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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

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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2412) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle #5878 of 9987
Colour is dark red brown. Head is small. Aroma is sweet toffee with some harsh vinous notes. Smooth and rounded mouth feel. Flavour is toffee, licorice, dark currants and red wine. Finish is alcohol bitter and warming. Pretty good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
k0mpsa (943) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle at home, bottled 20/06/12. Bottle 7222 of 9987. Dark reddish brown color, almost black. Smooth medium white head. Nice aroma of oak, licorice, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, licorice, coffee, little alcohol but not dominating, full bodied, sweetness and balanced. Taste staying nicely long. Multiform taste gives extra points.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle 7818 from mi-orge, mi-houblon. Pours almost pitch black dark ruby with almost no head. Cork had to be encouraged out, very little initial carbonation. Nose is red vinous, milk chocolate, oak, pine chips, a pretty straightforward malty brown ale underneath with molasses and dark fruit. Mouth is full and chocolatey upfront, vinous, marsala, berry, milky, dusty cocoa and a touch of oak. Powdery milky end with a touch of vinous warm sweet alcohol like sherry. Not the best abstrakt, but a good experiment. Doesn’t take what it could from the wine barrel, considering the current spirit barrel zeitgeist.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2114) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a off white head. Complex brew with notes of chocholte, wine, soy, vanilla, wood. Surprisingly sweet and creamy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
29/X/12 - 375ml bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - bottled: 20/IV/12 - bottle # 7946/9987 (2012-1218)

Clear very dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of forest fruits, red lace candy, strawberries, on warming up more mocha, fudge, caramel, some vanilla, hint of bourbon or whisky, more fruity candy, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, thick texture. Taste: very fruity start, red forest fruits, sweet and sugary, caramel, red lace candy, brown sugar, some vanilla, sweet chocolate, bourbon, some mocha, sweet alcohol. Aftertaste: some vanilla, bourbon, caramel, bit of mocha, coffee as well. Awesome dessert beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (1975) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Nice heavy ale, lots of vanilla, sweet choclate and a vinous touch

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Earthy, smokey, red wine and oak, tobacco and leather aroma and taste with big candy caramel notes and super smooth liquor flavors with a cola like carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1104) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
Pours dark with low off white disappearing head Aromas of dark fruits, alcohol, oak, dark caramel malts Sweet, neat, creamy, low bitterness, medium bodied. Kinda nice. Oaky and alcoholy aftertaste. A bit too much alcohol in aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
375ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a small tan head. Smooth and pleasant aroma of fruit, burnt sugar, malt and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, vinous, fruity, berries, hint of chocolate and balanced bitterness. Rather Belgium in flavor. Fine body and a good aftertaste. A very pleasant beer with lots of fruity and balanced flavor, fine balance of sweet and acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet vinous with notes of ripe fruit, light wood, caramel and dates. Powerfull and intense flavour. Vanilla, ripe fruit, sweet malt, sweet wine, toasted malt, oak and ends up malty and warming alcoholic. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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