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Pipeworks Abduction Coffee Break

Pipeworks Coffee Abduction
Pipeworks Abduction Coffee Break

Pipeworks Abduction Coffee Break

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.5%
Bottled: Dec 2012
Size: 22oz bottle
Price: ~$11

Here’s a coffee-infused version of a somewhat subpar imperial stout from Chicago.  It carries with it some of the limitations of it’s sibling — too much acidity and char and an acrid anise note, and has a metallic finish that I’m not fond of.  That being said it definitely improves as it warms, almost like a different beer.  It gets creamier and the metallic note fades, and the coffee is more prominent.

I generally like everything I’ve had from the Chicago area; so far I’m not wild about Pipeworks, although it should be said that I’ve only had a couple of versions of one of their beers.  Hopefully someone will send me a better example that illustrates why I keep hearing about them.

Pipeworks Abduction