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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:08

 (RETIRED)
overall
85
45
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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ltd relase
Deconstructed Blonde Imperial Stout


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2013
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 06/12/11. Bottle #1908 of 7902. From brewdog.com.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny off-white head. Pepper, berries, bitterness and roasted malt in the aroma. The flavour is very strong. Alcohol, a truckload of sweetness and strong bitterness. Not very tasty. Too sweet and too boozy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle, # 7662. Pours dark golden with a small head. Aroma is caramel malts with some alcohol, as well as grain and heather. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, toffee, grain and kandi, as well as a nice fruitiness with apricot and orange peel sticking through the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at the Pig’s Ear Cellar, Richmond, 29/06/13. #3338/7902. Hazed dark amber with no head. Nose is dark toffee, light booze, earthy, woody notes, dark fruit. Taste comprises dark fruits, touch of chocolate, rich toffee, booze, light liqourice, does of honey, brown sugars. Full bodied, fine carbonation, slightly viscous boozey finale but smooth and drinkable with it. Solid work.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyggaBrown (383) - NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
You really get the feeling of drinking something special, but this one lacks a bit harmony between the bitterness and sweetness to reach all the way to the top. It’s delicate, winy and great, with enough bitterness and sweetness to kill a man...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1078) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
I would assume that a brewery puts hard-to-remove plastic corks on their bottles for a reason. Maybe because they are of exquisite quality and allow the beer to be stored and matured for years and years? Or maybe because they’re cool and makes the bottle look expensive and the brewery doesn’t care about the quality? I fear that the latter is the case here, because when I start to pour the medium brown copper-ish liquid it looks close to flat, as was the case for the AB:06 I had a few weeks ago. The head, if I can use that term, is tiny and consists of a fully covering film with a few big bubbles sailing on top. Virtually no lacing is left on my glass. The very strong aroma is a strange and unfresh mix of seriously overripe fruits, dark caramel and chocolate. Very unusual, but at the same time quite interesting! The taste is very sweet, and the moderate bitter finish balances the sweetness quite ok. The flavour profile is not unsurprisingly very special. I’ve never tasted anything like this before, so kudos for being innovate! I get overripe fruits, dark dried fruits like raisins, sherry, herbs and in the back dark chocolate, dark caramel and citrus. The mouthfeel is partially ruined by the almost completely flat carbonation, but I can imagine that the full body, the lovely vinous alcoholic feel and the oily texture would have been stunning with some bubbles. A strange and interesting beer.
[37.5 cl bottle (#7593/7902), enjoyed 1.5 years after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3310) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle: Intensive malty aroma, caramel, candy, oak barrels, some fruitiness. Amber color, low off-white head. Flavor is malty with light sugar notes but mainly oak barrel flavor, chillie, honey, ash, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Not worth the price.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours golden orange with a short, creamy white head and medium lacing. Nose is caramel chocolate, honey and butterscotch. Smells like a sweet barley wine. Flavour is thick and sweet, lots of caramel, honey and apricot. Also plum-esque vinous/red wine flavour and tongue coating. Massive lingering sweetness and hidden booze. Interesting style, I'd definitely drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with pretty much no head, just a few bubbles. What the fuck.... wasn’t expecting that on the nose. Nose very rich and chocolatey with heavy plum and raisin notes. Lots of dark fruit and chocolate combine well and practically deceive your eyes. Speaking of deceiving, the taste does the same. Heavy, dark fruits and powdered chocolate all over. Booze is hidden well, mouth feel is a little thin. Really cool and crazy shit. Had low hopes but it delivered

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6047) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a hazy amber with a tiny ring of beige head. Aroma of liqueur upfront, with caramel and some treacly dark fruits. Flavour is quite sweet but very complex, with liqueur, caramel, and a little chocolate. Sweet, but not cloying. Lots of complexity, with a lingering finish of toffee and liqueur. Great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Aroma has lemon peel and strong but somewhat sweet maltiness with fruits and coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium low carb. Aftermouthfeel is leathery. Taste is blackberries with a strong malty body. Aftertaste is leathery with blackberries being quite bitter. Bottled 061211, hence the dominating blackberryflavor. Not mindblowing but drinkable indeed, decently balanced with the high abv.


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