Orange Truffle Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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370 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:
Earth, both rich and refreshing, the bright juices of your primordial civilizations quench even the coldest desires of deep space. Succumb and offer us the sweet orange flesh of your humanity and the chocolate longing of your young will. This batch is rich, and chocolatey with a delicate orange tang.

Added by bcm75 on 06-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
370
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
83
For Trade:
8
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Photo of krl2112
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccg
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 547-550, bottled 2014-10-31.
There's a bit of head initially, but it quickly disappears, after which the only sign of carbonation is a few tiny bubbles around the edge. The bulk of the stout looks dark and heavy, but it is oddly watery-looking around the edges. There's no lacing, but the legs look gritty and sugary.
The smell is almost all chocolatey, roasty malt. There might be a hint of orange in the background, but it's subtle. Then again, this bottle is two years old, so the orange may have faded.
Flavor is similar. Bitter, dark chocolate. Roasted malt. Hint of smoke. Barely any orange.
Mouthfeel is probably the best part. It's soft and chewy.
It's not my favorite in the Abduction series, but it's a good stout. I don't know how often Pipeworks brews this variant, but if you find one, drink it fresh. It'll survive being cellared, but the extra time doesn't add anything.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

High B / GOOD

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhyzy
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of OleDixie
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer_lover89
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is ok, but probably my least favorite in the abduction series. The orange comes through on the nose and the finish, but I don't know if it pairs very well with the stout flavors.

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Photo of jams1220
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRedDog
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Orange Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 370 ratings.
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