ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looking very much the part of an imperial stout, Abduction is supremely dark brown in color with a medium brown head. You can practically see the roasted, stained liquid malt runoff. It’s an oil slick. The head is almost orange - it’s beautiful. The nose is sweet and malty and there’s a thick sweetness in the aroma that reminds me of a caramelized... caramel, with only a touch of dark chocolate/cocoa butter. It’s really great, heavily roasted and super sweet. There’s something thin, but condensed, about this. Some possible coffee character appears occasionally in the flavor, with some caramel and chocolate, much like a tootsie roll. Yes, very much like a tootsie roll. That about sums up this delicious, and very unique, imperial stout.
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black. Thick tan head. Sweet aroma. First sips are sweet with strong licorice flavor. Smooths out a bit. Solid beer.
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pitch-black pour with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. The aroma is highlighted by a plush marriage of gooey fudge and a double chocolate brownie. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. The flavor presents semi-sweet dark chocolate and espresso with a mild, savory nuance of molasses. Roasty, bittersweet, mocha finish. BBB63 comes through with the world class goods!
italianjohn (2413) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #247 ... Black pour ruby hue, beige head and light sticky lacing ... Aroma of roasted and chocolatey malts, has a sweet dark fruitiness to it .... Taste is of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate malts, some dark fruit qualities and caramel malts with almost a sweet lactose to it ..... Mouthfeel is slightly oily ... Has a lingering sweetness in the finish along with chocolatey roasted flavor .... Not bad abv hidden well
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the Pre-Hunahpu Thursday Tasting. Pours a stout brown color with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, earth, coffee, and some booze. Flavor is similar with roast, coffee, earth, slight licorice, and some booze. Medium in body and a nice stout overall.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to a random guy at CCB. Poured a nice black color. Immediate aroma of coffee. I even get a little bourbon smell. The taste is small bodied in a good way.b some coffee. Coats the mouth and stays with you. The back end is the best part. Still taste the beer.
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daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, brown head. Quite roasty, a hint of a metallic flavor, but I still get a lot of nice chocolate notes, licorice, light smoke notes.
Homer321 (2376) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch 60. Bottle. Lots of coffee in the nose with some booze. Minimal light brown head. Initially a papery stale flavor. Slightly tart. Roasty towards the end. Hmmm. Interesting. Don’t think it held up well.
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Batch 60. Pours a dark, nearly black colors. Roasty, boozy aroma, grainy, chocolate. Roasty and choco notes. Papery, stale like character - oxidized. Not bad overall but not amazing.
beechner224 (807) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Batch 60. Pours pitch black. Aroma if chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is a bit oily, roasted. Sticks around in the aftertaste. Feel the burn a bit on this one.