Raspberry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Served in a Local Option cervoise.
Figured since the folks on "Chopped" were rocking some crazy food combinations, the best beer for viewing would also include some interesting additions. This is the best we could come up with. Right on. It pours a straight onyx topped by about a half-finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises bright and slightly dank raspberries and dark cocoa. Yup, it's definitely raspberry truffle. This is echoed in the taste, though the finish adds a touch of mildly-earthy tartness to the proceedings. There's a hint of very light coffee throughout, but it's rarely anything worth noting. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty stout, one of the few out there that lives up to its own advertising.
04-30-2013 03:47:46 | More by TMoney2591
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours placidly into a tulip glass, black with a significant buildup of tan foam and subsequent rings of lace forming in the glass. Smattering of a skim across the surface as well.
Chocolate aroma, sweet milk chocolate, not a whole lot of distinctive fruit in the nose. Some light ashy roast, seemingly dry when swirled.
Raspberry is present in the flavor, though it's fairly subdued and second to the big roasty base stout of Abduction. Some dry bakers chocolate emerges in the long lingering aftertaste. Raspberry tootsie-pop flashed across my frontal cortex. Body is full and somewhat chewy, (meaning it makes your mouth go through the motions of chewing, in case you're dim-witted enough to start a thread about it). Not sweet at all, the raspberry is an accent and compliment to Abduction, though it's mellow and not a wildy different variation.
Love the bottle art (heavy Communion/Whitley Strieber vibes), and look forward to future batches.
03-23-2013 03:38:49 | More by emerge077
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a tulip when the party started to turn towards debauchery.
A - A finger-plus of tan foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lacing. Very dark brown body.
S - As you'd expect, there is a good dose of chocolate and raspberry jam, but there's also an odd peanut butter note that gives this a Reese's kind of vibe. Roasted grains, light anise, some mild savory truffle, and sugary Tootsie Pop vibe as well.
T - The taste has a little more in the way of raspberry to it, with roast and anise mid-palate before moving to a dark chocolate finish. Loses the odd peanut butter cup vibe to it (which I actually liked), but pops a bit less as well.
M - Smooth, medium-full body, lower carbonation, silky smooth, with minimal alcohol warmth. Much mellower and creamier than regular Abduction.
D - Good stuff, and probably the best Abduction variant I've had so far. I wasn't a big fan of the base beer, and here the raspberry and chocolate helps blunt the flavors I found off-putting. We had no problem drinking the whole 750ml bottle.
03-25-2013 22:41:39 | More by MasterSki
4.48/5 rDev +7.7%
(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.
06-17-2014 21:09:30 | More by rhoadsrage
4.41/5 rDev +6%
Bottle opened on 3.26.14
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.
05-22-2014 04:23:20 | More by HuskyinPDX
Raspberry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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