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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

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


ComradeK's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1068) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 30, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep chestnut, bordering on black, with a tiny light beige head, which neither lasts well nor leaves any lacing to speak of. Rye bread and biscuit malt notes, slightly musty red wine and very mild floral hops make up the aroma. A touch of sweet red wine introduces it, giving way to moderate fruity, spicy hops. The wine comes in strongly at the mid-palate, which is dominated by its slightly musty sweetness, although a touch of rye bread malt does come through. Charry oak leads into an oaked red wine finish, which leaves a slight alcoholic aftertaste. This is not BrewDog’s best effort. It lacks the hops presence implied by the "imperial brown ale" styling, and is dominated by the musty sweetness of the wine, making for a fairly messy beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2421) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ett väldigt litet pys när korken går av. Riktigt mörkbrun, inget skum. Stor söt doft. Mycket sherry, madeira och sött rött dessertvin, mjuk choklad, torkad frukt, russin, farinsocker. Tycker den åldrats på ett bra sätt vilket inte kan sägas om alla Abstrakt. Smakerna hänger ihop väl och sötman är stor men funkar bra med smakerna. Perfekt till ost, småkakor eller de flesta desserter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2155) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015

Lukt: Karamell og malt.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Nesten ikke skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Rosin og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Nettstore, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne, med Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@11,5%, Når@14.05.2015

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (337) - 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 (386) - 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 (6857) - 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 (1141) - 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 (13718) - 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 (80) - 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 (1008) - 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 (86) - 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.


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