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Barrel Aged The Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.39/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#675
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
132
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
39
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of lemmy187
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled May 2017; drank 6/10/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark tan head; no lace.

Oak, milk chocolate & bourbon heat notes in the nose.

Oak, milk chocolate & bourbon notes in the nose.

Thick, smooth mouthfeel.

Oak & milk chocolate flavors up front; mild cream & strong booze heat notes on the finish.

These need some time; I've learned 6 months really helps a Pipeworks barrel aged beer; this is too hot.

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Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Winter 2017 release, enjoyed October 2018

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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2018 Winter release from a bomber. BA The Abduction is a big, boozy joyride through Flavor Country. Thick and viscous, long-lasting legs when swirled. Fudge, bourbon heat, vanilla, very mild soy and wine tannins.

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Photo of ellswrth
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TylerJ
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft. Dark black body. One finger mocha head. Smell is dark chocolate, big whiskey, oak, light smoke, milk chocolate, touch of espresso. Boozy and sweet. Tough to drink more than a few ounces at a time. I think tempering this one with adjuncts such as coffee helps a lot. Medium in body, not as big and fudgy as I expected it to be. Good carbonation. Solid BA stout, but just not enough going on in the back beyond the boozy heat to do this any favors.

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Photo of colby600
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: black with no head on a hard pour.
S: big bourbon
T: bourbon and small chocolate
F: medium body
O: I really enjoyed this as I like to be smashed in the face with bourbon. Not overly complex, but I'd be very happy to revisit.

Edit: Was able to get more head on last half of bottle as it warmed. Giggity

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Photo of ktr5010
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a very dark black. Virtually no head.
S: Lots of bourbon and vanilla smells.
T: Delightful. Rich, complex. Some coffee taste even in the regular. Roasty. Boozy.
F: Good thickness. Great taste lingers. Small bubbles are great.
O: I really really like it. This is my first one and cannot believe I've been waiting around this long to get one.

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Photo of Badger2121
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black on the pour with little head. Get a bunch of vanilla on the nose. More vanilla on the front. Gets very boozy on the backend with hints of chocolate. Overall great beer.

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Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
2.52/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Overly Autolyzed -soy and 'meaty' with alcohol heat. Not a lot of compexity coming through as it's overwhelmed by bittering hops, boozy heat and some off BBQ / soy undercurrent

Had this with the coffee version and both had the same problem. feels very much like stressed yeast that detonated trying to get the high ABV (or just hard quit somewhere along the way)
I expected much better from pipeworks

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Barrel Aged The Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 132 ratings