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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: 168   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle I ordered from Connect. 33cL, 11.5%. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown color, almost black. Very little white head that bubbles away quickly. Nice aroma of oak, licorice, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, licorice,black currant, coffee, medium alcohol warmth on the palate, full bodied, lingering sweetness. Love the colour and depth that these Malaga casks have brought to this brew. Simply fantastic. Not meaning to throw out 5s like crazy, but I can’t deny this beer is one of excellence.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
plunkie (6) - - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
A deep dark brown beer with a light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, vanilla and fruit all rise out of the glass. More fruit and some woody flavours establish them selves in your mouth leading to a long roasted espresso finish. Very well balanced yet complex.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (763) - - AUG 15, 2012
Vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, dark berries, plums, raisins, warming alcohol, peanut butter, toffee. A real quality brown ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
k0mpsa (1353) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2298) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mecafilo (102) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle @ Brewdog, Camden, London, UK. Pours with a black colour, large frothy brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, vanilla and coconut, licorice, coffee. Taste is heavy sweet, little bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to long lasting sweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - JUL 11, 2012
Aroma is full of vanilla, toffee, a bit of malt sweetness and many-many tones hard to recognize. Taste is just incredible! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours dark brown with a large, lasting creamy tan cap. Lots to take in on the nose. Loads of dark, sun-dried fruits such as raisins, blackcurrants and dates. There are notes of rich chocolate syrup and mild alcohol. Light earth and burnt wood. Flavor is fantastic. It is very sweet, though I wouldn’t say cloying. Plenty more ripened dark fruits here, dates and raisins especially, also brown sugar, restrained chocolate, moderate roast, hints of alcohol, some woody dryness that spreads out the sugars. There are hints of lightly tangy cherry cordials as well. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Somewhat chewy. Very sweet to finish with some warmth, moderate sticky sugars, figs, dates, brown sugar, faint grapes, touches of wood, very light earth. Soft roast, hints of toffee. Lasting impressions of brown sugar, dates, currants. Excellent beer. Very bold with deep complexity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5148) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a one inch white head. Aroma of cherries, burnt wood, leather, with a supprisingly small alcohol stinch. Flavour is red fruits, syrup, wet wood with a long, dry aftertaste. Medium body, with a super smooth mothfeel. This beer is just fantastic in my opinion. Really good balance, a lovely taste and quite supprisingly easy to drink. Awesome!


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