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Cinnamon Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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89 Ratings
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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:
Imperial Stout brewed with cinnamon, cacao and vanilla.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,336
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
89
pDev:
7.2%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
17
Trade:
3
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Photo of jmdrpi
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no date

pours jet black, with thick tan colored head. pretty good head retention. aroma is chocolately malt, with earthy cinnamon, but it's not that strong. similar flavor, well balanced, not too sweet. thicker bodied, smooth.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zeeck
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - This pours very dark and very thick. It's very oily looking and has almost no head whatsoever.

Smell - The smell has a light touch of cinnamon, but otherwise is almost all dark chocolate. The chocolate notes are pretty pungent. I got a bit of a nutty note on the nose as well.

Taste - The cinnamon is much stronger on the palate than it is on the nose, but not in any sort of offensive manner. Rather, it pairs very well with the chocolate notes which are also prevalent. There is also a bit of a walnut flavor to go with. As it warmed up, this all seemed to congeal together into a flavor very similar to Dr. Pepper.

Feel - This beer was actually more carbonated than expected. It also wasn't too thick when you drink it. The look really threw me off with this one. I actually really liked the mouthfeel. It had just the right amount of carbonation paired with the right amount of viscosity

Overall - The flavors in this one were good but it did come off as somewhat simple. This is not necessarily a problem so long as the flavors are good, which was the case here. However, if you're looking for something complex and full of complementary and/or contrasting flavors, this isn't it.

Pairs Well With - Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!!!

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Photo of sd123
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Deep brownish brown tinted black body with a dark tan head rising just about half an inch off the body. Sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: Deep coffee and mocha scent, it's crazy super light. Incredible aroma but lacks potency.

Taste: Sweet brown sugar with hints of vanilla and light dose of coffee. It's a touch over sweet for my palate with minor tweaking this beer could be a gem.

Mouth: Full body with a very sticky after taste. Carbonation is medium at very best.

Overall: Descent brew but has some characteristics I would definitely change. Seems a tad unfinished and for a brew called cinnamon abduction I was expected at least a touch of spice. Salud!

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Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, black in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, fudge, and light cinnamon. Medium-heavy bodied, way smooth, medium-low carbonation and sweet. Would like more cinnamon, but this is delicious...Amazingly smooth. Could have several glasses.

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Photo of marchoftheclouds
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark as night, medium feel, not a strong smell, but a pleasant taste. I'd love to have tried it on tap instead of a bomber.

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Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jldoyle89
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tommo
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So i was expecting a cinnamon bomb, it is not that. Pours a heavy black stout, body is medium. Taste is cinnamon but not overwhelming, farily sweet, some astringency on the back. this is solid for sure

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Viperman1316
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cinnamon Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 89 ratings