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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Ratings: 370 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was black with a modest tan head crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose gives me the impressions of oranges, with a hint of chocolatey malts.

Taste - Bitter chocolate grabs my attention initially. The orange is drier and perhaps slightly sweet. Some may suggest this is like chocolate covered oranges. I do not think the orange has enough "umph". The finish is dry orange.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation level of on target for the style and allows the taste to linger.

Overall - I love the abduction, but found this one a little weak in terms of the support band.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mlhyatt
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baggedlunch
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pmangold
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours of black with a light khaki colored head. Maybe a hint of citrus zest and orange liqueur. Not much chocolate. Dry and medium thin mouthfeel. Little bit of sweetness. Pretty good.

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Photo of wyatt13
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Crispy21
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really dark brown with a small light mocha string, leaving pretty lacing on the glass.
Slices of sweet oranges smothered in chocolate on the nose, a really nice contrast, backed by rich roasted malt, light dark fruit, extra cocoa powder with a light alcoholic kick. Faint vanilla and coffee.
Rich chocolate and raw cocoa beans in the taste, with a really nice citrus zestiness. A bit of boozy plum and raisin. Roasted malts, kept from being too heavy by the orange zest, but bringing nice coffee notes. Vanilla, licorice and some American hop to close it up. Light roast, not ashy.
Aftertaste has cocoa and coffee powder, overripe orange pulp, hop. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, slightly smooth.
A surprisingly refreshing imperial stout, great zesty-chocolatey mix, really tasty, really complex.

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Photo of GRFounder
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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