BrewDog Abstrakt AB:05

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Belgian imperial stout aged on toasted coconut and cacao.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , 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 (2422) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12906) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black. Roasted nuts, cocos, dark chocolate and a hint of ash in the aroma. Very sweet flavor with rye bread, cocos, chocolate, roast, speculaas and hazelnuts. No carbon. The oversweet flavor is a disappointment after the fine aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
larsniclas (6884) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Bottled at ekstedt dec11 Pitch black with a beige head Very sweet aroma; soy-sauce. Way too sweet and oily flavour. Some chocolate and a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2012
Ruby tinged black. Slight acetic note on nose, quite sweet, chocolate, light toast, long sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottle at daks 1/22/12. brown pour on the black side. no head. viscous. aromas of cherry, red wine, vitamin pills, high roast and loads of boozy burning. the palate is overly boozy and sweet... flavor notes of vanilla, molasses, red wine, roast and spice. roasty bitter finish. thick oily and unnecessary. 5/3/4/2/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Popped the cork that did not "Pop" and Poured pitch black with little head turning to film rather quickly. Aromas of dark malty goodness, toasted coconut, roast nuts, fruit cake, anise, sweet spices and alcohol SWEET TALLAHASSEE ! ! ! (as my friend Arty says) Its like a dessert in a glass. Burnt Sugars, brown sugar, chocolate, coconut, syrup, dark fruits, cake and then more sweetness. There is a bit of bitterness but it is no match for all the sweetness and throws the balance off completely. Carbonation was lighter than expected which was not a bad thing but the body could have been much fuller and richer especially for what I expected from such a sweet decadent beer. I have really loved the AB series and am a Brewdog Fan. I had high expectations and was not impressed. Well made and I love what they do but not this time so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (8516) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle at the Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen. Well, you will probably either love or hate this "beer" but just to be difficult ... Im on the fence! There's no head and no lacing on this very dark beer. It's jam packed full of flavours for sure and the coconut and cacao are very evident. It's very smooth and quite refined, but it's no refreshing session beer thats for sure. Your taste buds will be dancing without doubt, but whether they will be dancing your dance only you can decide. Give it a try and form your own opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12190) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 Bottle shared at Mikkeller bar. Pours black with no head. Aroma of rich chocolate, licorice and light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet, no bitterness, thick licorice with rum notes and light coconut. Full bodied with no real carbonation. Extremely thick oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Johnwatt82 (2) - - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
Caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty, licorice, vanilla, Very slight smoke. This is one beer Id really like to get hold of again.

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