Coconut Almond Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American 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
Ranking:
#3,246
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
363
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
75
Trade:
10
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Photo of MacMalt
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade with @bstyle. Poured from undated 750 ML bottle into a tulip glass. It pours ink black. The medium khaki colored head dissipated quickly leaving a thin sheen of lacing. The nose features roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, almonds, and light char/smoke. When sipped, the first taste I notice is rich milk chocolate and freshly-brewed coffee. At mid-sip there is a distinct flavor of almonds and coconut. It tastes like a Mounds bar. The is increasing bitterness at the finish. This stout has a mouth feel that is medium-thick with a low level of carbonation. The warming 10.5% ABV wasn't overly apparent at first but I really noticed it in the second pour. Overall, this is a well-conceived and crafted Imperial Stout with lots of flavor. It makes a great after dinner sipper.

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Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaxon53
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle at Dojo. Somewhat disappointed. Upfront velvet, nice nose and taste of vanilla some almond. Good/intriguing. But quick dissipating Head; sudden appearance of bright carbonation interrupting the velvet ... and a bitter off taste on back end just takes away the pleasant part of the beer. Curiously inconsistent even in one sip/swallow. Superior nose throughout. Taste evolved with warming and showed off some dark dried fruit/old ale roundness. Hints of dark chocolate show up. All in all improving as Beer warms. Hints of mint mixed with brightness of residual carbonation. Wood showing up as a bit of backbone to old ale characteristics. Settles with a tan halo in Pipeworks snifter.
Decent old ale/Imp Stout style beer, but nothing to chase or recommend.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Initially got vanilla on the nose but then got more of a buttery almond smell. Upfront taste is very similar. Lots of chocolate on the back end. Really tasty.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Coconut Almond Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 363 ratings