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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:05

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Belgian imperial stout aged on toasted coconut and cacao.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #1234). Pours black with some sediment and no head. Aroma and flavour is coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee with a sweet and slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2243) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Soft brown body, slight off white head. Easy coco milk, soft spice. Tense charred bitterness with harsh lactosey finish.Big rusty amber body with boozy listless head. Coppery nose, firey. Dense oily, oxidsed boozeage slips away to floral rustiness. Crystalled throughout, keeping it steely and narrow. Terse finish, mapely

Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Black with little tan head. Aroma of licorice and ovaltine. Taste of licoroce and alcohol, some dark fruits. Very sweet and a little rough. Not as bad as it was when it came out but still not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (15022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
375mL bottle at The Bishop Arms Folkungagatan, pours jet black with just a few bubbles of brown head. Aroma screams coconut upfront, followed by decadent cocoa notes. The coconut and cocoa are pretty much the main two qualities on the nose. Flavour is intensely sweet, almost sickly sweet, but somehow fitting, with notes of coconut and cocoa upfront, a little caramel, and lots of residual sugars. This is fairly cloying in sweetness, but somehow it works. These uber-sweet impie stouts are usually detracting to me, but this one feels elegant and complex. Excellent stuff. Perhaps only second to Abstrakt AB:04 in the series. Inexplicably great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CarlJonas (231) - Linkping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Black, almost no head. Candy aroma, chocolate and coco toffee cream goodies. The taste is less coco and more soy sauce and madeira, some sort of weird liquor filled chocolate? Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Tokyo light?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
molsson (12) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
Pours thick and black. No carbonation. Nose has massive amounts of chocolate. Taste is smoot, rich and chocolaty. Alcohol is not very obvious. A lighg bitterness in the very back of the mouth. Mouthfeel is a bit of, since there is no carbonation. Al in all, awesome beer, but really needed that carbonation to lift it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1432) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
Probably should have drank this on its own as this followed the 04. Nose is nice as got good notes of fruit, chocolate and coconut. Rest went downhill quite fast as quite sweet and syrupy. needed carbonation to lift this. Chocolate cake on crack I though. Slick, sweet and syrupy. Needed more dryness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3499) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2013
Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty with vanilla tones. Malt, vanilla and chocolate. Full body with a nice balanced finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22723) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
1st March 2011
Opaque black beer, little tan head. Sweet coffee and dark malt nose. Soft and surprisingly light palate. Sweet dark malts, traces of coffee, chocolate and sweet brandy. The coconut is pretty subtle and on the back of the tongue. Trace of red berry fruits in the mid. Some aniseed alcohol but no real heat. Semi dry finish. Sweet, tasty and well joined up beer. Should be even better in a year or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2399) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours almost pitch black, with reddish/brown hints, and a thin brown head. Roasted aroma, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, licorice, quite spicy. Sweet, full bodied, medium to high bitterness, low CO2. Roasted, spicy taste, cocoa, coconut, chocolate, toffee, licorice, coffee beans, vanilla, pepper, wood? Rich in flavours, but not overly complex. (2012-11-03)

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