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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 52
Gots: 74 | FT: 13
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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2/5  rDev -49%

kscaldef, Oct 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

blabaer, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
2.69/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle, batch #204, thanks Doug for bringing this one over. Poured into a Surly Darkness goblet today, 2/5/2014.

App- Dark opaque black body, 1 finger tan head that dissipates quickly, leaves some lacing and a nice collar.

Smell- Faint tart cherries and that's it. Not particularly interesting. I don't pick out any cocoa or vanilla despite the label saying it was brewed with these.

Flavour- Disappointing. Tart cherries, on the verge of being sour. But I don't get any of the base beer even as it warms up. No roast malts, no espresso, no chocolate. It's just fairly tart cherries. Disappointing even though I expected the beer to be cherry forward. I at least expected to have some more going on.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thin body, fine carbonation. Might be slightly watery actually. Aftertaste is a faint tart cherry flavour.

Overall- If I want cherries, I'd rather spend the money on Wisconsin Belgian Red. This doesn't taste like a stout at all, and is very cherry forward. Definitely one of Pipeworks' weakest offerings in my opinion. Their DIPA bombers are fantastic, but everything else I've had from them have been at least a bit underwhelming.

Stevedore, Feb 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

mklisz, Jul 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Kramerbarthomer, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Flight317, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

BrianBo, Oct 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

lunarbrew, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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MaximumYuks, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

wesside89, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ackeeper, Sep 02, 2014
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Hirshi, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

krl2112, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ferrari29, Sunday at 04:03 AM
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Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.