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RATINGS: 107   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4242) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2014
22oz bottle in a taster. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light coffee and chocolate, some dough, light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Smoother texture. A solid stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy beige head. rather nondescript aroma of hazelnuts, crème brûlée, sugar icing, some roasted malts and light cinnamon. flavour is mostly liquorice, caramel and treebark, with a hint of earth, some hazelnuts and roasted malts. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, roasted malt.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raisin, caramel, roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014 Moncada Brewery. Opaque dark brown coloured pour with a lasting halo of light tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, soft roast, dark malts. Flavour is composed of layered malts, caramel ,unrefined sugars, roasty choc. Chalky water profile. Lingering tangy berry. Bit of jammy berry fruits. Semi -sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle drank during RBESG; black pour with a frothy light tan head, chocolate and roast coffee aroma, taste has plain bitter chocolate with some roasted malts, quality coffee, very rich and complex I enjoyed this very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3557) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22 oz. pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of anise, dark chocolate, mild roast and coffee. Flavor is smoke, coffee, chocolate, a bit thin. Rich dark chocolate, mild bitterness, very little sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for an imperial stout, but the carbonation off sets that a bit. Nice roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Binny’s, label looks like it says batch 44, misprinted? Pours black with brown, thin brown head that sticks as a ring and oil slick. Nose is roast and burnt, dark chocolate and molasses. Some earth hop notes and a nuttiness. On tasting, shows a big bitterness witha big hit of caramel and chocolate. Moderately dry and a touch charred. A smoky hint comes through along with a bit of alcohol. Medium full on the palate. Not chewy but far from thin. Rich and dry finish, I really dig this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
22oz bottle purchased locally. glad i found one since my FwB pickup location no longer had any in stock... bottle opens with a small hiss and yields an opaque stouty black hued consistency while being topped with a thin wispy light beige head... aroma of roasted malt, cocoa that displays a mild degree of sweetness overall. touches of brown sugar as well to go along with a sense of alcohol. eventually adds some fluffy marshmallow with a tamed mild hop bitterness.. flavors are a continuation of the same with bittersweet cocoa and a fairly robust roasted malt component. finishes initially with a sharp ashiness that smoothens out after warming at which point the alcohol factor comes into play. bitterness grows on the backend and extends into the finish. was expecting a bit more in terms of a bigger body and the semi-lively carbonation lightens it up further more. the flavor profile overall, at least for me, is well conceived.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Batch #41. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty roasty up front with a bittersweet dark cocoa, a light caramel sweetness, and licorice. A moderate pine hopping and some coffee and cream as this warms a bit. Flavor is similar. Roasty with plenty of bittersweet cocoas and a light caramel sweetness. Some more licorice notes with a medium piney hopping throughout and a good amount of coffee towards the end. Finishes dry and moderately bitter, but sweet with a bit of warming alcohol note. Somewhat ashy from the roasts before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and a somewhat lively, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a really solid imperial stout from these guys. Very bold with lots of roasts, coffee, and a decent hopping, but enough of a bittersweet cocoa, light caramel sweetness, and licorice backing to keep things well balanced. Great beer.

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