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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Nice black pour with a dark tan head. The aroma reminds me of thin mint girl scout cookies, but something about the mint is forced, a little too much extract. The flavor is pretty spot on what you would expect from a mint chocolate perspective, strong chocolate flavor with an even stronger mint presence. Medium body for an Impy Stout but it has a lingering tingle from the mint that hides the high alcohol content. I didnít know what to expect from this beer but I give it an "A" for creativity and an "A-" for execution.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pour is viscous and black, with a substantial dark tan lace - nose is all bittersweet dark chocolate and fresh mint leaves, along with a light bit of earthy char/roast - low carbonation - slick mouthfeel - flavor is intensely bitter and charred up front - far too much so - thankfully the dark chocolate and mint from the nose arrive later, but not until the bitterness has assaulted the palate - thankfully, the chocolate and mint are all that are present in the finish, so it ends on a strong note - decent, but the one unpleasant bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1398) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours an incredibly dark brown with almost perfect opacity and a head like cappuccino. There is recognizable mint on the nose, as well as a deep, dark cocoa richness like bakerís chocolate. Intensely bitter, with definite dark chocolate notes; the mint shows up more on the finish as a cooling, herbal note. Texture is like motor oil, in a good way. Really really heavy and really really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4670) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Got bottle in a trade, thanks Jason! Snifter shows a pitch black color with thin white head. Nice aroma that is similar to a York peppermint paddy. Taste has large amounts of fresh mint up front with bakerís chocolate and roasted malt in the middle of the sip. The finish is real sweet with chocolate and the mint again. The texture of this beer is incredible. Slick and smooth. Could be the smoothest mouthfeel Iíve ever had in a beer. Also, is this really 9.6% ??? Because I get no booze, anywhere. I really wish I had some Girl Scout Thin Mints because it would be a perfect match! Very nice after dinner/dessert brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Sampled Thanks to Carrie for picking this up for me! Pours a very dark The aroma is an amazing spot on version of andes minis. Great chocolate and mint candy. Flavor is not nearly as good. Extremely dark bitter chocolate. Earthy and dusty and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
$3.49-12 oz. brown bottle. Pours black. Aroma has chocolate and a touch of mint. The taste has roast, chocolate and the mint works really well with the chocolate and the malt. This is a great dessert beer. Almost reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. A beer shake!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12277) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some mint. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some mint, alcohol warming. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (832) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours black with a fluffy tan had. Aroma is mint and dark chocolate. Taste is mint chocolate with an alcohol burn finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garbageman (479) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
From bottle. Poured black with tall brown head. Aroma is chocolate mint and alcohol. Taste follows. Mint comes out more as you sip. Finishes with roasted malt and mint on the palette.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with nice tan head that lasts well, aroma brings notes of...thin mint. Literally. Some notes of chocolate, cookie, some nice mint, hints of coffee, slight earth, more mint and chocolate note, but this aroma is ridiculously like a thin mint. Taste is way better than I thought it would be, nice chocolate, rich with dark cocoa, mint, some nice cocoa nibs, almost a hershey bar type phenomenon with a cookie, mint background, finishing with fairly sweet, slightly dry. This is pretty damn impressive, and the best version of this style Iíve had by far.

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