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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:04

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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, cocoa, Naga chilies (the hottest in the world), and champagne yeast.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobydarling (31) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
bottle 929. Pours an intense black, with a dark brown head that thins quickly. Aroma is chocolate, tar, dark fruits (christmas pud), alcohol. Palete is all dark fruit and chocolate, and there is a hint of chilie with a warming sensation. Great long dry dark chocolate finish, with again, just a hint of chilie

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2010
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with small, brownish/tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, chili and some booze. Flavour is sweet with similar notes (also soy sauce) and some bitternes. Very tasty! Medium to full mouthfeel with very little carbonation and a long finish with chili. Very good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. Dark color. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, hint of peppery spice. Rich roasted malty taste, coffee, chocolat. Good bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2010
(Bottle, thanks mybestfriend) Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma is of aromatic coffee, dry cocoa and spicy chilly, go figure. There is also room for hops, soy meat, and tar asphalt. I like the nose; it’s extreme in every direction without being over the top. The flavour is heavily sweet (sucralose-like), medium bitter and medium acidic. Soy, syrup, roasted malt, sweet liquorice and caramelized meat. The mouthfeel is heavily syrupy and light carbonated. Lingering coffee roasted and super sweet finish. Full bodied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6008) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. Old ropes, liquorice, coffee and molasses. Smooth mocca, cherries. Vienous. Amazingly well balanced, lingering coffee finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10 Pitch black with a beige head. Vinous with coffee-beans, chocolate and coffee. Maybe some chili-notes. Oily palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
375ml bottle, 1399 of 3300. Pours pitch black with no head. Loads of legs. Aroma is malty chocolate and some spicy fruit, which I’m guessing us the chilli. Bourneville and chilli. Taste is spicy chocolate to start and cocoa chilli next. Warmth on the finish from both the chilli and alcohol. Loads of booze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - DEC 23, 2010
In bottiglia all’O Connor, smezzata col gestore; 15 euro ben spesi. Colpisce per la sua similitudine con i pocket coffee, caffč alcool e cioccolato, e nonostante i 15 gradi alcolici č beverina seppur spessa. Birra da circo, ma molto molto buona

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at Cask Pub and Kitchen. Quite dark and thick appearance with a decent head at first, but not the greatest retention. The chili is more evident in the aroma and doesn’t really add much heat overall. Nice rich chocolate and coffee in the aroma and flavor. Surprisingly not very much burn from the alcohol. Nice thick body, which was always something that I felt paradox lacked. Nice beer overall with a good balance of pepper and chocolate/coffee roasty flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Drunk On Tap At Brewdog Aberdeen. Very viscous pour, subtle spicy tingling nose, huge body full of chocolate and coffee. Smooth as silk and the alcohol is nigh unnoticeable. Dark fruit, and warming at the end. All prior samples of chilli influenced beers have been terrible but this is amazing


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