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Orange Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 72
Gots: 63 | 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)
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-08-2013 19:15:43 | More by langchops
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-08-2013 14:50:20 | More by Thorpe429
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Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2013 06:55:29 | More by spycow
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-08-2013 02:36:24 | More by FullObs
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2013 01:19:13 | More by outoffocus
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-08-2013 01:00:06 | More by oldvines
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LSMroz

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2013 19:48:36 | More by LSMroz
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2013 04:08:35 | More by mychalg9
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2013 19:53:38 | More by RichH55
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Ak555667

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2013 13:35:12 | More by Ak555667
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JesseHoward

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2013 07:00:20 | More by JesseHoward
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Rihup

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2013 02:44:44 | More by Rihup
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-03-2013 19:12:12 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-03-2013 16:46:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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Treebs

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 00:41:52 | More by Treebs
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-02-2013 18:20:26 | More by sweemzander
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-02-2013 04:43:20 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-02-2013 02:58:35 | More by Grfilwett
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-01-2013 16:51:02 | More by mkennedy119
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-01-2013 16:39:04 | More by hopswap1
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gkoz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

07-01-2013 16:22:00 | More by gkoz
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour with a medium bodied heaviness. Very light head on the pour, dissipates and is not present while drinking. Dark brown accents on the edges of the glass but sits with a pitch black body. Pretty average overall.

Smell: Sweet malt front. Charred oaky body which mixes very well with the brighter accents. Dark hoppy body, again leaning on the lighter side of the imperial stouts. The hops and malt really make this beer pop. The orange is very faint in the aroma, can be detected on the back but more the most part is not a major player.

Taste: The front drinks like the regular Abduction from Pipeworks. Clean chocolate bitterness with some dark accents of fruit, coffee, and tobacco. The carries into the body of the beer, providing for a very tasty imperial stout. The finish is where you get the orange in this brew. The end brightens up, but still carries many of the traditional stout accents found earlier. The finish is slightly dry from the sweet fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Doesn't weigh the palette down too much. The orange fruity accents dry off the palette.

Overall: I really liked this brew. I could really use some more depth and complexity but this beer hits many of the checkpoints I look for out of an imperial stout. Good dark malt character and hop presence. I was surprised how well the orange played along in this beer. It was not a major player, instead was a very pleasant addition. Can't get enough of these Pipeworks beers, thrilled to have such easy access to them.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 06:54:29 | More by KFBR392
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Davit

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

07-01-2013 04:33:26 | More by Davit
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interkin3tic

American Samoa

4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I feel like these Pipeworks pints change from beginning to end, both in terms of temperature and in terms of how drunk I am while drinking them. So with this one and the other two I've tried, I liked them at least a little more once I was done with it than when I started.

It's a bit warm for a stouty beer like this. At first it tasted a little too stout, a little burned, but sipping it, it felt a little smoother. The orange aftertaste rather than the spicy aftertaste of End of Days was better for warmer weather I suppose. Cacao nibs are evident.

I put it in my top five beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 02:49:21 | More by interkin3tic
Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.