Coffee Break 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:
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
Ratings:
898
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
142
For Trade:
19
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Photo of stortore
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 6/22/16.

Pours a very dark brown, opaque, with a one inch head of dark foam, loose, oily lacing. Smell is coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate, some vanilla. Taste also leads with the coffee, more lightly roasted malt than the nose, vanilla, some chocolate, espresso, light cocoa. Light bitterness on the finish. Smooth, creamy, fairly full bodied, lots of carbonation.

Have had before, and it's still my favorite of the Abduction series. Well blended, lots of coffee aroma and flavor. Like the creaminess, too. Well worth a purchase, when it comes around.

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Photo of Bendover80
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshdaut
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour with dark brown head comprised of tiny bubbles. Retention and lacing are average for the style, leaving a strong ring around the edge with a small layer across. Aroma is strong vanilla and moderate coffee, with a slight sweetness. A bit more subdued that I expected. On taste, the vanilla comes first with slight roast, chocolate, and sweetness. The coffee comes through stronger on the aftertaste. The body is medium full with moderate carbonation. The finish is balanced, with some slight bitterness lingering. Overall, a very nice coffee/vanilla stout.

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Photo of rojapa
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into "stout snifter". Typical looking stout, very little in the way of retaining foam or lacing. Coffee and vanilla notes are very subtle on the nose, but big on the taste without being too overpowering. Smooth and not oily at all. Alcohol is disguised rather well on the taste. Overall a very enjoyable coffee flavored stout.

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Photo of PatrickG
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dabear85
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THoffner
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From bomber bottle into a snifter.

Pours dark black with very little to no foam head. Aroma is powerful coffee, taste is coffee and feel is coffee. I'm sure there is beer in there somewhere but this is basically coffee. Personally, I prefer a coffee stout to have a balance of coffee and beer, but this is very imbalanced toward coffee and no other flavors can really come through. Some may like this kind of a beer a lot but that person isn't me.

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Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(6/22/16 batch - brewed with Dark Matter Coffee)

Pours pitch black, opaque and viscous. However, there is no head to speak of outside of some spotty foam along the top. Would love more of a head.

Smell is out of this world. A beautiful robust aroma of some of the best smelling coffee just bursts out of the bottle when you open it. The coffee smells like a freshly brewed cup of top quality coffee - and I'd expect no less from Dark Matter coffee. Hints of vanilla and and chocolate are also noted.

Taste follows the nose with a gentle blend of rich dark roasted coffee, not acidic, but really quite roasty and chocolatey. Flavors of chocolate and vanilla interplay with the coffee to give it a slightly sweet, but rich flavor.

Feel has a gentle carbonation with a nice thick mouthfeel. The coffee gives it a velvety feel to it.

Overall this is the rare beer that stands out in a crowded field of very good beers. Lots of good coffee stouts out there, but this one was just a step above. Excellent aromas and great flavor profile. Drink it fresh to get the coffee notes and you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
Batch 689-690

A- pours jet black in color with a small creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while before setting into a ring around the edge of the glass

S- big earthy coffee notes front intermingle with notes of mocha fudge, vanilla beans, sweet cream & a hint of anise

T- earthy and herbal coffee flavor up front gives way to sweet notes of roasted malt, vanilla whipping cream, mocha fudge & caramelized brown sugar. Finishes with hints of dark fruit and a linger of sweet chocolate and coffee

M- medium-heavy body wit moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety finish, just a hint of abv warmth on the linger

O- solid coffee stout all around with just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness of the coffee

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Photo of jdimento
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDole
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coffee Break Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 898 ratings.
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