Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long coffee, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich and malty, medium roast, fresh sweet coffee, and rich sweet espresso. Good shit.
Theydon_Bois (5459) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, split at Bruceís pad, big thanks to Kenny 09/12/13.
Light black with a thin tan covering.
Nose is big espresso roast, spice, dark chocolate, light roast.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, spice, coffee blast, dark malts, touch of dark fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry light roast closure.
Decent coffee fuelled impy - would revisit any time!
deyholla (5403) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a very dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma is mainly coffee and espresso with a bit of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor starts with coffee but mellows to allow a nice dark roasted malt note to come out that is complimented by some dark chocolate.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown .. mild foam .. . rich coffee and roasty .. . low mouth enjoyment .. . good but needs work .. . I bought a decaffeinated coffee table, you canít even see a difference.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks, Brad! Pours a coffee brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, earth, dark chocolate, leaves, and some roasted malts. Flavor of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, fudge, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty, earthy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Simple and straightforward and seems to hit the right notes. But still, something fell a little flat for me here. It just doesnít pop like the regular Abduction, which is outstanding.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt,malt, licorice, some alcohol and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt with some coffee, chocolate, warming alcohol, coffee and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso, vanilla and biscuit. Flavour of roasted malts, strong espresso, grassy hops, floral notes, vanilla and biscuit. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, biscuity, salty finish. Very smooth and roasty with strong bitterness. Great stuff.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Printers Row (Chicago, IL). Pours a thick blackish opaque pour. A black brownish pour is deep, dark, thick with a motor oil-esque feel. Small brownish head dies to a ring, laces small overall. Deep hues and body. Aromas are a good deal of coffee, roasty and earthy, some more secondary espresso like vibrancy of flavors, gentle yet firm vanilla bean. Cocoa, coffee, and roast. Caramel and toffee, biscuits. Some gentle red and dark fruit make a mellow appearance but much more secondary than it is in base Abduction. Nose asserts itself a little more as it settles in the glass. Quite pleasant, more restrained than some of the big brooding Coffee RIS options but nice. Initial is some more cherry elements, black cherry, richer coffee, roast, and espresso hit the palate, some vanilla. Biscuits, thicker black and toffee malts. Cocoa, caramel, and biscuits. A fuller body has some mellow carbonation, could use a bit more. The middle and backend make an appearance of that red fruit and medicinal cough syrupy feel I personally get with Abduction. The coffee element killed it out up front, but into the backend the coffee mixes with that presence. Jabs of coffee, espresso, vanilla, roast, and thicker sticky malts. At times that cough syrup feel interferes for me a bit. A touch of dryness at times, roast, toast. Some cocoa, coffee jabs firmly at times, letís the Abduction base show more at others. A bit hot, touches of cough syrup on the backend in and out, mixing with a good coffee vibe, toast, thicker big malts, some dryness and a touch of ash or coolness. Iíd call this an improvement over regular Abduction.. But the cough syrup feel really hits me with this beer. The oaked and barrel aged versions seem to kill that for me though (from homebrew stuff and FoBAB) and make a markedly higher scoring beer for me. Better than the original but maybe this just isnít my type of RIS. Solid offering.. Coffee gives some fun and enjoyable flavors. Cool or cough syrupy feel into the backend is improved but still present from the original.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. . The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of mildly vinous roasted malt coffee brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.