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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
95
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 150   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Deep dark brown with a beige head and a little sediment. Aroma is dates, liquorice, raisins, chocolate, anise. Syrupy mouthfeel, well balanced palate with a hint of umami on the finish. Taste is liquorice, molasses, raisins, chocolate, hint of soy sauce.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Un liquide brun rougeatre magnifique surmonté d’une tete génératrice de dentelle comme rarement j’ai vu. Un nez de coulis de raisins hyper malté, vraiment similaire à la raison d’extra, ça augure franchement bien. En bouche c’est une rondeur parfaite qui se déverse, tout le long de la déguste j’avais peine à y croire. Chocolat, raisins, malts foncés se laissent compléter par le baril de vin de façon surprenante. Dans la catégorie ’’intéressante idée sur papier mais est-ce que ça marche?", le gagnant est Brewdog...et c’est loin d’avoir toujours ete le cas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (588) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
Bottle (33cl). Very dark brown colour. Inch-thick beige head, good retention, leaves a wavy lace pattern. Very sweet malty aroma with raisins, molasses, oaked red wine, sherry, cream, coffee, cola. Full body, flat carbonation. Sweet taste, balanced by a notable, slightly vinegary, acidity and a mild bitterness. Extremely long bitter-sweet aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1007) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
Black with brown head - Sweet malt and wineus aroma - very good sweet malt body with dark fruits, some wine notes - Finish is lingering sweet dark fruits and malt with some nice alcohol heat in the back - very good and easy to enjoy on a cold winter night

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (676) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a deep, murky brown with a thick brown head. Aroma is dried fruits, oak, chocolate, subtle red wine nuances. Flavour is sweet and replicates the nose - lots of dried fruit, toast. Finish is sweet, tart, and roasted. So good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Murky nut brown, brief low tan head. Sweet, rich, malty aroma with lots of Demerara sugar, brown bread, molasses. The palate delivers thick malty richness, reflecting the nose but with deeper elements of figs, raisins, dark fruits. The end brings a surprising hoppy bitter twist. God I love rich malty beers!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Tanks Brad! Murky brown, long lasting light brown compact head. Interesting aroma - cherries, some subdued sweetness, brown sugar, some sort of version of vanilla ice cream, blood orange, Swedish berry candies. Taste is also very interesting - different by a lot. Hints of smoke, pepper, plum, brown sugar, hints of something vinous, pretty good. Smooth drinking!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Dark brown body with a thick creamy film floating on top. Wow this smells good! Heavy malty aroma, lots of fruit, soya sauce, I do hit wine. Taste is the same but add a shit load of burnt sugar. Now when warm red wine is huge but has no acidity. An odd bitterness surrounds this beer. This was a strangely good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (654) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small head and steady carbonation. Rich caramel & chocolate malt with berries, dates & grape fruity flavours, with a creamy texture as it goes down. Very smooth and the alcohol is very well hidden. Really good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours deep dark brown and produces a thick brown head. The nose is very fruity, blueberry, cherry, grapes, apples, some cotton candy, booze, maple syrup and unfortunately, while not overwhelming, turpentine. The taste is heavy sweet with minimal bitterness. The end comes out a little more bitter. The texture is smooth and creamy, the body is heavy and the finish is long. Not my favorite of the abstrakt series, but not bad.


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