nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jgb9348 (4692) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
douglas88 (5898) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jkwood04 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Joey. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy beige head thats lasts awhile leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong dark chocolate and faint mint. Thick mouthfeel with bitter chocolate and lingering mint flavor. Very good.
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th October 2012
Opaque black beer, big pale tan head. Palate is smooth and soft and a little dry. Rich dark malts, touch of roast. Unsweet dark chocolate. Slightly bitter dark malt note. The mint is well judged and provides a counterpoint for the robust malt. Finishes dry with more dark malt roast, bitterness and coffee. Different.