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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 50
Gots: 90 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

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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.

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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.

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Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.