Raspberry Truffle Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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643 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Humans. Dear sweet, sweet, precious humans, with all of your hopes and dreams and fears, and blah blah blah. Enough of your earthly babble. We've come for your rich, velvety, Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout. It's so luscious, and brewed with so many raspberries, and cacao, and vanilla...we have found nothing like it on any other planet...WHICH IS WHY WE MUST GET ALL OF YOURS. End alien transmission.

Added by MasterSki on 03-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,608
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
643
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
152
Trade:
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Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, fudge, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, molasses, and smoke. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, raspberries, cocoa, and vanilla notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, fudge, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, molasses, and smoke. Mild herbal/roast bitterness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of raspberries, fruit skin, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, fudge, dark/brown bread, and light coffee/molasses/smoke on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, raspberries, cocoa, and vanilla flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet and tart/tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very slight dryness from roast bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight slickness, chalky roast, and fruit tang/acids. Zero warming alcohol for 10.5%. Overall this is an outstanding fruit imperial milk stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, raspberries, cocoa, and vanilla flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. I am a big fan of fruit stouts. Not as much raspberry as I expected vs some others I've had, but still plenty enough. Very rich and spot on base imperial milk stout, with complementing tart/tangy fruit presence. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of metter98
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color; only traces of dark red are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a light beige head.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries and chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has balanced flavors of raspberries and chocolate.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is like a liquid dessert—it's almost like biting into a chocolate that is filled with raspberry filling on the inside.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

These abduction beers are good overall, though seem to be lacking a bit in mouthfeel and don't have some of the roast character I like to see in a stout. This one may be my favorite, the raspberry is nice.

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Photo of nmann08
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MurphDog14
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kreg02
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chewy6935
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickG
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely my favorite of the pipework abduction collection that I have had so far. Very well balance stout and taste like a chocolate covered raspberries melded into a robust stout.

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Raspberry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 643 ratings
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