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Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 78
Gots: 91 | FT: 12
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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Photo of Farnswurth
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cubs943
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer.

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronricorossi
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbwimer
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lefty418
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greenspointexas
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not much orange truffle. Hints of orange but tastes more like a belgian than a stout. A little blue moon like even

Photo of Bonna
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickG
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

December 25, 2014

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Pretty much black, with only the faintest brown highlights. Barely a trace of some light tan head, what’s there has zero retention. Slightly thin in appearance.

S – Roasted, bitter malt. Maybe a hint of fruit but hard to pick out much orange or anything specific. Some dark chocolate comes through as the beer warms. A bit of earthy hops far, far in the background.

T – Definitely picking up some of the orange peel here, though I would not consider it prominent. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors, some sweeter chocolate flavor, are the stars. Hops are hidden.

M – Very thin, with low carbonation, though a certain silkiness is there throughout. A decent balance of sweetness and bitterness.

O – Not a bad beer at all, but a bit thin for the style. A bit more carbonation and a little stronger on the orange peel, and this would have satisfied the expectations I had coming in and brought the beer as a whole up a notch. As is, it doesn’t differentiate from similar offerings.

Photo of curbmusic
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer, it delivers on what it promises in the title & is DEEE-licous.

Photo of robgage
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DLSheidy
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jenebauer
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The orange zest did not dominate but was over powering. The chocolate was there as well with a little bit of roasted malt. But the coffee and vanilla flavors present in the base beer were not to be found.

Photo of elkinbrown
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nuggetz
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.