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Coffee Break Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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723 Ratings
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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 190
Gots: 136 | FT: 24
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch 113

A: Very dark brown with a minimal foamy beige head

S: Not too aromatic. Fresh medium roast coffee, subtle vanilla, and bitter dark chocolate. A little bit of heat

T: Tastes like chocolate cake donut with chocolate drizzle frosting dipped into a fresh, rich cup of coffee. Incredibly smooth - great balance between sweetness and bitterness. The vanilla is there and enhances the chocolate, adds a rounding out sweetness.

P: Incredibly smooth - drinks wonderfully. Medium to full in body, soft carbonation. Lingers a long while

O: A fantastic coffee stout - great breakfast stout

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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. (1 pint 6 fl oz) bottle, batch #113, bottled sometime in 2012. I have only tried two beers from Pipeworks so far, and this is my first bottle that I bought for myself. Expectations are fairly high, I've been looking forward to drinking this beer for a while now.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours an opaque oily black, with a small tan coffee colored fuzz. Hint of cola caramel brown near the top.

S - Bitter, dark roasted coffee bean goodness. A simple nose, but to the point.

T - Wow, mind-blowing authentic brewed coffee goodness paired with the natural creamy vanilla bean. Smooth, creamy vanilla coffee. No alcohol presence, considering this beers intense 10.50% abv. Light hop presence is buried and subdued, but it is in there.

M - Feel is smooth and milky, yet finishes with a strong bitter coffee bean finish. Very appealing.

Overall, highly palatable and drinkable, even with this beer's intense 10.50% abv. Well-balanced, and well-rounded. A beer I want to session. This is one of the tastiest imperial coffee stouts that I've ever tried, one I hope I can try again and again and again. Here's to hoping that they brew this beauty again.

Pipeworks Coffee Break Abduction ---4.5/5

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4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, with a nice medium mocha colored head. Lace was pretty and had really great retention. Aroma was all up In your face with coffee. Roasted malts, cocoa, slight vanilla too. No surprises in the taste: coffee bomb. Nice fresh roasted coffee at that, plenty of chocolate too. Creamy mouthfeel, full body, nice and rich and substantial on the palate. The regular had a touch of booze to it, but this didn't have any signs of alcohol, masked very well by the hearty flavors and aromas. Drinkability is high.

Can't argue with this one. Further prof coffee makes anything better.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised to find this one at my local bottle shop today. 1 bottle now, 1 bottle for the cellar. 22oz oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch 113.

A- Pours black with a small amount of light brown/ khaki colored head that quickly fades. Lacing is apparent along the sides of the glass.

S- Smells just as I expected; coffee and roasted malts. I'm kind of disappointed in the smell though, thought the coffee would have popped more.

T- A very nice coffee stout. Starts off with a smooth hop presence before the roasted malts and coffee dominate the rest of the palate. Some dark fruits and vanilla tones are noted as well. The flavors work very well together.

M- Heavy, carbonated well, slightly bittering from the hops, smooth and very drinkable. It drinks well for 10.5% ABV.

Other than the smell being a bit disappointing, this is a very nice stout from Pipeworks. They are putting out some good stuff.

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3.32/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bomber (don't recall what batch, may have been 89) split with a friend, in my Bell's snifter glass yesterday 4/13/13.

Aroma: Cold coffee, hints of vanilla. Not a whole lot else. I don't get any roast barley malt. Not a particularly pungent nose, very thin on the scent. Not a beer that smells pleasurable at all to me. (2)

Colour: Definitely a nice looking beer, nose not withstanding. Pours a jet black body, illuminates dark cola brown just ever so subtly with a very nice looking 2cm beige head that settles down quickly. The lacing is there with a decently sized collar, but it all disappears back into the beer quickly. (4)

Flavour: It's.. interesting. Unlike the nose, I can get more flavour profiles out of it. It however tastes like oxidation, a bit of wet cardboard flavour in it that's not the most pleasant but it is just another flavour in the midst of others including coffee which has the most presence here. There is some roast malt that makes me think of some burnt sugar, but not a ton. A little bit of what my tastebuds think is dark chocolate. And a definite presence of vanilla, especially as the beer warms up. It's a complex hodgepodge of flavours that go together decently well, but the oxidized wet cardboard component definitely detracts away from really enjoying this beer. (4)

Mouthfeel: This beer is definitely thick bodied and feels smooth and thick in my mouth. It's smooth and creamy and easy to swirl in my mouth and swallow. Carbonation is somewhat flat as expected for a RIS. Aftertaste is mostly wet cardboard and some vanilla, with a smooth, clean finish that isn't dry or bitter. For the most part, the feeling of drinking this beer is great. (4)

Overall: This just didn't come together well. I don't know if its because of the oxidized flavours that I got in this bottle or if all the flavours just didn't meld together. There wasn't much of a recognizable nose either. But it does look great and feels great in the mouth- its just that the smell and taste- which are the most important parts of the beer- are not very impressive. Not Pipeworks' best effort, but well you can't always bat 1.000 anyway. (3)

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Coffee Break Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.