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Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 76
Gots: 81 | FT: 8
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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3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into 25oz snifter. Thanks to JulianC for this one.

A: Pours a thick inky black color with a half-finger of bubbly dark brown head that faded into a faint scum.
S: Slight anise, slightly metallic, notes of volatile booze, and faint chocolate. Booze is a bit harsh. There is a mild roasted quality overall.
T: Much smoother than the nose let on. I get creamy and rich flavors of deep roasted malt, chocolate milkshake, sticky caramel and brown sugar, and a touch of anise and vanilla ice-cream in the finish. The aftertaste is roasted and lingering, but I also get some of the harsh booze from the nose. There's a bit of char smoky char in there is well.
M: Full body, fairly chewy mouthfeel, fluffy carbonation, and a shot of harsh booze. Booze isn’t warming or alcoholic, its more harsh and acetonic, but it does die down a but as the beer reaches room temperature.
O: Flavors are very rich and smooth, but the booze is slightly distracting. Good, but could be smoother.

scottfrie, Jun 11, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #414/415 printed on the label. The newest batch of this one from the guys over at Pipeworks; my first encounter with their regular Pipeworks Abduction stout, after trying nearly all of the other variants of this beer, I am finally excited to have the original.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Its pours an inky black body, sludgy, with only about a finger of dark mocha head that leaves behind thick bubbly lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - The smell carries a musty, buttery sort of yeast aroma up front, alcohol fumes, dark bitter roastiness, cocoa / chocolate, coffee, cream / lactose, notes of dark fruits - cherry, dates, raisins.

T - Taste follows the nose: bitter chocolate / coffee bean roast, cocoa, notes of char, light tart dark fruit presence.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, sugary, and sticky. Light warming alcohol, but not hot. This thing drinks exceptionally smooth, I can only imagine how it would taste with some serious time on it.

Overall, clearly a winning successor to all of the variants. A nice stout, but I'm glad that they decided to add onto this base beer. I guess after trying all the others, I am just spoiled at this point. Delicious, but not as memorable as some of the other incarnations.

Pipeworks Abduction ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Jun 05, 2014
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Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.