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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:15

Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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A salt caramel popcorn imperial ale. Bourbon and rum barrel aged, this 12.8% ale has complex and twisting flavours. Bitter caramel, wood, smoke, spice, treacle and vanilla are all present and intertwine against a smooth and lightly chewy mouthfeel. The salt caramel popcorn lends subtle hints of a smoky brininess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from the cellar. Pours deep brown, no head at all. Aroma of marron glace, brown sugar, treacle. Very little carb - just a sparkle. Big caramel flavour between candied fruits, fudge and condensed milk - a hint of salt and some slight butterscoth. Barrel is evident with some vanilla and a touch of sugar and spice, along with some heat. With some carb this would have been up in the 4s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1481) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Smell of licorice and alcohol. Muddy colour, negligible head. Aroma of licorice, alcohol. In the background, some red berries. Very oily. Flat carbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - no head. Coconut, sweetness, caramel, nutty, chocolate, dried fruits, smokey, tart wooden, vanilla, ok body, alcoholic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodbod (62) - SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2015
bottle at home. More or less flat - just a faint spritz - and treacle black. Smells like boozy treacle plus cream sherry. Not complex on the palate, just a huge dollop of treacle. Maybe a wee bit salty, but definitely no popcorn. I was rather disappointed by this one. Yes, it’s a huge flavour, but there is very little variety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18725) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and weak smoky aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel weak smoky flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
A very dark liquid and almost no head. Powerful nice aroma with plums, raisins and dried fruits. Full body and a bit sweet. Really flat carbonation and a oily texture. Cousy flavor with figs, dates, raisins, plums and portvine.
[Bottle from Roberth]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (128) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska från SB. Färg lik coca cola. Mkt söt. Brännt socker, söt kola, kokos och portvin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (382) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska systembolaget. Coca cola-färgad. Doft av romrussin och knäck. Söt smak med återigen russin och knäck. Bränt socker och fat. Mustig och fin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (280) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska från Brewdog. Svart med brunt skum. Doft av portvin. Smak av portvin och choklad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10597) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. ARoma. Chocoalte, cocoa, light roast, some alcohol, smoke, spice and vanilla. Flavour. Bourbon vanilla, sweetness, roast, caramel, chocolate and light smoke. medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and caramelly with a light alcohol touch. Quite pleasant.

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