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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 47
Gots: 50 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-14-2013)
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

Pours dark black in color with no light making it through and moderately thick. Tan head is a thin film that has great retention

Smell is great. Lots of semi tart ripe red cherry aromas are forward and followed by a chocolate malt and cacao. Slight vanilla aromas one the end. Also a big alcohol aroma.

Taste follows nose and is good. Semi sweet tart cherries come in first along with some roasted chocolate malt. Big alcohol presence and sweet malty flavor are midway before a very faint vanilla flavor finishes.

Mouthfeel is good. Thick body is cut with a moderate small bubble carbonation. Good sticky malty feel.

01-19-2014 03:26:35 | More by Fcolle2
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

03-18-2014 13:13:10 | More by tectactoe
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thaghost

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-24-2013 04:14:41 | More by thaghost
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-06-2014 18:57:04 | More by mrw1zard
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2014 17:27:40 | More by Cynic-ale
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timc100

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Awesome they brewed this will vanilla beans also. Pours ruby tinged dark brown and sits midnight black in the glass with a creamy, dark mocha-brown head. The cherry does not pop out intensely in the aroma, but it is definitely there. Big dark chocolate bitterness and some medium roast coffee beans. The vanilla addition yields more of a milk chocolate and lighter roast coffee. The cherry blends very well - a tart and sweet cherry presence cuts through the chocolate and coffee. As it warms it all jells better and surprisingly some citrus hoppiness that come through. The vanilla is not noticeable on its own, but it's influence is felt through each flavor. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Awesome addition to the abduction crew!

09-19-2013 00:50:27 | More by timc100
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-15-2014 01:41:15 | More by weonfire
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

11-03-2013 00:30:56 | More by tdm168
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

12-29-2013 03:46:19 | More by cjgator3
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-22-2014 12:54:39 | More by woodchip
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-02-2013 01:04:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -19.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Deep black. Nice khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Cherry and chocolate. Kinda milk chocolatey. Not very dynamic.

Taste - Much more chocolate, but the cherry cuts into the richness of it. Makes it taste a bit artificial. Again, not all that interesting.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not as tasty as other Abduction variants. Cherry really doesn't work.

07-12-2014 20:45:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

Pitch black with a huge fluffy mushroom cloud of a head that threatens to overflow but somehow keeps it together.

I use this comparison with all the abduction variants so why stop now; it smells like a cherry tootsie pop. Sweet artificial cherry and fudge. Light coffee.

Sweet cherry, bitter chocolate, coffee, and anise. There is an off putting aftertaste that's both tinny and cardboard.

Medium body if not light for the style. Mild carbonation. Sweet.

Another solid abduction variant but probably my least favorite of the bunch.

09-25-2013 00:16:03 | More by Vonerichs
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AirborneBeer

California

4/5  rDev +2%

09-28-2013 05:08:36 | More by AirborneBeer
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-27-2014 19:29:29 | More by JSBILK
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replacementpart

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2014 19:05:59 | More by replacementpart
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

11-08-2013 02:07:10 | More by awdturboiv
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emerge077

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Split 3 ways, ended up with at least 12-14 oz.

Brownish black when poured, creamy mocha goam billows up on the initial pour. A small amount of lace, tiny flecks around the edges. Surface is glassy and still after a few minutes.

Aroma is roasty, with a subdued hint of dried cherry.

Taste is a little more fruit forward, the cherry comes across as dried fruit, lending a mellow tartness and natural flavors, tied up nicely with the roasty, chocolatey imperial stout base. Low carbonation, cherry lends a light acidic tartness which is expected.feel is smooth and not really boozy at all. In the series this may be the better of the fruited versions, though the coffee still gets my vote.

12-08-2013 03:13:19 | More by emerge077
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-18-2013 18:57:44 | More by blue-dream
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2014 23:40:07 | More by bonez05404
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-12-2013 05:42:56 | More by Devi0us
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

03-31-2014 22:07:16 | More by KevinGordon
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thedarkestlord

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-23-2013 15:11:22 | More by thedarkestlord
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

11-23-2013 22:47:29 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2%

10-10-2013 21:42:36 | More by EgadBananas
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Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.