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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

 (RETIRED)
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98
96
style
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: 155   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1162) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #6948). Pours brown with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour is roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, dark fruits, and wine – with some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Visual: Beautiful simplistic Brew Dog label, corked and twisty-cap top secured green bottle. Pours dark cola brown with a reddish hue, small foamy dissipating head, ringed retention, sedimentation, some slow-moving activity. Nose: Thick, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar and barley malt. Attack: thick syrupy mouthfeel Mid-palate: caramel sweetness(8/10) mixed with minor alcohol detection, (MAIN) molasses, soy sauce, chocolate Finish: medium sweet & sour, coffee tanginess, red-fruity sweet malty finish. Summary: Expensive at $18/half bottle but very worth it considering the superb flavour profile, drinkability, potency, and overall high quality craftsmanship.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
(375ml bottle) Purchased from The Strath froth an ungodly $19. Bottle 4329. Pours near headless with a deep black body. Nose of sweet soy and molasses. Great body and oily texture. Strong boozy and heavily malted. Not worth anything close to the price but very strong palate, fun elixir. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle - Dark fruit, brown sugar and some chocolate. Muddy brown with a thin brown head. Molasses, dark fruit, some sourness (from the wine I assume) and a little heat in the finish along with some coffee notes. Very complex and definitely worth a try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is dates, figs, caramel, hints of coffee, liqourice and tart. Taste is muscovado sugar, liqourice, caramel, dates, figs, chocolate. Very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1102) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a standard Abstrakt body, i.e. it looks pretty flat. The colour is very dark brown, while the "head" consists of a thin, light-brown film with some big bubbles floating on top. The aroma is strong, sweet, malty and lightly roasted, with dark caramel (very dark, maybe it’s closer to burnt sugar) and dark dried fruits. Also come delicious vinous alcohol notes that reminds me of sherry. In the back I also get some spices. The taste is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. The strong flavours follow the aroma, maybe with a tad more spices and herbs. The red wine barrels haven’t produced any noticeable sourness or bretty notes, and that suits me just fine. The body is full, the texture is lovely oily, but as always when it comes to an Abstrakt, the close to flat carbonation isn’t fitting. I really need to try a fresh Abstrakt.
[37.5 cl bottle, bottle 9121 of 9987, enjoyed 15 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
plunkie (6) - - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
A deep dark brown beer with a light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, vanilla and fruit all rise out of the glass. More fruit and some woody flavours establish them selves in your mouth leading to a long roasted espresso finish. Very well balanced yet complex.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours cloudy brown with small tan head. Smells of roasted malts, light caramel. Tastes of coffee, toffee, roasted malts, and alcohol. Light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark ruddy chestnut brown color, with three fingers of densely foamy, pale beige head, which leaves thick lace. Aroma of bready caramel malt, sharply musty, dark fruit, oily nuttiness, and earthy, wet leafy hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel malt, nut butter, plum pudding, understated sweet red wine, earthy and leafy hops, and a touch of warming alcohol. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation, slight tannins and sweet earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle, # 9279. Pours dark with a very small head. Aroma is sweet of muscovado, nuts and chocolate. creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with grain, chocolate and muscovado, before finishing off with notes of burned malts and a good deal of sweet fruitiness.


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