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Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 77
Gots: 62 | FT: 4
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)
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4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

DmouthCaliBrewz, Jul 11, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.