TimE (6163) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
Pitch black color. Completely flat, big cacao nose with coconuts. Low carbonation tons of cacao and dark fruit, roasted malt. Sweet full body, but not over the top. Saeglopur (2380) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Gurthnar at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks! MisoW (3665) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Black body, without any head.
Aroma of melting dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, some liquorice, dark fruits, booze.
Tastes of chocolate, coffee, some coconut, some liquorice, dark fruits, some yeast, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcohol warming, with chocolate, cocoa, coffee.
Tasty. A comfortable, full sipper. Boozy, but also quite smooth, with a lot of tasty dark malts and some interesting other notes from the background.
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours deep brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of licqourice, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste is very sweet, licqourice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol is present, whiskey, coconut, cacao, soya sauce. Gurthnar (6243) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. This beer is one of the few boasting of several adjectives which actually delivers all of them. The color is very dark, almost black. Carbonation mostly escaped but that is OK here. It is really sweet but not disturbingly so. You get loads of caramel, coconut is present, whisky barrels as well and finally also light Belgian yeasty character. Complex but really nicely rounded and harmonic. Alcohol hidden well and easy drinking. Werckmeister (3391) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting, many thanks. black color, oily looks, almost no carbonation. smells liqueurish, malty sweetness, strong dried fruits, chocolate, caramel, alcoholic, coconut, wooden notes. full body, almost no carbonation noticeable, oily mouthfeel. tastes alcoholic, wooden notes, coconut, malty sweetness, dried fruits, some chocolate. alcoholic / malty sweetness / notes of coconut. very nice, rather heavy though.
zimbo (974) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Black and thin with a sugary sweetness. Lively with some yeast. Don’t really get much coconut or any of the unique ingredients. Sort of fies in the glass with a slight austere end. Another Abstrakt disappointment Svesse (8825) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with strong sweet espresso, liquorice, cacao, oak wood, molasses and hints of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet espresso, cacao, molasses, hints of coconut and a sweet, vinous finish. There’s a certain cocoa bitterness there, but mainly overshadowed by sweet malt. Full body, quite sweet. Complex and vinous, with lots of taste. Very nice. allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours near black with no head. Aromas of liquorice and dark sugars. Taste is sweet, quite boozy. not getting any coconut to be honest.. Finishes a bit thin. Glad to have tried. Stuu666 (15054) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet, liquorice, little coconut, bit of a funky aftertaste that lingers, sweet, thin. MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tasted at a vertical tasting of the first six abstracts released. Bottles from Systembolaget. Slightly too sweet for me.