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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: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mysan_brewing (58) - - APR 26, 2013
Smell of smoke and dark fruits with some oaky backnote. Pitch black with no Head. A bit like oil. Dark fruits in the taste as well with a dry and smokey aftertaste. Nice sour/bitterness from the rasberries puts a sweetness to this very masculine beer. Low in carbonation and the perfect match to a friday night indoors while the rain is pooring outside:) good choice for a celebration. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is liquorice, fruit, taste is sweet chocolate, dry, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
Japp. Den sjönk ner riktigt bra. Kommer aldrig att sluta älska dessa abstrakter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wihlan (238) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Fantastisk! Doftar mörkchoklad, kaffe och awesomeness! Smakar choklad, kaffe samt en värme från alkoholen. Angenäm beska som myser i bakgrunden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1264) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Alkoholennframträder i både arom och smak. Dock för att vara 17% så döljs den rätt bra särskilt i smaken. Mörk torkad frukt, beska, kaffe ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle@Home Appearance: Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma: Alcohol, berries, chocolate, ripe fruit. Taste: Chocolate, Alcohol, Raisin, Figs, Hint of Coffee. Palate: Alcohol is very present but in a good way. Kind of thin and low on carbonation. Considering how strong this beer is it goes down damn easy. A perfect nightcap. Could use a bit more body tho.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle offered @ Steve O palace. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a thin head. Aroma is full of thick, goopy dark chocolate and brown sugar and maybe a touch of soy sauce. Overall pretty good aroma. Thick, full bodied. Nice mouth feel. Pretty delicious flavor. Really delicious German Chocolate, burnt sugar, coconut, thick flavor. Fucken good. Thanks to my Swedish friend that sent this !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is thick black with absolutely no head. Big anise, peat, leather, grape, tangy, dark fruits, licorice, cocoa, light coffee, and toasted bread in the aroma. Taste is anise, coconut, leather, rich dark chocolate, raisins, figs, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and dark fruits with a rich chocolate finish. Slick, velvety mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really nice stuff! Fuck Yeah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Thick black pour with no head, aroma brought notes of caramel, molasses, coconut, hints of dark chocolate, roast, hints of earth, slight berry, dark cherry, hints of honey, vanilla. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, coconut, hints of earth, roast, slight honey, vanilla, hints of berry, raspberry, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christopsy (102) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Drank and noted on 3 December 2012. Absolutely out of this world. A real big boy beer, full of honey and raspberries with small whiskey notes...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, big thanks to Kenny #2303/5754, 23/01/14. Pitch black with a moderate tan covering that dissipates to a swirl. Nose is big roast malt, dark chocolate, smoke, spice, dark fruit twang, whisky notes. Taste comprises subtle BA whisky, dark chocolate, molasses, boozey leanings. Full bodied, fine carbonation with a booze laced closure. Nice stuff, holding up well, booze well integrated for 17% !

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