Coconut Almond Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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.

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Ratings: 363 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by NorthSideSean:
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4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber in a trade with ksecler. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

Pours rich and viscous midnight black with a massive tan head that sticks around for a few sips leaving thick coats of lacing in my glass from start to finish. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, burnt toast, molasses, toasted hazel nut, coconut and a hint of booze. The flavor is on point with the aroma - this bad ass beer tastes like a stout soaked Ferrero Rocher chocolate - so decadent! The body is big with a creamy mouthfeel, a mellow carbonation works extremely well with the style - it's like a chocolate milk soda.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of thaghost
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of boogerisu
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

after having the passion abduction as well I think the cocoa being used creates a bitterness that doesn't blend the flavors well. I get the toasty nuts, then I get a lot of chocolate, but then there is a lingering bitterness that doesn't mesh well. fun series, but I wanted a more balanced beer.

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

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

Photo of joeseppy
4.44/5  rDev +7%

Nice black malted pour with a hazy mocha froth you'd love to scoop out with a spoon and eat it.

Aroma upfront is prominent cocoa nibs, which I'm a fan of and eat out of a bag for snacking. Malt balls covered in dark chocolate and a lingering cola. Chocolate covered raisins come to mind. A palatable toastiness of coconut. Vanilla and almond extract.

Taste is rich. Raisin purée and dark bitter cocoa. Can't say I'm picking up on coconut but the toasty component is evident. Cola vanilla ice cream float. Coffee and malta (a spanish drink).

Body is lush, luxurious, slick, and velourish. Heavier texture and sugar residues keep you licking your lips.

The entire experience is so enjoyable. Olfactory nerves are tantalized. Taste buds are comforted with the tasty chocolate treats in life. What I love about this beer is that alcohol is not disturbing it. Today I needed just that. Bang up brew.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- motor oil black with a tan head

S- toasty almonds, coconut, coco.

T- beautiful coconut flavor, coco, toasty almonds, vanilla and hints of coffee. Mild bitterness to balance the sweetness out.

M- medium-full bodied with a bit more carbonation than I expected for an imperial stout. Not a bad thing tho!

O- another fantastic brew from pipeworks. This is a local brew for me and I love it.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Jet black with nice layer of tan foam
S- Sweetness and rich roasted malts.... maybe a hint of coconut
T- Just a hint of coconut, but mostly overpowered by sweetness from the malts.
F- Medium to full
O- I wanted a bit more out of this beer. I love coconuts and would have loved for this thing to be jam packed with that flavor. The hints of it brought me back, but this doesn't stack up to the coconut flavor of Coconut Hunter (18th st).

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my IPA glass...
A - Pours black with small tan head.
S - Smells of coffee mostly.
T - I taste coffee, vanilla, maybe a little chocolate and a hint of coconut.
M - I would call this chewy with low carbonation.
O - I agree with a previous reviewer that I wanted a bit more coconut flavor. But this is a very good beer, well balanced and enjoyable.
2016 version - Same beer, coconut and almond nowhere to be found.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Jerry for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Grrrz teku. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black. Viscous, heavy and menacing. 1 finger mocha colored head with low retention. Thin legs that really stick to the side of the glass. Spotty lace with little stick. Very good.

Nose is fudge, mocha, chocolate, vanilla, cream, coconut and a touch of sweet soy sauce. Rich, deep and with good complexity.

Opens chocolate, fudge and sweet soy sauce. Coconut is apparent in the middle with some vanilla, cream and molasses. Ends cocoa powder, more sweet soy sauce and dark fruit. Aftertaste of syrup, leather and molasses. Nice complexity. Pretty unique!

Full bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and goes down smooth and rich. Finishes messy with a lingering, filmy aftertaste that sticks around. Luscious, really.

Pretty impressive for my first Pipeworks Imperial Stout. If the other variations are as good as this, I'll be looking forward to them!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Photo of riotontheroad
3.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 383/385. Think this bottle was a bit too old. No coconut or vanilla whatsoever. A bitter chocolate bomb, with a hint of almond.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Coconut Almond Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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