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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:02

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Red Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3220) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours brown color, nearly no head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, malty, chocolate. Taste is sweet, alcohol, cocoa, shery, caramel, malty, wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1540) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Flasa - Gurthnar. Tmava hneda farba, bez akejkolvek peny. Vona sladova, alkoholova, horuce kakao, vanilka. Chut sladova, kakao, vanilka, velmi horka cokolada a najma prilis vela alkoholu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Travlr. Thanks Gene! Pours a muddy brown with a wisp of a tan head. The smell is rich, fruity, chocolate, caramel. The taste is rich...really follows the nose with alcohol esters & dry finish...a little wood too. Medium/full body with fine carbonation. A sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tasted at a vertical tasting of the first six abstracts released. Bottles from Systembolaget. Slightly too sweet for my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6707) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Taster from bottle at La Cantinetta. It pours a deep amber colour with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with vanill, leather and caramel. Taste follow suit with more sweet whisky notes. Thick body with soft carbonation. I think this doesn’t show any sign of age on it, but is probably the old Abstrakt with the less character to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4656) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
At the first Kinki Beer Tasting, bottle 61 of 3600. A clear-ish brown pour with a very strong aroma of plums, figs, malts & caramel. The best aroma of the 4 Abstrakts we tried. Medium bodied with a woodsy, boozy, dark chocolate & pepper flavor. It had lots of heat and was a bit too boozy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #2945). Pours murky brown with a lot of sediment and no head. Aroma and flavour is resin, pepper, pine, and caramel – with a bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Big rusty amber body with boozy listless head. Coppery nose, firey. Dense oily, oxidsed boozeage slips away to floral rustiness. Crystalled throughout, keeping it steely and narrow. Terse finish, mapely

Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Oxidized. Confected medicinal sweet nose. Roasty nose. Lots of sap. Some burn. Range of incongruous flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
To me really has changed from an imperial red ale to an English style barleywine. Still had a bit of pine like hop taste but the deeper I got into it it had a lot of caramel, sherry, fair amount of booze, little to no carbonation. Good looking dark amber color and had developed quite well. Slick and sticky in the mouth. A touch on the sweet side but pretty good overall

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