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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

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


on tap

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Nez liquoreux, palais fruit rouge, alcool, pointe de sucre candi. Ensemble agréable. Produit spécial mais intéressant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14899) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Opaque black color, no head. Soya, toastyness and sugar in the nose. Also light oxizided "milkyness". Medium-bodied, velvety palate. Toffee, alcohol has toned down somewhat, madeirawineish flavors. Aged gently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rolfarild (181) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Clear brown with no head or lacing just as the other Abstract series. Aroma of dried fuit, red wine and wood. A profound taste of red wine, fruit and alcohol. Aftertase is wine-ish but don’t linger too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1312) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Aroma is plum, raisin, beligian sugar candy and rich malts. Taste is a deep rich maltiness that is accompanied by a dark fruity body that leaves a nice warm liquor feeling. Light earthy hoppiness fairly pale. Appearance is a dark murky brown/amber with small sediment in suspension. Head is thin and retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (114) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Man this is an interesting beer. Pours exactly like coca cola. The nose is great, full of red wine, rich chocolate, fruity and BOOZE! First thing that hit me on tasting was port. Then followed some chocolate, cherries and dark fruits with a woody note in there too. Real syrupy mouthfeel. I think great beer - had it with a roast and enjoyed. I can see how it would be polarising though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
375ml bottle #6676/9987, cork, 11.5%. Black, small ring of white head. Aroma is sherry, raspberry, tulip flowers, some alcohol. Body is medium, smooth, not foamy. Very smooth body. Taste is tangy coffee syrup, malty, semisweet, tannic, no bitterness. Nice red wine character. Smooth as you like. One of the best I’ve had in the Abstrakt series (not that that’s saying much, but this one is smooth and drinkable).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is fruity, roasted, taste is sweet, berries, roast malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, salty licorice and some bread. Flavour of roasted malts, some licorice, bread, vanilla, dark chocolate and some cream. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. Bottle No. 8617/9987. Bottled on 20.06.2012.
Pours dark red color with no head. Very vinous on the nose, dark berries, some sugary notes and vanilla, maybe some distant port notes. Sweet caramel and plums on the flavor, faint licorice, port wine notes with vanilla, alcohol comes through but keeps at bay. Smooth palate. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #8617/9987, bottled 20.06.2012
Aroma has licorice, spices and some ripe fruits. Feels medicine-like. Flavour is rather medicine-like with strong licorice tones, some saltiness, sweet malts and spicy tones. Also quite strong woody tones – and perhaps porto tones. Not the most typical ASA and also too sweet. Smoothness is nice here anyway.

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