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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (589) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Purchased 2012. Pours a deep black with a razor thin tan head. Has a rich chocolate dark roasted caramel malt nose, with some dark fruity notes and slight licorice sweet bitter flavor on the end. The palate is a full rich creamy body with good carbonation, a bit of sticky mouth feel. The finish is sweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt, some mild mint flavor shows up as it warms up, has a lingering kind of sweet chocolate roasted bitterness on the end. Was expecting a bit more mint but could be the aging. Overall a good drinking tasty and full flavored brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Very black, not quite as much mint as I expected, plenty of chocolate though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) On tap. The look is black in color, dark, and has a tan head. The smell is minty, chocolate, cookies, alcohol, roast, and raisins. The taste is sweet, artificial, minty, and eh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
12oz bottle courtesy of DrSilverworm. Thanks! Deep black body, rusty beige head that fades out a little, but still laces the glass quite well. Really pleasant aroma, doughy cocoa chocolate. The mint is there but it is pretty easy going, which is quite refreshing, to see a new uniquely flavored beer come out and not go overboard with the ingredient showcased. The mint chocolate really works here..quite balanced. Quite a fantastic beer. Quality ingredients fully utilized, expertly brewed. The alcohol is perfectly masked or incorporated...this goes down quite easy....but it is bold enough that you know it is big.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4845) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall deep brown head. Aroma of strong mint, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, anise and quite a bit of earth and vanilla - fairly nice and sweet smelling. Full-bodied; Rich, roasted malt flavours with heaps of alcohol, mushrooms, soy sauce and earthy flavours with some deep mint, a little sweetness and a touch of anise and spices. Aftertaste shows a lot of bitterness, ranging from the anise and the coffee with some roasted malt and a bunch of alcohol and oak. Overall, a decent beer - but perhaps too strong and too funky of a taste. Not horribly harsh, but not smooth either - even after 13 months. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Fairfax, Virginia on 03-November-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington a day before returning to the West Coast on 12-December-2013.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to Will, cheers! Pours a nearly black color, some ruddy edges, with a medium off-white head. The aroma is light mint, chocolates and toasted malts. The flavor is more mint chocolate candies, Andies I think they are called, some fresh coffee, maybe a hint of oxidation (which I like). Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours pitch black with a great creamy tanned head. Aroma.is roasted malty fruity dark fruits molassis. Flavor is as aroma;very pkeasant snooth balanced and.nive pwpppermint.Nd.bitter touch

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Black beer with a nice beige head. Mint aroma, roasted, caramel, chocolate, toffee, cookies. Mint flavor, chocolate, cocoa. Too much mint. It kinda kills the rest of the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee notes, mint, and dough and a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice chocolate, imperial stout up front with a nice minty, chocolatey finish. Smooth texture. A good imperial stout with the mint and chocolate adding to it rather than taking away from it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Brown Head, Some Lacing S: Mint, Chocolate, Dark Mildly Roasted Malts T: Chocolate, Dark Malts, Mildly Minty M: Decent Carbonation, Medium To Full Bodied, Rich, Full, Minty Dryness Overall, pretty dead nuts on, themouthfeel tastes exactly like after having spearmint oil, solid.


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