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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1263) - - JUN 11, 2014
Almost feels like a digestive liquor, quite boozy with plenty of salty caramel and a buttery texture. Works fine but definitely wouldn’t drink it in high volumes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
37.5 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, breadish and overripe fruity. Dense dark toffee malty and light fruity. Dense malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2014
38cl, Bottle 3506/8250, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2014, with popcorn, thx alot to Hans for bringing this over!, very complex sweet brew, heavily sweet/alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity/salty/spicy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014

Bottle 375ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As BrewDog Abstrakt AB:15 ].
Clear medium to dark amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, alcohol, light cherry, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, popcorn - sweet popcorn, caramel, sweet malt, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, salty caramel, sweet rich toffee, vanilla, bit sickly.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours dark amber with a small fizzy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, charred wood, burning bourbon and rum, vanilla fudge, toffee, coconut shaving golden syrup, hay, soil and salt water taffy. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, salty and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, raisins, bourbon, toasted coconut, caramelized almonds, hay, moist soil, peppery burning rum, sweet soy sauce, golden syrup and maple syrup. Mouthfeel is round, chewy, boozy, tiny viscous and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter, salty and malty with caramel, toffee, maple syrup, charred wood, raisins in rum, vanilla fudge, coconut shavings and bourbon. A very pleasant surprise... Sweet, heavily barrel aged, intriguingly salty sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (936) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 27/5-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Russin, rom, bourbon, trä, vanilj, sötma. Smak: Dito + hög sötma, karamell och toffee. Kroppen är fyllig, avslutningen är söt med smak av bourbon, rom, russin och trä, även något alkoholvärmande.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (989) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 26, 2014
Deep mahagony coloured beer with a very fast fading caramel coloured fine head. On the nose aromas of caramelised dates, sugared red fruits and treacle develop. Also offers hints of wet leather, red wine, wood and is pretty complex overall. The taste is sweet with a notch of saltiness which makes it very pleasant with a bold slickness on the palate. NMore flavours of treacle, sweet red grapes and dates develop. Full bodied with a sweet long lasting well balanced lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (898) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Mörk mahogny färgad med ett pytte skum som är brunt. Doft: Choklad, körsbärs likör, fat, söt lakrits, rom russin, super söt malt, choklad banan. Smak: Som doft i stort. På minner om madeira.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1100) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ O’haras. Pours clear dark red, small beige head. Vanilla wood, dark fruits aroma. Sweet plums, dark fruits flavor.


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