Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of mint, dark chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of mint, dark chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate mint finish. They should tone down the mint a bit and it would be a much better beer.
Sammy (10752) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Substantial peppermint aroma. Very dark brown body with a thin head, very lacey. Chocolate, but mint overpowers.Carbonation right there. Would likely make a good cask. Drinkable but not very drinkable.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Avery. Typical black body with a dark brown head. Chocolate and pepperminty nose. Flavor is sweet from the chocolate malts with a sizable bitterness. The peppermint flavor is pretty strong and is tasty. Bitter, chocolate minty finish. It even freshened my halitosis!
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery is dark black with thin off white to almost white head, aroma brought big peppermint notes, some roasted dark chocolate and espresso, hints of other roasted malt as well, slight cookie/bread note as well. Taste reminded me of a thin mint, sweet sugary bread and chocolate notes with a big mint and chocolate note, very slight coffee note, finishes fairly sweet. Not bad.
onceblind (6740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep brown with a dark beige head. The aroma is earthy and somewhat herbal with cocoa and something almost like marijuana. The flavor is a bit light and nutty and earthy with a mint note that’s not very poignant and it generally kinda falls apart at the end. Not chocolaty enough but there’s still that dry slightly bitter mint note.
sonnycheeba (4870) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, creamy beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, mint, milk chocolate, dates, faint cherries, and light pepper. Flavor is roast and chocolate malts forward with fresh mint, some dark fruit esters, woody notes, and faint floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Marheb (4482) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
De la poudre de cacao dans une base caramélisée délicate et un côté mentholé fort qui se prolonge dans l’amertume torréfiée.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
taster at Avery on 11/16/14. brown pour with a tan head. chocolate and mint aromas. strong mint flavors with some chocolate. the mint dominates the finish and lasts like a breath mint. nice but more than a taster would be too much for me.
Atom (2096) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Brewery Tap house, pours dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma is similar to a Girls Scout Thin Mint Cookie, chocolate and mint. Taste has slight chocolate and overwhelming fresh earthy mint. Nice as a desert beer, enjoyable but pretty simple and singular.
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Novelty act. Mint aroma is overwhelming as in you can smell it from several feet away. Worth a sip or two, but only application I see for this would MAYBE be over some vanilla ice cream in a float. Not that the flavors are anathema to the Out of Bounds Stout base, but I don’t know what the point of this beer is, as in why anyone would want to drink more than a sip or two and say...’huh, yeah that is what I was afraid it would taste like.’