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Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 75
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and drinkable but pretty basic for the style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 21:21:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-26-2014 01:24:31 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-26-2014 01:23:35 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2013 02:00:57 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-27-2014 06:34:00 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless snifter.

Man, do I love the fact that Pipeworks now distributes out to the 'Burbs... This stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dank earthy hops, dark chocolate, and light molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with the earthy hops balancing surprisingly well against the roast and whatnot. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice mildly hoppy stout. 'Nuff said, if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 02:44:51 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jet black viscous pour into the glass, huge billowing head of dark tan foam. The head is slow to settle, leaving a ton of lace stickage in drippy sheet patterns. Second pour generates a more compact layer, but long lasting all the same.

Big blackened malt aromas, light essence of green hops, hints of coffee chocolate covered dried fruit sweetness.

Rich roasty black malt, light coffee and dry bitter chocolate and a light to moderate hop bitterness. Huge burly malt with an ample bit of resinous green hop flavor bleeding through adding some nice complexity. Creamy and viscous with a lower carb level that suits it well. Traces of coffee, chocolate, and more hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A great imperial stout that i'd seek out again and again. Pipeworks doin' thangs.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 01:46:14 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

09-11-2013 02:44:16 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Batch #41, served in a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a collar, wispy near-completely cap, and spotty lacing. Near-black body that only reveals a hint of brown when held to the light.

S - Lots of anise, a mixture of dark and red fruits, some roasted malts and a touch of dark chocolate. There's something evocative of candi sugar, but I don't think that's an ingredient here. Some definite alcohol presence that suggest a beer closer to 12 or 13%.

T - The taste is quite similar, with roasted malts, anise, dark fruits, berries, and some charry notes in the finish. Again, it's got that European-esque mixture of fruitiness followed by char and burnt malts, and lacks the intense sweetness of the more popular American offerings. The comparison to Black Albert isn't that far off the mark, although this has more of a fruity English yeast character rather than a phenolic Belgian one.

M - Medium-full body, moderate and active carbonation, very dry texture on the palate before giving way to some lingering stickiness. Some definite alcohol warmth.

D - 22oz is a tough serving for this sort of beer; I'd gladly have a snifter, or if motivated drink a 33cl bottle (like Black Albert), but I found this a bit boozy and fatiguing due to the bitterness. Might mellow with time. Oddly enough, this drinks like a bigger version of Spiteful's G.F.Y Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 06:45:57 | More by MasterSki
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-01-2013 18:39:28 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-01-2013 13:08:55 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-26-2014 19:31:38 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-11-2013 01:58:33 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-19-2012 16:55:18 | More by imperialking
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-01-2013 04:37:32 | More by oriolesfan4
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-02-2014 19:31:06 | More by orangesol
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a Nonic)
Batch 100
A- This beer pours an obsidian black body with a rigors pour only producing an oily sheen that pushes to a sticky thin sheet of tan cream.

S- The aroma of new sneakers turns to a black roasted malt aroma with some berry esters in the back ground.

T- The chocolate malt tastes blends with a chalk taste and it is full and rich with some lactose flavors coming through and a fruity berry ester note in the finish. The slightly dry inky finish has some dark cola malt notes to it.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a soft alcohol heat and a thick texture in the finish.

O- This is a big stout with an intense inky black chocolate flavor with a nice bit of sweetness to it and a good lactose character to add some depth. I could see this as a nice canvas to add other flavors to in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 14:49:09 | More by rhoadsrage
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-03-2013 15:07:39 | More by duceswild
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-21-2013 05:21:31 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-24-2012 00:44:21 | More by Gonzoillini
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-09-2013 02:08:39 | More by Kelp
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-28-2013 00:47:27 | More by billab914
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-25-2012 03:31:49 | More by Zaphog
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml red waxed bomber batch 100 poured into tulip 3/6/13, thanks MasterSki and Sean9689 for sending me the bottle

A looks black sitting in the glass but I can see nearly half way to the other side under the short lived two finger mocha foam, just a few random patches of lace

S burnt coffee, coco powder and dark chocolate, some citric hops shinning through all the dark roast, faint licorice and booze with some chocolate liqueur and earthy notes

T the coffees not burnt, still some hops but not as strong, more booze then the nose and some charred wood I wasn't picking up on the nose, I'm liking it but the nose was better

M silky at first and slightly creamy in a medium body, bitter bite, sticky on the lips but slick in the mouth with some heat on the way down with char and hops lingering on the finish

O a nice hoppy stout that's heavy on the charred dark roast, as the hops would fade with age I'm sure the booze would too, something I'd drink again for sure

one of those beer that I'd like try the day they bottle it and again 2+years down the road, worth drinking for sure

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:44:55 | More by wordemupg
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Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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