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
Ranking:
#1,120
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
913
pDev:
7.82%
Bros Score:
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Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
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 WillCarrera
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, batch 72 with green wax, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with a thin khaki head, some spotty lacing.

S- Very fresh, pungent coffee bean aroma, dark chocolate, roasted malt and mild fruit are also present, but the coffee definitely dominates the aroma.

T- Starts out with huge bittersweet coffee flavor, very fresh and earthy coffee bean flavors. There's also a nice amount of dark chocolate and vanilla, some hints of fruit and some roasted grain. The coffee flavor on this is really, really awesome.

M- Medium-full body, smooth, creamy feel with moderate carbonation.

O- Awesome stuff, this is seriously one of the best coffee stouts around, easily up there with Peche Mortel / Beer Geek, the coffee flavors are huge and vibrant and work well with Abduction, another great beer from Pipeworks.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into founders snifter.

Very weak head... Perhaps 1/4 finger managed to bubble up before disposing into a collar with a slight oil slick film in the middle. Very dark body, looks much less viscous than the regular Abduction-- which is certainly a good thing.

Lots of bitter cocoa, some sweet malt, big roasty notes, and coffee. The beer is MUCH better than the regular version. The body has thinned out from the non-coffee version, and the coffee adds a great element to the flavor profile.

This is quite well done. Very enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of emyers
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of brewcrew76
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 66

A - Near black with a thin mocha head and stringy, wispy lacing everywhere.

S - Big coffee, milk sugar and vanilla aroma. Roasted malt & milk chocolate. Very appealing.

T - Strong coffee and vanilla. Bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts with maybe a touch of char and creme brulee. The vanilla makes it seem fairly sweet but the roast and bitter chocolate balance it somewhat.

M - Thick and fully bodied with lower carbonation. Creamy.

D - Very tasty. A great dessert beer. Nice combo of coffee and vanilla.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressive pour into a big brandy snifter. Mocha head which recedes and holds neatly onto the edge. Batch 66

Huge whafts of cocoa nib, black coffee, pine needles, raw vanilla and toffee.

Big series beer with bold flavours that hide any alcohol. Sweet black coffee, chocolate, blackstrap, pine resin, and grapefruit in the back.

The body is a tad thin but yet creamy and sticky sweet. An aggressive brew with coffee lasting in my nose well after. The flavours intensify as it comes up in temp.. This is a great sipper that packs a pleasant punch. I'm glad I scored 2btls while I could. Great job by Pipeworks!

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into my Pipeworks tulip glass.

A - Pours very dark brown / black with almost no light getting through. A small brown head forms, but is minimal. Nice lacing on the glass as I sip this one.,.,.,

S - Right away the roasty espresso flavors hit you and I can smell a little bit of alcohol too.

T - Mmmm... dark roasty espresso upfront, with a creamy dark chocolate finish. The 10.5% abv is hidden nicely and this is dangerously drinkable. If you are a coffee stout fan, this is a must try. Great espresso flavor provided by the Ipsento espresso beans.

M - The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, but it could use a little bit more body and viscosity, but all in all it's very nice.

O - I liked the regular Abduction, but it didn't knock my socks off. This did. If you're a big imperial coffee stout fan - seek this out.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Florida9
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an obviously viscous, very dark brown, if not entirely black. Forms a moderate sized mocha colored head that reduces fairly quickly to a skim of surface coating and a thin tan ring. Some very light lacing.

S: Very aromatic. Strong notes of coffee, espresso, chocolate, cocoa, and deeply roasted malts. There is a hint of sweet vanilla in the background. Very appealing.

T: Taste is similar. Very strong notes of coffee and dark roasted malts. Bitter dark chocolate, espresso, and a little dark black-strap molasses. Slight sweetness, that is mostly balanced out by an appreciable coffee-based bitterness.

M: Thick, viscous, and full bodied. Moderate bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: Got to say, this is a very nice beer. I recently had a CCB Moat Water (which is a coffee-vanilla stout) and, while not quite at that level, this one is reminiscent of that wonderful beer. Not nearly as hoppy as the original, but the coffee and vanilla certainly make up for that.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

big thanks to mjohnson17 for hooking up the pipeworks love (and yeahnatenelson for the pipeworks glasses!!!)

batch #66

a - poured a deep ominous black with a finger of creamy tan head that was gone relatively quick but left a thin skin of head and a foamy ring on the surface. lacing was spotty.

s - WOWSERS!!!! fresh creamy gourmet coffee. milk stouty. smells outrageous. good milk chocolate notes. smells like a little slice of heaven.

t - big milk chocolate notes with gourmet coffee and cream and then a slap of hops and a burst of alcoholic heat on the finish. some dark fruit soaked in booze. lots of roast on the finish.

m - fairly hot...some bitter coffee roastiness.

o - overall, the flavor doesn't match the magic in the nose, but the taste is nice. fairly big beer. this bomber might be a bit of a chore, but i'm up for the challenge.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Coffee Break Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 913 ratings