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Abduction Coffee Break - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 182
Gots: 148 | FT: 20
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

wyatt13, Feb 24, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1743rd Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter

Thanks to KevanB for sharing

App- When this poured out it was a bit like coffee mixed with some Hersheys syrup. A little brown. A little black and a bit thick at times. A dense center with some lighter edges make it a bit of anamoly. The head was a nice 1/2" off tan head with a couple lines of cling.

Smell- The coffee on this was just right. Not too overbearing but created a nice smell with a bit of fresh pressed with some rich bitter on this nose. Balanced malts with a bit of chocolate syrup and sugars rounded out the nose.

Taste- This was a good coffee stout. Well layered without being WAY to coffee forward as some are. This balanced well with the chocoalte and the malts and even brought a little of the bitter from the aroma to the party. The smoothness of the malts is what got me the most.

Mouth- A bit of thicker medium with a medium carbonation. Thicker bubbles dance across the palate with a merryment of a morning cup of joe. The coffee is really what remains with touches of cream, sugar and grainy bakers chocolate.

Drink- I think it was a very well done stout. The addition of the coffee was good, but as mentioned, was not overdone and in your face. Would to me be a good choice to BA and put against BCBCS. Just a Chi-town throwdown. Why not?

FosterJM, Feb 21, 2013
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Photo of KFBR392
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a dark brown color but appeared pitch black in glass. Thin head which dissipated quickly to a slight ring on outside edge. A thick creamy lacing crept down the glass as I enjoyed this brew.

Smell: Smells like a light roasted cup of coffee. Probably due to the role of the vanilla evening out the heavier coffee accents. Some dark chocolate aroma hidden in the balanced coffee/vanilla body. You can almost feel the hops but seem to get lost in the other aspects here.

Taste: Yeah baby! The front is a smooth coffee presence which then combines with the vanilla beans and this beer takes off and takes this beer to another level. The lighter coffee accents come back toward the end of the beer as the vanilla backs off. A pleasant hop dryness settles in toward the end of this brew. The chocolate presences lean toward a milk chocolate taste over the darkness that was found in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: A medium bodied lacing covers the palette. Not overly heavy but still makes the touch feel a bit heavy. The flavors linger but none outshine the other, creating a very balanced mouthfeel.

Overall: Pipeworks has continually impressed me. This was my favorite of what I've had so far. There is no doubt there is a ton of coffee and vanilla in this beer but at the same time does not have a gimmicky feel to it. I could drink this beer a lot, and I just might.

KFBR392, Feb 01, 2013
Abduction Coffee Break from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.