Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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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
4.33/5 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
3.76/5 rDev -5.8%
22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #146.
A: Pours a dark black color with a khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some mild splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Not much orange on the nose. I'm getting a nice char with some solid roasted malts. That light chocolaty sweetness with a minimal dark fruit character. Very light vanilla notes as well.
T: The orange comes in on the finish with a nice zest, but it dissipates rather quickly. It does almost have an underlying twang throughout the sip, but you couldn't pick the flavor profile if done blind. Lots of normal Abduction char and roast with some minimal bitter baker's chocolate. Finish has more dry roasted malts.
M: Medium carbonation with a roasty finish. Medium body leaning towards the heavy side. Nice slick coating on the mouth
O: I would have liked more of the orange in this one. Too much twang, not enough orange flesh/juice character. I actually like regular Abduction more than this. Still a solid beer though.
07-03-2013 00:41:52 | More by Treebs
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.