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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:05

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


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Belgian imperial stout aged on toasted coconut and cacao.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
37,5 cl bottle@ lusikka, bottle #1740, bottled 20.02.2011
Aroma is roasted and slightly sweet with cocoa. Flavour is oversweet with sugar and cocoa. Smooth palate. Some stinging alcohol starts to occur at the end of the glass. Like AB:04, but without the chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 20.02.2011. Bottle #1740 of 3600.
Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweet berries, coffee, coconut and some wood. Wine-like. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, sweet and berry-driven finish. Soft carbonation. A bit too sweet, but still really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 20.02.2011. Bottle no. 1740/3600.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of tar, syrup, caramel malts, sugar candy, vanilla and berry notes. Flavor of sweet sugar candy, caramel malts, toffee, vanilla, mild roasted malts and dark chocolate. Very sweet and sticky palate with very faint sourish berry nyances. hmph.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6447) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
375ml bottle

Bottled on 20.02.2011 - Bottle #1740/3600 - Pours pitch black with virtually no head at all. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate and coffee. Taste is quite sweet and roasty with hints of chocolate, cocoa and syrup. Finish is sweet and slightly roasty with hints of alcohol. A bit too sweet for my taste, and slightly unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleph (231) - - APR 20, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Dark dark brown with small tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, soy sauce, wood, the barest hint of coconut. Smooth, sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew’s Epic Abstrakt/Blåbær tasting, feat. special guests Foffern and StoreMy. :-) Jet black body, tiny dark caramel head. Aroma is pretty awesome: intense cocoa-chocolate tones, booze, espresso coffee, roasty dark malts and hints of coconut and wood. Taste is intense cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee, with hints of ashes and sweet malts. Dry mouthfeel, full body. Pretty damn good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2012
(sampled at Dak’s, from ibrew2o3?). Pours syrupy dark brown. Thin head. Aroma is cocoa, wood, caramel and light coconut. Taste is sweet with honey-like characteristics. Full bodied and sticky. Good in small doses!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
375 ml bottle in Musa, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Dark brown colour with no head. Heavy malt, mild sweetness, red wine and roasted malt in aroma. Sweet berries and heavy malt in vinous flavour. Smooth. Too smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (1925) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 18, 2012
30/06/2011 Birra+ (375ml bottle). Degustazione da Birra+. Nera, intensa, con riflessi color caffè, schiuma quasi assente e poco persistente. Aroma spiazzante, dolciastro, quasi stucchevole, vanigliato e zuccheroso. In bocca è dolcissima, cioccolatosa e vanigliata, con note di cocco ad aggiungere ulteriore dolcezza. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Birra senza dubbio particolare, ma decisamente modesta come riuscita e stucchevole anche in dosi da degustazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cacao, molasses and soya sauce. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet roasted chocolate and a warm alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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