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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap at The Beer Junction. This was an interesting one -- definitely unlike any other beer Iíve had. The flavor reminded me of a trufflemint shake from Red Mill -- dark chocolate (and lots of it), with a strong presence from the mint -- and those two flavors really overshadowed whatever else was in here (maybe a bit of molasses/dark roasted malt). If you were going to drink a beer for dessert, and you like mint chocolate, this would be a great choice. But aside from the novelty, Iím not sure it had a whole lot going for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mint, caramel, toffee, and graham cracker. Flavor of chocolate, mint, roasted malt, and light vanilla. Very much like liquid Girl Stout Thin Mint cookies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
I read through some of the reviews and many of them say that the mint is subtle... I wholeheartedly disagree. On the nose, the mint is pretty clearly evident on top of basic roasty stout notes. However mint dominates the palate. Itís slightly chocolately but its tough to get around the mint. This is flat out weird. I enjoyed it to a degree, but I donít need any more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate-large frothy brown head that lasted to the final sip and left a coating of foam on the glass all the way to the end. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and mint. Thankfully the mint is not too strong and is very much in the background. The flavor is roasted malt with a touch of burnt roast and chocolate. While I enjoyed this part of the flavor very much, there is a menthol flavor that evolves in the aftertaste and lingers which must be the mint. The mint lingers along with some roast bitterness and the two do not combine well at all. Is this what menthol cigarettes are like? The mouthfeel is creamy and full although the menthol flavor does interfere a bit. Alcohol is very well hidden. This one has distinct pluses and minuses for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Minty aroma and taste, black pour and subtle mouthfeel. Easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear deep brown, fine tan ring bubbles. Nose is awesome, graham cracker, cream, wort, mint, rich, milk chocolate. Taste of milk chocolate, light mint, chocolate malt, cream. Medium body, creamy finish, minty and chocolate malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3347) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz bottle shared by scotter. May 2012 on bottle. The pour is a hazed black brown, with a minimal khaki head. The aroma is mint chocolate, very much the thin mint girl scout cookie. There is a bit of roast, and general malt sweetness present as well. The taste picks up more on the the stout flavors, featuring roast char initially, dark chocolate notes, then opening up to the mint chocolate of the nose. Some alcohol heat evident in the back. The palate is medium bodied, with soft carbonation, an oily mouth-feel, and a dry alcohol finish. Nice use of the mint. Thanks for sharing this one Scott, I had wanted to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from Secret Santa. A dark pour with a tan head on top that settles as a thin film. This smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream or junior mints with a dash of coffee as well as a little caramel. The flavor adds plenty of roasty ash notes to go with unsweetened dark chocolate, mocha, and mint. Slightly creamy body with a dry and bitter finish. Fortunately, the mint is not out of control but I probably wouldnít have wanted any more than the 12 oz bottle I had. Despite itís heft this drinks rather smoothly. Not necessarily something Iíll want to revisit too many times but this was no doubt a solid beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Wow this really impressed me. It was like drinking a Thin Mint cookie in a bottle but in a good way. The mint was not overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1472) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2013
in bottle shared, poured opaque brown with coffee brown head. the aroma of roasted malts chocolate and mint. ok not a huge fan of york peppermint patty but this is where this one is going. flavor is just that a peppermint patty. not a fan

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