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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

 (RETIRED)
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96
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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: 173   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.


inkubuzz's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inkubuzz (15) - - DEC 3, 2012
aroma of sweet wine and alcohol. tastes like alcohol mainly, a little sweet wine. slight notes of vainilla, raisins, and maybe some chocolate. not a bad brew, but "ive had better"


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (320) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Grosse bière vraiment très, très, brune qui annonce ses couleurs rapidement, c’est le cas de le dire. Au nez, c’est sans compromis : alcool et sirop de malt sont prédominants. En bouche, la première impression est que c’est assez mince, alcoolisé et sans grand intérêt. Mais, là où ça devient intéressant, c’est lors de l’expérience qui survient à la toute fin de la gorgée : remontent alors à la surface une multitude de notes intéressantes! Chocolat, café et autres notes torréfiées se dévoilent, et cela à la toute dernière seconde. Jamais je n’ai bu une bière cachant aussi bien son jeu! On est déçu de la première impression, on se force quand même à la déguster jusqu’au bout, et on reçoit alors une agréable claque sur la gueule. Sans être une bière que je considèrerais géniale, je dois avouer que j’apprécie définitivement son côté sournois.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (381) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
Aroma has lots of honey, some caramel and hints of burnt wood and spices. It completely lacks head.Taste is sweet, but not as sweet as expected the bitterness balance the sweetness perfectly. The taste is mainly raisins and dark chokolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
(Bottle) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief frothy head. Malty nose with notes of prunes, raisins, black rye bread, treacle, chocolate, a touch of coffee, liquorice and hints of oak wood. Malty, fruity taste with raisins, dried fruit, black rye bread, chocolate, liquorice, sweet coffee, brown sugar and a vinous finish with a gentle roasty bitterness and a warming touch of sweet red wine. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Rounded mouthfeel. Complex and tasty, quite warming. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1097) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Nez liquoreux, palais fruit rouge, alcool, pointe de sucre candi. Ensemble agréable. Produit spécial mais intéressant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Opaque black color, no head. Soya, toastyness and sugar in the nose. Also light oxizided "milkyness". Medium-bodied, velvety palate. Toffee, alcohol has toned down somewhat, madeirawineish flavors. Aged gently.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rolfarild (54) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Clear brown with no head or lacing just as the other Abstract series. Aroma of dried fuit, red wine and wood. A profound taste of red wine, fruit and alcohol. Aftertase is wine-ish but don’t linger too long.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (944) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Aroma is plum, raisin, beligian sugar candy and rich malts. Taste is a deep rich maltiness that is accompanied by a dark fruity body that leaves a nice warm liquor feeling. Light earthy hoppiness fairly pale. Appearance is a dark murky brown/amber with small sediment in suspension. Head is thin and retains fairly poorly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Man this is an interesting beer. Pours exactly like coca cola. The nose is great, full of red wine, rich chocolate, fruity and BOOZE! First thing that hit me on tasting was port. Then followed some chocolate, cherries and dark fruits with a woody note in there too. Real syrupy mouthfeel. I think great beer - had it with a roast and enjoyed. I can see how it would be polarising though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
375ml bottle #6676/9987, cork, 11.5%. Black, small ring of white head. Aroma is sherry, raspberry, tulip flowers, some alcohol. Body is medium, smooth, not foamy. Very smooth body. Taste is tangy coffee syrup, malty, semisweet, tannic, no bitterness. Nice red wine character. Smooth as you like. One of the best I’ve had in the Abstrakt series (not that that’s saying much, but this one is smooth and drinkable).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is fruity, roasted, taste is sweet, berries, roast malts.


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