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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Big fan of this beer. Batch 66, had it in the cellar for a few years. Amazing stout, really taste the vanilla followed by the coffee. Like drinking a vanilla latte almost. Really smooth, really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pwnzilla61 (9) - - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, smoke, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Pretty darn good coffee stout, one of the more creamer coffee stouts out there, like the vanilla behaves as a creamer to the coffee. Seek out if you love coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours opaque black, little red on the edges, and a small fizzy tan head. A lot of molasses sweet dark fruits on the nose, brown sugar, vanilla bean, roasty coffee, and milk chocolate. Bitter, dark coffee and dark fruits up front on the taste, dark chocolate, brown sugar and caramel, toasted coconut, and ripe fruit. Really tasty, though the coffee seemed very muted.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
dark brown. lots of coffee and vanilla. Taste is okay but very peppery, like duct tape and very bad coffee. seriously, having all 4 abductions side by side, what in the heck, guys? Why are these so bad?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is hop, coffee, alcohol, chocolate. Flavour is hop, coffee, alcohol, roasted malt, chocolate. Full body. Harmonic very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A basic big coffee stout. Just ok.
How: Bottle 22oz, post-HF FoFA 2013.
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: The strong nose is intense used coffee filter along with some charcoal. In mouth the beer offers a thick heavy body that is carbonated enough. Taste is overcooked caramel, old cup of black coffee, mild vanilla notes. A bit of a boiled vegetables flavor developing from the high roast. A straightforward coffee stout which unfortunately didn’t offer a fun coffee character, too much like used coffee filter instead of nice roasted coffee beans. Decent beer but slightly below average for the style. And on a more linguistic note, I think Abduction is too strong of a word when talking about kidnapping of a young children, I prefer to call it Surprise Adoption.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, fleeting, off-white head. The nose features acrid, deeply-roasted coffee and gobs of fudge. Full-bodied and ϋber velvety with tickling carbonation. Roasty, bittersweet, mocha flavor. Lengthy, bittersweet, espresso finish. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
nice light burnt coffe aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (264) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
coffee, peppers, roast and chocolate. pours a deep black with a dense mocha colored head that dissipates quickly. Smooth and creamy great mouthfeel, very well balanced with a big coffee flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
Botella de 65 cl en el Lupulo. Septiembre de 2013. Alucinante birra con gran sabor a tostados y café y más café, con un cuerpo fuerte y denso. Una gran imperial stout. Imprescindible repetir de nuevo.


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