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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:10

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5191) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
(Bottled on: 20/06/12. Bottle: 7304 of 9987) Un liquide brun tombe dans mon verre et ne fait aucun son. Le nez de porto et de mélasse et de chocolat est plaisant sans ętre fantastiquement renversant. Les saveurs qui vont dans le męme sens offrent aussi des pointes de café. Je trouve que le corps presque mort freine un peu le plaisir. La finale riche de fruits foncés est heureusement chaude. Une grosse patente ŕ siroter pendant de trčs longues minutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (832) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2016
Semmilyen habja nincs. Fekete, mint az éjszaka. Illatában fekete csokoládé és vörösbor aromája keveredik. Íze édeskés, feketecsokis, vörösboros, keserűje marginális. Meglepő, milyen jól elrejtették az alkoholtartalmát. Utóíze rövid és a korty folytatódik benne. Isteni desszertsör, nagyon finom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
375ml green bottle. (Bottle 5016 of 9987) Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with plenty of sediment floating around and no head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, red wine and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, caramel, dark fruit, red wine and oak with a dry, mildly bitter, warming alcohol finish. Medium to full body with a smooth, thick, oily texture and flat carbonation. Nice, very elegant. Has some depth and complexity to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 11.5%. Bottle No. 9861 out of 9987. Very dark brown colour, thin beige head. Aroma of malts, molasses, fusel, dark dried fruits and stale jam. Minimal carbonation in the mouth. Sweet and alcoholic flavour of molasses, dark dried fruits and oak, fairly bitter finish. Warming mouthfeel. Like most other BrewDog Abstrakt beers: Not worth the money. Won’t pay for any more of them myself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1234) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Zurich. Beautiful brown color. A warm flat almost port-like strong ale with lots of prunes and barrel taste. Boozy and warm, perfect for a winter night at a snowy cottage with a cackling open fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
375 ml bottle shared with the group via b3shine. Pours a dark cola brown color with a few random bubbles. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, a nice vinous character, this comes off more as a digestif, low carbonation works ok here, thick mouthfeel, a sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby brown with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2378) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque dark brown with minimal tan head. Nose malt, earthy, salted caramel, toffee. Taste sweeter malt, caramel, malt, hint of dark fruit and wine. Very thick mouth feel. Sweeter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Pours a dark brown color, with minimal head. Wonderful aroma of dark chocolate, raisins, nice wine, oak, nuts, sherry. Pretty pleasant. Medium to bigger body. Minimal carbonation. Mild slick, leading to a mild dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, though more dry on the end. Mild bitterness, and a pleasant light alcohol warmth pushing the vinous flavors in the aftertaste. A little carbonation wouldn’t have hurt, but otherwise, this is pretty tasty one to sip a small bit of. Seems like it aged alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. 2202/9987. Bottled: 20/06/12. Pours dark brown and watery. No head at all. Cant even muster one up. Nose is toffee, a slight whisky, Soy sauce. In the mouth it’s slick, a gives initial melted toffee flavours, like biting into a liquier. It’s surprisingly subtle. There’s a little saltiness, some sweetness and caramel qualities. You CAN pick out some of that red wine and oak from the beer. Vanilla. A slight whisky. This is incredible. Not even sure this counts as "beer" any more.

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