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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:11

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mřrkt i Ulfborg", November 2012. Pours nearly black with a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is dark malts, chili and massive ginger. Smooth and full bodied. Chewy. The ginger is too dominating. Vague roast, ash, white pepper and charcoal. Warmth..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, ginger and fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, ginger, pepper, chili, smoke, caramel, warming, little dark fruit with strong notes of alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Black with a fizzy tan head. Absolutely amazing floral rose, lavender, chocolate, raisin, and cola aroma. Tastes of chocolate bread, vanilla, violet liquor, and cola with a bright oily palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
37.5 cl bottle at Brewdog Glasgow. Pours pitch black with a small tan and creamy head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramelish, toffee and pine hops. Bitter and hoppy to a sweet caramelish base. Toasted malty and sweet caramelish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a small beige head. Ginger aroma, floral, vinous, prunes, chocolate, caramel, coffee notes. Malty ginger flavor, almond, caramel, vinous, alcohol quite well hidden, chocolate, some coffee, raisins. Way too much ginger in the aroma, but otherwise rather nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1514) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells abit barry, roasted malt and alcohol. Tastes creamy roasted malt, alot of malt and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Smell of herbs. Black colour, brown head. Heavy aroma of herbs and pepper, salmiakki, some coffee. Very oily. Next to zero carbon. A bit too high alcohol content.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2392) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Rich black pour wa thin tan head. Visus with lot od head. Aromas of punchy ginger zestyiness, with some solventy alcohol. Flavours of big dark malt coffee initially the ginger dominates the back end of the flavour and a lingering smokiness. The palete is viscous with mid carbonation (high for a barley wine.) Very interesting beer, but to me the flavours not in balance. The giner is too dominant and overpowers some of the malty character i want from a barley wine..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
375 ml bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of vanilla, mint, dried fruits, caramel malts and some coffee. Flavour of ginger, mint, creamy malts, caramel and spices. Mild dry spicy palate with burnt malt finish. Weird but not bad.
5325

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5934) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
375 ml bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere.
Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong spices and herbs. Flavour of roasted malts, ginger, mint, grassy hops and licorice. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, roasty, salty finish. Very sweet. Rather weird but seems to work on some level.


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