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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (979) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle (4122/9972, bottled 15/3/13) from Appellation Wines. Pours thick black and oily with small dark brown head. Intense delicious aroma with roasted and burnt malts, dark chocolate, leather, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, sour cherries, dark fruits, liquorice. Finish is surprisingly light. Unfortunately the flavour is a disappointment, or I just prefer my IS without sour cherry flavour. Not worth the price for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (178) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
chocolate, coffee, cherries,alcohol, black, hazy, no head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, flat, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle, 6049 of 9972, enjoyed 2 years after bottling. Pours black as hell and then some, with a small cola coloured head. Aroma is sweet dark roasted malts, with tobacco and cherries, as well as sweet liquorice, muscovado and lactose. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with tobacco, liquorice, dark fruits, cherries and molasses. Tart fruits and wood in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilleLW (206) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottled on 2013-03-05. Drunken 2014-08-05 Pitch black colour with a dark foam. Aroma of bread, "julmust", roasted malt, some tar, some dirt and a hint of dark chocolate and dried fruits. Taste of tar, dark chocolate, dried dark fruits, some coffee, raisins and plums. Vinous character with a slight sourness. Soft, round and heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
375 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a minimal head that fades quickly and leaves no lace. The nose has big notes of soy and chocolate, along with cherry, oak and sherry. The flavour is moderately sweet with lots of cherry, molasses and chocolate, along with soy, sherry, oak and chocolate cake. The finish is moderate in length with roasted malts and sherry notes. On the palate it is full in body with a syrupy texture and almost no carbonation. Overall, a very nice imperial stout. The cherry and sherry notes provide a very nice complement to the malts. 2015-01-10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (566) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
375ml bottle. Black color with no head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, light dark fruity, light wood. Taste is sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (360) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Aroma of port, barrel, oak, vanilla, sherry, with slight tartness. Taste is quite tart, cutting the toasted malts by quite a bit, mellowed out dark chocolate, stale coffee, and candied prunes. "Dark fruity" and mellow, a bit too tart and quite thin mouthfeel, I think removing the cherry addition would do better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3388) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottled On 15/3/13. Number of Bottle 5433 of 9972. Czarne piwo glebokiego koloru z niewielka ciemno brazowa piana babelkowa. Aromat wisni, deserowego ciasta i bitej smietany. W smaku malo kawowe troche moze czekoladowe, piernikowe rodzynki i ciasteczka. Slodkawe troche za bardzo. Rownowagi niewiele czyli chmielowej goryczki. lekka wytrawnosc. Plus za ukryty mocny alkohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (134) - Cardiff, WALES - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle #4504 at home :) Saving this for a real treat. Pours thick oily black, reddish tint, few fingers of brown head reducing to a thin, longer lasting layer. Aromas of dark berries (blackcurrants and blackberries), cherries, some light chocolate, tannins, sherry. Taste is tart fruitiness with light sweetness, healthy presence of alcohol. Heavy bodied and slick, oily mouthfeel like a heavy red wine, only a touch of carbonation. Love this, like many of the Abstrakts it’s different and memorable, a slow sipper to savour before it’s gone forever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6499) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #7457/9972, bottled 15.03.2013
Aroma has licorice, berries, alcohol and hints of blackcurrants. Flavour has booze, licorice, dark berries and some roasted tones. Also some spices. Not very IS-like, more like an aged fruit beer. Sherry barrel is observable here though.

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