BrewDog Abstrakt AB:02

 
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Red Ale

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at Leightons. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. As BrewDog Abstrakt AB:02, 18%, 2010 vintage, #2012. Ruby red, clear, foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is sugary, red berry, very rich liqueur, cherry and redcurrant. Very red fruit nose. Body is very smooth, soft to low carbonation, slightly oily. Taste is syrupy sugars, more redcurrant, some light clove sweets, alcohol not noticeable but probably contributes to the spicy finish. Very sweet and pretty heavy going. Intense and drinkability is low. Glad to try it - thanks Ken. (3.2)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lonick (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle @Craigs (Abstrakt tasting). Pours dark brown no head. Nose is acetone and cardboard. Taste is dead, just dead, way too old, sorry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Pours clear amber with no head. Aromas of raisins, booze, caramel. Taste is more of the same. Hot finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1636) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep amber burgundy with no head. Aroma is raisins, dates, caramel. Taste is caramel sweet, raisins, watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours clear copper-ruby with a mellow, bubbly off-white head. The nose holds caramel, toasted grass, bread, pine. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, oily and viscous, a little smoke, more pine, crackers, toasted caramel, orange peel. Full bodied, slick, oily and chewy, with minimal carbonation. Warm to hot finish with more oily pine, some woody dryness, hearty pine, crusty bread. Interesting stuff. Has aged pretty well. Not something to chug, but fun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle at Leightons place. 8/12/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. A rich ruby red, amber coloured pour with a halo of beige head. Aroma is sticky sweet toffee, and burnt sugars, rum, sherry, spicy, boozy. Flavour is composed of semi sweet toffee, spicy rum barrel, boozy fruit cake, cherry, sherry, wine. Palate is semi sweet, full bodied, lowish carbonation. Rounded. Aged. Good. Nice and mellow aged.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin, big thanks to Kenny, 08/12/16. Reddish amber with a decent beige cap. Nose is sweet malt, spice, toasted brown sugars, red berry fruits, earthy, orange peel, wooded notes, fruit cake. Taste comprises a sharp alcohol intake that then mellows a little with a mineral tickle, spice, boosty, toasted brown sugar, candied fruit peel, toffee, fruit cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising boost. Decent for the age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Courtesy of Daniele; synthetic cork, bottled 16.06.10; April 2012
Hazy dark amber color, small head. Fruity aroma but clearly past its prime. Strong body , well hiding the alcohol, sweetish caramel flavor, with powerful hopping and high alcohol perception.
Too much and a bit too old, but still a good sipping liquor. Also, too much alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6843) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget (aged since it was released). Boozy smell with brandy and dried fruit. Similar taste, malty sweet with caramel. Very boozy but also not that bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2015
KLF 281214. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, booze, oxidation. Flavour is vanilla, whiskey, oxidation, alcohol, licorice, dried fruit, caramel. Too much in many ways.


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