Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BA Funkel81 for the extra! 12 oz. bottle served in a Deschute tulip.
A: Pours a dark black color with a nice and thick tan head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin ring that leaves some sticky sheets of lace.
S: Pure mint leaf up front with a nice roasted malt presence. There is a nice chocolate subtly as well.
T: The mint and chocolate combo really works without the mint being overpowering. The roasted malts give a nice change from the sweetness. A little espresso bean even peaks its head around as well.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a smooth, medium-low carbonation level.
O: This beer definitely worked and it was nice. More mint came in as the beer warmed and it was nice to have this mint be a mint leaf/Junior Mint type of flavor as opposed to Colgate. Would recommend if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
JStax (2568) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam of about a finger width. The aroma has dark chocolate, cocao nibs, and a strong mint coming through. I’d really like to know how they infused the mint in this, because it’s awesome. Taste is a lot like a peppermint patty, only if it were made of better chocolate. This beer is fantastic, and hopefully Stone gets the hint and puts this into regular production.
OmegaX (1144) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one caught my eye. Nose is herbal with obvious mint, and a light basil touch, followed by roast and chocolate. Nice. Pour is what you would expect. I was hoping for the taste to be a tad sweeter as opposed to being neutral. This was nice though, with a nice minty herbal touch to a finely done regular stout. I’ll definitely take one of these over a mint after dinner.
scooter520 (185) - - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance: black with a two finger dark tan head. Aroma: mint covers up a lot with chocolate peaking thru and some dark fruit and alcohol. Taste: tastes like an Andes chocolate mint from beginning thru middle then ending with coffee dry/bitterness and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel: slick, creamy but on thinner side of imperial stout. Overall: was surprised the mint didn't overwhelm and it's a pretty solid dessert beer but not overly excited by it.
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buttslamify (52) - - NOV 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Excellent smell of chocolate and mint, like a peppermint patty almost. Appearance: Strong and dark with a two finger dark tan head, perfect. Taste: Also almost perfect, my one downside would be that the aftertaste has a bit too much of a hop aroma, but overall amazing. Palate: Perfect, smooth and buttery with a nice lace finish down your throat. Overall: One of my new favorites, I plan on stocking up for the winter
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours black with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, malt and mint. Medium to full body with flavors of chocolate, earthy malt and mint. The finish is chocolate and roasted nuts with a minty aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a finger of khaki head. Pretty nice mint aroma. Decent chocolate, sort of a Hershey syrup sort of character, some sugar, licorice, and plenty of roasted malt. Lots of mint flavor, heavy on the roasted malt, some cocoa powder, and molasses. Dark chocolate, slight sugary sweetness, and a lasting herbal mint note on the finish.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a jet black color with a large frothy brown head that laces. Scent is roasted malt, mint and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted malt, mint with a bitter dark chocolate finish.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours dark black with a disappearing tan head. Hints of chocolate and wild anise in the nose. Flavors thin mint girl scout cookies.
Tmoney99 (9978) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing.Moderate to heavy sweet mint chocolate aroma. Median to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark chocolate sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.