Raspberry Truffle Abduction
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Raspberry Truffle AbductionRaspberry Truffle Abduction
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #772
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,149
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 9.35%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
659
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Illinois, United States
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 659
Reviews by amano_h:
Photo of amano_h
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pungent bouquet of dried raspberries on the nose. Hints of chocolate and balance out some of the tart fruity raspberries undertones and reminds you that the raspberry infused drink you're about to enjoy is not a framboise.

Pipeworks delivers again; raspberries and rich truffle chocolate are the dominant sensations on the palate, with chocolate overpowering the raspberry as it would in real life. Roasty, slightly nutty, with a bit of tart tangy raspberry toward the end.

Medium-bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel as you would expect from any respectable brewing company, with gentle tongue-tickling carbonation; the bottle gushed slightly at first due to being close to room temp and being shook nine ways from Monday on the plane, and smelled a bit sour-ish coming out of the bottle which made me think "infection!" but turned out it was just the raspberries.

Absolutely loving the "what you see is what you get" concept as usual from Pipeworks; now I'm really curious about their other Abduction series offerings...

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown verging on black in the glass. Delightful raspberry aroma. Taste is of chocolate and raspberry. A bit thin. Overall a nice fruited stout.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

A: porter-black ale with a couple of fingers of tan foam

S: dark roasty malt chocolates sparkling with bright berry notes

T: dark juicy berries pop right through; as you drink, smoother chocolaty flavors settle in; left impressions of creamy cocoa with bright red berries on top

M: smooth, almost light and fluffy; sparkle of tart berry on the tongue; no cloying sweetness at all; bittersweet chocolate is subtle...

O: an excellent stout - impossible not to enjoy - makes me think of what Bourbon County Bramble and Backyard Rye ales might taste like without the rye or bourbon...

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.26.14
Batch #94

A - Pours a dark brown with a fluffy light brown head that fades very slowly.

S - Lots of raspberry and chocolate malts.

T - Tons of raspberry through out, bitter-dry chocolate keeps it from being overly sweet.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Nice raspberry and not super sweet. Best of the series for me.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of yergermeister
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of wyatt13
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of clewis901
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Turney
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jd2391
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint from the bottle.

Appearance: Super dark brown-black body. Head is dark tan rising just over a finger's length off the body with medium bubbles.

Smell: Sweet warm brown sugar.

Taste: Sweet complex and heavy dose of fruit. You taste molasses and vanilla with a definite note of raspberries or cherries.

Mouth: Syrupy and soft caramel....very sticky. Carbonation is just right and light coffee after feel.

Overall: Good brew. Might

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Raspberry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 659 ratings