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Pipeworks Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2753) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle - Pours black with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is chocolate-covered raspberry with lightly roasted dark malt. Taste is the same--seedy raspberry with dark chocolate. Sweet but not overpowering, with a little coffee. Thinner than I would have guessed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Loads of raspberry and chocolate. My god, I could drink this everyday. Another homerun from Pipeworks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
(3/31/13) Pour - Pours black brown with hints of red and a finger and a half of khaki head. Nose - Raspberries, shit tons of raspberries here. I mean a lot of raspberry. It almost masks the roast and chocolate undertones, but manages to not completely take over. Smells just like a chocolate covered raspberry truffle. The nose is wonderful. Taste - Again, tons of raspberry. A veritable deluge of raspberry. From beneath the fruity onslaught, roasted malt and a bit of hop bitterness surface. Any complexity here is almost hidden by the raspberry flavors. Whereas the raspberry was sweet on the nose, it is more bitter with the taste. The finish is bitter and tart, almost acidic, from the raspberries. This was more tart/bitter/acidic than I expected. Mouthfeel - Quite a bit thinner than I expected. Definitely on the thin side of medium bodied. I really wish Pipeworks would work on the mouthfeel on their brews. More often than not their stouts are on the thin side and some weight would enhance their brews a bit as far as mouthfeel is concerned. Overall - I was sadly disappointed by this. I had high hopes after how unbelievably amazing Coffee Break Abduction was, but was let down by this due to 1) how bitter and acidic the taste was and 2) how uncomplex it was due to the raspberries dominating every aspect of the brew. Where the nose was sweet and chocolate, the taste was dominated by the bitter and acidic aspects of raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (432) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Pours dark with a red hue. The head was sticky and bubbly. In the aroma I noticed a strong raspberry scent, cocoa, dark malts, and biscuit like grains. The flavor was of roasted malts, raspberry fruit, bitter chocolate, and a slight tart finish. The finish was intriguing. Overall a good brew to enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Aroma tart but ripe raspberry with underlying chocolate. Taste Heavy semi sweet Dark chocolate upfront with creamy mouthfeel unveiling raspberry tart crisp finish. Keeping going back to raspberry truffle cream during experience. Best damn job of achieving vision and meeting expectations!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Sampled at Kennys. This is tasty stuff. I like the raspberry aroma. It is also big in the flavor. Chocolate is like brownies. Big malts. Some sourness which is my only negative. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Reddish brown pour, nice aroma of chocolate and raspberries. Taste raspberry/cranberry, light choc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Smells like raspberries. Taste is total raspberry tartness up front. It coats your mouth and dissolves into chocolate at the end. Very fun beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle pours root beer color with light head and lace. Notes of vanilla, marsh, raspberry, taste is sugar candy, rasp, and funk. Medium body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt and mild raspberry aromas. Huge raspberry notes, with rich roasted malts, caramel, and bitter chocolate back beats. Above average mouthfeel and body.

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