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Cherry Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 49
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ari32, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerOps, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

PatB1987, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

BMart, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

orangesol, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Axnjxn, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

beergeekteacher, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

1424IpA, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Holland, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

lunarbrew, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Wolfpack2005, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mvdillman, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
2.69/5  rDev -31.4%

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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jakea, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

PopnLoads, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

carmike813, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

farts, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Cynic-ale, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Mike, Jan 30, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

dar482, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

woodchip, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jb3304, Jan 20, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

Fcolle2, Jan 19, 2014
Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.