1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Orange Truffle AbductionOrange Truffle Abduction

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

248 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 248
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 77
Gots: 61 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bcm75 on 06-24-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 248 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MCain04
4/5  rDev +0.3%

MCain04, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of williamsgodfrey
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

williamsgodfrey, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +0.3%

drewone, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

josephwa, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of StompingClover
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

StompingClover, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of RayUF07
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

RayUF07, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jzeilinger, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Knapp85, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev -6%

millerbuffoon, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of phishbfm
4/5  rDev +0.3%

phishbfm, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of ERRL710
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ERRL710, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of JackieAnton
4/5  rDev +0.3%

JackieAnton, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of JMurphy41
4/5  rDev +0.3%

JMurphy41, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Drucifer, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of blue-dream
4/5  rDev +0.3%

blue-dream, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

kscaldef, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of end_27
4/5  rDev +0.3%

end_27, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of MaseFace
1.25/5  rDev -68.7%

MaseFace, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

gratefulbeerhead, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of MarkFy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

MarkFy, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of POTABLE83
3.75/5  rDev -6%

POTABLE83, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of timc100
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

timc100, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of carmike813
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

carmike813, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Brewzma
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Brewzma, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Fcolle2, Oct 07, 2013
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.