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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Pailhead's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5748) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists chocolate, citrus/grapefruit, pine, and light roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency. It has a two finger tan head with excellent retention. There’s some nice ringed lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet/sugary chocolate. There is some sweet citrus and fruitiness in the middle. The finish has moderate grapefruit, pine, molasses, and some burnt notes.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3893) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cacao. Quite sweet flavour, caramel, chocolate. Full body. Finish malts, roasted malts.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBESG 2014, London, Grand Tasting)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4765) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle, Batch #44, 2012. Oops :(. Pours opaque black with a small brown creamy head that dissipates leaving solid lacing. So far, so good. Aroma is really chocolatey, like REALLY chocolate, with heavy roasted malts and a hint of anise. Some molasses on the back end as well. Flavor has all of the above, light plus sweet and medium bitter, rich and cocoa filled, coffee grounds, a hint of sharpmess about it. Lingering roasty bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This guy held up well, methinks

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (677) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Big bottle with commonmac and rosskyle. Black with nearly tan head. Sweet aroma. Sweet and syrupy taste. licorice, very light roasted malt. Very pleasant finish. Sweet creamy and tasty. Alcohol is there too. Definitely abducted my taste buds for a little bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle shared by rosskyle acquired in Rockford, IL. Black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts with chocolate coming along for the ride. Taste feels relatively straightforward for an imperial stout with a creamy mouthfeel that is appreciated. Chocolate bitterness plays well with sweet vanilla and even caramel. Pleasant finish with some bitter lingering notes and perhaps dark fruits. Pretty decent effort.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (189) - - MAR 19, 2015
Standard dark stout appearance. Coffee aroma. A bitter finish. Smooth texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Bomber: Batch 41: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius: Black beer with a medium sized vast mocha brow head. Aromas of roast, bay leaf, sweet wood, liquorice wood, liquorice, laurel, hint of spice like cinnamon, cough syrup, some dried dark fruits and more liquorice... Flavours of liquorice, bay leaf, roast, sweet wood, dried raisin and dried prunes, laurel, sweet wood, some hops, bitters, dried leaves, malt roast, laurel roast, sweet tar, cough syrup, etc. Good beer! Aftertaste is bitter, malt roast, liquorice, herbal roast, some toffee, bay leaf and some chocolate. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mothfeel, between medium and full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1079) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
22 oz bomber. The pour is a medium black with a thin ring of off white head and no lace to be found. I'm excited for this one. The aroma is typically imperial stout. There is a lot of roasty malt and good dark chocolate to go with a strong licorice. The dark fruits pop through on the back end, but it's definitely a good impy stout. The flavor is really solid. Lots of bitter roasted chocolate malt up front. There is a good dark fruit and licorice on the back end. Pretty basic, but the flavors are well defined. The mouth feel is thin. There is a lack of carbonation which doesn't help it cling to the mouth. The aftertaste vanishes pretty quickly as well, leaving a lightly bitter roast behind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Draft. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with dark chocolate...interesting, some coffee is in there too. Flavor brings out roasted malts. Some caramelized malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4184) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at kasers pad. Off white head Sweet vanilla and chocolate flavor Has a milky and creamy thing going. had. most of the abductions before this and this is fantastic..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1750) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a dark pitch black color with a short Java head. Nose is malt, sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is chocolate, malt and espresso with the alcohol breaking right through. Big bold long finish and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10


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