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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
96
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Zurich. Beautiful brown color. A warm flat almost port-like strong ale with lots of prunes and barrel taste. Boozy and warm, perfect for a winter night at a snowy cottage with a cackling open fire.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7780) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
375 ml bottle shared with the group via b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a few random bubbles. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, a nice vinous character, this comes off more as a digestif, low carbonation works ok here, thick mouthfeel, a sipper for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12755) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby brown with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1897) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque dark brown with minimal tan head. Nose malt, earthy, salted caramel, toffee. Taste sweeter malt, caramel, malt, hint of dark fruit and wine. Very thick mouth feel. Sweeter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Pours a dark brown color, with minimal head. Wonderful aroma of dark chocolate, raisins, nice wine, oak, nuts, sherry. Pretty pleasant. Medium to bigger body. Minimal carbonation. Mild slick, leading to a mild dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, though more dry on the end. Mild bitterness, and a pleasant light alcohol warmth pushing the vinous flavors in the aftertaste. A little carbonation wouldn’t have hurt, but otherwise, this is pretty tasty one to sip a small bit of. Seems like it aged alright.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogbomb (1128) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. 2202/9987. Bottled: 20/06/12. Pours dark brown and watery. No head at all. Cant even muster one up. Nose is toffee, a slight whisky, Soy sauce. In the mouth it’s slick, a gives initial melted toffee flavours, like biting into a liquier. It’s surprisingly subtle. There’s a little saltiness, some sweetness and caramel qualities. You CAN pick out some of that red wine and oak from the beer. Vanilla. A slight whisky. This is incredible. Not even sure this counts as "beer" any more.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
375 ml bottle shared with crew. Pours a deep brown-black with an orange-brown tint and no head at all. Aroma is soy sauce, molasses and coffee. Flavor is salt, molasses, coffee, chocolate and dark grapes. Finish is alcohol, port wine and grapes. Full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
pours hazy/cloudy medium dark brown without a head, no lacing whatsoever. port raisins, beef stock, salty molasses, burnt caramel, controlled level of sweetness, oaky vanilla. low carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet, woodsy and spicy finish. dense and pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2309) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
375ml bottle, #6298. Pours a deep brown, with almost no head. Complex, mature aroma, caramel, chocolate, wood, vanilla, earth, toffee. Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, low CO2. Complex, mellow taste, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, wood, dark raspberry fruit, cinnamon, licorice, faint smoke. Quite well balanced, slightly over the hill, but still very enjoyable. (2015-12-12) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (761) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Scuro color marrone, schiuma poco persistente. Pungente, nocciolata, maltosa e fruttata; gusto dolciastro, vinoso e meno rotondo dell’atteso, corpo medio, effervescenza debole.


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