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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: 140   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
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
Really strong chocolate taste, not too overpowering on the chilli, very well balanced. Thick black colour, but maybe a bit thin on the texture. Really just stunning.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Opaque picth black, small beige head. Chocolatey nose with madeira and brandy. Sweet and viscous with full body and compact mouthfeel. Port and chocolate, some coffee. Warming finish. Very concentrated flavour, potent and sweet like liqueur.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2010
[375ml bottle, BrewDog tasting, Cloisters Bar] Tasted at the BrewDog Christmas party held at Cloisters in Edinburgh. Pours very black indeed, no real head to speak of, just a mild lacing at the edges of the glass. Fantastic aromas – roasted dark malts, chocolate, bitter coffee beans and a punch from the alcohol and chilli. The taste is like 100% dark chocolate – bitter roast, a hint of sweetness – before the alcohol burn from the high abv and a noticeable (but not overpowering) edge from the chilli. Really well balanced flavours. Apparently Martin at BrewDog regards this as their best beer – I may well be in agreement [01122010]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, strong coffee, burnt, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, dark malts. chocolate, wood, light chili warm. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101030]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle #1491/3300 brought back by a friend. Pitch black viscous pour with a medium light brown chocolate milk head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, a pepper character that I mistook for the green bell pepper character found in a lot of coffee beers (until I read the description), roasted malt and meat. Flavor is sweet beef jerky, coffee, bitter dark chocolate and a chile pepper finish. Not bad overall, but a bit too sweet in the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
Medium dark brown body. Opaque black body. Deep harmonic roasty coffee aroma with toffee notes. Dry-sweet roasty dark chocolate and coffee taste. Full-bodied. Hot, soft mouthfeel. Dry coffee grounds and mint aftertaste with honey notes. Excellent! Harmonic, full, rich, and complex. Really a great beer. (0.375l bottle shared by KnutAlbert.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4013) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2010
Bottled @ cgarvieuk. Black colour no head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee, little creaminess, a bit spicy. Viscous and oily. Flavour is heavy roasted malts, strong coffee, little head. A bitter and deep roastiness, and a little afterburn. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13780) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2010
Sample thanks to The Cad. Black as hell. Thin tan head. Very intense aroma. Coffeecand strong dark bitter choc. Velvet choc aroma is very good. Its big and bold. Lovely beer. Choc is amazing. Very good. So intense.


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