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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:08

 (RETIRED)
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47
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ltd relase
Deconstructed Blonde Imperial Stout


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3615) - Linz, 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 (397) - 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 (3406) - 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 (8695) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5606) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
375 ml corked (plastic cork, nearly impossible to open) green bottle, bought from Vinmonopolet (Nettbutikken) May/June 2012. Bottled on 06.12.11, bottle No. 5665 of 7902 ABV is 11.8%. Beautiful reddish brown colour, low off-white head. Strong oxidised aroma of malts, oak and fusel alcohols, hints of dried figs. Minimal carbonation in the mouth. The flavour is very oaky and oxidised, not very sweet, with moderate hops. Not worth the high price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1220) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Bottled 6/12/11, pours a clear golden brown, low carbonation, in the nose syrup, oats and biscuit malts. In the mouth quite sweet but evaporates to a well balanced slightly bitter finish, finishes really nicely. I’d describe this a really good and very strong British style ale. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1978) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Brewdog online shop. Deep amber copper, zero head. Aroma of caramel, Christmas cake, vanilla. Woody first sip, more caramel. Quite sweet, then some balance from hops, but mostly sweet vanilla. Finish is long with rum and oak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
[375ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Every inch the session golden ale on the pour – blondish yellow, with a thin, loose head. Surprising aroma - to be honest, it smelled very similar to opening a box of Sugar Puffs, only slightly vegetal at the same time. However, over the next few sips, the oatmeal really came through and it improved, albeit still whilst tasting breakfasty [18022013]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Really interesting experiment - they’ve managed to get the chocolate and liquorice aroma in, but the coffee is not quite there for me. Some sherry notes. Golden yellow in the glass, no lasting head to speak of. Sherry again in the taste, and marmalade. Neither a blonde nor a stout, but worth trying.


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