As You Wish...
Pipeworks Brewing Company

As You Wish...As You Wish...
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Imperial Porter
Ranked #13
Ranked #463
4.43 | pDev: 6.77%
Dec 25, 2021
Oct 11, 2014
As You Wish...As You Wish...
Notes: A Elijah Craig Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Porter (As You Wish)

TKK - In my own story, you are roaring off into the unknown on a grand quest, with beer and bacon to nourish and nary a green vegetable for miles. One day, I’ll read that book aloud to you. Go then, my love, there are other worlds than these. Until we meet again. AES.
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Rated: 4.49 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

May 31, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer poured an inky black color with a dark mocha colored head.

Smell - There were big sweet burbon notes in the nose.

Taste - At the front, there was smooth sweet bourbon. Leathery notes were accompanied by dark chocolate. Bourbon and oak really come through in back. It gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel - The beer was smooth and very full bodied.

Overall - This beer was pretty awesome, but bordered on elite as it warmed.
Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by SWChi from Illinois

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Feb 11, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Jet black with a tiny and quickly disappearing tan head. Smells strongly of bourbon, roasted malt, baker's chocolate, and caramel, but mostly booze. Taste really opens up, bourbon leads but met with caramel, vanilla, leather, baker's chocolate, coffee, wood, marshmallow, raisin, and molasses, but all through the lens of robustness. Unrelenting in feel, can't believe it is a porter except the mouthfeel of the finish is definitely porter like with the dry thinning. Fantastic beast of a beer
Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by AuntBea from Illinois

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Nov 06, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.84 by ruzzal from Texas

Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Aug 20, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2018 release. Very dark, nearly black, with minimal head from a gentle pour. Thick. Copious booze on the nose and the palate, with bourbon notes that are true to the Elijah Craig it was aged in: creamy vanilla, nougat, dates, dark chocolate, and touches of pie spices. Round, big flavors and complex oscillations between malted grains, delicate fruit, and baked goods, all infused with a very health dash of bourbon.
Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by mig100 from Texas

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by pagriley from Illinois

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by Egotist from Illinois

May 08, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 16, 2018
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks again to HIGHPA, who has become my official Pipeworks dealer. Plus, extra points for being named after a quote from one of the greatest movies of all time. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife (who first forced me to watch said movie against my will).

Black. Smells fantastic – chocolate, bourbon, & sweetness that borders on molasses. Lovely.

As You Wish…then I wish The Dojo were five miles from my house. Terrific shot of bourbon laced vanilla right up front, like chomping on a toothpick from the bourbon barrel. That’s backed with deep, sweet malts with a tidgeon of roast, dark chocolate, cocoa marshmallows, with a brown sugar finish. Supremely smooth, with the 11% ABV showing only in the lining of my stomach. I could have done this on my own.

Inconceivably decadent. Excellent beer.
Apr 15, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Radcpa from Washington

Mar 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The availability of aged Pipeworks beers in Chicago always blows my mind. I purchased two bottles of As You Wish at Binny's just after FoBAB, 2017 - there was no rush, no jostling, and no one got pissed that I took two bottles. How many other ~4.5 rated beers can you find that can brag that? Way to go, Pipeworks.

I shared this bottle with friends at a local brewery. The beer smells richly alcoholic immediately, and at range - that's saying something, given my current head cold. The aromas strong bourbon and chocolate - quite promising. As it was mildly chilly, the beer hadn't quite opened up just yet when I tasted it - the barrel presence was enormous though, imparting a very dry, woody taste and mouth feel to the beer. The chocolate does not overwhelm but as a nice sweetness to the beer. It becomes a bit more forward as the beer warms.

Overall - another tremendous BA porter from Pipeworks. Recommended.
Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by PatrickG from Illinois

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by joshdaut from Illinois

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by novamat from Illinois

Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 20, 2017
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Reviewed by BSiegs from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Completely black in color. Two fingers of dark brown foam that recede to nothing almost immediately. Leaves no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, and some mild roast & smoke. Really hits everything you wanting a BB Porter. The flavor follows exactly, with the same prominent notes. Medium-full body, low-moderate carbonation, dry, slightly boozy finish. Another excellent barrel aged brew from Pipeworks!
Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Jangoon24 from Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2017 release poured into a snifter. Tons of barrel and smokiness on the nose, followed by dark chocolate notes with each sip. A wonderful BA porter by Pipeworks, I'm definitely hoping to get more!
Nov 06, 2017
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Reviewed by lloydboss from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2017 release, enjoyed October 2017. Great BA flavor combined with the thinner mouthfeel that is style appropriate for a porter make this dangerously drinkable. recommended
Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas

Sep 20, 2017
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
At a tap takeover at Iron and Glass. Dark, lightly thinning edges and very slight lacing. Smell is roasty malt and barrel. Seems more like a stout by smell. Taste is definitely porter, slightly thinner than a stout. Plenty of barrel presence. Real smooth with a mild burn. Real good.
Sep 10, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Dankacheese from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2015 vintage - finally opened this up for a bottle share due to Pdubs brewing and selling more of it recently. It'd been a long two year wait....but it was worth it! Appearance is as a Imperial Porter should be; deep black with a very thin head that faded quickly and visibly low carbonated. Nose is all bourbon with hints of oak, malt, sugar and a very faint Port aroma. Taste still has plenty of carbonation which was very surprising considering it's appearance and how it poured. This is forsure on the sweeter side for a porter but fucking fantastic nonetheless. Matches the nose pretty damn closely with a bit more sugary sweet. Feel is outstanding, full bodied mouthfeel and even more body than most stouts that're surrounded by smug hype. This is the real deal, I need more and more of this. This holds up supremely well after only 2 years but I dunno if I'd hold it much longer than that. Another very impressive showing by Pdubs who seem to master the low carbonated looking barrel aged beasts that taste nothing like they look.
Jul 17, 2017
As You Wish... from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 203 ratings