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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 42
Gots: 48 | FT: 6
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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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-16-2014 18:46:53 | More by lunarbrew
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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

02-14-2014 01:23:48 | More by Wolfpack2005
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-09-2014 22:32:56 | More by mvdillman
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

2.69/5  rDev -31.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 06:46:55 | More by Stevedore
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-04-2014 01:43:08 | More by jakea
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-03-2014 15:46:49 | More by PopnLoads
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carmike813

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-02-2014 18:38:33 | More by carmike813
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farts

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-02-2014 17:52:54 | More by farts
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-30-2014 01:31:59 | More by Mike
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dar482

New York

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a dark black color.

The aroma has tons of chocolate, cocoa, and dark dark cherries. A bit of tart of those cherries coming through too.

The flavor follows of roasted malt, sweet cocoa, milk chocolate, and a cherry note. The slightly tart somehow just doesn't exactly meld perfectly with the chocolate and roasted malt flavors, but still a fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 03:23:04 | More by dar482
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-22-2014 12:54:39 | More by woodchip
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jb3304

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-20-2014 00:47:36 | More by jb3304
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StompingClover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-19-2014 23:34:17 | More by StompingClover
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:26:35 | More by Fcolle2
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-18-2014 20:25:56 | More by krl2112
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-16-2014 21:37:15 | More by Chibeerguy1
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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2014 15:49:54 | More by ralerwen
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dbc5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-12-2014 01:34:41 | More by dbc5
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-11-2014 13:14:23 | More by jbaker67
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-10-2014 02:07:38 | More by Norseman
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-08-2014 16:05:39 | More by jscheuf
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 07:43:14 | More by homebrew311
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-05-2014 01:25:04 | More by dtomes
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-04-2014 17:03:56 | More by xdtfx
Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.