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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
outstanding

632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 171
Gots: 148 | FT: 23
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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sully11277

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A- jet black with a very little head that goes away pretty fast.

S- You get a lot of a roast and sweetness. When cold you get more sweetness then as it warms that nice coffee roast comes through. You get a lot of vanilla, chocolate, roast, and coffee.

T/M- You get a nice sweetness upfront you get milk chocolate, vanilla, and a nice coffee taste that last for a long time. It is very smooth you can not even taste the 10.5 % ABV.

O- A great stout that I am aging 2 of them. I can not wait to try the rest of the abduction series.

03-23-2014 02:47:52 | More by sully11277
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bralston345

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-22-2014 23:27:57 | More by bralston345
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-22-2014 02:05:07 | More by mychalg9
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-20-2014 13:47:25 | More by fthegiants
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-20-2014 02:09:08 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-18-2014 21:11:43 | More by Axnjxn
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2014 01:09:28 | More by vonnegut21
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-17-2014 14:22:23 | More by ToadiesForCody
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dlr5150

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-17-2014 04:17:22 | More by dlr5150
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M1A2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-17-2014 00:41:13 | More by M1A2
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Kword55

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-16-2014 23:05:46 | More by Kword55
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scott2269

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-16-2014 22:54:59 | More by scott2269
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 15:08:12 | More by 77apm
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-16-2014 14:17:14 | More by scottwurst
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-16-2014 06:20:21 | More by JayCheG
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -6.6%

Bottle that was in a generous box from Jaycase. Phenomenal trader and all-around BA. I love my coffee stouts, so we will see how this holds up. From a 2014 batch, so it is quite fresh. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a standard snifter.

A- Pour yielded a small, light brown head that doesn't last long at all. Not the most light-resistant stout I've had. Browning around the edges. Hardly any lacing to speak of, though this beer does have legs.

S- Not getting nearly as much coffee as I had hoped. Dominated by vanilla and lactose sweetness. Milk chocolate comes through as it warms. Faint roast and coffee aromas peek through. However, I could definitely ask for more. Alcohol is masked really well, and that helps this beer a lot.

M- Best part of the beer. Very smooth on the palate. Subtle warming from the alcohol. Real nice.

O- Coffee stouts must have coffee. Flat out. This beer was certainly tasty, but undoubtedly needed more influence from the coffee and roasted malts. Enjoyable, but not worth the ratings it gets on here. To each their own! Cheers.

03-15-2014 19:06:23 | More by jbwimer
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Karl_M

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%

Very good. Toasty. Long chocolate finish.

Deep cherry nose and big vanilla on the palate- not that sweetened vanilla but the vanilla extract flavor.

Very warming at 10+%

Take your time with this and have a friend to enjoy it with.

Perfect for Chicago Spring 2014.

03-14-2014 03:06:24 | More by Karl_M
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-14-2014 02:57:22 | More by JohnnyNicks
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-13-2014 18:45:59 | More by Kevin_Young
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-13-2014 05:10:42 | More by oso
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ari32

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-11-2014 13:51:47 | More by ari32
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-11-2014 03:12:31 | More by Thishops4u
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-10-2014 01:55:36 | More by bismarksays
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -41%

03-09-2014 01:19:12 | More by BrownAleMale
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-08-2014 18:04:55 | More by charlesjwinkler
Abduction Coffee Break from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.