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Coffee Break Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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727 Ratings
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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

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3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark brown leaning toward black. Slight tawny hues. Thick, creamy, smooth, cafe head. Decent retention with a nice lacing.

S - Good amount of coffee, more of a cold brewed medium roast. Roasted and earthy aroma. Touches of sweetness but it pales to the roasted aroma. Slight herbal/pine hop aroma.

T - Not nearly as much coffee as I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, there is coffee flavor but it lacks that big, bold dark roast or the coffee bean aroma. Get some of the typical stout flavors of roastedness and earthiness. A hint of anise or dark fruit but not much. A bit more creamy/vanilla sweetness than the nose on the back of the tongue. A touch of herbal/pine on the finish.

M - Medium body. Good carbonation though it feels a bit on the thin side (that might just be because most other coffee beers I've had are either big, thick barrel-aged ones or have oat).

D - Easy to drink. Alcohol is well hidden and no flavor is too dominant or off-putting. That said, I'm not exactly amped to get another sip.

Notes: Batch 248, 250, 252, reviewed from notes on 11/21. Good, albeit slightly disappointing beer. Not as strong on either coffee or vanilla as I had hoped. The flavors are there, and balanced but it seemed like just a slight addition to a regular stout. I guess this should be expected since it is not a barrel aged beer, nor is it a big oatmeal stout like many coffee beers. I enjoyed it, but for the price I probably won't get another.

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Roasty dark brown. Nothing jet black. Thin lacing with poor retention.

S- Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, burnt wood, char

T- Probably the highlight of this beer. Just the right amount of carbonation to not fk it up, unlike other pipeworks that I have had. Coffee, malt, chocolate, toffee.

M- Just the right amount of carbonation for this. Just about the right amount of viscosity for this beer. Maybe a little thin of that.

O- The best Pipeworks I have had. I don't really seek their stuff out. Its pretty good.

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3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Batch 248 250 252

A-dark appearance with very little carbonation.

S-the coffee is strong along with the chocolate. only a tiny bit of vanilla was present.

T-the coffee stands out. it's sweeter than i expected compared to other coffee stouts. the chocolate is the other dominating flavor.

M-not too thick, not too thin. it was hotter than expected. i liked the minimal carbonation.

O-this beer was somewhat of a disappointment. i expected a great beer based on the past reviews but it was just another coffee stout to me. this was the second Pipeworks beer i've tried (the other being Imperial End of Days) and this is the second disappointment. this beer is decent but didn't live up to the hype. i'm not sure if i'd purchase it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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