1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Abstrakt AB:09 - BrewDog

Abstrakt AB:09
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
78
okay

15 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 21.36%


Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  17.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Cranachan Imperial Stout.

(Beer added by: patm1986 on 08-15-2012)
View: Beers (120) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by danieelol:
Photo of danieelol
danieelol

Australia

3/5  rDev -7.1%

01-29-2013 09:02:40 | More by danieelol
More User Reviews:
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-06-2013 14:31:47 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev +23.8%

07-25-2013 03:45:01 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of illidurit
illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-25-2013 02:39:19 | More by illidurit
Photo of spicelab
spicelab

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

05-28-2013 03:00:58 | More by spicelab
Photo of dgilks
dgilks

Australia

3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inky back with a small, tan head. Poor head retention.

Bloody sweet and dripping with honey. Malt and berries follow. Treacle.

Sweet malt and fruit. Slightly bitter but there is a LOT of treacle here. Massively over-caramelised sugar.

Full body with moderately-high carbonation. Okay.

An interesting beer. The fruit and honey are nice but overpowering. Epically sweet and sticky. I'm not convinced.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 08:32:02 | More by dgilks
Photo of bark
bark

Sweden

3/5  rDev -7.1%

02-03-2013 17:20:34 | More by bark
Photo of FLima
FLima

Brazil

3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, black, black color, not a dim of light can go through. Made no head.
Complex aroma of caramels, cherry, cognac, raspberry and grapes. And of course some booze given its low 17.1% ABV content.
Sweet toasted malty taste with coffee and Jerez notes. Aftertaste is sweet and dry with a warming (and booze as well) feeling.
Medium and oily body with light carbonation and small bubbles.
Hoppy background, but also reminded me of a Barley Wine. Although a bit hard to drink the whole 375ml bottle, unless you want to get wasted (I had my share earlier...), it had a nice complex taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 20:34:15 | More by FLima
Photo of Sunnanek
Sunnanek

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-10-2012 09:11:46 | More by Sunnanek
Photo of wethorseblanket
wethorseblanket

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Benny - thanks. Bottle date: 2/4/12. Bottle # 1743/5754.
Corked and caged. Based on a Scottish dessert named Cranachan.

A: Pours deep black with a thin (1/16") dark tan/mocha head which forms a cap and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Roasty malts and grain, dark cocoa, boozy alcohol with char and burned notes.

T: Follows nose with sweet caramel and a pronounced boozy heat.

M: Full body and light carbonation. Rich, roasty, oily and boozy finish.

O: ABV very present. Somewhat muddled and scattered.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 22:03:48 | More by wethorseblanket
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Benny for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 2/4/12. Bottle # 1743/5754.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and a really boozy alcohol aroma. Taste is much the same with a very hot alcohol burn in the throat with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it’s really boozy.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 01:43:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

09-10-2012 03:25:17 | More by drewone
Photo of donactive
donactive

Sweden

3/5  rDev -7.1%

08-19-2012 12:16:21 | More by donactive
Photo of JamFuel
JamFuel

Sweden

1/5  rDev -69%

08-19-2012 00:10:04 | More by JamFuel
Photo of patm1986
patm1986

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-deep ruby. light brown head. minimal lace. still. a real deep crimson tint. not quite black, but right there.
S-caramel. raspberry. baker's chocolate. whipped vanilla cream. extremely astrigent, near rubbing alcohol territory. hot, hot, heat.
T-burnt prune, toasted pecan, SOOO HOT. burnt nuts, charred nuts. if cherries were soaked in rum and lit on fire.
M-thin, harsh. numbing. so hot it dissolves into spirit-like territory.
O-hot. maybe lay it down a bit. smells intense, tastes beyond intense. apple brandy esq. WHEWWW. 
cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 03:31:06 | More by patm1986
Abstrakt AB:09 from BrewDog
78 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.