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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
92
outstanding

678 Ratings
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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 183
Gots: 147 | FT: 21
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, shared with FosterJM on his chicago trip, poured into a snifter glass, reviewed from notes.

Pours thickly, jet black in color, with subtle touches of browns around the rim of the glass, a thin caramel colored head pops up momentarily before receding into a film, no lacing visible. The aroma is of nice roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate with some strong vanilla, fairly artificial though with some tart fruit at the finish. Despite the artificial nature of the vanilla, I'm still intrigued by this and it's quite inviting. Coffee hits the tongue with great intensity, roasted nicely, lightly bitter, helps bring out some dark chocolate cocoa flavor behind it as well. The vanilla comes out again, a bit sugary and artificial, but not as bad as the nose lead on. Some sweet malt, a bit chewy, comes out at the end, helps to balance the bitter and roasty flavors from the chocolate and coffee. The body is nice, syrupy and thick, coats the mouth well, a bit of a weaker finish, but still smooth.

Verdict: A very nice stout from Pipeworks, arguably one of their best beers. I'd say this is a nice change of pace from the base Abduction, but not a vastly superior beer. Definitely worth checking out for anyone who loves a coffee stout.

kevanb, 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
22oz

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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Abduction Coffee Break from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.