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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottled, special
Aged for over 14 months in barrels, AB:13 is an 11.3% Cherry Imperial Stout aged in ex Sherry whisky barrels. Cherry & Sherry, the recipe was devised by our production manager Nikola and is based on the classic German Schwarzlwald dessert.


bursprak's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (2125) - Aarhus, - DEC 26, 2013
Shared 375 ml bottle. Pours pitch black withs minimal tan head. Really Galton the carbo. Aroma is a bit sour with chocolates and berries. Taste is again abut sour upfront, finishes with cacao, toffee and some berries. This might have been a bit oxidized but still quite ok.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3820) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap or bottle at CBC 2013. Pours black with a light brown head with some lacings. Bitter and sweet with malty aromas of toffee and burnt malts. Hints of caramel. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (231) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a full dark depth with a deep tan head. Gonna mark the appearance high despite it fairy quickly looking flat and loosing the initial good looks. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts and some booze. Quite tart at first; providing a bit of a shock to the palate. This rounds off with adjustment and a little time to warm up. I found this beer both challenging - initially - then very enjoyable, particularly the fruity cherries soaked in booze and aged on wood experience. Rich and tangy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
from Erzbierschof - black beer without foam; woody aroma with strong notes of black cherries and licorice; some notes of cacao; thick and a bit oily, full-bodied and quite sweet, a fair earthy bitterness and a long woody, chocolaty finish with more notes of black cherries and cacao

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (1274) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
duft. dyb sukker agtig duft. sød karamel. sirup mørk malt svag kan af soja. fed dyb duft., smag. sød malte sirup. bitter besk citrus agtig syre fra det mørke malt. lidt kaffe sur.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget a couple of years ago Pitch black with no head. Sweet, vinous aroma with some tar and cold coffee. Very sweet flavour with some wood and sour cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, molasses and cherries. Malty flavor with cherry and molasses character before a chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Actually I don’t need notes to remember this one. It was one of my favorite beers. It had really really nice mix of cherries, sherry whisky with some raisins and caramel thrown in. I would really like to try it again to see if it lives up to the memories.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1506) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
37.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is sweet fruity, cherry, floral, roasty, slightly smoky. Flavor is dried fruits, dates, raisin, honey, licorice, light liqueurish, red wine, chocolate, bonbon. Heavy sweet, medium roasty bitter, light to medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty bittersweet, light ash and smoke, alcohol is hidden, later softly warms up. Full body, oily sticky texture, flat carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, unique, interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
KØLF 281214. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, berries, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is sourness, berries, alcohol, roasted malt, licorice, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 A very unusual imperial stout, but what do you expect from the Abstrakt series? The nose is stupendous, featuring leather, wood and some cherry booziness. The colour is near black with (typically) almost no carbonation. Guess what, the taste profile is complex. Sour cherries sit up front, supported by dark leather, liquorice, woodiness and ripe dark berries. A significant acidity overpowers whatever sweetness existed from the cherries and sherry casking. A touch of booze helps balance the sourness and tougher tastes of wood and leather. A challenging sipper, but a worthwhile investment nonetheless.


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