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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.
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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