Coffee Break Abduction
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Coffee Break AbductionCoffee Break Abduction
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #385
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,387
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.8%
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
925
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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94
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.2%

Out of a bottle into my tulip. Picked up in trade from Kevinpitts (Thanks Kevin!)

A – Deep and dark brown on the pour with a finger of milk chocolate lacing that settles down nicely.
S – Roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and cream. Nice.
T – Just a nice roasted malt character out of the gate. Follows up with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, cream and molasses. Touch of trace bitterness that mixes with a cream like sweetness that balance each other nicely. Breathy alcohol at the end.
M – Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Leaves a nice click creamy taste on the palate.
O – So this beer is all in my wheelhouse so I may be bias. I love beer and coffee and this mixes it very well. Nice strong coffee flavor that doesn’t overpower the beer. Even the person who doesn’t dig coffee will find something to like here. Just a fine brew all around. Pick this up if you can. You will not be sorry.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: black ale body, darkly stout in the snifter, coupla fingers of mocha head left some motes down the glass

S: aromas suggestive of old hot coffee sitting on a burner, chocolaty malts charred bittersweet and dry, something herbal and vanilla

T: tasted a little green on the open, but warmed into a smoother drink; the vanilla has a taut edge that cuts into some of what I'd expected to be a mellower coffee; coffee flavors are mild and semisweet, backed by a bittersweet and slightly tight dark malt

F: medium-bodied, modest carbonation - rather smooth, but with a crisp edge of bitter vanilla and coffee char

O: delivers what you'd expect - straightforward Imperial stout supplemented by coffee at work; the vanilla flavors present in different ways over the course of the drink. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

love the combo of coffee and vanilla beans in dark beers. I like the bitter/sweet balance this combo can bring when pulled off.

L: jet black beer with white/off white lacing. nice head retention.

S: expecting a big coffee hit here, and really sort of disappoints. not fresh brewed coffee or beans, more like slight earthy funk. Not very fragrant in general. a faint booze whiff at the end is there.

T: nice smack of booze, chocolate, and caramel up front. well balanced. Not much of a vanilla coffee suggestion here. the beer underwhelms despite the initial caramel sweetness.

F: slick/oily mouthfeel, good carbonation and balance.

O: This one is ok or decent, but not one I'd buy again, especially for the format/price. It's slightly better than average or middle of the road. I'd seek out other coffee or vanilla dark beers if I could, there are far better options out there.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Photo of CHickman
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black color with a brown head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing, typical stout looks.

Smells and tastes of roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, espresso, piney hops, brown sugar, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, raisins, dark fruit and sweet sugary notes. The vanilla is too much and takes away from the coffee, which was the main reason I wanted to try this brew (for the coffee). I liked the smooth feel and bitter coffee finish, but the vanilla and overall sweetness took away from the overall experience. For me this was a big letdown because the coffee was just an accent and not the star of the show. It did however hide the ABV quite well.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #66. 22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Black with a very thin beige head dissipating almost immediately into a thin lacing.

Smell: Freshly brewed coffee. Vanilla makes a strong appearance. More coffee. A bit of caramel, cocoa, and a very slight touch of citrus hops. And more coffee. This is really all about the coffee, and it's damn good.

Taste: Wow. Intense, rich coffee flavor up front. One of the best pure coffee flavors I've ever experienced in a beer. Definitely vanilla in there along with caramel and some cocoa. Again, this is all about the coffee. And it's flat out incredible.

Mouthfeel: Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation. My only complaint with this beer is the carbonation level - I feel a lower carbonation level could be magical, but it's a minor complaint.

Overall: Phenomenal. Flat out phenomenal. If you're looking for a coffee stout that will punch you in the mouth with coffee, look no further.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Coffee Break Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 925 ratings