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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:11

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
Bottle conditioned - Limited edition release (9819 bottles)
AB:11 is an imperial black barley wine brewed with ginger, black raspberries and chipotle peppers. A 12.8% rollercoaster of ginger zestiness, chipotle smokiness all bound together with dark berry tartness and the decadent residual body of a black barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
I was a little hesitant about the chipotle smoke as i worried it would dominate however...what a well balanced beer. The beer pours black with a quick to vanish, caramel head. The aroma is giner biscuit, and far eastern food. The taste is dry, sweet, fragrant and ginger. Its a warming beer that hides its abv well. I think its not the sort of beer to drink frequently but isnt that the point of the Abstrakt series?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2013
0,375 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest.
Poured deep brown with a fine creamy brown head. Strong spicey aroma with liquerice, ginger, light smoke and some herbs. Thick beer with a character of black chaos. Ginger with caramel, spiciness and liquerice, hidden smoke and ash. Really good experiance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger and caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty fruity spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
draught keg t brewdog birmingham. black with an off white head. ginger ad coca cola raspberfy cocoa black malt pepper kola.nut. sweet. dry fin with some lingering bittrness. warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7048) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013

Appearance: Opaque black color with a small beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet fruity and dark malt.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a bit spicy. Creamy carbonation. Hoppy tail.
Taste: A bit sweet and fruity. Lovely juniper notes. Hoppy touch in the end.
Overall impression: Lovely barley wine. But not something I could drink a lot of. Lovely by the fire in the evening.
Personal stats: Bottle (#4665 of 9819) from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2826) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle #236 of 9819:
Pours black with a mid sized head. Aroma is licorice and loads of pickled ginger. Flavour is dominated by pickled ginger. The chipotle shows up late and create a burning feeling on the lips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
11 jan 3013, bottle. Black. Nose is wet oak, faint red fruit, faint peppers. Thin/med body and almost flat. Really unique flavor. Spicy ginger. It is faintly spicy ad moderately ginger, along with dark slightly bitter chocolate. Not as big, bold, or aggressive as most Abstrakts but it is unique and interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
375 ml bottle shared by arminjewell (thanks Armin!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of chipotles, carmel, toffee, smoke and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, dark fruit, leather, roastiness, licorice and chipotles with a smooth dry lingering spicy fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks James! Thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big ginger, plum, caramel, roast, coffee, chocolate, hints of berry, cherry, hints of slight pepper but pretty hidden, molasses, wow this is complex and crazy. Taste is a mix of coffee, ginger, chocolate, roast, hints of berry, touch of grain, hints of earth, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, dry, with a hint of roast. Wow, interesting, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle @ Ratman’s house. Thanks Armin! Pours a brown appearance with a brown head. Ginger, light citrusy, somewhat spicy, light caramel nose. Tangy ginger, caramel, light toffee, very spicy, somewhat citrusy flavor. Fairly smooth but not my favorite flavor.

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