tectactoe (2881) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark pour, black center with a slight hint of brown at the edges; nice, foamy, light-mocha head on tap, long-lasting & chunky leaving good lacing behind. Aroma has notes of musty cherry jam & cherry marmalade with a chocolate candy bar underbody & hints of brown sugar rounding things out. Taste is a mixture of semi-sweet cherry jam & milky, melted chocolate. Some light roasted malt notes on the edges with hints of brown sugar, nuts, & dry cocoa dust. The cherry stays sweet & never gets medicinal, which is good. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, though it may be my personal least favorite of the Abduction series (so far).
SudsMcDuff (6469) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
it’s true, it’s true, we’re so lame .. . pour at nobi from some craig dude .. . cherry syrup, cooking chocolate, and tar .. . mild mouth .. mild finish, well done brew .. . . sorry about the salmanilla
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Comparatively light palate, semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Sweet toffee and dark chocolate. Mild lactose, sort of Milky Way centre. Modest cherry, some maraschino character. Not bad, a bit lactose.
The_Osprey (2580) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share, thanks to Ken. Black, small ring of white head. Aroma is liquorice, lactose, quite a lot of seaweed, algae, some salty cabbage. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is lightly vegetal, some coffee, cherry, molasses, some more salty seaweed, dry finish. Decent, very interesting.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Mitch. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. Kind of awkward aroma, some dark berries, maybe some milk chocolate, roast. Medium sweet flavor, a little metallic, some lightly tangy berries, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Novel finish, some dark fruits,cherry, berries, cocoa, light roast. Pretty tasty.
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle at the tasting. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, sweet, plum, liquorice, candy, date, sugary and candy. The taste is bitter-sweet, juicy, cherry, dirt, light acidity, fruit cake, candy, sweets and booze with a dry finish. Medium to full body and fine carbonation. Big and sweet. Filthy.
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, soft cherry and small alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet cherry, dark toasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (7798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, big thanks to Alexsdad06 for sharing. Very dark chocolate aroma, love it, and a nice amount of raspberry. Yeah, tastes almost exactly like a raspberry truffle; on the mark. Touch of coffee / roast. Bigger body. Mild chewiness. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Near-black color, some clear red. Little tan head, some bits of lace. Bigger bitter taste, some bite. Lighter to moderate sweet. Tasty abduction. I like raspberry, I like dark chocolate, I like this. And I like the bitterness, manages to not be too sweet.
alexsdad06 (6447) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours dark brown to black with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, a decent cherry character, light alcohol, good body, not quite a standout, but solid nonetheless.
drsordr (1345) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with red hue and thin tan head. Nose light marichino cherry, milk chocolate, light roast. Taste big cherry up front, then some chocolate and fruit leading to bitter late palate. Light roasted and sweet finish.
UncleKorm (977) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml poured a hazy dark brown hue w/small beige head and minor lacing. Moderate sweet coffee and cherry aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light sour finish. Tastes are cherry pie filling, dark fresh cherries, dark chocolate and light roast coffee. Full bodied.
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