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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:09

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.1%
AB:09 is a 17.1%, Cranachan Imperial Stout, brewed in September 2011, and has been peacefully maturing in our amazing single grain whisky barrels since. The Cranachan Imperial Stout was inspired by the famous Scottish desert, and was brewed with a mountain of dark malts, loads of oats, Scottish heather honey and local raspberries. The beer was then transferred to oak casks to mature for 6 months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (200) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
The Aroma is quite subdued. The taste isn’t. Flavours of port, roasted malt, some spices, tar, liquorice, red fruit, wood and spices are prominent. raisins, pepper and some booziness add to the complexity. A soft, creamy, yet spicy mouthfeel and a touch of oiliness add to the gammut of tastes blended in this beast of an imperial stout. This one will age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5180) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
375ml bottle [#2544/5754]. Jet black colour with no head, some tan-coloured bubbles gather at the bezel. Sweet-ish dark malty aroma, notes of treacle, vanilla, oak, some raspberry in the background, a Marmite touch. Taste is sweet dark malty, notes of treacle and vanilla, yeasty spicy overtones, some Marmite; flat carbonation, soft palate, superbly hidden alcohol. Would have liked more raspberry, what probably had necessitated earlier consumption; I assume the fruity raspberry flavours have widely gone, whereas the peppery spicy portion shows up in the notes identified as Marmite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2279) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
375ml bottle, #4821. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin brown lacing. Complex, developed aroma, roasted malt, raspberries, wood, coffee, herbs. Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, low CO2. Complex, roasted taste, chocolate, caramel, oats, raspberries, wood, hints of smoke. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden and integrated. Despite the ABV, though, the four years in bottle was apparently a little too much, and the beer has passed its peak, and started to slide downhill. (2015-07-03)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CarlJonas (228) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Black, no head. Aroma of liquorice and port. Tastes like some sort of fortified wine, fruity and boozy with a slightly salty finish. Completely flat with quite a rich mouthfeel. Whiskey barrel aged port?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (464) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aged 3 years. Almost black with almost no head. Sweet vinous aroma almost port wine like with notes of cherries, raspberries, grapes, oak, warming alcohol, cocoa, pear. Smooth texture, big mouth feel and warming alcohol in taste. Taste also is port wine like with notes of dry oak, fruity cherries, pleasant vanilla, whiskey, caramel, leather. Lingering woody bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1313) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottle; via mr awesome - madmitch76! Poured opaque. No head. Black. Aroma is sticky toffee pudding, tar, motor oil and old barrels. Taste is leather, velvet, raspberries; raw honey; blackcurrants, tar, peat, motor oil, chocolate gateaux, chocolate muffins, grains and bourbon. Nice work, Brewdog!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015

Lukt: Frukter og Whiskey.
Utseende: Sort
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: Frukter og en liten alkoholvarmer.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP, Kvadrat, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@17,1%, Når@20.03.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7062) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy head. Malty, vinous nose with notes of liquorice, oak wood, a touch of whisky, soy sauce, dark chocolate, strong black coffee, rum raisins and hints of raspberries. Malty, roasted taste with liquorice, salmiak, soy sauce, sweet espresso, cacao, dark chocolate, oak wood, rum raisins and a strong, vinous finish with a fair amount of grain whisky shining through. Full body (too say the least), quite sweet. Powerful stuff, but really tasty in moderate amounts. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1222) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl à la brasserie, couleur noire, pas de mousse ni d’effervescence. Attaque foerte sur le café et la noix type porto en fin de bouche continuité sur le fruit rouge et le fumé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1290) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Biere liquoreuse, nez liqueur de fruits rouges, palais sur l'alcool, le café. Produit assez impressionnant et incroyablement surprenant.

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