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Mint Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koutkid41 on 03-20-2014)
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown, pretty much black in color and solid, no light makes it through. Head is thin tan and retains nicely.

There is a bi amount of chocolate and mint that both smell relatively nicely balanced. More chocolate malt is detectable on the backend and there is a lingering presence of more mint and a slightly herbal and spicy hop presence that is almost undetectable.

Taste is pretty good. Mint, chocolate and a decent rich malty sweetness work well in unison in the front end of the beer. They work well to give the beer a more dessert feel that helps soften the aggressiveness of the mint.

Mouthfeel is rich creamy smooth and fairly sticky with sweetness.

Fcolle2, Apr 07, 2014
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Thick and viscous looking. Nice mocha head. Leggy with a medium collar.

Smell - Mint, but not peppermint. More of a leafy fresh mint. Chocolate. Lots of caramel.

Taste - The mint flavor is very herbal. Definitely the most dominant. Milk chocolate. Nutty caramel malts. Finish is a leafy mint aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and chewy. Substantial stout. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I thought this would be more of a peppermint. The mint flavor doesn't work great, but it isn't bad.

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Dark brown, nearly black. Aggressive tan head, huge and frothy. Good retention.

The mint is barely detectable in the aroma, which is a disappointment to me. Light herbal tones, but doesn't have a fresh mint smell. Chocolate and a musty smell as well.

The mint barley shows up. More leafy than a fresh, clean mint, and with the roast makes it more earthy than the chocolaty mint dessert I was hoping for.

As with all the abductions, nice smooth and thick mouthfeel. Carbonation is just right.

The least likable of the abductions to date, in my opinion. I was hoping for so much more but was just meh.

Vonerichs, Apr 15, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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22 oz. bottle, with Batch #353/54/55 printed on the label. My fourth variant of this stout from Pipeworks. Expectations are high based on this knowledge; these guys have quickly become one of my favorite breweries, if not my favorite altogether.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark chocolate; opaque black in the glass with just under a finger of mocha head that dies down quickly. Some thin sticky lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - The cool breeze of mint hits hard right away. Almost perceived as "medicinal" in the beginning just because I'm not used to smelling it in beer, but this thing smells like a chocolate covered peppermint candy. Silky chocolate, cream, and vanilla notes are layered underneath.

T - The mint isn't as apparent on the taste as it was on the nose, but it is still nicely integrated. Dark roasty chocolate, cream, lactose, vanilla, and the herbal spicy mint leaves. The high 10.50% abv isn't noticeable at all.

M - Smooth and creamy. Sugary and sticky. Lightly roasty and bitter.

Overall, another wonderful stout from Pipeworks, and a nice dessert beer. Definitely drinks like the beer equivalent to a chocolate-peppermint candy. Definitely a unique and interesting variant, worth seeking out.

Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction ---4/5.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a snifter.

A. Pours a blackish brown with a small light tan head that quickly recedes.

S. Leafy mint, dry cocoa. Very minty, even to the point of being a bit vegetal.

T. Chocolate, mild mint, light roast, a bit dry.

M. Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O. This was ok. The mint was a bit too herbal for me. Not something I would drink a whole bottle of.

Etan, Mar 30, 2014
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Mint Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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