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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

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


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Giak (5) - - JUN 26, 2013 does not count
This one is definitely a sipper, strong stuff. Thick and dark, almost oily. It barely made a hiss when opened but had the perfect amount of carbonation. Tons of dark fruits, raisins and molasses in the nose and mouth. Maybe a slight woody aftertaste? however quickly overshadowed by the other much stronger flavors. Don’t know if I’d call this an Imperial Brown Ale, to me it tasted more like an english barley wine/wee heavy hybrid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2763) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
Flaske fra polet, nr. 8296: flott skum soim forsvinner raskt. Første smaksinntrykk ga meg umiddelbar assosiasjon til barndommens lakrisbåter, men etter hvert kom også sødme og rødvinsnoter fram. en kompleks og rik smak, perfekt til sjette episode av Brideshead Revisited - god bryggerkunst og sublim skuespillerkunst. Slik kan en søndagskveld nytes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (120) - Cardiff, WALES - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle in Brewdog Glasgow. One of the strangest really good beers I’ve had. A deep brown pour, tan head quickly disipates. I get the same warm red fruits and leather I might expect from the red wine, but it’s sweeter and even chocolatey compared to what I anticipated. In the mouth it’s warming and woody, bitter and malty. Finish is comfortingly long and warm. The sweetness comes through late and the fruit makes a come-back. Amazingly complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - MAY 19, 2013
Black colour with beige creamy head. Coffee and nuts aroma. So sweet at taste, smooth with full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Black with a thin tan head, aroma of sweet vanilla and port, flavour of banana, chocolate, alcohol and dark syrup. The finish is smooth bitterness and some ash. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Dark brown color, some foam. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, leather & notes of red wine. Full body & high complexity. Sweetness & good balancing bitterness. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (869) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had alcohol, malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied and warming with lowish carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, molasses, sweetness and hops. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3059) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 04082012. Colour is dark brown with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, chocolate, sweetness and malts. Horrible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1416) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2296) - 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.

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