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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: 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Flaske 0,375l - 983/3306. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse hos ham 29 Jun 11. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget skum. Sterk kaffe/lakrisaroma. Smaken kaffe med stigende innslag av sjokolade. Søt, syrlig ettersmak. Alkoholen merkes så vidt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle thanks to Crusianbeer. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of dark roasted grain and dark chocolate. Flavor is much the same with a malty alcohol spice. Heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, tasty stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from a trade, cannot quite remember who sent this, but thanks! Pours black with a dark chocolate brown head that dissipates nearly instantly and completely. Aroma has a good amount of chili on the nose that combines nicely with the roasted malts and coffee notes. Hint of backing chocolate. Flavor is a bit muddled with a bit of pepper, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with the notes fighting with each other. Don’t get chilies on the tongue. Beer is extremely flat, which doesn’t really hinder it as it is a huge imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle 22/200. Black with hardly a head to speak of, dissolves quickly. Immediately struck by the warmth of the chili. Interesting how the taste begins sweet with chocolate and slight vanilla notes and ends with the Nagas. Definitely a progression, but the sweetness and spiciness don’t clash. This type of beer backs up the Brewdog attitude; shame they don’t make more of this quality.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours an oily black with a small tan head which quickly dissolves into nothing. Can definitely smell the chilli in this one. Adds quite a hit of sharpness to the aroma which isn’t a bad thing. Nose is quite forward with hints of cocoa. Liquorice and coffee play around the aroma as well. Taste is chocolate and vanilla. Finishes with a sharp heat and some light chilli. The chocolate and vanilla seem to add a strong sweetness to start the brew off which is overcome by the slight heat of the chilli in the finish. Works very well and this beer was not a let down at all. Glad we have some more of these to put away

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle shared by daknole -- thanks, Dak! Easily the best BrewDog beer I have tried. Pours a viscous black with a fleeting head. Loaded with coffee, chilies, and cocoa as advertised. Very reminiscent of Hunapuhs, actually. The malt, yeast, and sweetness are well balanced and round on the mid-palate. The heat from the chilies lingers on the finish. Would love to have this again!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle 683/3800. Black with a ruby tinge, sizzling dark brown head that disappears instantly. Aroma: port/vinous, chocolate, liqueur. Taste: sweet, licorice, chocolate, brown sugar/syrup, chili (but nowhere near Texas Ranger), coffee, vanilla. Also something I can’t really describe. Liqueurish, thick.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle, tasted blind. Thick, low brown head on black beer. Aroma os whiskey, fruits, chocolate, soy sauce, raisin. Sweet and fruity, with chocolate, cream, wood, berries. Tart edge is very nice. Roasty but rather mild burntness. Very sweet and fruity, and hot. Didn’t guess there were chillis in there!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2011
Pitch black color, quickly disappaiting head. Strong nose if dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa an chillies. Awesome. Very low carbonation, tons of coffee and chcolate nibs in the mouth with stinging chillies. Fairly sweet, but for 15% it drinks really well. You could make a great cake off this. Bloody awesome.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blomster (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Black pour, with a small, really dense brown head. Aroma of chili, roasted peppers, chocolate and a concoction of spices. Slightly acidic, taste of chili, spices, chocolate, alcohol. Sticky sweet. Can’t really explain...but..it’s like the flavors just stay in the middle of the mouth, leaving me a bit perplexed. I want more reasted malts, a fuller mouthfeel. A dissapointing one.


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