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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Photo of ScotNH
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall this seems like a pretty standard stout. I'm picking up only the slightest hint of orange. There is a decent amount of chocolate flavor, and a pretty heavy alcohol burn. There's nothing that really stands out as spectacular, but nothing bad, either.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of KTCamm
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into a perfect pint glass. 12/4

Pours jet black, very still, no bubbles. Liquid tar. Thin ring of foam. Rich roasted nose, hints of orange. Mild. Taste is an astringent bitter, a little syrupy. Barkeywine like bitter. Boozy. Subtle citrus fruit blended in. The oranges for sure. Good. Heavy.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber courtesy of robbiemoy13 pours a dark brown with a small cap of tan head. Spotty lace and retention is ok.

Nose is not really very appealing actually...orange, chocolate and roast...like one of those Terry's Chocolate Oranges at holiday time.

Taste is better than the aroma as orange flesh meets spruce tips and roasty coffee. Some lighter cocoa as it warms and a sharp lime peel. Not bad, but I dont really get much chocolate truffle action...more of an earthy, musty orange mixed with old coffee.

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz, Batch 217-218 (fall 2013)
DFH signature glass

A: Pours deep dark black. Thin spotty collar of medium tan head. Some lacing bits.

S: Big orange zest character. Really comes up first. Milk chocolate. Some malt ball notes.

T: Dark chocolate with that bitter orange zest is there. Chocolate malt ball flavors, as with the nose. I will be marking this higher than others, because I found it to be more pleasant than expecting.

M: Medium side of full. Not epically thick.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the June release, Batch #146 I guess? Served in a pint glass at Lily LeBlanc's birthday.

A - Tan foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and specks of lace. Pitch black body, with perhaps a hint of color at the edges of the glass.

S - Reminds me of those chocolate oranges you get at Christmas; as you'd expect there is a good deal of orange and chocolate truffle. Base beer imparts characteristic anise, dark fruits, and a dollop of caramel. A tad boozy still.

T - Very roasty, with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, anise, and dark fruits amid the more charry and burnt flavors. Orange shows up in the finish, and alcohol is better concealed at this juncture.

M - Silky smooth medium-full body with pleasant carbonation. Lightly sticky finish with some tannins from the orange addition. Again, a bit of alcohol warmth; I always feel like this Abduction variants are closed to 12%, but who knows.

D - I liked this better than the Raspberry and Coffee versions, and I like all them all better than the base beer. Still, I'm a much bigger fan of what Pipeworks is doing with their Milk Stouts than I am of the Abduction lineup. Could use a bit more time to mellow, although I'm concerned that will be at the cost of orange flavor. Definitely a beer you'd want to share with friends.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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