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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7766) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some spitty, white head. Nose of coffee and coffee beans, toast, molasses, malt, light licorice. Flavor is malty, heavy coffee, toast, licorice, brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7605) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by nmann08. Poured a dark brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma was coffee, chocolate. Flavor was nice roasted malt notes, coffee, choclate notes. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7498) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7337) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Appearance: Black color with a nice frothy beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate and coffee.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, licorice, roasted malt and chocolate. Some alcohol.
Overall impression: Powerful stuff. Some alcohol, but mostly warming, not so disturbing.
Personal stats: Bottle @ Geokkjer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7205) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle shared on the bus, RBWG
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma of Roasted malts and coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, grainy and coffee
Nice and tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle bought in Chicago. Big astringent coffee aroma and taste. Black pour. Dark and sticky. Boozy. Intense.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (7077) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Bottle at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour are both coffee, with some roasted coffee and a lingering flavour of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (7051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
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, lets 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. Id 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 isnt 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7026) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Coffee mug. Black pour with tan head. Coffee and roasted aromas. Flavors are similar mostly coffee.


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