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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1959) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of sweet candy and milk chocolate.
Appearance: A clear amber beer, an off-white house, little lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Sweet. sweet honey, candy and soft cheese, some cherry seeds.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and warm oily texture, somewhat dry.
Overall: An odd beer, but rather nice, a few years aging might be interesting.
Note: Bottle at Linköping Beer Expo tasting.. Reviewed 2012-03-17.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle [375ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o garthicus. Bottle 5758 of 7902, bottled on 06.12.11. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange-amber with an average size quick-diminishing fluffy white head. Kind of oily-looking. Aroma of smoke, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol and honey. Boozy coffee flavour, sweet and syrupy. Big boozy finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Full bodied. Interesting beer, it’s too boozy but it’s very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a clear and copper beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt, cold coffee, green pepper and alcohol. The flavor is messy but follows the nose with additional chocolate. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall the aroma is very one dimensional and the flavor is a mess of impressions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Poured a clear, honey amber color. Layer of bright white film that quickly recedes to a ringed collar. Not much head retention and just a bit of lacing. Some obvious alcohol legs but I like color. Very vibrant. S-- Smoke, peat, ash, candied orange and coffee with a touch of chocolate. Very fresh and green coffee beans. A very nice nose as a sort of combination of a strong ale and imperial stout or porter. T-- Chocolate, fresh coffee bean and orange. Alcohol is very obvious in the mouth. Slightly syrupy and medicinal. M-- Smoke, char, ash, and coffee in the finish, but quite dry. Low carbonation and slightly syrupy heavy feel. A little bit oily in the front and mid. More of a strong ale at this point. O-- Interesting concept. Kind of a combination of two styles. The strong ale part is a bit unrefined but can be a really good in time. Still a bit too boozy and syrupy. Might want to try this again later on and see how this progressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet enjoyed at home
Deep copper clear, beige head. Smells of malts, grain, some hops and hay. Heavy sweet, quite malty, alot of malty flavors, quite unusual, also quite distinct yeast flavor. Light to moderate bitter finish, some hay and grass there. Not anything near my expectation as an Abstrakt,. To easy, want some more complexity. Maybe i expect too much from Brewdog?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2826) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle number 5758. Appearance: Light orange, tiny almost non existent head. Aroma: Malty, spicy, almost dusty, hoppy, perfume, green leaves and pepper. Flavour: Honey, raisins, spicy, orange peel, alcohol is very prevalent, cinnamon, peppercorn. Sweet honey finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
375ml green corked&caged bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Bottle # 5758. Clear bright peach-rbuy, smallish off-white head. Booze, sweet, a bit earthy and vegetal - weird, harsh. Taste follows, yes sweet, but it comes together - very strong, fruity, pungently herbal - holy crap, so much better. Syrupy, slick, boozy, stingingly carbonated, quick finishing, boozy sweet and sweaty aftertaste. All over the map, but the taste was cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3716) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
27-JUL-2012, bottle @home from Ølbutikken. Clear amber with tan head. Barley wine aroma with caramel, flowers, orange peel, and alcohol. Taste the same with additional notes of bitter hops and then a little "roast" but not nearly enough to make me think stout. Nice body. Too sweet. Finish a little hoppy bitter. Fine experience. Nice try guys:-)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1634) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Smell of nuts, some chocolate. Muddy colour, practically no head. Very sweet. Aroma of alcohol ( very heavy), some nuts and caramel. Oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
Small white head doesn’t last. Clear amber body. Deep strawy syrupy caramel aroma with dusty earthy fruity notes. Feels like chocolate, too. Dry-sweet dusty earthy caramelly taste with chocolatey fruity notes. Fullish body. Mostly mild. Dryish dusty earthy strawy caramelly aftertaste with funky chocolatey sherry notes. Nice, interesting, sippable, unusual. This beer confuses me, but I enjoy it anyway. (0.375l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo. Bottle 5670 of 7902.)

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