BrewDog Abstrakt AB:15

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


on tap


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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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fonefan (51665) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014

Bottle 375ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As BrewDog Abstrakt AB:15 ].
Clear medium to dark amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, alcohol, light cherry, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, popcorn - sweet popcorn, caramel, sweet malt, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

yespr (48205) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
37.5 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, breadish and overripe fruity. Dense dark toffee malty and light fruity. Dense malty finish.

Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry finish, where the alcohol burns the tongue.

joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy red-brown colored with a small head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol, sherry and hops.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

anders37 (27266) - 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.

cgarvieuk (26100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark toffee malt nose ... dark fruits .. big alcohol .. dark roast ... dark fruits ... soft sweet popcorn ... light sweet toffee... light bourbon 3.2

Bottle at home ... Jan 2016 ... AB 01-21(Basha) tastings ...dark brown .. no head .. soft toffee chocolate roast malts nose .. soft sweet malts .. soft sweet malt .. caramel toffee ... sweet fruits ... tiny saltyness in finish 3.5

omhper (25833) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottled at AndySnow tasting. Clear mahogany colour, no head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Very sweet with medium-full body and rounded, sticky mouthfeel. Treacle, honey, rum and white pepper. Low bitterness. A sweet mess.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
4th March 2014
Brewdog Shoreditch. Clear deep amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Rich barleywine toffee nose. Smooth palate with superfine carbonation. Rich sweet malt with nice toffee - caramel. Rounded off rum with lesser whisky. Trace of spicy wood. A definite savoury note. Berry fruits, well buried. Little malt cream. Joins up very well in to smooth dry finish. Leaves slightly numb gums! Tasty, rich and complex.

Rasmus40 (22070) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr tasting. Hazy brown without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and lots of alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 221114

Theydon_Bois (20929) - 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.

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