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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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
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

Valgreen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (766) - - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle at beertasting with Carsten Bertelsen 19 / 6 2013. Very dark brown, almost no head. Thought this was a black ipa, but it is a belgian ale. Aroma, sweet berries(almost perfume) . Taste, berries, some whiskey notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1037) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis ligera que desaparece pronto. Aromas intensos de frutos negros, café, canela, vainilla. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce de fruto negro, ligera acidez y final de amargor equilibrado, tostado y café.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2765) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at Øltorget, november 14th 2014. Dark brown body, near black, with a small tanned head. Roasty aroma with dark berries, alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, sweet and chunky, with a blackberry sting. A bit sherry-esque. Light bitterness with a boozy berry aftertaste. Unique and quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (176) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Black colour. Aroma roasty, caramel, dark berries, blackcurrant, some saltiness. Roasted, caramel taste, raspberries deffinitely. Firstly sweet, then finishes in dry roasty aftertaste. Very good. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2422) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
Abstract 12 - Bottle, shared by Gunthar. Pours dark brown color, extra small beige head. Aroma of soy sauce, raspberries, honey. Taste is medium sweet, honey, dark berries, raspberries, sherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle sample at beer market tlv. Thanks Stas. Black and headless. Berries, deep and vinous. Deep fruity taste and a little bitterness. Lots of berries. Full body, no carbonation, l9ng berry finish. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle sample at Beer Market TLV. Thanks Stas. Very dark brown. Aroma of malt, lots of berries, caramel, cookies, vanilla, a bit of chocolate. Very sweet flavor, kinda boozy, vinous, with malt, caramel, lots of berries and tart touch. Boozy oily mouthfeel. Too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (1067) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2015
37.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is grape juice, flavor is bubble gum, blueberries, honey, rosé, raspberries, dried fruits, light roasty and chocolate, light licorice. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet sour with chocolate notes, alcohol is totally hidden. Full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Not quite easy, very tasty dessert beer, complex fruity aroma with great balance, rather wine than beer, not my style but this is surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (257) - - JUN 3, 2015
11.7% ABV Strong alcoholic shock. Followed very quickly by herbal flavor notes reminiscent of luo han guo (same color!!). Followed by prolonged sustained base notes of roasted barley and a wheaty aftertaste. Strong yeasty nose, smells like Marmite. Very hefty beer not only because of the alcohol content but more significantly because of the strong medicinal taste profile which is not for the faint of heart or beer neophytes. Finishes with a very satisfying wet French kiss (with lotsa tongue) of a malty smack which lingers just long enough to leave you wistful and just a little giddy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2015
Tap (TCBW15) (6+:4:6+:4:13+=3.3+++)
Sweet heavy fruity belgian aroma, alcohol definitely not hidden. Very pleasant fruity body - backed with dark berries. Very sweet, but that works as a sipper. Not too sticky either, as the sharpness of the berries counter the sugariness. The taste covers the alcohol behind the sugars and berries well, but it’s clearly a very hefty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4076) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
Tap @ TCBW2015. 27032015. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, red wine, coffee, berries and roasted malts.

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