Yorker (1980) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #6948). Pours brown with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour is roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, dark fruits, and wine – with some warming alcohol in the finish. sulawang (1155) - - SEP 24, 2013
Visual: Beautiful simplistic Brew Dog label, corked and twisty-cap top secured green bottle. Pours dark cola brown with a reddish hue, small foamy dissipating head, ringed retention, sedimentation, some slow-moving activity.
Nose: Thick, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar and barley malt.
Attack: thick syrupy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: caramel sweetness(8/10) mixed with minor alcohol detection, (MAIN) molasses, soy sauce, chocolate
Finish: medium sweet & sour, coffee tanginess, red-fruity sweet malty finish.
Summary: Expensive at $18/half bottle but very worth it considering the superb flavour profile, drinkability, potency, and overall high quality craftsmanship. CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
(375ml bottle) Purchased from The Strath froth an ungodly $19. Bottle 4329. Pours near headless with a deep black body. Nose of sweet soy and molasses. Great body and oily texture. Strong boozy and heavily malted. Not worth anything close to the price but very strong palate, fun elixir.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com Ferris (15027) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle - Dark fruit, brown sugar and some chocolate. Muddy brown with a thin brown head. Molasses, dark fruit, some sourness (from the wine I assume) and a little heat in the finish along with some coffee notes. Very complex and definitely worth a try. ansalon (3802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is dates, figs, caramel, hints of coffee, liqourice and tart. Taste is muscovado sugar, liqourice, caramel, dates, figs, chocolate. Very good!
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tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a standard Abstrakt body, i.e. it looks pretty flat. The colour is very dark brown, while the "head" consists of a thin, light-brown film with some big bubbles floating on top. The aroma is strong, sweet, malty and lightly roasted, with dark caramel (very dark, maybe it’s closer to burnt sugar) and dark dried fruits. Also come delicious vinous alcohol notes that reminds me of sherry. In the back I also get some spices. The taste is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. The strong flavours follow the aroma, maybe with a tad more spices and herbs. The red wine barrels haven’t produced any noticeable sourness or bretty notes, and that suits me just fine. The body is full, the texture is lovely oily, but as always when it comes to an Abstrakt, the close to flat carbonation isn’t fitting. I really need to try a fresh Abstrakt. plunkie (8) - - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
[37.5 cl bottle, bottle 9121 of 9987, enjoyed 15 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]
A deep dark brown beer with a light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, vanilla and fruit all rise out of the glass. More fruit and some woody flavours establish them selves in your mouth leading to a long roasted espresso finish. Very well balanced yet complex. BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours cloudy brown with small tan head. Smells of roasted malts, light caramel. Tastes of coffee, toffee, roasted malts, and alcohol. Light carbonation. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark ruddy chestnut brown color, with three fingers of densely foamy, pale beige head, which leaves thick lace. Aroma of bready caramel malt, sharply musty, dark fruit, oily nuttiness, and earthy, wet leafy hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel malt, nut butter, plum pudding, understated sweet red wine, earthy and leafy hops, and a touch of warming alcohol. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation, slight tannins and sweet earthy finish.
tmrmwel (2058) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle, # 9279. Pours dark with a very small head. Aroma is sweet of muscovado, nuts and chocolate. creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with grain, chocolate and muscovado, before finishing off with notes of burned malts and a good deal of sweet fruitiness.