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

mcberko's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 1, 2013
375mL bottle at The Bishop Arms Folkungagatan, pours jet black with just a few bubbles of brown head. Aroma screams coconut upfront, followed by decadent cocoa notes. The coconut and cocoa are pretty much the main two qualities on the nose. Flavour is intensely sweet, almost sickly sweet, but somehow fitting, with notes of coconut and cocoa upfront, a little caramel, and lots of residual sugars. This is fairly cloying in sweetness, but somehow it works. These uber-sweet impie stouts are usually detracting to me, but this one feels elegant and complex. Excellent stuff. Perhaps only second to Abstrakt AB:04 in the series. Inexplicably great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1174) - 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 (2399) - 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 (3337) - 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 (1058) - 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 (771) - 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 (7033) - 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 (7008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet, liquorice, little coconut, bit of a funky aftertaste that lingers, sweet, thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tasted at a vertical tasting of the first six abstracts released. Bottles from Systembolaget. Slightly too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6045) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bootle at home traded with Nick for an AB:06 ages ago. Aroma is sweet brown sugar, muscavado sugar and toffee. Dark brown black pour clear with no head. Really viscous sryupy pour legs. Flavour is sweet toffee, brown sugar and soft roast. some coconut maybe? Maybe aged this one too much. Some earthy coffee bean in the finish. Palte is full and sweet sticky with low carbonation. Hides the the alcohol well. Tasty, maybe a bit too sweet.

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