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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 53
Gots: 76 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Norseman, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

jscheuf, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apperance is a deep cola brown with minimal head and no lacing. The nose starts with deep dark cherries which bring some acidity to the nose. This is followed by notes of vanilla and some brighter candy like cherry notes. Hints of roast and cocoa come through, however they are largely overshadowed. The taste is opposite of the nose, chocolate and roast comes through first, and then the tart cherries build up some tartness and a touch of sweetness towards the end. Mouthfeel is medium for Style and light in carbonation. Overall, the cherry is pronounced in this beer, but unfortunately it overshadows the delicious Abduction base. A tasty beer no doubt, probably the weakest of the variants IMO.

homebrew311, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

dtomes, Jan 05, 2014
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xdtfx, Jan 04, 2014
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MacQ32, Jan 03, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch # 259 260

A: Almost pitch black with ruby highlights; thin head upon pouring, but it quickly dissipates.

S: Very rich coffee , milk chocolate, and pleasant cherry undertones. It's like eating chocolate-covered cherries for breakfast with a mug of premium coffee.

T: As soon as a single drop plummets onto the tongue, you get hit right away with cherries. In fact, even after swallowing each sip, the cherries remain the dominant factor in the taste of this beer. When it slides down your throat, it leaves a thin layer of cherry juice to sprawl across the taste buds like an accountant stretching on a warm, comfy bed after a long days work. I should note that the coffee and chocolate are obscured by the cherry notes, though the coffee is still somewhat present and swirls alongside the cherries, culminating in a subtle mixture that seems to fit pretty decently. Unlike the coffee, the chocolate has simply fanished into nothingness.

M: Medium/medium-full body with low-medium amount of carbonation.

O: I thoroughly enjoyed this, though I think that the lack of chocolate in the taste ended up being this beer's downfall. I would drink this again, but I think that for future batches, I would like to see a much more chocolate taste to it than it is now.

DrippingI, Jan 02, 2014
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Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.