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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:04

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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, cocoa, Naga chilies (the hottest in the world), and champagne yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6626) - 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.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4125) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14873) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours black as original Sin with a creamy brownish head. Intense, sweet and fairly complex aroma of hard roasted malt, plenty of raisins, some coffee notes and a light tartness. Very full-bodied, low carbonation but far from flat, again flavours of hard roasted malts, coffee notes and dark dried fruits while the chilies only leave a light prickly sensation on my tongue. Some warming alcohol heat in the finish. A bit of a monster really, but a nice monster! Actually surprisingly subtle and well balanced for a beer this strong. 101110

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle. I thought this was absolutely brilliant. Wonderful roasted malt aroma, with hints of cocoa and mocha. Palate is full bodied, yet seems fairly dry for a Imperial Stout, with some slight warmth/heat, I’m guessing from the chilly. Flavour seems to go on forever. Lots of mocha and roasty cocoa flavours coming through. Really good balance (as far as extreme Imperial Stouts go). Love it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Holy toledo, this is an amazing beer. Strikingly similar to Hunahpu’s. For a fantastic description of this stout, scroll down to Darkguardian’s review. By the way, a big thanks to Chris for sharing not one but two bottles of this bad boy at the District.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10011) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Tar black ale with a small, creamy, brown head. Decent retention. The aromatics exude chocolate, caramel, smoke, peppers and a dab of butterscotch. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is ridiculously sweet, yet I’m not offended. Some nice mocha and caramel in here. Also, I get mild pepper flavor, but no heat. Sweet mocha and butterscotch finish. Much thanks to darkguardian for sharing this gem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 16, 2010
De botella. Totally pitch black colour, medium creamy light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, pepper and bit alc. Good filling mouthfeel. Very pleasant roasted maltiness in the sweet flavour with chocolate and some coffee, pleasant pepperness, dark fruit and some alc. Long lasting roastey sweet maltiness with some chocolate. Nice indeed! Thanks a bunch Tom!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle at Ølbutikken - Thanks to Tom. Black - brown head. Burned. Cocoa. Fruity. High sweetness. Soft body. High fruity. Nice coffee. Chocolate. Light licorice. Lovely. 

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (13605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Tap at the White Horse. Outstanding. Dark brown pour with a light, beige head. Holds a strong malt nose with some ripe fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Very sweet, with plenty of booze and dominant dark malts, then some roasty bitterness. Medium to full in body with loads of warmth and fine carbonation. Finishes fairly sweet with plenty of sugar and more roasty dryness. The chilies affect more in feel than flavor it seems, providing a hint of tingle in the aftertaste. Just fantastic overall. Supremely drinkable. (4.7)

Bottle at the White Horse. Opaque, dark brown pour. Strong aroma with dark malts, coffee beans, and dark cocoa. Mild alcohol and ripe, dark fruits. Flavor is divine. Very sweet but not cloying. Loads of dark chocolate syrup, plenty of roast, wood, and bark, along with light chili spice. Some dry roastiness. Full bodied with effervescent carbonation and plenty of warmth. I can feel this beer journey from my mouth to my esophagus to my gut. It feels good in my gut. The finish ends the experience wonderfully: sweet, with spices, chocolate, alcohol, bitter coffee and some overripe, dark fruits. Superb on all fronts. It would be very hard to make this beer any better. (4.9)

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