BrewDog Abstrakt AB:05

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


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (16054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with no head. Aroma is cocoa, a bit of cardboard and raisins. Taste is cocoa bitter, raisins, figs, vanilla sweet, chocolate sweet, hint of cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1636) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Aroma is deeply roasted malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, black licorice and tart. The 15 abv is definitely present and noticeable bit not overwhelming. Slightly disappointed actually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (15150) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2016
375ml bottle - Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016 (Zly Casy, Prague)
Messy rubbery aroma, some alcohol. Big prune taste, nice raisins too. Pleasant rich roast. Walnut in the finish. Dead in the mouth, flat and sweet. Some rubber in the finish too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6903) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 375ml bottle (Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016, thanks FatPhil). Pitch black color. No head. Looks viscous. Sweet, sugary, alcohol, chocolate cake, milky cognac in aroma. Sweet, licorice, ashy, alcohol, ashy, herbal in taste. Very sweet, dark plums, fruity, ashy in aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Walnuts in late late aftertaste. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (3251) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Overpriced beer tasting 2016. 375ml bottle, shared by Phil, thanks! Dark brown to black beer, no head. Nose is sweet-ish, ashy, booze, wood, some nuttiness. Flavor is sweet, eoasty, cocoa, chocolate, walnuts; finish is nutty, dry, some alcohol, lots of chocolate. Sticky, oily palate. Tastes way better than it smells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (1002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
375ml bottle. Thanks, Phil! Almost black colour. No head. Alcocholy, nutty, rubbery, herbal, liqeurishy aroma. Lots of booze. Herbal, boozy beginning. Sweetness, herbs, booze. Toffee, vanilla, booze in the end. Alcocholy aftertaste. No carbonation at all. Heavy bodied, sweet, nutty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3681) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours black. Aroma is sweet, massive chocolate, roast, some booze, licorice. Flavor is sweet and bitter, licorice, cocoa, caramel, roast, malt, burnt roast notes, soy, malt. Carbonation is flat. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (18263) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at home, #2905/3600, rake number 16KAY, 27/05/16. Black with a moderate tan swirl that soon dis sipates to nyadda. Nose is sweet malt, rich chocolate, mellow barrel, molasses, raisens, toasted coconut. Taste comprises liquid fruit cake, light barrel tones, sweet malt, liquid chocolate, light charr, dates, raisens, light spice. Hasnt held up too badly at all ... a touch sweet and cloying but a decent enough sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (6700) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget (aged since release). At first the smell was awfull, smelled like a dead animal farted. But then it got better with lots of chocolate and caramel. Very sweet taste, malty with chocolate, caramel and fudge. Both the smell and taste improved allot when it got some air. Sweet liquid candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5451) - 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.

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