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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2314) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber-chestnut, clear. Dark nutty, slight oaky, soft cream-tarry, nose. Dark fruityness, plummy dry fruit cake, some dark spices. Thick body, but quite alright- isn’t overly sticky or anything, even though there’s a bunch of sweet malty flavours. Soft, with bourbony vanilla, salty dark buttery pudding. A bit short in the finish. Nice drink. There’s definitely a lot of flavours, pleasantly softly mixed together. Forgot about the popcorns, but re-reading the description; sure, there’s some of that in the aroma, and I could contribute some of the buttery pudding to those as well. Very nice as an experience, but not one of the best AB’s.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3317) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Keg @ BrewDog. Dark reddish brown, not much head. Strong sweet syrupy alcohol aroma. Sweet cough mixture & cake flavour. Sweet alcohol aftertaste. What I have come to expect from an Abstrakt beer. Not my sort of thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3135) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; cloudy chestnut pour with creamy magnolia head, boozy rum and raisin aroma, taste is quite boozy and spicy, fruity a hint of vanilla and toffee slick mouthfeel .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 03/01/2014. Pours dark brown, slight ruby tint, thin white head fades relatively quickly, medium ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is chewy, rich toffee and vanilla, digging a bit deeper comes the sweet caramel popcorn, fruity rum, wood, darker chocolate roast. Taste is sweet caramel, butterscotch, subtle salty character with dark fruity malts, sweet bourbon with prominent vanilla, lingering spiciness, alcohol. Thick, round body. Tasty, good entry in the series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leebotton (212) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Tap at BrewDog Bristol. Strong sherry like caramel aroma. I get the saltiness which does lend a savoury flavour to this meal of a beer. Lightly burnt Toffee caramel flavour. High quality but lacks the complexity in extra flavour I have come to expect from cutting edge beers

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
375ml bottle, pours dark brown with a tiny head, sweet caramel, toffee malt texture, with fruitiness coming through with raisin, damson and blueberry. Little alcohol burn for the abv. Tastes like a very high quality barley wine, didn’t get much popcorn though! Excellent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle from BD Online store. It pours deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The nose is uncannily like popcorn..... as well as earth, bourbon, wood, meatiness, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and light spice. The taste is smooth, sweet caramel, butterscotch, dark fruits, berry, vinous, rum, wood, light warmth, some bitterness and a touch of spice with a warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Well realized. You really do get this Butterkist Toffee Popcorn. Fun and rather drinkable stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle at home from brewdog online
opaque dark ruby, toffee, rich vanilla and fruity oak character. Tonnes of bourbon character on the nose. Spritzy carbonation, sweet malt, warming booze lots of butterscotch, vanilla, banoffee. Fruity dry warming finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and no head. Aroma: Spiritous, caramel, earthy, hint of popcorn, woody, treacle and vanilla. Taste: medium/ high sweetness, low bitter and sourness. Slight saltiness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering sweet, treacle, spiritous, spicy, vanilla finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good.


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