Dogbrick (7575) - 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 (10527) - 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 (3102) - 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 (3015) - 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 (10399) - 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.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice find, Jordan. As this one got warmer, the smooth bouquet of an aroma revealed peppermint patties and rich roasted malts. The taste had that classic Stone-stout taste; very balanced with the right amount of hops and malt. There was a hint of mint at the end, and I think that kept the alcohol taste in check - as this brew isn’t really all that complex overall. Fun to drink though!
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black with a huge tan dark brown head, leaving some lacing as it fades some. Aroma is almost like an andes mint, just with more of a bittersweet chocolate aroma, smells more boozy than 9.6. Taste is dark chocolate with a tad bit of coffee in the mix, a decent hop bitterness in the finish and then finally the mint kicks in at the end, its not overwhelming with the mint, it could have used a bit more, maybe not as much as DFH black and red, which I liked but it did almost become cloying, overall this was another great brew from from stones collabo series.
MattH (635) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 12 0z. $3.29. Brentwood Whole Foods. Aroma is mostly cocoa but there’s also tobacco and a little mint coming through. Flavor up front is dark chocolate which is followed by mint. Finish is bitter. Though not overly bitter like some Imperial Stouts. Very easy to drink. Smooth palate with light to medium carbonation.
BHeart (72) - - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, semi limited head but nice lace anyway. As it warms the smell moves from hops, to chocolate, to mint. Nice minty and vanilla opening, and maintains throughout. Peppermint party. Migrates into chocolate, whisky, smooth finish. Quite bitter aftertaste.
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craftycarl21 (2204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dan Fromson for this bottle! Shared with GT2 as well. Pours a rich, deep chocolate color with a pretty frothy pour and nice lacing. Nose brings definite peppermint, Andes chocolate mints, and a touch of roasty bitterness. The flavor incorporates a touch of vanilla sweetness along with the really nice aforementioned mint and chocolate character. Smooth, delicious palate. Superbly nice effort.