BrewDog Abstrakt AB:15

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


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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androman (2934) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
37.5% bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is dark brown, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is liqueurish, flavor is bourbon, whine, cherry, candy sweets, honey, wood. Heavy sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Finish is long lasting medium sweet-sour, roasty and smoky light bitter, medium to heavy alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. A bit heavy dessert beer, not too easy to drink, interesting, I’d call it barley wine.

rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Aroma: Smelling of bread, raisins, brown sugar, concrete and oak.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A low tan head with no lacing and small curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet, dates, raisins, port, vanilla and sour oak.
Palate: Low carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: In all an excellent dessert beer.
Note: Bottle 375 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-07-15.

Saeglopur (2411) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
375 ml bottle 1625 of 8250, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Dark brown body, almost no head.
Aroma of smooth bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, some dark fruits, alcohol.
Taste follows this pretty much, dominant bourbon and smooth, dark, sweet malts, with some more liquorice.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes boozy, astringent, with bourbon, dark chocolate, some liquorice.

Very nice. Not that complex, straight bourbon notes and dark malts. Pretty boozy, but nice sipper. Not my favourite from the AB series, but another enjoyable one.

Werckmeister (3440) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
375ml bottle at home from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks. brownish / almost black color, almost no head. strong smell of coconut, liqueurish, malt sweetness, alcoholic, light bitter chocolate. full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, coconut, alcohol, bourbon, liqueurish. finishes with coconut and malty sweet notes and some alcohol. overall rather simple but I quite like it.

alex_leit (5246) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle #6920. Dark color without foam. Aroma: barrel, red port wine, sweetish malty, toffee and fruit. Where’s the popcorn? Taste: sweet toffee, great porto, a little salty caramel, warming like this fruit liqueur. Great ale.

andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from the cellar. Pours deep brown, no head at all. Aroma of marron glace, brown sugar, treacle. Very little carb - just a sparkle. Big caramel flavour between candied fruits, fudge and condensed milk - a hint of salt and some slight butterscoth. Barrel is evident with some vanilla and a touch of sugar and spice, along with some heat. With some carb this would have been up in the 4s.

Psytron (2562) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Smell of licorice and alcohol. Muddy colour, negligible head. Aroma of licorice, alcohol. In the background, some red berries. Very oily. Flat carbon.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - no head. Coconut, sweetness, caramel, nutty, chocolate, dried fruits, smokey, tart wooden, vanilla, ok body, alcoholic.

rodbod (468) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2015
bottle at home. More or less flat - just a faint spritz - and treacle black. Smells like boozy treacle plus cream sherry. Not complex on the palate, just a huge dollop of treacle. Maybe a wee bit salty, but definitely no popcorn. I was rather disappointed by this one. Yes, it’s a huge flavour, but there is very little variety.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and weak smoky aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel weak smoky flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

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