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Raspberry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 144
Gots: 92 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Abduction Imperial Stout, then added 200 pounds of raspberries from Seedling Fruit to the batch, plus roughly five pounds of cacao per 31-gallon barrel.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-07-2013)
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Reviews by KDawg:
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KDawg

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy head.

Jam packed with rich and deep aromas of raspberries, truffles, black berries, malts, and some espresso beans.

Full bodied and very smooth with deep and rich notes of raspberries, malts, espresso beans, and truffles.

This is a really damn good imperial stout. There is a lot of depth on this and it holds everything really well. It's big without being overdone or too rich.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 05:19:32 | More by KDawg
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-02-2014 20:43:08 | More by nate_nate_nate
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-24-2014 19:33:57 | More by kscaldef
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Mesa512

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2014 23:54:33 | More by Mesa512
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours an opaque black body with a big bubble mat of cocoa colored head.

S- The fresh tart raspberries mix with an earthy rich chocolate malt aroma even during the pour.

T- The fresh bright tart raspberries leads to a mellow dark roasted malt flavor that grows as the beer opens. There is a dark cocoa flavor in the finish that has just a touch of sweetness to it. The berry tartness lingers for a moment with some raspberry leaf tea that could be just some soft hop character but adds another dimension.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly slippery texture and no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a great fresh raspberry flavor and some delicious chocolate flavor with no chocolate nougat character typical of beers with nibs added. Really balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 21:09:30 | More by rhoadsrage
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2014 15:18:55 | More by Tanger112
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-06-2014 18:57:21 | More by mrw1zard
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AirborneBeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-03-2014 03:37:46 | More by AirborneBeer
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2014 00:50:12 | More by yoitsarch
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-01-2014 23:39:17 | More by bonez05404
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-01-2014 13:45:44 | More by Drew26
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-01-2014 03:21:24 | More by SourAddict
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2014 16:38:56 | More by Chibeerguy1
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2014 18:36:35 | More by BoJengs
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.26.14
Batch #94

A - Pours a dark brown with a fluffy light brown head that fades very slowly.

S - Lots of raspberry and chocolate malts.

T - Tons of raspberry through out, bitter-dry chocolate keeps it from being overly sweet.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Nice raspberry and not super sweet. Best of the series for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 04:23:20 | More by HuskyinPDX
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2014 13:01:12 | More by EROCK75
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml shared at the Swamp Head Bottle Drop. Pours dark brown to black with a small khaki head. Aroma is huge chocolate covered raspberries, really nice, with just a hint of roast. Flavor follows as expected with big raspberry flavor, some dark chocolate, and more raspberry. This almost drinks like a fruit beer with a little extra heft. Not too sweet, and tastes like raspberries rather than cough syrup, but just touches the border onto the medicinal side. Very very sweet nonetheless. Medium plus body, adequate carbonation. Don’t need much of this to get the gist, and definitely one to share. Very glad I got a chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 18:56:31 | More by BMMillsy
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PHKrames

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-13-2014 19:43:08 | More by PHKrames
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vissai

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-04-2014 19:36:22 | More by vissai
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2014 15:23:46 | More by gmendez1122
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-16-2014 03:15:49 | More by liamt07
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter

dark black pour with a slight whitish head. smell is huge on raspberries with a tad of smokiness. taste has a ton of raspberry flavor even after about a year, and is very smooth especially for the ABV. there is some chocolate thrown in at the back end as well. body is not that thick but not too thin either, hard to get a huge body with no barrel. carbonation is mild and appropriate.

overall probably the best fruit abduction...not world class or anything though.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 15:00:43 | More by Axnjxn
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-12-2014 19:00:24 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-12-2014 12:23:10 | More by MarkFy
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Raspberry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.