Port Barrel Aged Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.48/5
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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:
Aged in Ruby Port Barrels for 18 months

Added by FBarber on 02-27-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
pDev:
3.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of coz
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge port, dates, fig, prune, dark chocolate, very light roast, charred oak, caramel

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the incomparable HIGHPA for this bottle, one amongst a herd of Pipeworks bottles that have headed west over the past few months. Split with my wife.

The pour is black black, with a mocha head that sticks around, at least in ring-and-spot form, forever. The nose is heavy on chocolate & dark fruits; it even smells thick.

Abduction – Port Barrel Aged hits this port-lover right in the brandy feels. The port is strong enough to leave a slight erection, but not strong enough to bludgeon the base stout into a coma. Lovely port that starts with dark berries & plums before the base beer arrives as rich, chocolate, deeply sweet, with just a tingle of alcohol. Oak & ripe grapes (grappa?) on the finish. Decadent. I could have easily drunk the entire big bottle, & ended up singing along with a Glass Tiger album by the end.

What arcane wizardry is this? The marriage of port & stout upon display here is close to perfection. The only reason I can think of why this isn’t in more demand is that people are stupid. Seriously. One of the best beers I’ve had this year, & one that deserves a place among the very best.

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Photo of DrinkBeard
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of novamat
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank this 3/24/18; split a bomber with a friend. No notes, this is from memory.

Midnight black appearance.

A rough pour yielded almost no head; minimal lace.

Oak, sweet cherry & mild milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Oak, sweet cherry & milk chocolate flavors up front; mild booze heat emerged as this warmed.

Oak-y & sweet; tasty & unique. Wish I had another bottle...

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Photo of jjbarranco
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loogs
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HIGHPA
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Port Barrel Aged Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 18 ratings