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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: 140   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle from The Grove, Huddersfield. No. 1936/3300 Bottled 1/11/10 291012
Pitch black, no head, slight ruby edges in glass
Aroma - Complex aroma of rich roasted malts, chocolate, touch of soy, chillis noticeable, slight vegatative note probably from the chilli, some chilli heat on the nose, great aroma
Taste - rich chocolate malts, dark plain chocolate, mellow dark roast malts, underneath some dark fruity malts, hint of sweet red wine, so well balanced, not too much chilli but the heat gets noticeable after a while, excellent taste
Palate - no carb, medium body, lighter in body than expected. Finish - nice rich chcolately malty residue, smooth warming alcohol. Rich thicker chocolate malts strangely come out of the thinner body and coat the mouth in the finish.
Overall - Well the hype was right with this one. Maybe it would be better it had bit more body and it was not as flat. All the AB beers should be around this quality though. Excellent Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Thick, inky viscous black, almost no head fades to nothing. Big capsicum, wood, roasty coffee, open alcohol nose. Big sweet dark chocolate front, sweet coffee, tiniest touch of warm spice underneath. Lots of woody roast and a warming bitter finish. Silky, soupy, viscous mouthfeel. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2012
Silky black with no tint with a dark brown quick disappearing head. Like a black hole it absorbed everything. Smells of deep heavy roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and coffee with wood and clear alcohol. May need to be aged to get the alcohol smell and taste out. Full oily body. Smooth as velvet. Perfect body. Very sweet taste of chocolate and malt with bitter dark and roasted malt with a woody almost spicy dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
Flaska 872 av 3300. En kraftig och välbalanserad Imperial Stout. Massor av smak av choklad och romrussin. Portvinskänsla med chillihetta och kaffenyanser.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vignale (2059) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
En flaska som snart hunnit bli tre år. Massor av romrussin i doften plus de vanliga IS-dofterna av kaffe och choklad. Munkänslan är len med något lite vasst som gradvis växer till en viss chilihetta. Otroligt bra balans, maffiga smaker av romrussin, cherry, kaffe och chili. Fantastiskt god!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1366) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma: The smell is powerful, cured meat, some smoke, licorice and soy sauce. Rather black!
Appearance: A black/brown brew, really no head, some faint tan bubbles, no lacing of course, surprisingly small curtains.
Taste: The taste starts wit brown sugar and sweet licorice, fried sugar, cold coffee and soy sauce with a hint of wasabi, sherry and lemon zest.
Palate: No carbonation, very soft and oily, a coarse quick dry finish.
Overall: A spicy sweet digestive, enjoy responsibly!
Note: Bottle at De Klomp BMD.. Reviewed 2011-09-20.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2971) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle at home 60/200. Chocolate and orAnge peppers. Very thick, sweet, chocolate, chili heat, chocolate toasted marshmallow, warm end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
375ml bottle pours an oily opaque black with zero head. Nose of raisin, ancho chile, toasted bread, vanilla, malty, coffee. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, light licorice, vanilla, raisin, prune, malt. Full bodied, sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottled on 1.11.10, number 974 of 3300. Dark beer out of the bottle with only the smallest of bubbles. Big bitter coffee nose. Lots of coffee flavors in this beer sweet molassess and a big warming heat. The 15% is well hidden. Really good coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
Bottled. Pours black with a smalltanhead. Nose of roated malts, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavor with burned malt, coffee, soy and alcohol notes. fuull bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up with some malt bitterness and a alcohol touch. A very well brewed imp. stout.

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