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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Abduction in the dead of night, an eerie silence consumes the blackened sky. In an instant, BOOM, a single beam engulfs you. Panic stricken, you flee in no particular direction. It’s of little use, as you’re lifed effortlessly from the safety and comfort of the earth intoa darkness unknown. Resistance is futile. They have you now. Abduction has you now.

Bottling Dates:
Batch 041: 10/8/12


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, hay, raisin and light smoke. Medium to full body with a sharp tang. Taste is fudge brownie, coffee, plum and char. Good stuff, alcohol well concealed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle says batch 100 idk looks like the last one rated was batch 41 so boblawblah poured a oily jet black nice tan wall grabbing head nose is roasted dark chocolate nutty some bite on the alcohol at the end taste was nice milk chocolate sweetness then a nice heavy roast chalk great stout

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle with a amusing label .. . Quite hot .. . pours black .. light foam .. . tar mostly, very boozy and messy .. . Not that good .. . . How have we not run out of cows yet? I’ve eaten at least a million and there’s not a shortage? But eat ONE Bald eagle and you’re an asshole..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (947) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle, batch 41, 05/18/2013. Pours dark brown, nearly black, dense frothy light tan head, a coat of lacing left behind as it settles slowly. Aroma is cocoa powder, chocolate brownie, bit of sweet dark fruit and caramel, mild hoppy roasted notes. Taste is rich creamy chocolate with nice roast component, good dose of coffee, light citrus hops and bitterness to offset the sweetness. Full, sharp palate. Really pretty nice imperial stout but with more pronounced hop profile than average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle at Andy’s courtesy of Max. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white head. Spicy roast and a touch of cocoa. Chewy roast and cocoa, big chocolate and chewy brownies. Cocoa. Long chewy roast and lots of cocoa. Very nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of licorice. has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of max at Andy’s. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is lots of roast and espresso. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of roast, coffee, light alcohol and sharpie marker.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ERRL710 (1) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Beautifully thick concoction. Well balanced. Perfect for any Imperial Stout Fan. Even check the batch# with their online catalog to see when it was brewed and bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (735) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Malt and smoked nuts in the aroma. Fairly transparent for an imperial stout but still a dark brown tint with light tan head. Taste is a little bitter, coffee unsweetened, toast, some alcohol heat. Palate is medium bodied and sizzling with carbonation. Overall, it was an unusually light bodied and drinkable stout, but there wasn’t a specific component that jumped out for me. I can see why this is a good base for Pipeworks to build off of when they craft their specialty imperial stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured black color with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet caramel malt, coffee with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.


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