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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5297) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4829) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4767) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4750) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the Pre-Hunahpu Thursday Tasting. Pours a stout brown color with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, earth, coffee, and some booze. Flavor is similar with roast, coffee, earth, slight licorice, and some booze. Medium in body and a nice stout overall.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4559) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4455) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4065) - 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..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3724) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3539) - 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.

4.1
   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.


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