yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375 ml corked, at grünerløkka festival. A brown beer, lightly hazy, and topped by a beige head. Sweetish, vinous nose with caramel and maltiness. Although sweet on the palate, there’s some sourness blending in. Caramel, wine, alcohol, brown sugar and a faint bitterness in the flavour. Lasting finish. A bit warming, but really nice. 120825
visionthing (1655) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Bottle at Grünerløkka mat- og mikrobryggfestiva. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Quite fruity aroma with malt, wood, berries? and spices. Sweet and malty with a quite dry, woody finish with hints of spices. Sweet, but pleasant.
Arve_Christian (2087) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Grünerløkka mat & mikrobrygg . Dark brown color, some foam. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, leather & notes of red wine.
Full body & high complexity.
Sweetness & good balancing bitterness.
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JAXSON (481) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks James! Pours a deep, near-black brown with some ruby edges and a creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, sweet red berries, some ash and maybe tobacco. Mouth is pretty assertive, a blend of roasted, ashy flavors and sweet red fruits. Wine barrel is maybe a bit too prominent, a major pet peeve of mine. Sweet but not horribly so. Not really my thing, but decent, I guess.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of James, thanks! Almost black, large brown head, good retention. Aroma of dark fruits and dates. Taste is plums, port wine.
knickskicks (496) - - AUG 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, dark berries, plums, raisins, warming alcohol, peanut butter, toffee. A real quality brown ale.
JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Sour treacle malt aroma. Strog sweet chewy toffeemalt flavour. Very smooth. I am not a fan of the Abstrakts but this is one of the better ones.
grunx (367) - - AUG 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Molta regalèsia en boca. Un punt alcohòlica tant en nas com en boca. Cremosa. Jo me la beuria amb una bona barbacoa. Molt vinosa.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I finished off a great drinking session at the BrewDog Bar in Manchester with one-third pint of this one poured from tap. Deep, dark-reddish shade body covered by a filmy, beige layer. Lovely aroma of stewed prunes, smoke and chocolate malt. Dark and dried fruity taste alongside notes of dark berries and vanilla offset by a malt-bitter end, long-lived and added by alcohol warmth. Velvety mouthfeel. Delicious full bodied sipper (07.07.2012).
crosamich (430) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still a bit alcohol heat but I think that will be tamed after some time. takes the barrel very well. nice base beer, caramelized sugar, slight raisin/sherry notes, touch of vanilla. Sweet finish, some alcohol harshness at the backend. One of the best Abstrakts for me.