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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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

llkc's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (633) - århus, - AUG 24, 2014
duft: brun farin. sød. lidt rugbrød. frugtig duft. lidt vin duft. lidt tobak. smag: solbær. brombær. en smule brun farin, tobak. smager lidt af frugt vin. sød.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10335) - 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 (3739) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (3623) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
Tap @TCBW2015. Very deep brown color. Small size, brown head, stays as a ring. Deep caramel, alcohol, fruity, roast, raisins, licorice, plums in aroma. Slightly sour, raisins, prunes, nice roast in taste. Long lasting prunes in aftertaste. Nice soft fizzy mouthfeel. Nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3960) - 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 .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3227) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1475) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2417) - 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.,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (784) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10248) - 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 (1010) - 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.

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