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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: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.

AndySnow's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5572) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Flaske 375ml (nr. 5599 av 5774) spandert av Rune. Delt på Nerstranda 27 Okt 15. Svart. 0 skum. Kjempegod aroma av svisker. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken ekstremt innholdsrik. Her savnes ingen ting. Svakt syrlig etter hvert. Her er det bare å lene seg tilbake og nyte til eller som dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
375ml corked bottle, no.5599 of 5754, bought somewhere in Manchester three years ago. Shared with Finn. Close to jet black body, naked black surface, fragile lacing. Inviting whisky-like aroma, including dried fruits, oak, bread, and chocolate. Powerful taste profile of raisin, prunes, chocolate, honeyed bread, and wood. Long-lived and warming ending with smooth bitterness of red berries. Oily palate. Surprisingly easy to drink. Delicious sipper lingering all the way home and into the night (Tromsø 27.10.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (3848) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. The only thing this beer needs is more carbonation. Right now it has none. Otherwise it is a wonderfully balanced imperial stout with subtle note of raspberry. What more ca I say? This one took the ageing gloriously, I only wish for more CO2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2541) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle, shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours nearly black color, nearly no beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted mal, chocolate, cherries, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, cherry, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (240) - Ottawa, 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 (5335) - 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 (2291) - 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 (487) - 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 (1404) - 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!

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