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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:04

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

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RATINGS: 142   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle from a friend. Black color, brown head. Bittersweet finish with chili, nuts, chocolate, coffee, a bit of licorice, vanilla and dark fruits. Bitter finish with chili, coffee, nuts and vanilla. Exquisite imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4518) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Madmitch: #989/3300: Served in a Chouffe glass: Pitch black pour. No head. Pitch black colored beer. Aromas of soya, ketjap, liquorice, animal feeders, chili/pepper, sweat, dust, bakes malts, some coffee, brown sugars, caramelised sugars, sweet tar and some sticky sweet oil ish tones... Flavours of soya, bitters, sweets, chocolate, ketjap, cream, brown sugars, caramel, some pepper, dust, light dry, malt and coffee roast, toffee, light sticky, some oatmeal, some animal feeders and sweet coffee roast with sugars. Aftertaste is a mix of peppers, dust, brown sugars, roasted malts, roasted coffee, chocolate... Low to no carbo, soft light oily light watery light spicy mouthfeel, full body and a light oily texture. Extreme beer, extreme taste, strange! But wouldn’t say 15%ABV!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (570) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
rich mocha darkness with wood. Luxurious&dense some soya in the nose. Not what it should be but what it isvis really very very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Impavidus (63) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2013
bottled
Gift.. the year in best. Thank you Rob!
Dark black color, short lived head.
Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, strong coffee, burnt, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, fantastic roasted malt character with some noticable chili heat. Chocolate, wood, light chili warm. Deeply complex. This is simply an great, unbelievable beer. Congratulation. Not every day and not every day to drink. and reasonable opportunity to be the case. Gorgeous.
World class.
Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to factual.
Unforgottable

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. It pours a black colour with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of chili peppers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottled, #2730 of 3300. Poured near black with lighter brown around the edges.. nothing stuck around for head. The aroma picked up burnt coffee, licorice, and cocoa, with black pepper, more robust pepper, and spicy alcohol around.. a little oxidation set in, and it was complementary. The flavor found burnt licorice, molasses, and coffee at the core, with vanilla and dry cocoa on the edges.. a little pepper meat around there too.. picked up a touch of peppery spicage, alcohol warmth, and fruity yesat on the long finish. Heavy-bodied with very low carbonation on the palate.. slick and oily on the middle, and a tad grainy through the finish.. not a lot of Naga presence, but it really didn’t need it. Excellent brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Bottle many thx to Craig that digged this out from celler - took 10 minutes cons 2013-04-03 Edinburgh AR: bourbon vanilla, coffey, dark chocolate AP: black body, frothy beige head F: rich chocolate flavour, wee chilli, coffey, warming feeling, white sugar finishes chocolate fontain, white sugar cubes, - unfortunatly the sugar cubes are destruering way to much. Storageing improved this beer (bottled 2010)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1096) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
Will note that the chilies had dropped of considerally. Little to no heat from them. Big roast character. A touches of sweet and sherry but on the dry side overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle 37,5 cl @ Kaj. Pours black brown with barely no head. Aroma is peppery roasted malty sweet fruity fidges raisins, yaiks so good and a touch of vanilla too. Flavor is chocolate cocoa coffee roasted velvety sweet alcohol bitter. Finishes bitter sweet alcohol and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (783) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Aroma is full of tobacco, ash, and leather with some soy sauce notes. Some dark fruit esters, especially fig and prune. Not much spice to the aroma but there is a hint. Some sherry qualities appearing with the soy sauce; this beer is showing its age. Light alcohol aroma, but not overwhelming. Pours a deep black with brown highlights on the edges. Light brown thin head that does not last long. The flavor has a lot of spice to it and it combines with the fruit esters to create an almost raspberry chipotle flavor. Some dark chocolate character with some roast as well. A bit of a teriyaki beef jerky note to it. Moderate bitterness, but not over the top. Some alcohol flavor in the finish. Also starting to show its age. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous with fairly low carbonation. Very low astringency. Medium to high alcohol heat. Overall a good beer, but it's showing it's age. The soy sauce is starting to really take over. If you still have one of these you should drink it now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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