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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: 160   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours a deep dark brown with a reddish hue and a tiny, beige head. Ginger dominate the nose atop some subtle roast. Rich body, sweet overripe fruit and subtle roast, and then again these gingery notes. Warming alcohol finish. 131212

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1117) - ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black with brown/red edge. Tiny tan head. Nose is coffee, cream, pepper, a hint of ginger and some woody smoke with blackberries. Body is quite slick, with little carbonation and giving a very smokey woody taste with some blackberries, currants and plum fruitiness. More spice, ginger and black pepper. A little licorice. Some vinous notes in the finish of the beer. When it’s sipped and savoured, this is pretty nice. I can imagine that this would go rather well with a well-cooked steak. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is heavily malty (dark chocolate, molasses, roasted grain), with notes of juniper/wintergreen/mint, alcohol, Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Full body, creamy/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Big for sure, but surprisingly not terribly complex. Very sweet but not oppressively so...can’t drink a lot, but it’s not really off-putting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
169/9819; bottled. Beer is medium-dark coffee brown, nearly opaque. Head is thin, tan, dry, fleeting. Aroma is thick with branches of hearty malt notes on a pointy trunk of spiky hops. Strong keys of resin, pine, roasted grain; moderate notes of dark chocolate syrup, lighter yeast note of basement, along with auxiliary notes of toasted bread, sasaparilla, trace of smokey licorice. Flavor is big. Moderately-to-very sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Texture is syrupy, moderately thick and viscous. Big, super-rich, cocophanous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2012

Bottle 375ml. corked.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. ABV: 12.8%. Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, spicy, coriander, moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcoholc, dark malt, peppery - chili, spicy, coriander. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20121116]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (2079) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Not at all impressed with this beer. Abstrakt 10 was much better. Smells great, but also strange, tastes good and is strong in flavor. The aftertaste is empty unfortunately. I thought it would last longer. This is bottle 651 of 9819 that I drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1666) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Sort skum brunlig Alc ingefær træ peber sprit Bitter (alc)meget sød,lidt FOR MEGET Sirup livlig 16/11-12@ F1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mørkt 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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13465) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5535) - 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.

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