Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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4.64/5 rDev +16.3%
I feel like these Pipeworks pints change from beginning to end, both in terms of temperature and in terms of how drunk I am while drinking them. So with this one and the other two I've tried, I liked them at least a little more once I was done with it than when I started.
It's a bit warm for a stouty beer like this. At first it tasted a little too stout, a little burned, but sipping it, it felt a little smoother. The orange aftertaste rather than the spicy aftertaste of End of Days was better for warmer weather I suppose. Cacao nibs are evident.
I put it in my top five beers.
07-01-2013 02:49:21 | More by interkin3tic
4.53/5 rDev +13.5%
Pours almost solid dark black. There is a thin quarter finger dark tan head that retains nicely. There is a lot if nice lacing left all around the glass.
Smell has deep notes of roasted coffee and creamy dark chocolate along hints of fresh crisp orange. Malt is very rich with great toffee notes and a light sweetness.
Taste is awesome. Rich creamy notes of chocolate is forward with roasted malt and lightly roasted coffee. A slight orange sweetness is somewhere near the middle of the sip before a nice light char bitterness which persists into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is great. Really thick and velvety. Moderate small bubble carbonation over a juicy sweet sticky feel gives it a smooth creamy body. A very mild char bitterness in the finish.
10-07-2013 01:24:05 | More by Fcolle2
4.48/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured into a snifter. Batch no. 146 written in sharpie :)
A: Pours that I99% of the way to opaque, but still maybe brown" color with a finger of mocha head that instantly recedes to a ring around the edges with moderate lacing.
S: Mellow coffee, dark fruits, cocoa and orange zest.
T: At first sip I get equal parts mellow coffee and sweet dark fruits. The body and higher sweetness give it an almost lactose-like sweetness, making this drink almost like a spiced latte. After a moment the orange zest comes to life and bathes the palate in citrus and a slight tartness that is backed by subtle notes of chocolate, coffee, and a heavy sweetness. Finish slightly cloying and tart from the oranges, with a hint of coffee. MMM its just like a truffle.
M: The mouthfeel of this was perfect. It was thick but yet velvety, full bodied yet not viscous. Almost reminded me of nitro carbonation - it was soft yet heavy at the same time. Great carb, and deliciously sticky. Mouthfeel definitely made me think "orange truffle."
This is my first pipeworks beer. I'm a believer, to say the least. This would have been all too easy to fuck up, but they hit it spot on. Can't wait to try the ninjas I have in the fridge.
07-11-2013 01:56:01 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
4.45/5 rDev +11.5%
A - Almost jet black with just a finger of fast dissapating head.
S - Mostly chocolate. I'm getting a hint of orange citrus as well.
T - Sexy. Malty chocolate backbone gives way to faint orange flavors. Not really any citrus tartness at all, mostly sweet orange flavors.
M - Rich and luxurious. Silky smooth as it goes down. Seductive drinker that hides the relatively robust 10.5% ABV.
O - I was a tad worried about this one. Oranges could have easily dominated the flavor profile and made it an overly-sweet, fruity mess. It's not - just like the name implies, I get the impression of a luxurious orange truffle.
06-24-2013 23:19:54 | More by bcm75
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
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
4.34/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured into snifter from a Pipeworks bomber with the Orange wax seal.
Appearance - Black tar with a soft tan head that dissapated after the first drink, almost no lacing visible. Maybe that is due to the acids used in the Orange, but keaves alot to be dsired from an appearance standpoit
Smell- Light chocolate, hint of orange peel. Not much else, thought the chocolat truffle scent would rise but it wasnt overwhelming but still smelled good
Taste- Dark chocolate up front with a good tint of orange peel citrus toward the finish, get a small alcohol burn at the finish as well. Very drinkable for 10%, not a "big" beer one bit
Mouthfeel- Sticky feeling body, that isnt overwhelming
I think that Pipeworks does some very creative beers, this is one of them. It is a definate desert beer much like RTA, but not on the same level.
10-09-2013 01:09:04 | More by carmike813
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
thanks to TATURBO for sharing this brew!
Poured into tulip/snifter hydrid glass.
Appearance: dark black bodied beer with 2 fingers of medium khaki head that slowely drops to thin and uneven cap. Spotty lace on the glass.
Smell: Chocolates, cocoa, and more chocolates! Hint of fudge brownies and hot cocoa. On the backend a nice mellow, but assertive note of orange zest.
Taste: Chocolate, cocoa, and fudge. Orange zest and spiciness on the backend of the beer. Simple yet very effective. Very well balanced. I dont think that I would want much more orange flavors in this stout, its just right!
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. Really smooth brew with well hidden ABV. Slightly chewy and silky. Thick and rich flavors that coat the palate.
Overall: Fantastic brew! It exceeded my expectations. This is the best varient of Abduction Stout yet to date! Bravo Pipeworks! You guys did it again with another stellar beer!
07-09-2013 04:49:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.