JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was one of my faves from the dozens of CCB brews shared by the generous Tampa Crew. There was something about the dry qualities of the base beer, which had a nice subtle hop quality to it, that lent itself really nicely to the mint treatments. In fact, it tasted just like an Andes Creme de Menthe in beer form, though there was somehow nothing cloying or excessively sweet about it. And it certainly went over well in the midst of some heavies.
emacgee (4360) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper brown with a one finger light tan head. The nose is minty, some caramel, grain, toasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is toasted/caramel malt, mint, a bit grainy.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the Tampa crew for sharing. Brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is cocoa and fresh peppermint. Body is slightly thin. Flavor is roasty and subtle hints of mint. A Nice unique offering
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at CCB. I’m just not a fan of mint flavored things, though. The mint was more subtle than I would have imagined, but still too far gone for me. Just a personal preference, as there really isn’t anything wrong with the beer from a crafting stance. Minty and roasty.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks bvc! Cocoa and wintergreen aroma, Very light bodied, like a whisper. little dark chocolate and graham cracker. mint was fresh on the nose, more artificial on the palate.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15oz flip top from ibrew2or3...thanks Dave! Rootbeer brown and clear with tight off white head. Nose is heavy on the mint with nutty caramel chocolate malt, interesting. Minty chocolate with thin feel and some nutiness, some cola. Very creative and best ccb of the Seattle tastes ccb yet.
after4ever (6628) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
swingtop handbottle. pours a crystal clear dark brown with bright toffee edges. loose creamy gray head. big caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel, tons of chocolate, some molasses, and light bright mint on the mid palate. lingering chocolate finish.
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer that will bring a tear to any thin mint fan. I really couldn’t belive how great the flavor profile was.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, medium brown body with a foamy, lasting, light ecru-colored head.
Smell: Engaging choco-mint combo in the nose with supporting notes of roasted grains, mild coffee, and even some hot chocolate mix.
Taste: Chocolaty, roasty malts with an added bonus of blackened grains and plenty of deep earthy tones to it. Then, there’s the mint, which, thankfully, is well blended into the taste. Phew! I’ll admit, I feared the combination could be disastrous. Light bitterness which seems to come more from the roast than anything else. All in all, it’s reminiscient of those lil’ Andes Crème de Menthe candies.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Lightly creamy mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Surprisingly good! For me, when it comes to beverages, a little mint can go a looong way. Fortunately, I found it to be ’just right’.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz Growler. Amazing aroma of Thin Mint Cookies. Brown color, tan head. Nice roast. Cool mint. Chocolate cookie. I don’t want the fresh mint taste out of my mouth!