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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

 (RETIRED)
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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: 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3062) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
Biege head dark pour medium carbonation aromas dark chocolate fudge dark fruit liquorice roasted caramel raisin molasses port flaours are fudge dark chocolate liquorice caramel raisin port molasses prune stewed fruit lovely sweetness a delight to drink the finish a mix of wonderful sweet malt roasted dark tastes fruit goodness alcohol smoothness lasting bitter wonderful ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (9903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, vineous, caramel, malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak. Flavour is sweet, caramel, vineous, hop, malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak, wine, sugar. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1476) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
Pours a beautiful dark brown, almost black, with about a finger of thick tan head. Barrels are distinct in the aroma, there’s also brown sugar, hay, basement aromas, alcohol. Taste is a bombardment of sweet, subtle at first before a powerful alcohol finish that’s almost like a punch in the face. There’ a slight astringent bitterness to balance it. Very warming, with a long lingering finish. ABV is obvious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
375mL bottle, enjoyed about six months old, pours a deep dark amber / mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out the sweet barrels upfront, with notes of berries, candied toffee, caramel and sort of a port wine character. Flavour is very silky smooth, full of treacle toffee, sweet barrels, caramel and a subtle port wine character. Viscous and silky smooth on the palate, with very soft carbonation which is perfectly fitting for the type of beer this is. Sweet, but never cloying and drinks rather easily for being 11.5%. Excellent stuff - definitely one of the better beers in the Abstrakt series.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch. It pours an almost black colour with some ruby edges and a creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, sweet red berries, some ash and maybe tobacco. Mouth is pretty assertive, a blend of roasted, ashy flavors and sweet red fruits/red wine character. Good but not outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4603) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Sampled from 0.375 L bottle @Grünerløkka mat- og mikroølfestival. Pours a dark reddish brown body. Low sand-colored head. Sweet alcohol-scented malt aroma, featuring burnt caramel, molasses and a distinct roastiness. Taste is substantially sweet. Alcohol- and malt-sweetness. Dark caramel flavor, with notes of fortified wine and a tart berry-like fruit tone. Wood notes. Full body. Succulent in the mouth. Warming alcohol in the finish. [25.08.12]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, licorice, vinous, roasted malts, toffee, butter, caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Decent thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark, black in glass, tanned head. Smells of caramel, butterscotch and roasted malts. Heavy sweet, quite alot of butter and popcorn, some roasted malts. Moderate bitter finish. The abstract series seems for me to be only a gimmick now; a way to charge double for mediocre beer. The barrell aging in this one is way too pronounced - some less time on the oak would certaintly make this a better beer

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Almost clear mahogany colour, small head. Cardboardy caramel aroma. Sweet with full body and sticky mouthfeel. Papery with some rubber and loads of caramel. A potent mess.


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