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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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 (722) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9960) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (804) - 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. Thereís 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. Itís actually the best Brewdog beer Iíve 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. Itís long and lingering. I have been drinking Brewdog beers for a long time. This is what I want from Brewdog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (517) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10721) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (469) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinflood (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
caramel, resin, barnyard, leather, leaves, cough drop, licorice, soy sauce, red, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - NOV 13, 2014
Veramente una birra divina, con un corpo denso e ricco di note tostate che smorzano il grado alcolico, lasciando libero il palato di godere le ricche sfumature di cioccolato e bacche. Superlativa!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4556) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is liquorice, tart berries, taste is sweet and fruity with a hint of whisky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6215) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #9482/9829, bottled 12.12.2012
Aroma feels stale with ripe fruits and some berries. Also some moldy tones, raspberries, blackcurrant and fruit-like perfume tones. Flavour has dark berries, blackcurrants and some licorice. Also raspberries. Salty and medicine-like, just like other Abstrakts. At the end of the glass raspberries take over, but it does not make this any better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6771) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
375 ml bottle. Bottle No. 9482/9829. Bottled on 12.12.2012.
Pours dark red color with no head. Very berry-dominant aroma, some wooden notes, alcohol, blackcurrant and some fruits. Salty and fruity flavor, dark berries, some wood and faint yeast. Weird but decent.

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