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RATINGS: 103   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
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Black with large brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice with noes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, hop and a medium bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Black beer with a brownish head. Malty vinous aroma, caramel, licorice, vanilla, nuts, cocoa and chocolate. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, cocoa, vanilla, cream, coffee, some dark chocolate. Fullbodied and very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10817) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Botella hjá Cecil Kongur á hansara Vársmakking. Pitchblack, light brown head. Sweet roasty malty hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel Well roasted malty flavour with dark fruit and chocolate, bitter hops in the finish, licorice too. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14. Black with a moderate tan covering that retains. Nose is light smoke, dark malts, rich fruits, earthy vibes, lgiht cocoa. Taste comprises roast malt, dark toffee fudge, spice, chocolate, tar, liqouruce, roasty tones. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid impy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8594) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, roast chocolate malt, charred black malt, vanilla and molasses. Medium body. Lots of toasted nuts and roast chocolate malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
651mL red wax thanks to a trade. Rating #6100! Pours clear deep brown looking opaque black in the glass. Thick, rocky, sheen coffee foam. Big retention and big lace. Rich cinnamon graham cracker nose with dusty Mexican chocolate, coffee, star anise, licorice. Taste though is just a tad dusty for me but it is certainly dry, bitter, cocoa powder. But the palate doesn’t come across as rich and silky as it could be. Certainly doing very well aesthetic wise, but lacking a rich silkiness that would solidify it was a boss RIS. 7/30/2013 9/5/7/4/16=4.1

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8251) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from batch #100 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Black pour with a medium khaki head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a cocoa and malt aftertaste. Solid Stout overall.


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