Raspberry Truffle Abduction
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Raspberry Truffle AbductionRaspberry Truffle Abduction
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #727
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,107
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 9.35%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
658
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Raspberry Truffle AbductionRaspberry Truffle Abduction
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: 63 | Ratings: 658
Reviews by rhoadsrage:
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4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours an opaque black body with a big bubble mat of cocoa colored head.

S- The fresh tart raspberries mix with an earthy rich chocolate malt aroma even during the pour.

T- The fresh bright tart raspberries leads to a mellow dark roasted malt flavor that grows as the beer opens. There is a dark cocoa flavor in the finish that has just a touch of sweetness to it. The berry tartness lingers for a moment with some raspberry leaf tea that could be just some soft hop character but adds another dimension.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly slippery texture and no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a great fresh raspberry flavor and some delicious chocolate flavor with no chocolate nougat character typical of beers with nibs added. Really balanced and easy to drink.

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of WCW
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%

Photo of jermy
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jtladner
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%

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of huddyball
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%

Photo of vinny21bal
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%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JSBILK
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Raspberry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 658 ratings