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Abduction Coffee Break - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Abduction Coffee BreakAbduction Coffee Break

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BA SCORE
94
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609 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 167
Gots: 144 | FT: 21
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:
Think yourself entitled to some brief respite human? Think again! Our coffee version of Abduction Imperial Stout, uses local craft roast coffee from our friends at lpsento and whole vanilla beans, to take your away once more. Which, depending on your penchant for a probing may be just what you need. Beware the skies for this robust, richly flavored Latte Imperial Stout may. just. scoop. you. up...

(Beer added by: BeerMeFitz on 01-02-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Batch # 248 250 252.

Pours an opaque black 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 coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the coffee presence is somewhat mild all around.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 06:48:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-05-2013 16:18:28 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-21-2013 04:06:33 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-15-2014 15:57:30 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-04-2013 00:09:55 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-04-2013 00:58:25 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-12-2013 01:59:56 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-04-2014 19:36:50 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours out as a black colored brew, very little head on top with a thin retention and no lacing. The smell of the beer has a bit of coffee on the nose with some roasted malts. Te taste of the beer has a little bit of coffee but not nearly as flavorful as I expected. The mouthfeel is drinkable, pretty smooth with a soft carbonation. Overall this beer is decent, I don't think its as flavorful as it should be. It's decent but not as good as the rating shows.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 23:20:34 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

I know I like to take short coffee breaks during my invasions and abductions... This stuff pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises sweet coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, and light earthy greens. The taste brings in more of the same, with those elements that can coming through a touch more bitter. Still, everything comes together well. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice stout, one where the coffee doesn't o'erwhelm the base, but rather compliments it well. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 00:47:36 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch #66

Dark brownish black into a tulip glass, nice reverse cascade effect as the head settles. Soft halo of lacing and spotty bits that cling to the sides of the glass.

Coffee aroma is dominant, though mellow. Mild roasted beans and dark toast.

Creamy and smooth feel with well-intertwined rich flavors of silky chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Light coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky on the lips, though the coffee overrides the minimal chocolate/vanilla sweetness. Overall very nicely put together, it's pretty seamless and a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 23:58:29 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

10-31-2013 05:19:27 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). Served in a small snifter, consumed next to regular Abduction.

A - Less foam on this one, with a thin tan head settling to a collar, wisps, and a few specks of lace. Near-black body that may also be a shade darker than the base beer.

S - Big coffee with milk and sugar aroma, with dark fruits and anise pushed into the periphery. Roasted intertwines with coffee, and the alcohol seems to be blunted here; not sure if it was the coffee or this batch was just a bit more restrained in general.

T - The taste is also a step up from regular Abduction, with a nice blend of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, berries, and and fruity yeast. Moderate anise and char bitterness in the finish, but the latter seems better integrated thanks to the coffee flavors mid-palate. The base gets a bit overwhelmed, but that's not really a bad thing in my opinion.

M - Similar feel to regular Abduction, but with a tad less carbonation. Not as boozy either.

D - A definite improvement from the base beer, although still not the easiest stout to drink in large volumes. Roast bitterness and alcohol still make this a sipper that is best consumed in 6-8oz servings. Perhaps as they dial in the recipe this beer will make the same leap forward that End of Days did.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 06:53:09 | More by MasterSki
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

2013 vintage consumed June, 2014.

Medium brown-black color, like an English stout or darker brown ale, topped with a small tan head. In the aroma, old coffee and dry dark malts. Roasty bitterness in the taste, flavors were kind of thinned out, dark malts, old coffee grounds, vanilla just barely coming through as more of a sour cream sensation. Mouthfeel was way too light and thin for the style, and somewhat chalky, alcohol was neutral. This beer was pretty messy, and I had no desire to have more than a small sample. Maybe it's better fresh, but I can't imagine a beer starting out good and then turning into this in a mere year's time.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 14:22:15 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-24-2013 04:16:43 | More by SocalKicks
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-22-2014 00:32:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-22-2013 16:03:34 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-12-2013 21:36:11 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-13-2013 07:28:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-06-2013 19:23:28 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-23-2014 03:44:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-22-2013 03:10:08 | More by oriolesfan4
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-02-2014 19:32:27 | More by orangesol
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a globe glass)
Batch 112
A- This beer pours an inky black body with a thick cocoa tan head that last a god bit with a top layer of thick bubbles.

S- The aroma of cold espresso ground has a slight capsicum note with some earthy dark roasted malt notes to follow.

T- The rich espresso has a slight spicy capsicum note to it with a black roasted malt flavor to follow. There is some chocolate nougat flavors that start to come through then a dry finish with some fruity ester hints leading to a mellow inky black malt flavor that lingers a bit.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a soft alcohol bite in the finish.

O- The coffee flavor does a very nice job of enhancing the stout. Very drinkable with a nice alcohol note complementing the dark black malt.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 10:51:40 | More by rhoadsrage
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-22-2013 16:26:12 | More by InspectorBob
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Abduction Coffee Break from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.