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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer is an 11.5% Imperial Brown Ale which we have aged in amazing Spanish sweet red barrels from Malaga. Stewart Bowman, our Head Brewer, devised an Imperial Brown Ale designed to perfectly complement the wine flavours and extract maximum depth and character from the giant barrels. We also felt the Imperial Brown Ale was ideally suited to be barrel aged and as well as the infusion of the Malaga wine character will also benefit added complexity and maturity from the time in oak.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (51) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
Color is dark brown. Forms a small head that disappears completely. Smell is quite nice: sweet, roasted malt, caramel and also some fruits. Taste hits you sweet right away. Resembles a 20 year old wine I had once. Complex, sweet and fruity. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Body feels medium and crisp. Carbonation is low but present. Not bad at all but I’m not that much into sweet beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (878) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of plum, soy, port, brown sugar, fudge, and wood. Dark amberish brown with a thin tan head. Taste is brown sugar, port, candy floss, cigarette ash, roasted malt, hazelnut, chocolate and ending with pure vanilla. I expected it to be too sweet, but it was pleasant, and not overbearing or cloying. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (429) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Poured from a corked 375mL bottle [bottle 4162 of 9987 bottled on 20/06/12]. Murky dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of plum, molasses, alcohol, wood, and caramel (reminds me of a low-hop barley wine). Taste similar with the wine characteristics coming through and very subtle chocolate. No carbonation. Light-medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (447) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Brune très foncé presque noire. Presqu'aucun collet. Café. Très caramélisé. Vanille. Noisette. Banane. Réglisse. Fine amertume de torréfaction. Liquoreuse avec une légère chaleur d'alcool. Excellente.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (92) - - MAR 12, 2014
IMPERIAL BROWN ALE AGED IN SPANISH RED WINE BARRELS 11.5% ARRIVED: JUNE 2012 9872 bottles Cor marrom escura com depósitos em suspensão; espuma de baixa formação e persistência de uma fina camada com pouco lacing; Aroma de ameixa, baunilha, um pouco de chocolate e intenso de café; Sabor de início de café, madeira e chocolate com meio que lembra vinho e final amargo de moderado para intenso; retrogosto amadeirado e com notas de tanino; ---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
Dark brown, red. Small tight head that congregates quickly around the edge of glass. Aroma is plum, brown sugar, booze. Med to heavy body, raisins, caramelized brown sugar, hot and boozy finish that creeps back up your throat. Red licorice and cough medicine.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber/mahogany beer with a smell beige head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, woody notes, raisins, caramel, figs, plums, nutcreme, hazelnuts, vinous, toffee, some sweet licorice, roasted, cocoa notes, some ash. Malty fruity flavor, tar, licorice, roasted, caramel, warming alcohol, a bit boozy, floral, toffee, vinous, some raisins and figs. Malty boozy finish with figs, raisins, caramel and vinous notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy goldenish dark brown with a very small bubbly goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with caramel, moist wood, hay, alcohol, toffee, sweet red desert wine, sweet dark bread and moist soil. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with caramel, sweet dark bread, sweet red desert wine, hay, moist wood, toffee, red berry fudge, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, round, tiny astringent, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, hay, moist soil, moist wood, dark grapes, raisins and hints of cocoa powder. Very sweet but yet very nice. I had lower expectations than this I must confess.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1447) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Jepp, det här var bra, riktigt bra. Smaken var fint balanserad med toner av choklad, jäst, dov fruktighet och lite syra. Balansen satt på sin plats och det gjorde även kroppen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1419) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a quickly diminishing beige head. Barrel, light vinous, prunes, sherry, light wood, cocoa, brown sugar. Medium body, soft and smooth texture, very soft carbonation. Medium sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Warming alcohol.


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