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Coffee Break Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 196
Gots: 140 | FT: 22
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: BeerMeFitz on 01-02-2013

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...
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A: Pours a dense black color with a one finger cream colored head. The head drops down fairly quickly, but this definitely looks pretty solid.

S: Earthy, dark roasted coffee laced with just a hint of cherry. Espresso, dark chocolate and fudge. Faint when it's cold, but the smell really starts to shine once this warms up.

T: Coffee and cream, a light nuttiness, caramel and very faint vanilla. Steady roast note throughout and some chocolate syrup and dark chocolate on the finish with a lingering roasted coffee note. Very good stuff.

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Coffee and vanilla bean stout? Yes please! Big thanks to Liamt07. Batch 169 is the best I can make out the handwritten #.

Appearance. Pours quite black and a bit viscous but not that deep oily black you sometimes see with this type of beer. It's topped with a half finger of orangy-khaki head that fades to a ring fairly quickly.

Smell. Slightly astringent dark roasted coffee with a small shot of rum and hints of vanilla. Smells appealing but not knocking it out of the park.

Taste. Sweetened coffee, light burnt sugar and molasses. Slight bitterness in the end from the dark roasted coffee and some lingering vanilla notes (though I wouldn't have guessed it as an ingredient). Alcohol pretty well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Full body, creamy low carbonation. Very nice.

Overall. A good coffee stout I'd happily drink again. Would make a fantastic breakfast beer.

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Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served at cellar temperature.

A) Coffee black with a nice tan head. The head had better retention than I anticipated, as this slowly settled to a collar. This has some feet.

S) Fresh ground coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla bean, and a splash of milk. Very nice aroma...

T) Follows the nose... This beer has a pleasant sweetness, but the fresh coffee and perhaps a little hops give it enough balance for my tastes. The drinkability is off the charts. The 10.5% ABV is ridiculously well hidden.

M) A soft supple full bodied brew with lighter carbonation. This is so smooth. You combine the smoothness with the hidden alcohol, and this goes down with dangerous ease. Nice aftertaste too.

O) Quite frankly.... I need more Pipeworks beer in my life. Enjoyed this start to finish.

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Coffee Break Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.