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:
This was the very first Abduction - the first time the extraterrestrials got a taste of a rich, roasty, chocolatey Imperial Stout with subtle bittering hops. This specific batch is an overhaul of the original recipe. We've upped the roasty character, and brewed it bigger, and richer with a slight kiss of orange peel at the end of the boil. Be Warned: the little green men will be quick to beam this off of shelves to enjoy on their home planet.

Added by Treebs on 10-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
385
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
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85
Gots:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and drinkable but pretty basic for the style in my opinion.

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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jet black viscous pour into the glass, huge billowing head of dark tan foam. The head is slow to settle, leaving a ton of lace stickage in drippy sheet patterns. Second pour generates a more compact layer, but long lasting all the same.

Big blackened malt aromas, light essence of green hops, hints of coffee chocolate covered dried fruit sweetness.

Rich roasty black malt, light coffee and dry bitter chocolate and a light to moderate hop bitterness. Huge burly malt with an ample bit of resinous green hop flavor bleeding through adding some nice complexity. Creamy and viscous with a lower carb level that suits it well. Traces of coffee, chocolate, and more hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A great imperial stout that i'd seek out again and again. Pipeworks doin' thangs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%

From 08/19/14 notes. 22 oz bottle into a snifter, batch 414-415. Thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one.

Pours a dark mahogany color with one finger of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of dark chocolate, some soap, cream, vanilla. Taste has sweeter chocolate than the nose had. Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink and doesn't feel like 10.5% ABV.

Overall a very good American stout. Not too much going on but it is well made. Would pick it up again and somewhat frequently if it was easy to get.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless snifter.

Man, do I love the fact that Pipeworks now distributes out to the 'Burbs... This stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dank earthy hops, dark chocolate, and light molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with the earthy hops balancing surprisingly well against the roast and whatnot. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice mildly hoppy stout. 'Nuff said, if you ask me.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black and viscous. Good khaki head. Retains well with a thick collar.

Smell - Sweet caramel. Coffee roast. Slightly bit of licorice.

Taste - Roasty malts. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Lots of caramel. Sweet and roasty in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and viscous. Medium high carbonation.

Overall - A little unrefined, but good flavors. Just rough around the edges.

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