Raspberry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 162
Gots: 163 | FT: 21
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-07-2013

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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of emyers
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 94. 750 ml bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours black with a very thin light brown head dissipating quickly into a thin lacing.

Smell: Well, raspberry truffles. It pretty much nails the smell - sweet, tart raspberries swallowed in dark chocolate.

Taste: Delicious. It really does taste like a raspberry truffle - and boy do I love raspberry truffles. Raspberries and dark chocolate, which are both very strong flavors yet very well balanced - the fruit and the roast complement rather than oppose (which is a flaw I've seen a lot in fruit stouts). It's not a particularly complex flavor profile, but it's damn delicious. No alcohol heat. Fruit is more on the tart side than sweet, which I feel is an important plus.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. A hint of tartness lingers from the raspberries (very subtle). Carbonation is quite low, which adds even more to the smoothness.

Overall: I have not been particularly impressed by any fruit stouts I've had before this beer. They tend to have an awkward clash between sweet and tart fruit and roasted malt. This one, however, is perfectly executed. The raspberry is very apparent, but complements the roasted malt base as opposed to clashing with it.

Photo of mjohnson17
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours dark with little head

S - raspberries, tart, sweet, roasty, chocolate, slight hop presence.

T - smooth, chocolate cake with raspberry filling, nice sour/tart taste mixed with velvety chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of coffee

M - thin. Thinner than expected as this beer envokes thoughts of Lindley Park and Cherry Rye so I guess I was expecting a thicker, fuller body and mouthfeel. But thats not a bad thing, it stays true to Coffee Break and regular Abduction.

O - this is a very good beer. As mentioned it reminds me of Cherry Rye or Lindly Park; it has a nice fruity tartness and a nice chocolately stout. I really like the truffle aspect as it lends a slightly different creamy chocolatiness than just roasted malts alone.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 2" mocha head. Big blotches and trails of lacing.

S- chocolate, coffee, pine and big raspberry juice notes.

T- roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet raspberries, and bitter pine finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter feel, drinks very easy.

O- nice first batch of this. Love the raspberry flavor and aromas. Thicker mouthfeel would make this a amazing beer.

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Raspberry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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