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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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9500 bottles
Imperial Black Belgian Ale aged in old Invergordon Scotch whisky barrels with mountains of raspberries, tayberries and blackberries in each cask. Decadent yet surprisingly light and refreshing, this is a moreish fruit sensation sure to leave your tounge tingling in delight!
ABV: 11.7%
OG: 1108
IBU’s:35
Malts:Extra Pale, Chocolate and Carafa III
Hops:Tomahawk, Magnum, Centennial and Amarillo
Twist: matured in scotch whisky barrels with mountains of raspberries, tayberries and blackberries


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3729) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Tap@ TCBW2015. Black colored, espresso head. Chocolate, honey, pralines, sweetness, roastedness in aroma. Flavor has dark chocolate pralines, molasses, honey and spicy notes. Long finish. Excellent .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3031) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Tap@tcbw15. Dark brown black, tan head. Whoa, nice cherry fruityness, quite unexpected. Soft roast, some licorice. Med bodied, feels quite light, fluffy, easy drink. Red fruits, soft roast.

-- bb

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
23.10.2014. Keg. Aroma of red wine and raspberries. Taste is slightly tart, raspberry, blackcurrant, saltiness, still also some wine-like, warmth of alcohol. This is good, different.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2326) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart, inget skum. Söt lite bärig doft med russin, mörka muffins och whiskeyfat i bakgrunden. LIte platt munkänsla, lättdrucken. Melass, mörka söta maltsmaker, tjära, soja, hallonkärnor i eftersmaken vilket nog är det jag uppskattar mest men annars ganska lite bär i smaken. Väldigt sött, lite platt och inte mycket bär kvar. Njae inte riktigt den smaksnesation som finns på pappret vilket är ganska symptomatiskt för abstraktserien.,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (522) - GREECE - MAR 16, 2015
375ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown almost black color with no head. Aroma is malty, light roasted, light chocolate, caramel, very fruity, wood and alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft to flat carbonation. Sweet very fruity aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
from Erzbierschof - pretty black beer with no head retention; woodyaroma with notes of tar, whisky, blackcurrants and licorice; full-bodied, thick and moderately carbonated; sweet and with a fair woody sourness; tart earthy finish with more notes of wood, black cherries, blackcurrants and - at last - notes of raspberries

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (838) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle; thanks to my friend Kenny. First off I would not depict this as a radler or a fruit ale but a definite Belgian strong ale. Now to the review. It pours opaque with minimum head. There’s a load of booze on the aroma; some TCP; Scotch whisky casks; leather, oak. grains; blackberry muffins; fresh dough; tar and peat. Taste is licorice; chocolate; tar; leather; vanilla; caramel; dextrine sugar; molasses; incredibly smooth; almost like drinking chocolate milk-shake. The balance is fantastic and the roasted malts are not ott. The fruits work incredibly well against the assertive whisky flavour. There is a touch of honey as well. It’s actually the best Brewdog beer I’ve had for a long time. The quality just oozes in this one. Not ott sickly but well-measured. Some premium soy source and booze roll off the tongue. The finish is of blackberries; tar; chocolate and booze. It’s long and lingering. I have been drinking Brewdog beers for a long time. This is what I want from Brewdog.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (580) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy brown, tan head Aroma: dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, booze, Palate: medium to full body, smooth carbonation, long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10790) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 2657 of 9829. Almost black with a purple haze. No head. Roast, cassis and lots of berry fruit in the aroma. Hardly any carbonation. Malty sweet, caramelly roasty nutty flavor with lots of berry fruit. Well hidden alcohol. Coffee and cassis in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (508) - - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Black with no head. Aroma is treacle and tar, fruity and with tart berries and strong with whisky and oak. Very complex. Taste is syrupy sweet and tart. Surprisingly thin body but with oil, mild carbonation. Not bad, had better from the abstrakt range though.


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