BrewDog Abstrakt AB:04

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, cocoa, Naga chilies (the hottest in the world), and champagne yeast.

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fonefan (49520) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, strong coffee, burnt, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, dark malts. chocolate, wood, light chili warm. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101030]

yespr (45709) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy, dark chocolate brown and short lived head - leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malty and distinct coffee to chili aroma. Lingering coffee and chili note. Dark chocolate to coffee roasted malty. Sweet dark roasted malty. Light fruity too. Very smooth and mellow integrated.

Ungstrup (37861) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Botteld. A pitch black beer with a huge very dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, coffee, and chilis. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chilis leaving a light burn on the palate, combined with medium notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry, roasted, and chili like finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

joergen (28377) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle at Ølbutikken, thanks Tom. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized brown head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and rye bread with notes of pepper. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, rye bread, coffee and pepper. Sweet and roasted finish.

anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dry bitter chocolate late aroma with hints of chili. Roasted malty chocolate, coffee and warming chili flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and chili finish.

omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Opaque picth black, small beige head. Chocolatey nose with madeira and brandy. Sweet and viscous with full body and compact mouthfeel. Port and chocolate, some coffee. Warming finish. Very concentrated flavour, potent and sweet like liqueur.

Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours black as original Sin with a creamy brownish head. Intense, sweet and fairly complex aroma of hard roasted malt, plenty of raisins, some coffee notes and a light tartness. Very full-bodied, low carbonation but far from flat, again flavours of hard roasted malts, coffee notes and dark dried fruits while the chilies only leave a light prickly sensation on my tongue. Some warming alcohol heat in the finish. A bit of a monster really, but a nice monster! Actually surprisingly subtle and well balanced for a beer this strong. 101110

madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28th October 2010
Brewdog release at the Sloaney Pony. Opaque black beer with a good tan head from the bottle but just a residual one from draft. Nose carries dark malt and a trace of marmite. Incredibly rich coffee and unsweet chocolate. Tangy fruit - particularly cherry bolster via the undertone. There are some faint whisky like flavours and a whisper of vanilla. The chilli - mmm! I’ve bitten in to a Naga chilli and believe me they will blow your head off, but even so - one chilli in a barrel? There is something warming here but it’s quite subtle and I can’t help thinking the warmth is from the otherwise well hidden 15.0% abv. Finishes rich and chocolatey. 4.0 for the bottle, 4.2 for draft. Great beer!

cgarvieuk (24788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 fizzy tap at brewdog bar ... deep black ... tan thin head .... sweet roast malts .... little chocolate... little chilli peper nose ... light oily body ... Rich dark malts ... deep intence chocolate ... little meaty ... rich malts ... big chocolate ... light berry fruit oddly ... light spice but not to much ... little bitterness in linger ... this is a world class beer ... bloody drinkable ... light tingle on lips ....... huge chocolate ... dog a at agm... deep black thin tan head ... darkcholate roast ... solid malt ... light chilli nose ... sweet roast ... huge chocolate ... big roast chocolate ... much more chilli but not over spicy ... big solid roast ... 2chilli last time 7 this time crraffa 1 and 3, veniswalia cacow,different coffee , nicuraguian worst rind single roast, vanilla beans(not in first) ... bottle at home with AB04 Drunk oct 2012... dark roast ... big big capsicum nose ... light fizz ... deep dep roast ...big chocolate ... rich malts ... lightest chilli .. big chocolate ... soft coffee 4.4 bottle at home ... April 2013 .... dark malts ... soft chilli .... dark coffeeroast malts ... sweet roast ... light capsicum..nose ... dark malts ... chewey roast ... dark sweet roast ... heavy coffee ... vanilla ... choclate ... mmmmm ... oh this is superb 4.4 cant say fairer Bottle at home June 2015 ... deep black no head (Dog A has light lacing) soft roast .. light sheery fruit nose (dog a lighter fruitier ) big alcohol ... massive umamai ... soft chilli ... dakr roast 3.8 (dog A ligther fruitied .. juicy roast .. soft chilli .. more chcolate ... dark chocolate roast 4.4)

Bottle at home ... Jan 2016 ... AB 01-21(Basha) tastings ...dark black ,. no head ... dark chocolate roast .. tiny chilli .. roast malts.. light oxidisation nose .. little ligth on carbonation ... heavy sweet chocolate roast malts .. big sweet chocolate .. full mouth ... rich sweet plummy cvhocolate .. ligth figgs .. massive chocolate .. 4.2 surprisingly good

Leighton (21459) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Tap at the White Horse. Outstanding. Dark brown pour with a light, beige head. Holds a strong malt nose with some ripe fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Very sweet, with plenty of booze and dominant dark malts, then some roasty bitterness. Medium to full in body with loads of warmth and fine carbonation. Finishes fairly sweet with plenty of sugar and more roasty dryness. The chilies affect more in feel than flavor it seems, providing a hint of tingle in the aftertaste. Just fantastic overall. Supremely drinkable. (4.7)

Bottle at the White Horse. Opaque, dark brown pour. Strong aroma with dark malts, coffee beans, and dark cocoa. Mild alcohol and ripe, dark fruits. Flavor is divine. Very sweet but not cloying. Loads of dark chocolate syrup, plenty of roast, wood, and bark, along with light chili spice. Some dry roastiness. Full bodied with effervescent carbonation and plenty of warmth. I can feel this beer journey from my mouth to my esophagus to my gut. It feels good in my gut. The finish ends the experience wonderfully: sweet, with spices, chocolate, alcohol, bitter coffee and some overripe, dark fruits. Superb on all fronts. It would be very hard to make this beer any better. (4.9)

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