Abstrakt AB:10

Abstrakt AB:10

Buy some AB:10 here http://www.brewdog.com/product/abstrakt-ab10 

AB:10 Imperial Brown Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels, 11.5%

We were very lucky. Our Spanish friend Gabriel from Zombier managed to help us source some epic red wine barrels. These 600L beasts previously held the sweetest and darkest Spanish red wine. We got them shipped over direct from Spain immediately after they were emptied meaning they were insanely fresh and a very exciting brewing prospect.


Stewart Bowman, our Head Brewer, devised an Imperial Brown Ale designed to perfectly complement the wine flavours and extract maximum depth and character from the giant barrels. We also felt the Imperial Brown Ale was ideally suited to be barrel aged and as well as the infusion of the Malaga wine character would also benefit added complexity and maturity from the time in oak.


At 600L these are by far the largest barrels we ever filled. 

The result is a decadent, robust and encapsulating imperial ale. A roller coaster of devilish berries, smooth vanilla, toasted marshmallow, wine gums, caramel malt balanced with moderate bitterness and a satisfying roastiness. 

The beer is now bottled and ready to rock. You can get your paws on some AB:10 here http://www.brewdog.com/product/abstrakt-ab10

Abstrakt are directional, boundary pushing beers. We release only a very small number of limited edition batches of Abstrakt per year, each batch is known only by it’s release code.

They are designed to be aged, collected and savoured with an air of aristocratic nonchalance.

How to deconstruct (an Imperial Stout) completely

Here are details on the 10 releases to date:

AB:01, April 2010, 10.2% Vanilla Bean infused Belgian Quad

AB:02, June 2010, 18% Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Red Ale

AB:03, September 2010, 10.5% Imperial Ale aged for 2 years in Whisky Casks with Raspberries and Strawberries

AB:04, October 2010, 15% Imperial Stout with Coffee, Cacao and Chilli

AB:05, February 2011, Belgian Imperial Stout Aged on Toasted Coconut and Cacao


AB:06, May 2011, 11.2% Triple Dry Hopped Imperial Black IPA

AB:07, September 2011, 12.5% Whisky Cask Aged Imperial Scotch Ale

AB:08, December 2011, 11.8% Deconstructed Blonde Imperial Stout

AB:09, April 2012, 17.1% Cranachan Imperial Stout 

AB:10, July 2012, 11.5% Imperial Brown Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels


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Simon L 15.08.2012 @ 9:43pm
this is a spectacular drinkhails to you ;-)
Adrian F 15.08.2012 @ 6:17pm
Excellent little write up on this limited release beer and just a little bit exciting to see those old casks as the genesis of the idea.Good work, keep it up!
Martin M 15.08.2012 @ 6:17pm
It sure is tasty :)
Keith N 15.08.2012 @ 6:15pm
Home from work today to find mine has arrived :-)
Phil H 15.08.2012 @ 6:14pm
AB:10 is a stunning beer.