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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:08

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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
ltd relase
Deconstructed Blonde Imperial Stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
WOW!! AB:08. This is a stout! Pours...reddish/copper... its REALLY TASTY!!! If you tasted it with a blindfold, you’d swear it was as black as hell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2012
Strong coffee nose, sweet latte/coffee flavour. Some frutiy notes as well. ’long tail with lots of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7640) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
37.5 cl. corcked & caged bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // bottle nr. 779 / 7902 // bottle on 26.12.2011 // ingredients include extra pale malt, liquorice, heavily toasted oak, chips, cacao, coffee & smoked malts, oh dear // apparently it is supposed to be a blond imperial stout (?) // clear textbook amber with an off-white head // smells very sweet, very heavy on honey, cinnamon, lots of caramel, fermenting honey, sweet thistles (or something akin to that), some sweet, weird honey concoction, alcohol // taste is very, very weird, sweet, sweet, honey heavy, fermenting honey, anis, nectar, sweet caramel, oatmeal cereal, honey-coated grains, going into a bitter, thistles, herbal aftertaste, very bitter, thistle (taste really reminds me of how thistles smell & feels like nettled plants going smoothly down), lasting bitterness in the finish,… // no imperial stout, that is for sure, mix between a barleywine & American strong ale perhaps // sticky, honey syrup body, oily // rises to the head, faster than you would expect // this is very weird but I enjoyed it, unusual that is for sure the case

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielyabu (1524) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 4, 2013
small frothy white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick light amberish-brown body (it’s actually hard to describe this hue). aroma: heavy roasted nutty malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee, raisin, wood. if: moderate sweet bitter. ff: moderate sweet heavy bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, chalky heavy alcoholic finish. Forte aquecimento alcoólico, leve presença de café no paladar, sobrepujada por álcool e toques amadeirados, considerada como IS, é muito diferenciada, amargor pungente, escalante, gredoso, é uma experiência que deu certo. R$ 63,90. Bottle 3331/7909. Dulçor tem a presença de frutas secas, lembrando uva-passa, principalmente. Excelente cerveja, principalmente pela quantidade de nuances surpreendentes que apresentou a esse estilo que, para mim, está caracterizado justamente pela falta delas. Na segunda metade da cerveja, o café ganha força, mas mesmo assim, continua sobrepujado pelo álcool e pelo amargor amadeirado. Baixa drinkability. 320 s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 15, 2011
"Deconstructed imperial blonde stout". We were handed this blindfolded in brewdog camden last night. It felt like a dark beer. Roasted coffee and chocolate on the nose, thick in the mouth with delicious fruity coffee finish with a balancing sweetness and very deceptive for its hefty ABV! Took the blindfold off and it was mid-blonde! Liekd it so much had to get a third afterwards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Dan. Pours an amber gold, with only a ring of bubbles. Aroma is espresso, with caramel and liquorice. Taste is similar - bitter, hoppy but with those caramely notes, less overtly hoppy than youd expect from the nose but still as bitter. Black and bell pepper notes. Definite shortbread notes. An honest appraisal would be its a complex mindfuck. Real sense of occasion, too, like a few BrewDog high ABVs.Wunderbar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
enn_p (8) - ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2012 does not count
Yet another surprising concoction from Brewdog - getting a lot of different smells and tastes: coffee, blue cheese, cigar, honey, licorice. A strange mix but works great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Bottle, at Patricks. It pours a clear dark amber colored body under a small, dense, off-white head. Caramel maltyness, some alcohol and vanilla and a touch of cocoa on the nose. Hop notes too. Full-bodied, lightly warming and soft on the carbonation. Dried fruits, alcohol, caramel, some cocoa and hoppy bitterness, as well as some spiced notes. Lasting finish. Sure a nice one, especially like the cocoa like touch. Rating: 8-4-7-4-15-3.8. 120301

Bottle, 375cl corked. It pours a very dark brown body, topped by a nice, beige head leaving some lacings. Roasted malts tending towards butterscotch, cocoa covered praline, some alcohol, a touch of coffee, dark chocolate, coconut and sugar on the nose. The flavor has licorice, roasted malts, alcohol, some cocoa and bitterness. Full-bodied, warming and maybe a bit low on carbonation. Warming finish. A beer with a wonderful aroma, a tad too sweet flavor, and overall a bit too much warmth, but damn fine anyway. 120317

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7632) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle, purchased during BrewDog tasting in hostinec Richtar Jakub. Some problems with opening, but finally old wine opener did it’s job. Dark golden color with medium long lasting beige head. Aroma of honey, tropical fruit, malt, salt. Taste, heavy sweet, with strong bitterness, dried tropical fruit, caramel, pines, honey. Fruity finish with decent bitterness. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Aged for four years. First sip, I can honestly say I have never had a beer like this before. Dark reddish brown with no head or carbonation. Pours clean. Smell is intense as soon as the bottle is open. Smells of toasted sourdough bread, earth, dates, deep marmite and malt. Sort of like a barley wine but less sweet. Taste is of intense malts and you can feel the booze still coming trough but with warmth not spirit flavour. Almonds, wood, dates, and chocolate. Bitter with elements of sweetness. It reminds me of fruitcake. Full oily body. Even after four years the yeast and booze comes through. It is an great beer compared to your typical sort but in the league that its trying to play it comes off a bit amateur. Nonethless, a decent ASA.

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