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Coffee Break Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Think yourself entitled to some brief respite human? Think again! Our coffee version of Abduction Imperial Stout, uses local craft roast coffee from our friends at lpsento and whole vanilla beans, to take your away once more. Which, depending on your penchant for a probing may be just what you need. Beware the skies for this robust, richly flavored Latte Imperial Stout may. just. scoop. you. up...

Added by BeerMeFitz on 01-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
878
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
24.46%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
145
For Trade:
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Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch #66

Dark brownish black into a tulip glass, nice reverse cascade effect as the head settles. Soft halo of lacing and spotty bits that cling to the sides of the glass.

Coffee aroma is dominant, though mellow. Mild roasted beans and dark toast.

Creamy and smooth feel with well-intertwined rich flavors of silky chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Light coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky on the lips, though the coffee overrides the minimal chocolate/vanilla sweetness. Overall very nicely put together, it's pretty seamless and a tasty beer.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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 -17.7%
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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Photo of GallowsThief
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%

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 +2.9%

Photo of tjk135
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mateuszkxxpl for this one - I've had a few things by Pipeworks and I've really enjoyed all of them. Pours a deep black color with a halfway beige colored head that appears pretty creamy and starts leaving lacing right as it starts receding.

From the first whiff, I'm reminded of a deep, French roast coffee, very light on the cream and sugar. We're talking coffee beans that have been double or triple roasted; so deep, rich, dark, and bitter. The malts in the background are present and roasted as well, although they bring a very small bit of sweetness to the table, too. The sweetness gets eaten up pretty well by the burnt-ass coffee, but it does what it can to provide a counter-point. I'm a big fan of coffee-forward stouts, and even more so, ones that ride on the bitter and heavily roasted side, so I'm digging the nose on this one.

I take my first sip and even more than the flavor, the mouth feel on this one really catches my attention. Super creamy, silky, chewy, velvety... Wow. Very impressive, welcoming, and inviting to the coffee explosion that lies ahead. Heavy coffee flavor right away - shocking, right?! Big, bad-ass roasted coffee beans, borderline espresso-like with a surprisingly balanced mix of "bitter-roast" and "creamy-sweet". I say surprising because the aroma led me to be believe it would be leaning far towards the bitter side, but the influx of sweetness from the malt cuts through nicely and gives incredible balance. But.... in the end, the dry and bitter roast wins out and lasts longer.

Though this is entirely coffee-heavy, that's not to say there aren't other flavors bumbling about. A mild booziness comes to life, especially upon warming of the beer - somewhat expected at 10.5% ABV. A light licorice and very dark plum sweetness squirts in occasionally, alongside a dark-cocoa flavor profile that also seems to flash in and out sporadically. This beer actually gets a little bit sweeter as it warms up but still retains that nice dry and roasty flavor compound. Though the flavors are definitely intense, they work together pretty harmoniously to provide an easy going and manageable drinking experience.

I'm a big fan of coffee stouts, and this one definitely did not let me down. Good roast, good sweetness, great balance, and just all around tasty. If I could get this all the time, I probably would.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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