BrewDog Abstrakt AB:09

 
overall
96
58
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
AB:09 is a 17.1%, Cranachan Imperial Stout, brewed in September 2011, and has been peacefully maturing in our amazing single grain whisky barrels since. The Cranachan Imperial Stout was inspired by the famous Scottish desert, and was brewed with a mountain of dark malts, loads of oats, Scottish heather honey and local raspberries. The beer was then transferred to oak casks to mature for 6 months.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (723) - - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle with some friends. Dark brown with no head. Slight nose with licorice, herbs and alcohol. Licorice and alcohol with a long char finish. Oily palate. Nice but not stunning.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1639) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep brown with no head. Aroma is weak but theres a hint of cocoa in there. Taste is chocolate sweet, caramel sweet, honey sweet, slight raspberry tartness and a bit of raspberry jam sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oariise (5) - NORWAY - SEP 22, 2016 does not count
Bottle at abatracttasting @Dr. Jekylls. Complex aroma and taste. Fruitdessert. Chocolate. Oak. A little boozy, but thats ok for me. Has aged very well. Miss some carbonation though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2571) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2016
The aroma of dark fruits. Taste of dark fruit, coffee, soy and dark chocolate. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good and not at all a taste of alcohol. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15134) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle shared with dad and uncle Siem. Opaque pitch black color, small dark brown head. Aroma is malts, roast, alcohol, liquor. Taste malts, roast, liquor, wood, difinite whiskey influence. Heavy, very heavy. Rough malt, whiskey, alcohol, roast. Well, Id say this is too much. Too heavy. Drinkable still, but imo too much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Flaske 375ml (nr. 5599 av 5774) spandert av Rune. Delt p Nerstranda 27 Okt 15. Svart. 0 skum. Kjempegod aroma av svisker. Oljeaktig munnflelse. Smaken ekstremt innholdsrik. Her savnes ingen ting. Svakt syrlig etter hvert. Her er det bare lene seg tilbake og nyte til eller som dessert.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
375ml corked bottle, no.5599 of 5754, bought somewhere in Manchester three years ago. Shared with Finn. Close to jet black body, naked black surface, fragile lacing. Inviting whisky-like aroma, including dried fruits, oak, bread, and chocolate. Powerful taste profile of raisin, prunes, chocolate, honeyed bread, and wood. Long-lived and warming ending with smooth bitterness of red berries. Oily palate. Surprisingly easy to drink. Delicious sipper lingering all the way home and into the night (Troms 27.10.2015).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5674) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. The only thing this beer needs is more carbonation. Right now it has none. Otherwise it is a wonderfully balanced imperial stout with subtle note of raspberry. What more ca I say? This one took the ageing gloriously, I only wish for more CO2.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle, shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours nearly black color, nearly no beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted mal, chocolate, cherries, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, cherry, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
The Aroma is quite subdued. The taste isnt. Flavours of port, roasted malt, some spices, tar, liquorice, red fruit, wood and spices are prominent. raisins, pepper and some booziness add to the complexity. A soft, creamy, yet spicy mouthfeel and a touch of oiliness add to the gammut of tastes blended in this beast of an imperial stout. This one will age well.


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