I opened a tube of BrewDog Abstrakt AB:24 beer that had been lying around for a long time. At one time it was given to me by Kolya Zhelagin, at the opening of the Beru Vykhodnoy store in Riga. The tuba was waiting for an occasion and here it is! Today is the fifteenth anniversary of this blog. On January 17, 2008, BeerBottle had its first post!
This blog has changed a lot of things in my life. I changed my field of work (in 2008 I was still working in IT), met a lot of wonderful people and, in general, as they say, made a little bit of a dent in the earth’s crust.
It all started with the fact that I did not want to wait long for “Beer Boxes” by Pasha Egorov, and there were no other beer blogs at that time. I had to start my own, and that’s where it got me. You never know – how this or that, seemingly insignificant, step will affect your future life.
In fifteen years, a lot has been written on the blog, both directly about beer itself and everything related to it. When I come across my old posts, I just clutch my head – what kind of nonsense was I writing back then? But that was the point of the blog – to grow with it, to get deeper into the topic of beer.
So, opening a bottle of BrewDog Abstrakt AB:24 is well worth it! And thanks to everyone who reads me! Here’s to you friends!
BrewDog Abstrakt AB:24 (UK, Scotland, Ellon) – 12/17 Imperial Baltic Porter with brown sugar and coffee. The strange TTX in the form of 17% ENS at this strength is probably due to the addition of sugar. Originally the wort was 17% ENS, and then the sugar was added. By the way, it is illegal to add coffee to beer in Russia. Let’s assume that it was decaf ;) . The beer was bottled in November 2017.
The aroma is chocolate, cognac, coffee. The flavor is powerful, full, but dry. In the aftertaste of coffee, some dates and caramel. Light bitterness from both the burnt and the hops (50 IBU at this body is not felt). Drinks great! A Rating.