilla, alcohol, brandy. Mouthfell is quite creamy with soft carbonation. Good overall.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2612) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
we tried 4 Brewdog Abstract’s (01, 02, 10, 11) yesterday, the standout was the Abstract 01.This barley wine poured a slightly cloudy brown. Vanilla & westie XII yeast notes in the aroma with a medium to full body. A slightly boozy, maple, vanilla, sweet caramel & molasses beer with a touch of nuttyness. This was a fantastic barleywine.
Yorker (1427) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #3162). Pours dark amber with a lot of sediment and a tiny white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour is caramel, dark fruits, sugar, and yeast – with an alcoholic finish.
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw, wink of sandy head. Hug of ripened banana skin scraping nose, slight woody applewood slap. Sweet enough but loose from oxidation doesn’t pummel the palate. Silky with a wee crunch of herb on the finish.
Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet
zimbo (633) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
no carb, slippy , ok, not much complexity or development or aftertaste .thin not much else. light heat, some nice fruit at the very end does improve
jkwalking05 (4012) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of grass and grain. Taste is of grass, malt and citrus.