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Abstrakt AB:12 - BrewDog

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Abstrakt AB:12
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Belgian IPA, Scottish Berries Aged in Oak Casks.

(Beer added by: Hultkrantz on 03-03-2013)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Inky black with garnet highlights. Very small and short lasted tan head. Okay but nothing special.

Big sweet aroma. Slightly tarry. Alcohol. Oak.

Big alcoholic sweetness backed up by a fruity character. Oak is powerful along with a touch of char. Nice bitterness in the background. Lacking balance.

Medium-full body with low carbonation. Not phenomenal.

Average at best. The phenolic whisky character is interesting as is the oak and the fruit and the bitterness. BUT, there is no balance and it doesn't integrate.

dgilks, Dec 06, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"BOTTLED ON: 12/12/12, BOTTLE: 5667 of 9829" Purchased at Systembolaget for 129SEK march 1 2013. 375ml
Says 11.2% alcohol on their website while bottle says 11.7%
85% opacity, red/brown hue. Slight, attractive foaming.

Smells like cement plaster, sweet and dusty. Later came some sawdust. Even later, opening up and warming perhaps some lavender or viola, plaster dispersing.

Taste is very sweet, milky, creamy, but I'd claim quite unconventionally so. Oak character.
After swallowing, breathing through the nose gives the smell of something like warm milk mixed with lots of sugar. It wears off and leaves a typical, but long, oaked stout aftertaste. Maybe a hint of pine here, slightly sour.
The mouth sensation is at first milky, then more acidic.

Maybe you'd like this if you're into milk/cream stouts. Not my thing.
It's quite interesting atleast, way more so than the Abstrakt 11.

Hultkrantz, Mar 03, 2013
Abstrakt AB:12 from BrewDog
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.