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Pipeworks Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours basically black with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is dark chocolate and a lot of roastiness... it doesnt really smell sweet at all & its not especially complex... but it is inviting and pleasant so thats good.

The flavor really has a nice seedy & jammy raspberry expression... its not overwhelming nor does it lend much in the way of sweetness, but it is very very enjoyable and becomes brighter and more prevalent as the beer opens up. The roastiness is nice and the chocolate character tends towards the darker more bitter chocolate... which fits the beer perfectly.

Hot Damn I think this beer is pretty cool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Madirish76 (39) - Whittier, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Dark chocolate and raspberry nose. Slight dark pink hue mixed with dark brown. Light tan head that was mostly diminishing. Good lacing. Taste is dark chocolate raspberry. Lively carbonation but slightly watery mouth feel. Fruit lingers in the finish. All in all a pleasure to try. Wouldnt want more than the couple ounces though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1598) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle at chopkofest pours jet black with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, roast, and some raspberries. Body is big but slick.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of raspberries, chocolate and roast. Taste is raspberries, chocolate, roast and slight licorice. Medium body, so amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
This was a bit too sweet for me. As with the orange truffle this has a lot of chocolate in the nose and taste. Although where the orange triumphed this faultered. The raspberry is just too much. Its too tart and sweet. If they had toned down the raspberry just a touch this would be unbelievable. Pretty good brew but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle from Binnys. Pours near black with dark tan head. Aromas of berries, roast, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, and raspberry sweetness. Body could have been a little thicker, but this was still a solid stout. Like the other 2 Abduction offerings I had better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours blk with big tan head. Fl raspberry, cocoa, vanilla, nuts. Fl tart raspberry, tannic, muddled cocoa, thin body, really dry tannic finish. solid but thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle shared with Andrew and Kramer back at the hotel after THE FESTIVAL 2013. Pours a deep black body with thin lacing. Aroma is sweet raspberries, sweet roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to rich with notes of sweet chocolate covered raspberries and a nice roast compliment. Some warming in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with a decent amount of head. The aroma is some fruit, but can't pin it on raspberry. The taste is a little over carbonated for my taste. The raspberry comes through nicely in the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3527) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle shared by a guy during trivia night at the brass tap, poured a black color with aromas of light coffee, and raspberries. Flavors were light earth, coffee, and raspberries. Thanks to the kind person who shared this beer.


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