brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkly roasted coffee layers atop a chocolatey mint base. Tons of bittersweet chocolate. Reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream in liquid form. I really like this brew.
bpreo (2112) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mint, chocolate, oatmeal, Imperial Stout. Beer bliss. 9.6% alcohol.
Original recipe was made by a San Diego guy named Ken Schmidt. Stone Brew Co. was assisted by some guy from Iron Fist Brew Co. in making this beer as well.
They suggest letting it sit in the cellar for a few years before drinking. I donít have a cellar, so Iím drinking it now. And even if I did have a cellar, I would still be drinking it now.
The mint flavor is overwhelming. The Imperial Stout body is exceptional. This beer is really bad-ass.
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sproutís: Poured a black used motor oil color with a thick fluffy topping of head. Aroma is full of scents of chocolate and artificial mint which reminds me of a mint and chip ice cream. In addition, the aroma has rich roast malts with a whiff of alcohol in the background. The drink delivers a robust profile of roasted dark malts with hints of mint and shavings of sweet dark chocolate that come together in perfect balance making this an interesting Imperial stout.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious beer ... but I may be biased, as I love mint chocolate stouts. Great texture: full and smooth. Malt flavors were super rich and chocolaty. Perfect amount of sweetness. Great "mint chocolate chip ice cream" flavor. Snappy, balanced bitterness. Loved it.
blipp (7250) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Near black with a beige head. Really weird notes of old crushed leaves on the nose initially, but after tasting the mint comes out more, as well as chocolate and roasted malts. An odd one for sure, I have no idea why my nose decided to lie to me initially.
jcwattsrugger (11613) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle @Paulís Blind Stout tasting-thin tan-black. A-sweet chocolate-dk malt. T-sweet chocolate-dk malt, some mint, herbal/spice bite.
tgncc (3027) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy shit!! Someone found a way to turn Thin Mints into a beer!! The aroma is chocolate, mint, light roast. The appearance is deep black, big tan head. The flavor is thin mints literally, mint, chocolate, roast. Medium/thick in body. The finish is minty, piney hops. Very nicely done. j
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Library Ale House, Santa Monica. Wow, this was a surprising, terrific brew. Not that I expected it to be lame, but I still was impressed. Big, lustrous, silky and inky pour with a creamy thick head. Nose of deep dark chocolate and thin mint cookie everywhere. Thick, milkshake body was just right for a beer like this. And the flavors were deep and smooth, with some coffee and even a bit of molasses complementing the still strong cookie vibe. I donít know that this is something Iíd necessarily drink all the time, but on a moderately chilly, drizzly evening in good company it drank fuckiní awesome.
ben4321 (4897) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: The nose has lots of chocolate and burnt leaves (credit to blipp for the burnt leaves)
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a smaller beige colored head
Flavor: The mint comes out more in the taste, and develops the expected chocolate-mint flavor
Palate: The body is medium-plus, and it has kind of a tingly finish on the mouth
I really didnít get much of the mint in the nose at all until I sipped it. I was trying to figure out what that smell was, and then blipp nailed it, burnt leaves, that is exactly what I was smelling. Anyway, once I tasted it, the mint flavors became obvious, and then I got the beer I was expecting. Regardless, I quite liked it.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a dark black with a thin beige to tan head. Smells initially like thin mints, but then picks up a slightly more herbal and medicinal tone. Cocoa, roast, mint, coffee. Warm brownies but a bit empty, moves into a grassy herbal flavor. Chocolate, roast, minty into the finish. Starts off great but goes downhill quickly.