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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:08

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
ltd relase
Deconstructed Blonde Imperial Stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickd717 (4078) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown with no head like a barleywine. Caramel brandy oxidized aroma. The flavor itís barleywine-like with big malt and booze. Rather oxidized with cider notes. Full body with minimal carb. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8987) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. No bottle number. Bottled on 12/2011.
Pours hazy dark red color with no head. Sweet toffee and caramel on the nose, some alcohol, malts, dark ripe fruits and molasses. Fruity, plum-y and sweet with caramel, some raisins and lots of alcohol, wet cardboard, faint wooden notes with a subtle vanilla finish. Not the balance I was hoping for. A disappointment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, bottled 06.12.2011
Bottle number missing
Aroma is odd with potatoes, starchy tones, some caramel and toffee. Flavour has potatoes, starch, cardboard, caramel, toffee, alcohol and dried fruits. Also rather strong raisin tones. Not very nice, feels moldy & cardboardy and alcohol comes through too much. One could expect that a beer like this would survive three years but it seems that this was not the case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a murky brown amber colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted bread, some berries, earthiness and mild spiciness. Flavour of sweet malts, spiciness, apricot, dry wooden notes, some licorice and earth. Medium bodied and almost non-existent carbonation. Weird. Not at itís best anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375ml bottle

Bottled on 06/12/11 - Pours dark brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of syrupy malts, caramel, toffee and berries. Taste is syrupy, sweetish and malty with some caramel, raisin, berries and toffee. Finish is flat, sweetish and syrupy with some notes of raisin, berries and caramel. Quite strange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2369) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a medium tawny-ish sort of colour, with very little head. Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, licorice, coffee. Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, low CO2. Roasted, malty taste, chocolate, coffee beans, coconut, wood (?), vanilla, faint smoke. Quite enjoyable, but very odd, in an odd sort of way... (2014-09-20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottled in 2011. Poured into a snifter at home. Dark ruby, clear, totally still with no head at all. Not even a bubble. Aroma is sweet old ale, chocolate syrup - smells like chocolate has been added. Body is medium, totally smooth, no carbonation. Taste is sweet honey yet with a strong bitterness, malty barley wine, some more of that chocolate but itís in the background. Interesting enough, just not my type of thing. It has nice characteristics, but itís way too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiammanghilla (937) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 7, 2014
Assaggio @ cantinetta. Marroncina senza schiuma. Un po' di cioccolata, caramello e torrefatto, alcol. Non memorabile ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Rich, sickly toffee, sweet and malty, tastes more like a barley wine now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle at BrewDog, Edinburgh on 17 May. They had a few in stock, but the fridge was emptied of them by the end of my session. Poured amber and was completely flat, with pretty much no head. Aroma of butterscotch, booze and ripe berries. Sharp hop flavour with notes of toffee and spice. Finish was bitter grass, caramel and lavender. Different...

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