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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: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle 375ml @ haakonm
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, ginger, chocolate, caramel, fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, fruity, chocolate and spicy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
Medium beige head. Opaque black body goes deep dark hazy brown at edge. Herbal dried fruit aroma with meaty cloves notes. Dry-sweet intensely spicy cardamom and cinnamon taste with chocolatey laquer and tropical wood notes. Full-bodied. Soft, yet quite hot and spicy mouthfeel. Dry-sweetish spicy cardamom and lacquer aftertaste with alcoholic cardamom, cloves and lavender notes. Nice. Highly drinkable, harmonic, and interesting, even if it is a bit high in alcohol. (0.375l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
[375ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] As a style, ’black barley wine’ sounds completely ridiculous, but the infusion of ginger, chipotle and raspberries make it even more outré. This, however, results in a fantastic aroma – ageing these AB releases doesn’t half produce some fantastic combinations. Ginger and earthy chilli smoke. Tastewise, it was exactly like eating a chocolate-covered piece of candied ginger. A delight [18022013]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2013
from Erzbierschof - black beer under an elusive dark beige foam; aroma of roasted malts, nougat and alcohol; notes of fruity hops; thick and full-bodied, pretty sweet, moderate carbonation and very tasty; some late and solid bitterness; long aftertaste of ashes, nuts and with a warming alcohol touch

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
onkelgobber (150) - Edinburgh, - FEB 18, 2013
Nose is somewhere between nice ginger and shoe polish. Pleasant is you leave it alone. Pours fairly dark with a small beige head. Very sweet with some herbal hints. Very unbalanced. Finish is bitter greens and not so pleasant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fspirit (45) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Medium head .Smells more ginger than i tastes. I was looking forward to a beer with some spicy ginger notes, but I was let down on the first sip. Still, after a while, this becomes a pretty good beer. Dark, spicy and heavy barley wine with a hint of citrus fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VictorStr (1439) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
Har varit jätte uppspelt över denna ölen. Haft den ett tag och gått och sneglat på den varje dag. Söt, alkohol och rätt tjock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Dark brown liquid with a small white head. Aroma is roasty and caramelly. Taste is alot of ginger, and not much else. Feels like I am in a sushibar. Worst abstrakt so far in my opinion. (Tried 6-11)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
My first abstrakt. Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. funky aroma of ginger, malts, spruce and some roastedness. Flavour is really interesting; ginger is really present, maybe a bit too much, there is a quiet notable leather and licorice taste, together with wet grass, coffee and dough. A bit too thin on the palate in my opinion, which really supprised me. Low carbonation, and a smooth mouthfeel. It really changes character when it warms up a bit, much more round taste and better balance. I did know this was a hate/love beer. For me it was hate at first, but that slowly went over to the other side after some sips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Karol (666) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2013
This is my 3rd abstrakt, 07 and 12 were my first and second in 2012 and 2013. I don’t get the hype about these beers. They tasted nothing special. Rather not good, really hard to drink. Dark black color, medium carbonation, nice bitterness, dark chocolate and coffee aromas. Strong alcohol aftertaste, which is not my beer style. It will take long to drink this beer

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