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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:11

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Dark brown/black. Nice head, not much nose-wise, some dark fruit. Incredible full body, fruity notes of dark chocolate and spice. Sticky sweetness balanced with alcohol warmth. Not much smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2203) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Jet black colour with a large frothy white head and lace clinging to the glass. Ginger aroma. Smooth texture. Very rich, strong flavour of ginger, syrup and dark sugar. Initally a very spicy beer but smooths out quite mellow. Quite a sickly weird beer. Enjoyed the brew but not worth the money. So many better beers available for a third of the price. Im a sucker for buying it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilleLW (182) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Black colour with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of spices, chocolate, light smell of coffee and some malts. Also some orange with a sourness and ginger. Taste of chocolate, spices, some vinous sourness, spicy aftertaste and ginger. Good soft, thick mouthfeel. Strong taste with ginger and some dark dried fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of big spices, molasses, herbal, mainly thyme, beef stock, pepper and some spice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter, with pepper heat building in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle @ deans, tfs kermis! Aroma is herbal molasses, slight smoke and roast. Flavour is very spicy, almost minty with quite some roast, some smoke and a nice malty sweetness. Weird spicy thyme finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
bottle shared courtesy of Kermis. decent tan head. Clear black pour. Interesting aftertaste. Very complex. Nice brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle 7374/9819. Birthday gift from L. Cloudy, coffee brown body with a thick head that forms a clingy ring. Roast and dark stone fruit in the nose. Some cacao. Flavors of rich chocolate, prune, and dark cherry. Cacao is more present here. Nice ashen character in the finish. Faint peppery notes likely from the ginger. Full body is somewhat oily and slick. Light carbonation. Very malt and most of the bitterness seems to come from the dark malts and spices/ginger. Overall a fun dessert sipper that would pair well with dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 23, 2012
heavy ginger aroma and taste, some roasted notes, malty, sweet, some strange bitter and slightly tart berries and a lot of heat from probably both the ginger and the chili. Really interesting and I’m happy to have tried it, but it is just so strange, my thought on this changes from sip to sip.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Almost black, small head.Lightly smoky nose with cinnamon and ginger. Sweet and sticky with massively full body and clean mouthfeel. Some honey and licorice. heated peppery finish. As always from BrewDog a very experimental beer sold at a high price. While this is decent I’m getting less and less excited by the day to pay high prices for experimental one-off batches instead of enjoying readily tuned recipes.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2012
22-DEC-2012, bottle @home, from Ølbutikken. Dark, dark brown with lasting brown head. Ginger, roast, and herbs. Like Fernet Branca. Taste is ginger and roast. Too much ginger. I do not like that. Sweet. Barley wine...? No way. Full body, soft carbonation. Late chili kick. Sweet roast finish, but the ginger never leaves. The ginger is way overdone. My Brewdog #50. I wanted this to be a nice celebration but Brewdog. This is not my kind of tea.


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