Dixonian (1470) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with some tan head. Nose is herbal and roasted with chocolate and mint. The mint and chocolate flavors meld together really well- like a liquid Thin Mint.
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
A- pours jet black. Has a big 3 finger mocha head consisting of big soapy looking bubbles. Good head retention.
S- Big milk chocolate aroma with nice sweet mint in the background. Smells like its namesake. A mint chocolate.
T- very bitter right off the bat. Bakers chocolate, very slight coffee notes. The mint lingers in the background and supports the beer well. The taste is dominated by a burnt crust bitterness. Needed to be a bit sweeter.
M- full bodied, modest carbonation. Big alcohol warmth.
O- Not as sweet as I had hoped. Too bitter for me. Since theres little to no chocolate sweetness in it, this would pair well with other chocolate desserts.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours near black with a modest but disappearing tan head and a strong mint and chocolate aroma. There is an equally strong chocolate mint flavor - tastes like junior mints.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is definitely mint. Full bodied. Flavor is very chocolate and very minty. Like the girl scout cookie. Very nice. Quite interesting.
tobias (165) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pour is is jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and mint with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is malty dark chocolate, coffee and mint. Hops are not detectable. I was expecting something sweeter but I think is well balanced and quite drinkable.
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured up on tap at Papago with a deep dark body supporting a full firm mocha colored head of foam that leaves behind near sheet lacing. Good looking beer. The aroma is fabulous and offers up a great mix of dark roasted to nearly burnt maltiness and chocolate that blends into a pleasing mint sensation. The taste is just as wonderful with rich vibrant thick dark roasted malty notes, some burnt malts and then into both dark chocolate and a modest degree of mint. The taste is rich and flavorfully intoxicating. The roastiness takes the lead and the chocolate and mint come in at just the right level to really enhance the experience. Well crafted beer. Damn!
robforbes (1883) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a small brown head, and very good lacing.
smell is of dark chocolate, a little vanilla, and a touch of mint.
taste is creamy, sour malt, mint, milk chocolate, and coffee. ends smooth and slightly bitter.
drjay44 (2125) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is mint, coffee, chocolate.....taste is heavy coffee, lighter chocolate, mild mint, light toffee/caramel, finishing with a roasted malt, hop bitterness....mouth feel thick, slight alcohol heat present, carbonation makes a thick creamy sensation. This is obviously an Imperial Stout. The heavy roast on the malts and the mint hide some of the subtle variations in the style (dried fruits, umami), but it is a nice dessert type beverage. Wonder what would happen if it were aged in white wind barrels? BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
high_on_hops (407) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with a brow head. It has a great dark chocolate and slight mint aroma. The flavor is chocolate and malt up front, with a mint aftertaste that has a slightly spicy mouthfeel.
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wchesser (664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Skeptical at first...only other mint stout Iíve had is one Avery does seasonally on tap which is in a word, disgusting. This is another story.
Pitch black, thick two finger head that fades to a skim. Persistent thick lacing. Dark chocolate on nose. Mint makes itself known only as slight tingling after smelling like menthol and in taste the same. If you didnít know it was there you could easily just mistake it for a nice warm alcohol burn. Huge dark roast malts and bitter chocolate. Aftertaste ísensation; is not unlike eating a York peppermint patty, except way dialed back and not sweet at all. As this warms I am finding the mint more amplified. York Peppermint...
Very pleasantly surprised by this one, despite the high ratings. Impeccably executed. This could have been a train wreck.