JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Library Ale House, Santa Monica. Wow, this was a surprising, terrific brew. Not that I expected it to be lame, but I still was impressed. Big, lustrous, silky and inky pour with a creamy thick head. Nose of deep dark chocolate and thin mint cookie everywhere. Thick, milkshake body was just right for a beer like this. And the flavors were deep and smooth, with some coffee and even a bit of molasses complementing the still strong cookie vibe. I donít know that this is something Iíd necessarily drink all the time, but on a moderately chilly, drizzly evening in good company it drank fuckiní awesome.
ben4321 (2994) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: The nose has lots of chocolate and burnt leaves (credit to blipp for the burnt leaves)
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a smaller beige colored head
Flavor: The mint comes out more in the taste, and develops the expected chocolate-mint flavor
Palate: The body is medium-plus, and it has kind of a tingly finish on the mouth
I really didnít get much of the mint in the nose at all until I sipped it. I was trying to figure out what that smell was, and then blipp nailed it, burnt leaves, that is exactly what I was smelling. Anyway, once I tasted it, the mint flavors became obvious, and then I got the beer I was expecting. Regardless, I quite liked it.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a dark black with a thin beige to tan head. Smells initially like thin mints, but then picks up a slightly more herbal and medicinal tone. Cocoa, roast, mint, coffee. Warm brownies but a bit empty, moves into a grassy herbal flavor. Chocolate, roast, minty into the finish. Starts off great but goes downhill quickly.
jtclockwork (5100) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paulís "Blind" imperial stout tasting. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of peppermint, light chocolate and roasted chocolate malt. Slightly herbal. Medium body.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and black with flashes of crimson and a mid-sized, creamy, nicely-tanned head that never fully dissipates. The aromatic highlights include dark chocolate, charcoal, caramel, vanilla and a delicate kiss of mint. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The carbonic, hearty flavor boasts charcoal, scorched chocolate, black gun powder and a hefty dose of salt. Burnt, acrid, salty finish that leaves a cool-mint tingle in my mouth for a good minute after each sip. Needs more Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist mint and less Stone hop stupidity. Very nice nonetheless.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a brown-black complexion with fluffy tan head. Flavor is well roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate with a hard to recognize, odd minty. Cool minty aftertaste. Flavor develops as warms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
luttonm (1629) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle as a Christmas gift in Seattle. Pretty, big stout pour with medium dark brown head. Dark caramel and molasses, tootsie roll. Roasty chocolate body, really solid imp stout. Mint is a fascinating addition, deep roasty stout with thin mint cookie action. Not very sweet overall, but you got a dessert flavor. Incredibly well put together. Mint is precise, but relatively subtle.
Ernesto987 (2368) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woah, interesting but odd, minty and very chocolately and roasty. Big flavors, harsh boozyness and roastedness
PGHbeer77 (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle. Wow. Iím a fan of this one. Too bad the price is so high. Cool mint scent, dark chocolate, like mint chocolate ice cream. Small dark tan head over a black pour. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a small fizz. Mint chocolate to bitter to dark chocolate flavor, with nuts and a cool mint aftertaste.
Sikash (171) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick dark color with a tan fizzy head that lasts a good long while and leaves great lacing. A noticable minty aroma with notes of bittersweet chocolate and toasted malt. Flavor is initially sweet with a significant mint flavor of toasted malt. It finishes with a nice minty bitter flavor that lasts a decent while. Mouthfeel is creamy full with decent carbonation. Overall a good beer, not sure how much I like the mint but the underlying beer is delicious. Very well blended.