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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.

ante's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours out in an opaque black colour with a rich thick pale brown head. Strong and really sweet aroma of caramelized sugar, milky chocolate, coconut milk, black chocolate, black cherries and brown sugar with hints of peppery alcohol. Full-bodied with strong sweet notes of chocolate sauce, coconuts, brown sugar, loads of dark malts, fudge, toffee and caramelized sugar. Thick and really chewy mouthfeel. Long sweet finish of milky chocolate, sweet Turkish coffee, caramelized sugar and coconuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17213) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at home, #2905/3600, rake number 16KAY, 27/05/16. Black with a moderate tan swirl that soon dis sipates to nyadda. Nose is sweet malt, rich chocolate, mellow barrel, molasses, raisens, toasted coconut. Taste comprises liquid fruit cake, light barrel tones, sweet malt, liquid chocolate, light charr, dates, raisens, light spice. Hasn’t held up too badly at all ... a touch sweet and cloying but a decent enough sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (6194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget (aged since release). At first the smell was awfull, smelled like a dead animal farted. But then it got better with lots of chocolate and caramel. Very sweet taste, malty with chocolate, caramel and fudge. Both the smell and taste improved allot when it got some air. Sweet liquid candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5081) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
Pitch black color. Completely flat, big cacao nose with coconuts. Low carbonation tons of cacao and dark fruit, roasted malt. Sweet full body, but not over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1727) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Gurthnar at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Black body, without any head.
Aroma of melting dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, some liquorice, dark fruits, booze.
Tastes of chocolate, coffee, some coconut, some liquorice, dark fruits, some yeast, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcohol warming, with chocolate, cocoa, coffee.

Tasty. A comfortable, full sipper. Boozy, but also quite smooth, with a lot of tasty dark malts and some interesting other notes from the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3220) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours deep brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of licqourice, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste is very sweet, licqourice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol is present, whiskey, coconut, cacao, soya sauce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. This beer is one of the few boasting of several adjectives which actually delivers all of them. The color is very dark, almost black. Carbonation mostly escaped but that is OK here. It is really sweet but not disturbingly so. You get loads of caramel, coconut is present, whisky barrels as well and finally also light Belgian yeasty character. Complex but really nicely rounded and harmonic. Alcohol hidden well and easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2277) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting, many thanks. black color, oily looks, almost no carbonation. smells liqueurish, malty sweetness, strong dried fruits, chocolate, caramel, alcoholic, coconut, wooden notes. full body, almost no carbonation noticeable, oily mouthfeel. tastes alcoholic, wooden notes, coconut, malty sweetness, dried fruits, some chocolate. alcoholic / malty sweetness / notes of coconut. very nice, rather heavy though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Black and thin with a sugary sweetness. Lively with some yeast. Don’t really get much coconut or any of the unique ingredients. Sort of fies in the glass with a slight austere end. Another Abstrakt disappointment

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with strong sweet espresso, liquorice, cacao, oak wood, molasses and hints of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet espresso, cacao, molasses, hints of coconut and a sweet, vinous finish. There’s a certain cocoa bitterness there, but mainly overshadowed by sweet malt. Full body, quite sweet. Complex and vinous, with lots of taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours near black with no head. Aromas of liquorice and dark sugars. Taste is sweet, quite boozy. not getting any coconut to be honest.. Finishes a bit thin. Glad to have tried.

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