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Mint Truffle Abduction | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Mint Truffle AbductionMint Truffle Abduction

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
-Begin alien transmission-
"Foolish humans! You're doomed! Doooooooomed! Doooooooooooooooooooooooomed! Even more dooooooooomed than we hoped! You can't resist the universally delicious combo of fresh mint and chocolate! Muhaha! It's time to ad-mint that there is no escape! Ok, now I'm getting charched for 'roaming' so I have to go. You hang up. NO! What am I saying? I'll hang up. Doom!"
-End alien transmission-

Added by koutkid41 on 03-20-2014

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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 23
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben7773
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of boogerisu
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Elumbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekQXQX
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kopextacy
4.96/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

All the brews in this series are worth picking up if you can get your hands on em.

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Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark, dark , dark with think tan head
S- Straight up thin mints. Seriously, this beer smells amazing to me.
T - Wow, cream de menthe. Sweet base beer blends well with a bit of an artificial mint, but the girl scouts should watch out for this shit.
F- Nice thickness to the body like all of the abduction series
O- I wasn't expecting much due to the low scores, but I was impressed. Creamy, minty, coco.

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Photo of Danny_k
4.96/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -16%
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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Photo of Rborre321
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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Photo of larryarms847
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown/black with a thin, but lathery light khaki half finger of foam.

A blast of chocolate and mint explode at first whiff. Some roast, vanilla, and burnt sugar to note as well.

Roasted chocolate malt, green mint, vanilla, kind of like an Andes mint.

Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation, roasty bitterness, rather thin for my taste.

Overall, I wasn't really quite sure I'd be a fan of this since mint isn't necessarily my thing, but it was surprisingly toned down in comparison to what I had anticipated. An interesting brew and mighty tasty, just a bit thin for my liking.

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Photo of JSBILK
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhyzy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of sahd-1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Mint Truffle Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 236 ratings
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