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Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 79
Gots: 90 | FT: 10
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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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.

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4.34/5  rDev +9%
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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.