gorditoabd (632) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bev4less. Pours midnight black, good foam. Aromas are very faint of some dark malt and mint. Taste is heavy of mint and chocolate, almost like creme de menthe, or a chocolate milkshake. Good, but perhaps a bit cloying. Not much development past the mid palate. Pretty one dimensional, but the one dimension is solid enough and as advertised. Good mouthfeel and solid body, until the finish, which just sort of peters out. Good, not great.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, purchased at the brewery. Hearty near black pour, light brown head that leaves curtains of lace. Aroma is rich sweet cocoa, roast, with a kiss of mint. Sweet and chocolatey, thickly malty, with a leafy mint presence in the mid palate that leaves a nice cooling sensation deepin the throat (in my chest actually!). Roasty bitterness in the finish. This was so freaking GOOD!
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Tuesday night hanging out at home. This stuff is delicious, happy that I had the chance to get this in Chicago. Appearance is pitch black, moderate thickness, very rich tan rim around the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate malt, definite mint presence, lactose, a hint of vanilla, espresso, oats, smells very fresh. Taste is slightly decadent, thick but also smooth, sweet, minty, roasted malt, a touch of bitterness. Very good stuff.
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma brings mint leaves, vanilla and subtle chocolate to the nose. Pitch black in color no foam. Very sweet, minty fresh taste with some strong cocoa flavors. Some very slight molasses and herb sensations take over this palate. The mint is extremely evident. Overall, this is a dessert brew, deserving strongly to be paired with ice cream or a pizookie. I’d give this an A+ rating.
rxeight (2514) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completly dark black, small tan head. Aroma is cocoa and a bit of mint. First taste is the chocolate in there and then the mint picks up. Very thick, not much trace of alcohol. Not to much sweetness either. It’s like eating an Andes mint and letting it slowly melt in your mouth. Long aftertaste of mint that stays with you. Really really enjoyable.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle from Baron’s. The appearance is a coffee brown hue with a huge lacing medium brown head. The aromas have a healthy dose of mint with chocolate, and raw roasted malts. The flavors follow with a mint full mouth with chocolate lacing. The malt backing seems powdering to me not really sure how to say it. Does develop into tasting like a Thin Mint. The alcohol is there but very subtle. It makes you think of a mint liquor or a mint julep. Very enjoyable. Will have to revisit this a few times.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012: Pours pitch black with a big grey head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and fresh mint. Big thick body with flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, mint and a bitter malty backbone from all the roasted malt. Lingering mint and dark chocolate in the finish. I busted out some Frango mints and the combination is stellar.
mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Casa De Oro. Sweet mint nose with a strong roasty imperial stout underneath. Black in color with a huge brown head. Rich and roasty with a lot of coffee. The mint is noticeable throughout. Seems to be in the background more than anything. Pretty much a solid impy stout with a little mint poking its head in and out of the flavor profile.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a very thick black, with about a finger of chocolate colored head. Amazing Cocoa and mint leaves on the nose. The aroma is amazing. Perfect chocolate an just a hint of the mint. Thick mouthfeel. Amazing chocolate, coffee and roast flavors, with just a beautiful hint of mint flavor and aftertaste. Just an amazing beer. So impressively balanced for the types
Of flavors involved. No hint at all of the huge alcohol
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at stone. Dark black, with tan head. Tons of chocolate both milk and dark, fresh mint, and some roast. A really tasty thin mint.