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Mint Truffle Abduction - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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87
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 19
Gots: 29 | 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:
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(Beer added by: koutkid41 on 03-20-2014)
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Reviews by vic21234:
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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch 353/54/55.

A- Pours a dark brown, basically black. I only say brown because some light can be seen along the top sides of the glass. A small amount of off-white head quickly fades.

S- Mint and chocolate on the smell, not much else here as they both dominate.

T- Starts with heavy mintiness before the chocolate and dark malts come through. This is also a rather hopped stout as the Abduction line is, as I get some hop presence at the back of the taste.

M- Heavy, medium carbonation, easy drinking sipper.

Another nice Abduction variation, the mint is there but not overwhelming in my opinion like some reviews have said.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.96/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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Mint Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.