BrewDog Abstrakt AB:09

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

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RATINGS: 128   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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4.4
rusos (776) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle, many thanks to Gurthnar. Pitch Black colour. No head. Aroma is Brutal complex. Roasted, loads of noble alcohol, raspberries, cheries, molasses, cacao, Soya sauce. Taste is roasted, cacao, noble alcohol - whisky, molasses. Raspberries. Very complex and Good beer.

3.4
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle @Craig’s (Abstrakt tasting). Pours black, slight beige head, Nose is slight honey, slight fruits, blackberries? Taste is along the same lines but a bit blandish, sherry and mixed fruit cocktail.

3.4
Jyrsa (890) - - 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
GlasgowTAD (1873) - 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
oariise (5) - NORWAY - SEP 22, 2016 does not count
Bottle at abatracttasting @Dr. Jekyll’s. 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
Cool_Bond (2726) - 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 öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.5
Benzai (16100) - 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, I’d say this is too much. Too heavy. Drinkable still, but imo too much.

4.4
Finn (7836) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Flaske 375ml (nr. 5599 av 5774) spandert av Rune. Delt på Nerstranda 27 Okt 15. Svart. 0 skum. Kjempegod aroma av svisker. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken ekstremt innholdsrik. Her savnes ingen ting. Svakt syrlig etter hvert. Her er det bare å lene seg tilbake og nyte til eller som dessert.

4.1
Rune (13186) - Tromsø, 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 (Tromsø 27.10.2015).

4.2
Gurthnar (5996) - 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.


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