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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:09

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.1%
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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.


AndySnow's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4532) - Stockholm, - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle @ NK Saluhall. Black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, raisin. Flavour is alcohol, some chocolate, whiskey.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CarlJonas (226) - 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?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (365) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (952) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2071) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6767) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1053) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1113) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrtavora (27) - - DEC 17, 2014
2nd tasting since 2012: The honey and raspberries have come through with raging, however paradoxically it is a less sweet beer, very oaky

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6270) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Ferris). Looks solid; pretty still though. A fairly opaque dark coffee with razor-thin beige lacing. Smells good; dark malt, chocolate, booze, honey, and oak. Intense, but nice. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as balanced, and without the honey. Solid on the palate; a bit thinner than I’d expect for the abv though. Big boi beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle - Molasses, boozy Whisky and some anise. Jet black with no head. Sweet honey, liquorice, dark fruit and some light Whisky notes. Boozy and oily. For something this old still very big and potent.


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