Abstraction
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Imperial Porter
Ranked #66
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,205
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 6.65%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
106
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2023
Added:
Sep 12, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  22
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: We are pleased to introduce Abstraction - an Imperial Porter brewed with the approaching cooler seasons in mind! Utilizing a sturdy base of Chocolate, Caramel, and Roasted malts and gently hopped with Warrior, Abstraction presents with flavors and aromas of chocolate syrup, fudge, and creamy coffee. It calls to mind an evening spent around the fire with friends or loved ones or a hearty meal featuring seasonal produce. At Tree House we strive to make beers that are a true joy to drink all the way through a full glass. With bold flavors created by characterful malts from the USA & Germany, a hearty mouthfeel, and a smooth and creamy finish, Abstraction adheres to that ethos beautifully. This beer should age well when kept cold in the refrigerator for 4 - 6 months and can be enjoyed throughout the coming cooler months.
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor feature bitter roasted malts, slight astringency, a surprising amount of acidity (like harsh black coffee), and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and fairly smooth for the abv. Overall, it's got a variety of flavors going on but what would really make it better is lower acidity. It almost but not quite comes across as sour.
Jan 23, 2023
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Rated by The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Too much coffee I taste no chocolate at all. This imperial Porter is just OK.
Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by SpaethJam from New York

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by KBarn from Massachusetts

Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a pint-sized, Tree House Willi Becher glass; canned 11/10/20, code BE FRESH.
A: Pours dark brown color with a one finger, light tan head that dissipates rapidly to rim with little or no lacing.
S: Aromas of sweetened black coffee, dark chocolate and cola
T: Sweet. Flavors mirror the nose closely. Bitterness offsets the sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with low effervescence. Very easy drinking.
O: This might be my favorite example of the style. Drinks like a soda, but at 9.0% ABV, packs a wallop.
Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by sunnytropic from New York

Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 11/10/20, tasted 1/31/21. Really loved this beer, and the colorful, geometric Tree House logo on the can was gorgeous too! One of my favorite porters ever - to my palate, this strikes the perfect balance that a porter should bring to the table: richness and sweetness with some crisp and bitter roastiness to match. That dark chocolate, almost cherry flavor in the middle rides that perfect line without becoming cloyingly sweet or unpleasantly bitter. I could see TH doing some interesting things with a raspberry version of this - it seems like the perfect base for that...
Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by smaddock from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, light cocoa, caramel, and a touch of dark fruit

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt, dark chocolate, definitely more dark fruit than the nose let on, bitter roast coffee, and some caramel. Picks up some very light cocoa and some earthy hop notes. Finishes with lingering roast

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very nice robust porter that is on the easier side to drink, despite the heavy malt and 9%. Quite complex in the absence of adjuncts, too. Worth a drink
Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Nov 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Massbmx from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut

May 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by bootdown21 from Connecticut

Oct 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.83 by deg from New Hampshire

Oct 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by Budlum from Maryland

Sep 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by curtis6290 from New York

Jul 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by robrio89 from Connecticut

Jul 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by mgmoore314 from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark syrupy molasses black with a short fluffy tan head settling to a creamy but thin collar.

Roasty cacao that's nutty and semi-bitter, plus a light espresso-like tang, make up the bulk of the experience. An accent of amaretto meets a light astringency of metallic Brillo pad for a moment, before ashy cigar and tobacco develop on the swallow.

The medium body has a mild froth before finishing powder dry.
Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by jykleo from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 5/20. Opened on 6/28.
Different from NEIPA, it is said that "kept cold in the refrigerator for 4 - 6 months and can be enjoyed throughout the coming cooler months."
I am not Porter /stout drinker. Ex. Milk Stout is toooo much sweet for me.
yes, Abstraction is sweet but light (Compared to other one) .
Say, like feel, heavy iced coffee+Chocolate+Cacao+Maple. Not bad.

ABV.8.8% Imperial porter.
Jun 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by RT-Kris from New York

Jun 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
“Eat your oats”
Canned 05/30/19
TH has some sort of magic or a secret recipe that no other brewery has access to. No porter should taste this good. No porter should be this silky. The level of flavor is like few others beers of this style. Creamy, viscous, rich dark chocolate, perfectly roasted malt, and some espresso. This beer surpasses the concept of the style, whether it’s imperial or not. A masterpiece.
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2019
Abstraction from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 133 ratings