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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:
#670
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
132
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
40
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

black bodied beer with small head that drops quickly down to no head at all. Smells of heavy bourbon and is also boozy smelling. Milk chocolate and minimal roast. Taste is similar to the nose. Lots of bourbon character that is pretty nice. Milk chocolate and a little bit of bitterness as well. Pretty darn boozy. medium bodied beer with low carbonation. The beer comes across as kinda thin. This is definitely a sipping beer. Overall this beer is really riding the hype train chugging at full speed. This is a good stout, but if it was thicker and less boozy it would make a big difference.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous and inky. No head. No collar.

Smell - Boozy. Bourbony. Good lord it's bourbony. Nutty and chocolate malts.

Taste - And it tastes like bourbon. Nutty. Fudgy malts. Kinda sweet. Boozy.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and extremely boozy. Low carbonation, almost flat.

Overall - It's so boozy.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty stout, nothing that really stood out but still great in every way. If I could get this in 4-packs every week, I would never need a BCBS again.

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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 Sammy
3.14/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Alex's bottle. cloying sweet. not so much mouthfeel. barrelling ok. soso drinkability. Aspects of the barrelling there but just a sweet bomb, certainly not worth taking in sugar at 13% abv.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jaycase
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 440-441

Nice underlying chocolate flavor. Still a good amount of oak in the flavor (and aroma as well). This is the best BA offering I've had from PW. Having said this, it's essentially a facsimile of Bourbon County Brand Stout in most every facet. Please note this is a compliment in that BCBS imo is the preeminent barrel aged stout. However, given that BCBS is so much easier to find than this beer I would recommend BCBS just from an availability standpoint. Cheers to PW for a quality BA stout nonetheless.

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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 mothman
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Revisited this on tap. 3/2018.

No head. Motor oil black. Thick. Reminds me of bcbs. Thick and fudgey. Vanilla and bourbon are heavy. Chocolate, oak, dark dried fruits. The bourbon is in your face. Warming. Smooth. Full bodied. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of madtowndmb1
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and the aroma is booze (lots of it), wood, vanilla and hint of spice (standard fare). Sticky, hot, boozy, warmed me up on a snowy night in NYC and has a touch of spice on the finish. Thick/full-bodied, it's a slow sipper that brings lots of heat (in this case a good thing) with a touch of spicy sweetness underneath to keep from being a complete booze-bomb.

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

Photo of spycow
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 Vonerichs
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark mohagany with nice looking dense head, cinnamon color, excellent retention.

Lots of anise in the aroma. Deep roast, coffee.

Really sweet, black licorice, coffee, leather, oak. Great integration of the barrel.

Smooth and heavy body that really holds it all together. Spot on with the carbonation. Cuts the sweetness well.

Very well put together. Great integration of the barrel and not too boozy.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Rather smooth for a 13% er. A little boozy, with notes of caramel and vanilla.

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

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

Photo of Duff27
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mychalg9
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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