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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1020) - 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 (6584) - 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 (16441) - 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 (5259) - 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 (742) - 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 (10459) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Back of the bottle says "#100". Dark brown color, light comes through around the sides. Medium brown head. Solid scatter of lace. Nice roasty coffee in the nose. Nice long roasty lightly chocolately aftertaste. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Good chewiness. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Kind of a light herbal, earthy hop note, I like that a lot. Great imperial stout. Perfect amount of light black IPA -esque hoppiness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Batch 100. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a small tan head. Massive chocolate in the aroma, with roasted malts, nuts, and a bit of fresh coffee. Flavor of milk and dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, nuts, and coffee. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, rich, chocolaty mouthfeel. So simple and well made.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; a semi-opaque cola with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells, only better, with a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff!


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