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RATINGS: 98   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3319) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3074) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madvike (2693) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours opaque mahogany, with no head. Taste is weird, almost soured dark malt, a bit of ash, and a layer of brown sugar sweetness. Taste is ashy, gross coffee grounds, sweet malt, and a long, dirty finish. Thin and very low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2689) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours black as night with a big creamy cocoa colored head. Aroma brings rich chocolate malts and subtle sweetened coffee undertones. Body is so creamy bringing roasted chocolate malts flavors that are smooth on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2311) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Batch #247 ... Black pour ruby hue, beige head and light sticky lacing ... Aroma of roasted and chocolatey malts, has a sweet dark fruitiness to it .... Taste is of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate malts, some dark fruit qualities and caramel malts with almost a sweet lactose to it ..... Mouthfeel is slightly oily ... Has a lingering sweetness in the finish along with chocolatey roasted flavor .... Not bad abv hidden well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012
22oz bomber thanks to csteele2144, thanks Chris! Pours black with a tan head and spotty lacing, the aroma is of roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate the flavor has some chcolate on the front end with some coffee in the finish, the abv is pretty much hidden completely, nice sipper here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2212) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Rich roasted malts, caramel, and bitter chocolate notes. Above average mouthfeel and body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bomber from Cardinal-Niles that I enjoyed on Christmas. Pours near black with tan head. Aromas of heavily roasted malts, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Flavors of roast, chocolate, light coffee, and dark fruit. Beautiful deeply roasted stout. Just the way I like them. Nice boys.


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