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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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: 64 | Ratings: 659
Reviews by superspak:
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
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 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%

Photo of jermy
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%

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

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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