Avery Chocolate Mint Stout
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3607) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1364) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
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.’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Tap at Avery. Pours brown with thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma is strong chocolate and mint, quite sweet, roasted malt. Flavor is roasted up front, with a strong chocolate and mint finish. A rather sweet stout, smells and tastes like a girl scout thin mint. Moderate carbonation and medium light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Pours a deep brown with light brown foam. Smells very minty. Tastes very minty with malty roastiness and ending with some light hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Taster at Avery’s. Appearance: average sized off-white head, deep amber red/brown color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: mint, cereal, chocolate, vanilla, roast, nuts. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: heavy sweetness the whole way through, tastes like a Girl Scout Thin Mint. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, it is different and well done, even if it is not the most balanced (too much mint).

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