Monday, 6 June 2011


Since pretty much the first Blog I posted was about Brew Dogs AB:04 I felt I might as well briefly write about the next bottle in the Abstrakt range. AB:05 12.5% ABV is a Belgian Imperial Stout aged on toasted coconut and cacao. (The cacao coming from the famous Willie’s Cacao)

The beer pours black as night (completely opaque), with a deep rich sweet chocolate nose and only a light fizz with no head on pour, which was a bit disappointing as other reviews and promo pictures had led me to expect a "coffee brown head so thick you could almost stand on it".

However the proof is in the tasting, silky smooth on the tongue with a strong rich alcoholic flavour with a smoky lingering taste of chocolate. Although there weren't any noticeable coconut flavours coming through, I'm guessing the delicate flavour was easily lost with the punchy alcoholic taste.

Luckily I've got a 2 more bottles and can't wait to try them in a few years time!