DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Washington P Street. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. The mint really comes through on the nose as it warms. Bitter chocolate on the tongue with the mint coming through on the finish. Hides its alcohol well. Solid but not as spectacular as I was hoping.
TXBadger (1882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice black color. Mint, chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of caramel sweetness on the nose; all follow onto the palate. As it warms, the mint really comes through and it’s like drinking a thin mint cookie. Very good if you like mint flavor, which I do.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle as a trade extra. Pours a jet black with a small white head. Aromas of mint and chocolate, duh. Taste is semi sweet and slightly bitter. Flavors of mint, chocolate, roast, some coffee. Very thick mouthfeel. Impressive,actually. Finishes pretty sticky and sweet with boat loads of mint. Pretty decent.
vtafro (4654) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, mint aromas. Flavor is chocolate, roasted and malt, one of the better mint chocolate beers I’ve had.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown body with thick khaki head. Nice lacing. Minty, dark chocolate & roast malt aromas. Bittersweet dark chocolate, mint flavors remind me of a hotel pillow mint. Excellent.
SamP01 (620) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black, not quite as much mint as I expected, plenty of chocolate though.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
nuplastikk (5031) - 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 (5062) - 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.