BrewDog Abstrakt AB:11

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
Bottle conditioned - Limited edition release (9819 bottles)
AB:11 is an imperial black barley wine brewed with ginger, black raspberries and chipotle peppers. A 12.8% rollercoaster of ginger zestiness, chipotle smokiness all bound together with dark berry tartness and the decadent residual body of a black barley wine.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1751) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep brown nigh on black with no head. Aroma is caramel, slight raspberry, chocolate, chilli and ginger albeit weak. Taste is chocolate sweet, hint of ginger, cocoa powder, hint of vanilla sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12326) - Troms, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2017
This 375ml bottle, no.5033, was bought at the BrewDog bar in Shoreditch London in November 2012. Coal black body, naked surface, dotted spots on the glass. Aroma of dark spices and chocolate malts. Rather unusual taste profile with variety of prunes, ginger, caramel and dark bread. Lingering spiced fruity finish. Mouth filling. Something else, pleasing (Shared with Finn and djoeye at a rating session, Troms 09.01.2017).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
Flaske 375ml. Nr. 5033 av 9819. Spandert av Rune. Delt med ham og djoeye i WCveien 9 Jan 17. Svart. Filmskum. Aroma av whisky & krydder. Smaken Jgermeister & kamfer. Trr ettersmak. Annerledes l - men ikke spesielt godt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (4597) - Troms, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2017
Aroma; jgermeister, ginger cinnamon, oak malts. Look; off pink film, jet black body. Taste; roasted malts, black syrup, roasted prunes, jgermeister, camphor, dark cherries, ginger solid n warming finish. Feel; solid, soft. Overall; suddenly something completely different. [37.5cl.btl 12.8% T8-9-2012 #btl5033/9819 Provided by Rune [email protected] Session]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (8517) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
Malty sticky beginning. Fresh with lots of malt, The ginger is there, the peppers as well. Hints of dried fruit, plums, probably the raspberries as well. Round, refreshing, easy to drink for the ABV, lots of chocolate roasted malt, no alcohol tasteable. Fantastic great brew! Smooth, round absolutely great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19875) - PCastle, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
375ml bottle. Dunkel orange braune Farbe. Geruch krftig intensiv malzig, reifes Obst, toffee, wenig Gewrze. Geschmack intensiv s malzig, alkoholisch, toffee, rotes dunkles malz. Sirup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19743) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Intensiv malziger Antrunk, sehr gewrzig, Rosmarin, leichte Noten von Karamell. Wenig trocken, gewrzig, spritzig. Gut! 10/9/11/11/10/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zlotta (3058) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Dark reddish brown with some beige bubbles on top. Sweetish, malty and quite fruity aroma of raisins, blackcurrant, plums and licorice. Sweetish-malty, spicy and moderately fruity taste of caramel, raisins, lots of licorice, plums and some chocolate, followed by a long, slightly bitter, spicy and rather warming-alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Way too spicy, absolutely unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OminouSC2 (617) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 One of my favorites. The barley wine is in itself good, but all the layers in aromas and taste that the spice, berries and peppers bring makes it really one of a kind - thats probably the point of the Abstrakt series. The barley wine adds the alcohol and sweet aromas, while the added tartness and smoke from the berries and the pepper makes your taste buds really work for it. Only downside is that, although an experience, its not very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8474) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, bubbly head. Malty, roasted, spicy nose with ginger, liquorice, strong black coffee, soy sauce, cacao, treacle, a hint of smoke, juniper berries and pine needles. Malty, spicy taste with liquorice, soy sauce, ginger, a touch of chilli, espresso, dark chocolate, juniper berries, pine needles, honey and a finish with a smoky chilli touch and a warming alcohol glow. Full body, quite sweet, with a gentle coffee bitterness. Complex, spicy and tasty, but hardly subtle. Very nice.

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