Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by williamsgodfrey:
4.01/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Orange Truffle Abduction pours a very dark brown into the glass with about a quarter finger’s worth of a dark tan head that doesn’t stick around for very long. After a minute or so the head recedes to a thin hoop of bubbles around the edges of the glass. The beer sits very plain.
The smell is interesting, I was expecting a giant nose full of roasty, dark goodness but instead was greeted with this rather complex, citrusy-chocolate smell. There is this almost musty layer to the odor, but musty in a good way. Musty like the way wine barrel houses smell musty, except instead of barrels of wine, maybe these barrels are filled with orange juice. I don’t want to overstate the orange smell however, it is quite faint, there but not THERE. As the beer continues to warm up the smell reminds me a lot of the way shisha can smell as it’s being packed into a hooka bowl; earthy, fruity, sweet, subtle.
The taste, at first, is a lot of roasty malt, as to be expected. The roast then transitions to a faintly chocolate-orange flavor (which totally had me thinking of those Terry’s Chocolate Orange candy things that always seemed to find their way into my parents’ house around the holidays), a sweet and earthy chocolate. Finally there is a tad of malty sweetness that gives way to a boozy heat as you swallow.
The mouth on this beer is very good, quite smooth or velvety with a certain amount of thickness. The beer coats the tongue and mouth without making me feel like I needed to go brush my teeth. The booze heat, again, is also a clear component and rounds out the taste.
I am impressed with the beer and consider it very good. My notes show that I initially jotted down an overall 4.5/5, I guess you need to leave plenty of room at the top.
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Co. is a great beer albeit a bit on the expensive side. I think it’s a very good example of the direction Chicago beer seems to be headed and suggests that the young Pipeworks Brewing Company is headed in the right direction. I would buy and enjoy it again.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 22:08:50 | More by williamsgodfrey
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3.71/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Batch 217/218, thanks to rudzud for sharing.
Nice dark colored smaller head covering fades pretty quickly, light lacing and decent legs, just about pitch black with yeast chunks.
Nose dark choc, cocoa, roast, booze, weird orange cream aroma in the background, weird peanut butter like nutty aroma, little candied orange.
Taste rich and creamy, quite creamy and fairly lush, lots of dark choc and milk choc, velvety melting choc, little cocoa dust, hint of roast, little mint note and nutty flavours. Little orange cream in the background but not a lot. Fair amount of booze but not too bad, little solventy and oily, little Oreo cookie too. Finish is semi sweet and sticky, quite boozy and solventy more cocoa and mild orange cream.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, little creamy and lush, mild carb, fairly boozy and solventy.
Overall not bad, interesting dark malts, orange has faded a lot, mouth is nice, other unique characters like nuts and mint, interesting but not amazing.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 00:01:38 | More by jlindros
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.