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Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 91
Gots: 102 | FT: 14
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:
Beer added by: Treebs on 10-18-2012

This was the very first Abduction - the first time the extraterrestrials got a taste of a rich, roasty, chocolatey Imperial Stout with subtle bittering hops. This specific batch is an overhaul of the original recipe. We've upped the roasty character, and brewed it bigger, and richer with a slight kiss of orange peel at the end of the boil. Be Warned: the little green men will be quick to beam this off of shelves to enjoy on their home planet.
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Ratings: 343 | Reviews: 49
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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle batch 247 11/14/13 bottling date into a teku glass

Pours a pitch black with a very nice creamy beige head. Smell is quite chocolately and sweet...nice! The taste is extremely creamy and very sweet. a lot of caramel but the most dominant flavor is creamy milk chocolate. this is a real treat to drink...its not overly sweet though like say creme brule its just perfect. creamy body..but almost full. correct carbonation.

overall im shocked at how much i like this. extremely recommended.

Photo of MaximalC
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*Batch #247*

Pours a dark cola color with a thin cap of mocha foam that persists indefinitely. The aroma is simultaneously sweet and roasty, featuring dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol.

The taste is substantially more powerful than the already substantive aroma would suggest. It takes a second, but your taste buds are soon bombarded by molasses, cherry cough syrup, and booze. Earthy, herbal hops only serve to heighten the ferocity. The chocolate that was suggested by the nose is nearly impossible to decipher in the taste. The cough syrup or booze alone would be about as much as I could handle, but together they're pretty overpowering. The tongue is nearly beaten into submission before the assault yields to what is actually a pleasant, warming haze of roasted malt that lingers admirably. The medium-to-heavy body lends a smooth, rich mouthfeel. It coats the palate and leaves substantial stickiness in its wake, practically gluing your lips together between sips.

Overall, this is a bombastic and characterful beer, if a little unwieldy. Worth trying for the experience, but there are far more deft imperial stouts out there.

Photo of emyers
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into Founders snifter. Batch #247.

Appearance: Pours black with thick, 1 inch medium brown head. Great head retention.

Smell: Roasted malt, cocoa powder, followed up by a strong caramel malt presence. Ever so slight oxidation. No alcohol presence at all in the aroma.

Taste: Semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, caramel. Quite a bit of caramel malt, actually, and it comes off as very sweet. No real alcohol presence. I would probably give it a bit more bitterness if I could, but overall it's very rich and well done.

Mouthfeel: Very rich and smooth. Low carbonation level. Excellent.

Overall: Another excellent beer from Pipeworks. Definitely on the sweeter side of the imperial stout spectrum

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, pretty much black in color with a thin quarter finger head that dissipates quickly

Smell has some fresh blackberry aromas forward that fade into nice chocolate malt, Cocoa and roasted coffee aromas. Slight bitter sweetness on the end

Taste is good. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate flavors along with a moderate amount of roasted bitterness. Very mild sweet chocolate malt in the finish

Mouthfeel is good, medium body and mild carbonation give this a soft sticky feel.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours as close to black as you can get, half finger of dense milk chocolate head with fantastic retention a thin layer covers the surface 20 minutes later. Nice this outer ring around the perimeter, great lacing.

S - Super sweet chocolate with hints of licorice and kind of am offputtomg yeasty funk

T - Exactly as it smells. Definitely a hint of an of putting skunky yeast but mostly delicious sweet chocolate, a hefty bit of licorice and minimal rosary malts.

M - great, super smooth minimal carbonation, thick and silky

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Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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