Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by joeseppy:
4.41/5 rDev +10.5%
Rich dark pour with cascading effervescence into a one inch mocha head. Recedes in a short amount of time and decent lacing compared to other quality stouts.
Now if I didn't know there was orange in here I never would of nailed it. But since it is an orange truffle, there it is. Seriously though folks, bittered orange blended with milk chocolate. Sweetened aroma with faintish hop. Quality coffee roast. Long enough, more dark cocoa pulls through. All in all I'd say it holds it's own among many fine stouts.
Nice syrupy Hershey style milk chocolate and torte. It's very hard to find orange. Bittering agent is present. I'm getting so impressed with the milky chocolate presence more so than any orange truffle. I'm ready to dip strawberries in this. And yet 70% dark cocoa is there on the finish.
Creamy and silky all in one. Luxurious mouthfeel and thick.
I thought the raspberry stout by Pipeworks was so one dimensional with that tartness kick, but this has impressive levels of chocolate. Orange more of a bittering agent but scant. Turns out to be a fine stout and one of the finest mouthfeel experience since GI bourbon counties. This is a chocolate lovers dream and the stout for the adult kicker. A number of poo pooers holding this down but this is a real freakin' treat. Get over your orange craving and accept that it rounds out this fine stout. Put this in bourbon barrels and fuugetaboutit. Outstanding!
03-23-2014 22:07:43 | More by joeseppy
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4.11/5 rDev +3%
Thanks to the few awesome traders who sent me some bottles of this... much appreciated. Basically black, with only the faintest shimmer of deep brown trim near the top of the brew. Sitting on top is a mild, dark-beige or light-tan head that hastily drops itself down to a chunky collar and measly skin that's stretched across the beer. Not much to speak of in terms of lacing.
One whiff and it's like I'm sitting in a hipster diner, filled with creamy, brew-house quality coffee, sweet half and half creamer, a moderate hint of roasted malt, a very faint dusting of orange zest, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate to finish things off. The orange aspect is nicely done... It's much more mild than, say, the raspberry in Raspberry Truffle Abduction, but I'm starting to think it's a good thing. This smells like a sweet-ish roasted coffee stout with a *touch* of orange zest.
Hmmm... tasty. The first sip reminds me of some expensive, cool iced coffee drink that you'd get from a place like Starbucks... only, in a more beer-y way. Creamy, mildly sweet coffee beans backed up with that little bit of orange zest - noticeable, but far from intrusive. Top it all off with a bit of mocha drizzle, just for good measure. I'm sticking with my original notion - this is a "coffee" stout first, and an "orange" stout second. I'm okay with that.
A good finishing touch of cocoa beans, lightly roasted malt, and a kiss of creamy sweetness leaves your palate a little on the dry side; moderately coated and thirsting for more. The aftertaste contains almost no orange, due to the coffee and roast dominance... The orange is more of a cameo that peaks its head in and scoots out early. Medium mouth feel... not as deliciously creamy as Coffee Break Abduction, but still pretty nice. Ample carbonation for a stout.
Reminds me of a slightly more sweet, less roasty version of Coffee Break Abduction with the little extra bit of orange zest thrown in. I thought it was done quite nicely... Too much orange runs the potential for a messy brew, but this one turned out very tasty. Enough orange to make an impact without stealing the show. Makes for a very nice and somewhat unique coffee stout when all is said and done.
09-27-2013 20:06:11 | More by tectactoe
4.06/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours very dark brown, sits black in the glass with a creamy mocha head - looks like an abduction. The aroma is interesting - orange zest, rich chocolate, fresh coffee, and some musty-ripe orange at the end. Some orange vanilla sweetness comes through as it warms. Taste is dominated by chocolate - then coffee and fresh orange zest.
Another great fruit abduction beer. The orange is fresh and blends very well with the base beer and cocoa. A sweet desert beer for sure, but an intense aggressive one.
10-09-2013 01:54:37 | More by timc100
3.79/5 rDev -5%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black and kinda viscous. Khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Dark chocolate. Bright aroma that isn't overtly orange-y, but I get it. Sweet caramel.
Taste - Dark chocolate, the orange flavor lends a brightness to the flavor that I appreciate, but it isn't really a strong orange. Sweet.
Mouthfeel - Thick and sweet. Medium carbonation.
Overall - I was hoping for more orange. It's really an afterthought.
08-27-2013 01:47:25 | More by Alieniloquium
4.43/5 rDev +11%
Deep dark brown color with minimal sandy colored head that quickly reduces to a surface ring.
The nose is mostly coffee and fudge. There are earthy notes with a faint whiff of orange.
The orange really pops in the flavor, and I'm glad it does. It doesn't overtake the base and is the perfect dose. It tastes like an orange tootsie pop and I fucking love orange tootsie pops. Light leathery flavor in the middle. The finish is a bitter coffee.
Super creamy mouthfeel. Spot on carbonation. The 10% abv isn't noticeable at all.
I absolutely love this beer and is my favorite abduction variant to date.
08-02-2013 01:00:50 | More by Vonerichs
3.35/5 rDev -16%
Bomber poured into a perfect pint glass. 12/4
Pours jet black, very still, no bubbles. Liquid tar. Thin ring of foam. Rich roasted nose, hints of orange. Mild. Taste is an astringent bitter, a little syrupy. Barkeywine like bitter. Boozy. Subtle citrus fruit blended in. The oranges for sure. Good. Heavy.
12-21-2013 20:59:27 | More by KTCamm
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
Black body and dark tan foam results from a vigorous pour into a dimpled mug. Some lacing here and there, a patchy skim on the surface, and a lasting ring around the edges.
Aroma is chocolatey and vaguely roasty. Very much like standard issue Abduction, even when allowed to warm to room temperature. No orange to speak of.
Very vague orange in the aftertaste, like a dried up shriveled orange peel, just the barest hint of any essence of it exists, and then it seems more like the power of suggestion. Big roasty notes of Abduction overtake it, chocolate, coffee, roasty blackened malts. Very smooth and creamy, drinkability is it's strong suit. Full bodied and slightly sticky on the lips though dry in the finish. A pleasant bitterness, and some light dried orange peel is noticeable with bigger swig. Double digit abv is expertly hidden. Could use more orange aroma and flavor to live up to it's name, but it's still a tasty beer.
06-29-2013 02:45:27 | More by emerge077
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.