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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 52
Gots: 88 | FT: 16
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: MasterSki on 09-14-2013

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Reviews by Fcolle2:
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Beerhunter247
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of thaghost
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of richkrull
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of RobertH50
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of timc100
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JasonGoodfriend
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of cwehr13
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of blabaer
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of cjgator3
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of tclipse
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jnoff79
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JohnnyNicks
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of larryarms847
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours midnight black with a slight red hue out of the bottle and a thick two finger head of khaki foam.

Dark chocolate, cherry, vanilla, roasted malts, and slightly nutty,

Heavy toasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and cherry notes.

Heavy-boded, medium carbonation, fruity, sweet, rather thin.

Overall, smells wonderful, but the mouthfeel is unfortunately thin.

Photo of AirborneBeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JSBILK
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.