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Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 76
Gots: 95 | FT: 11
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: bcm75 on 06-24-2013

Earth, both rich and refreshing, the bright juices of your primordial civilizations quench even the coldest desires of deep space. Succumb and offer us the sweet orange flesh of your humanity and the chocolate longing of your young will. This batch is rich, and chocolatey with a delicate orange tang.
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Ratings: 333 | Reviews: 45
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Crispy21
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkaJack
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really dark brown with a small light mocha string, leaving pretty lacing on the glass.
Slices of sweet oranges smothered in chocolate on the nose, a really nice contrast, backed by rich roasted malt, light dark fruit, extra cocoa powder with a light alcoholic kick. Faint vanilla and coffee.
Rich chocolate and raw cocoa beans in the taste, with a really nice citrus zestiness. A bit of boozy plum and raisin. Roasted malts, kept from being too heavy by the orange zest, but bringing nice coffee notes. Vanilla, licorice and some American hop to close it up. Light roast, not ashy.
Aftertaste has cocoa and coffee powder, overripe orange pulp, hop. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, slightly smooth.
A surprisingly refreshing imperial stout, great zesty-chocolatey mix, really tasty, really complex.

Photo of GRFounder
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Farnswurth
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cubs943
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer.

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as night with a finger layer of thick tan foam.

Heavy oragne/citrus, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee notes.

Heavy roasted notes, coffee, vanilla, and orange.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, roasty bitterness, fruity, thin.

Overall, the orange aroma and flavor is off, just something odd about it, the thin mouthfeel doesn't help either.

Photo of PhilDaBrewer
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronricorossi
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbwimer
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lefty418
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.