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Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

264 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 74
Gots: 70 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Treebs on 10-18-2012)
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from chanokokoro (awesome extra!). Batch 41, bottled sometime in 2012. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours deep dark chocolate brown with a half finger of mocha head. Head fades to a thin layer that sits on top and leaves ocassional small patches of lace.

Smells of roasted cocoa beans, licorice, cherries and burnt coffee. Very different and I like it.

Flavors hit with a big dose of roasted malts and huge bitter earthy hops up front- almost black ale territory but cranked up to 13! Bitter dark chocolate, licorice, burnt espresso, cherry skins, smokey tree bark, earth, a little caramel towards the end and a noticeable through line of alcohol bite. It's a great mix.

Creamy, medium heavy, thick feel with moderate carbonation. Long lasting, bitter roasty finish.

What an interesting stout. Very hoppy but with enough roasty, cocoa, coffee and dark fruit notes to keep it "stouty". If I ever see this available in my travels I plan to grab a couple to sit on because I think this would be a very different and still great imperial stout after a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 04:21:02 | More by ThickNStout
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JuanAlberto

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-24-2014 18:26:13 | More by JuanAlberto
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2014 00:52:30 | More by Yeti1979
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KG710

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-19-2014 08:35:28 | More by KG710
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours jet black. Somewhat sticky, leaving some brown behind as I swirl it around. A small centimeter tan head that sticks around for ages and leaves a lacing on the sides. Completely opaque and dark.

Smell: strong coffee and rich dark chocolate. Lots of dark malt complexity, ranging from roasty, to dark caramels to dark fruit. Small alcohol bite.

Taste: opens up with bold espresso flavor. Quickly expands into a rich dark chocolate flavor. Roasted malts and burnt caramel. Small amounts of dark fruit. End has some strong but not over powering booze.

Mouthfeel: on the heavy side but not quite the heaviest. Lots of bitterness coming from the coffee and burnt flavors. Some alcohol astringency and heat. All the said it is very drinkable

Overall: even though I think the coffee is overly strong, I still think this is a very good almost great beer. Lots of bold and harsh flavors. I can't imagine what coffee break abduction is like though

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 20:21:12 | More by SportsandJorts
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-15-2014 06:27:13 | More by Corando
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-15-2014 01:33:56 | More by bmurray10
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remitrom

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-14-2014 02:18:38 | More by remitrom
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2014 23:20:16 | More by Evango
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2014 00:55:31 | More by wtkphoto
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-06-2014 14:19:34 | More by ShanePB
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2014 21:29:52 | More by markgugs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 19:51:49 | More by acurtis
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2014 16:43:59 | More by KAF
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Captnlhook

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-29-2014 04:51:45 | More by Captnlhook
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Will_Curry


4/5  rDev -1.5%

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michaelsmith11

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A big, creamy imperial stout. Pretty straightforward in smell and taste. Roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, and contrary to what I've seen in other reviews, only a touch of alcohol in the taste. The beauty of this is the rich, creamy mouthfeel. Very dense. Not the most unique imperial stout, but an outstanding version with all the classic characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 02:23:14 | More by Qbdoo
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Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.