Coconut Almond Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Toasty Nut Abduction

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you want to drink a dark, rich, delicious coconut and almond flavored beer. (Let's be honest, for us it's both...all the time.) We took our base Abduction and added cacao nibs, vanilla bean, toasted coconut and almond. The result is a deeply complex brew that will linger with you long after you're done drinking it. Delicious now but also a prime candidate for a prolonged rest in your temperature controlled catacomb of choice.

Added by xdtfx on 01-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
353
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
76
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Jlang2012
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 9/5/16, had 10/7/16.

Pours dark, near black and quite opaque, with a half inch foamy head and some lacing. Smell is malt, vanilla, cocoa, some chocolate, kind of a nutty aroma, some caramel. The taste is similar, with the malt and vanilla leading, then chocolate, less cocoa than the nose, caramel. The coconut shows here, not strong, a general nuttiness to the flavor. Smooth. creamy, a solid medium to full body, well carbonated.

A good effort, with good aroma and flavor, but I had this the first time back in early 2014. and remember it being just a little bit better. Still well worth a purchase, like all Pipeworks Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More almond than coconut
Aroma topics taste, but very good.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskis
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 22 oz. bottle. Bottled 9/5/16.

Pours black as night with a two finger reddish mocha head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is filled with tons of coconut, but I also get lots of vanilla, carmel, molasses, some chocolate, and slight roastiness. I also get that almond nuttiness, which is unique. It is very sweet and dessert-like.

Taste brings more balance than the sweet aroma would lead you to believe. Although it still is very sweet and definitely a dessert beer, the roast and dark chocolate qualities of the base beer come through more. Get tons of coconut, vanilla, and carmel up front. Also get that almond nutty quality. Finishes with a good dose of roast, coffee, and slight bitter dark chocolate to counteract the sweet notes.

High medium to full body. Smooth, creamy, and slightly chewy.

A very nice adjunct stout. This ranks very high in comparison to the other Abduction variants. The coconut and vanilla make this one very sweet, but very good. Other reviews have mentioned that the coconut isn't that strong, but I get the opposite.

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Photo of PatrickG
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pipeworks NvU snifter. Slightly active stout, good color and activity. Strong coconut scent over the roasty stout, but the chocolate and vanilla don't pop out until the taste with a strong sweetness following the roast and coconut. Not sure where the almond comes in, but it's a very flavorful and balanced beer. Slightly oily feel, alcohol is present but not overpowering. Very good beer.

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was so excited to try this beer because of the coconut and almond but, I was disappointed. Maybe it's my taste buds but, I didn't taste the coconut and only a hint of almonds. Oskar Blues Death by Coconut still is my favorite Coconut beer.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this a year ago when it was toasty nut abduction and I'm happy to have it on tap.
The appearance is the expected pitch black with a tan head that dissipated quickly.
Aromas are chocolate, vanilla, boozy sweetness, and a toasted nuttiness. Not really picking up any coconut.
The taste follows the nose as it is chocolate forward along with vanilla, spicy alcohol heat and a toasty almond and coconut note. Some dark fruits are present as well.
The palate is full with a lingering alcohol heat and some boozy sweetness. Some bitterness lingers as well.
Overall this is another nice variant in the abduction series that would be good to age and see how it changes.

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3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Coconut Almond Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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