Cherry Truffle Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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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): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
You might be wondering if you have ever in your life been abducted by space aliens. Statistics show (source unknown) that 99% of Americans have been abducted by aliens in their lifetime and 1% of Americans are space invaders. Reasons for this aggression, statistics say (source unknown) is due to their intense desire for the smooth, velvet brewed with cherries known as Pipeworks Cherry Truffle Abduction on planet Earth (known to aliens as planet 121302498u2239048 quadrant 102938102938102938 (alien source (statistics say 99% of sources are inaccurate (source unknown(source unknown, source unknown))).

Added by MasterSki on 09-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
408
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
95
For Trade:
15
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

Low B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Split 3 ways, ended up with at least 12-14 oz.

Brownish black when poured, creamy mocha goam billows up on the initial pour. A small amount of lace, tiny flecks around the edges. Surface is glassy and still after a few minutes.

Aroma is roasty, with a subdued hint of dried cherry.

Taste is a little more fruit forward, the cherry comes across as dried fruit, lending a mellow tartness and natural flavors, tied up nicely with the roasty, chocolatey imperial stout base. Low carbonation, cherry lends a light acidic tartness which is expected.feel is smooth and not really boozy at all. In the series this may be the better of the fruited versions, though the coffee still gets my vote.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cough syrup and cherry syrup with light roasted notes is mildly enjoyable. Taste is a mix of cough syrup with cherry flavored syrup, quite a bit of residual sugar notes with some lactose. Body is full with creamy texture and good carbonation. Not a big fan of the cherry flavour in this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From 06/07/16 notes. 14 oz. glass on tap at Gingerman in NYC.

Chocolate covered cherries, milk chocolate, roasted malts, cream, vanilla, chocolate syrup, bitter chocolate. Thick full body and low carbonation.

Overall really good; I liked it a lot.

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Deep black. Nice khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Cherry and chocolate. Kinda milk chocolatey. Not very dynamic.

Taste - Much more chocolate, but the cherry cuts into the richness of it. Makes it taste a bit artificial. Again, not all that interesting.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not as tasty as other Abduction variants. Cherry really doesn't work.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of imbibehour
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

One of those true appearances are deceiving… At first it appears like a very dark mocha head, but later it's more of an espresso brown. Still manages of course booming two finger tall and creamy appearance, as it settles slowly. Very dark black walnut appearance, and opaque.

Aroma is quite interesting. Mix of milky sweetness and graham cracker malt. Slightly fruity cherry notes, but some interesting chunky thick grain flavors, almost like a big bag of cereal. Slightly cake like as well, but not making those wonderful black chocolate forest cake qualities. Has a bit of pumpernickel quality to it as well, almost poppyseeds too. Real interesting mix not sure where this might lead.

Palate comes in real nicely. Not as thick, but very full rich roasted malts, a hint of black pepper as well as some of the bitterness kicks up the roasty quality in that direction. Juiced cherry, and some nice cacao nib like dark chocolate, but washes a hair wet, but with an actual juiced body. Fruity but also not boozy, but with a bigger emphasis on roast and malt intensity taking over. Cake flour and coffee mix well, fruity with also lots of dark cocoa powder to match. Lots of great controlled flavors in the mix.

It comes off as a poor mans cheaper Goose Island Cherry Rye in a way, but it's still very enjoyable for what it is.

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Cherry Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 408 ratings.
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