haddon90 (1602) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Fathers Office in Culver City. Pours a deep black color with a nice, light tan head. Strong sense of mint in the aroma with some coffee and smoked malt. Amazing dark chocolate taste with mint lingering in the background. Alcohol is hidden making this a very good stout.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. black pour with a fluffy tan head. Nice lacing as well. Aroma is chocolatey with some mint notes. Taste is like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Very tasty and creamy with some minor bitter chocolate aftertaste.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ariel. Black with a brown head. Aroma of mints, some dark chocolate, some cocoa and roastiness. Roasty flavor with chocolate, mint and a bitter finish with some peppermint breath. Medium to full-bodied.
maekchu (3202) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Dark chocolate, thin mints, licorice. Pitch black, thin dark brown head. Mint chocolate and burnt malt / overboiled coffee and then creamy chocolate, with a hit of alcohol / finish has a small, almost peppery, burn. Medium body, very creamy. Good stuff. Sharp flavors. Unusual.
Ed5388 (2963) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a small cocoa colored head. Aroma of dark chocolate, some sweetness, and hints of mint. Taste is lots of chocolate and roasted malts upfront, and the mint works its way in towards the end, but is pretty subtle.
DocJitsu (1532) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, nearly black color with faint cola colored glints around the bottom edge when held to the light. It showcases a thick, rich mocha colored head that retains well. Some light notes of milk chocolate with sorghum in a soup can emerging more boldly. The nose, however, is quite mild, given the style. The mouthfeel is very pleasant. Creamy and thick, balanced by a hop heat and mild carbonation bite. The hop is, once again in a Stone product, overrepresented in this beer. However, to a much less degree than so many of their other offerings. I guess they have their cult following for just that reasons. Hop gluttons. Aside from that, the mint chocolate presents very cleverly. I’m impressed with how well they engineered this beer for the mint chocolate to emerge the way it does. I’m giving it an extra half point on taste just for that reason
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong dark brown head of incredibly small bubbles. Milk chocolate, sprucy hops, spices and roasted grains. Black in color. Wow, a nice hint of mint in the flavor. Not overpowering, just enough to notice. More sprucy hops, dark chocolate, sweet molasses, chilli peppers and some licorice. Very creamy and smooth in the mouth. Finishes dark and strong with lingering dark chocolate and sweet malts. A pretty good and novel imperial stout.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with a small white head. Aroma is mint chocolate chip. The taste is mint chocolate followed by bitter dark chocolate. Amazing!
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tulip glass. I’ve been holding onto this one for a while. Aroma: Lots of mint and chocolate. Kind of like mint chocolate chip ice cream! Quite handsome. Appearance: Very dark brown / jet black. Completely opaque, dark brown head. Taste: Quite minty! Creamy, and lots of dark chocolate. Palate: Smooth. Hardly any effervescence. Long, long finish. Overall: One of my favorite beers of all time. You could pour this stuff over vanilla ice cream and make one of the best floats mankind has ever known.
glennmastrange (2566) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted and dark chocolate, light resin for the hops, moderate earth for the yeast with a hint of vanilla and maybe a touch of mint. Head is small, frothy, light brown with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is full, creamy to syrupy, with carbonation between soft and lively, and a finish that’s chalky and lightly alcoholic. Right there with the other top Imperial Stouts, with just a touch of uniqueness.