BrewDog Abstrakt AB:15

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
A salt caramel popcorn imperial ale. Bourbon and rum barrel aged, this 12.8% ale has complex and twisting flavours. Bitter caramel, wood, smoke, spice, treacle and vanilla are all present and intertwine against a smooth and lightly chewy mouthfeel. The salt caramel popcorn lends subtle hints of a smoky brininess.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1640) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep burgundy with no head. Aroma is weak spices. Taste is caramel sweet, slight saltiness, spices, rum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (616) - - JAN 13, 2017
Pours a dark brown body with a purple hint and no head or carbonation. This one probably had too much time on a shelf. Aroma is dominated by barrel tones. Taste is rich and complex, full of rum flavours, fruits and malty sugars.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (1109) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2016
Hab nem alakult ki, a szne fekete, pici vrses rnyalattal. Enyhn des-ss, karamelles illatvilg, hajszlnyi popcornos aromval. ze karamelles, csokis, des s egy kicsit ss popcornos. Ahogy melegszik, aszalt szilvs, piros bogys gymlcsk aromja kszik elő, nmi konyakossggal egyetemben. Testes, enyhn sznsavas s egy kicsit kesernys is. Izgalmas, rdekes zvilg, j egyensllyal s sszhanggal. Kivl desszertsr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18747) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle at home, 28/07/16, bottle #2089/8250. Extremely dark mahogany brown with little in the way of a covering. Nose is dark fruit rinds, light spice, brown sugar, toffee, red berry fruits, light boost tuneage. Taste comprises sweet malts, spice, caramel, red berry esters, toasted brown sugar, light molasses, subtle barrel, light bourbon streak. Full body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a sweet closure and rising alchol level. Ok ... a little boosty and perhaps past its best some 30 months post bottling. Had worse but would not rush back for this juan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2944) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
375ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Bottle 2385 of 8250. Dark brown-black colour, no head and aroma of molasses, wood, popcorn, vanilla, bourbon & rum boozy. Taste is sweet, rich, roast malt, molasses, toffee & caramel, bourbon, warming, some spice, with salty, oak and vanilla hints. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry & sweet salt caramel finish. Nicely sippable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (595) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Sweet, complex aroma. Caramel, syrup, raisins?, coconut? I cant really put my finger on it. Taste is horrible. Sweet and salty caramel, just a mess. Really not for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at home, last one. Thought itd go quite well with a re-watch of No Country for old men. Pours pretty dark. Promt dissipating head. Huge aroma of caramel creamy malty booziness. Decent carbonation though it looks flat with zero lacing. Lovely colourful flavours - salty caramel toffee. Sweet and viscous. Rich. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6857) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with carmel, coconut, vanilla and some light wood. Similar taste. Nice and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (5683) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle at our elite tasting. From my Secret Santa Beersiveknown. Thanks! Very rich and very intense. Also wonderfully balanced. Lots of coconut both in aroma and flavour. The high bitterness and light citrusy hops flavour provide ample background for lots of other stuff going on. Caramel, toffee, biscuity. Saltiness appears late in the finish. Alcohol warming and pleasant, never sharp. Really great beer, thanks Steve.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rusos (746) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle. Brown hazy colour, no head. Aroma is brutal complex, rum, mollasses, wood, coconut. Taste is sweet, rum, wood, coconut, salty, caramel. Alcohol. This is a very good beer.

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