Hey hey, another review of a beer from BrewDog’s Abstrakt series. AB:07 is an Imperial Scotch Ale, aged in Whisky Casks, which I reviewed last year, on the day it turned one, and back in 2011, some months after it was released.
This time I’m a bit behind schedule, as the beer turned two years old on September 22nd, three and a half weeks ago. Oh well, let’s get started.
Very dark color with very little head. As last year I didn’t manage to fetch the camera fast enough to snap the small head before it disappeared.
In the aroma I’m getting plums and raisins. I’m getting some alcohol as well, but not too much.
The flavor is pretty similar to the aroma. It has a whole lot of plums, some dark fruit, malty sweetness and some alcohol. I’m also getting some slight hints of vanilla.
As the beer warms up I’m getting some more sherry-like notes.
The body is full and the carbonation is very soft. Luckily it works well with this beer.
The finish is quite long and warming. I’m getting hints of prunes and sweet malts. Lovely!
The beer has developed quite nice the last year. I’m enjoying it a lot more this year. As with the other Abstrakt beers the carbonation is as good as gone, which is quite sad. Score: Good!
I will pop another one around this time next year as well.