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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: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - 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 (7693) - 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 (9288) - 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 (8069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6445) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375ml bottle

Bottled 20.06.12, bottle #8617/9987 - Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of red wine, malaga, oak, medicinal notes, some malts and spices. Taste is sweet, vinous, woody and malty with some oaky notes. Finish is sweet, syrupy, oaky and vinous with some woody notes. Quite heavy and vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A dark brown ale with a very thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of dark fruits, candy sugar, grassy British hops, vinous character, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a beautiful vinous malt, raisins, surranated hops, licorice, alcohol warmth, beautiful and delicious. #OttBottShare. Thanks Marissa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3164) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
Mørk brun, nesten svart med minimalt skum. Mørk sjokolade, lakris og modne bær. Bittersøt smak av mørk sjokolade, kaffe og noe salt. Fyldig med lite kullsyre. Vinøs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle bought at Systembolaget in September 2012. Almost black with a small head. Sweet with raisin, chocolate, malt, oak and some red wine. Potent with warming alcohol. A pleasant one to sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
@ Eddan 14-8-30: ganska söt doft. Tydlig smak av russin och alkohol. Fin fyllighet med en något tung eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep chestnut brown with a small, bubbly, off-white film head. Aroma has hazelnuts, red wine, chocolate, cherries, toasted caramel, softly vinious. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of hazelnuts, grapes, oak, vinious, raisins. Lingering, warming finish. Very interesting.

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