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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Phone rate because Iím tired of having a 1,000 beer backlog. Please ignore the typos. Attractive pitch black hue with a massive brown head that leaves impeccable lace. Good retention. Aroma lives up to the concept fudgy, nutty cocoa, chewy chocolate. A bit dusty/nib like. Medium earthy and herbal menthol. Light biscuit, brownie and hay. Pretty clean on both yeast and hops. Flavors just donít cut it quite as well. Itís far too bitter for the concept and the bitterness feels like it is coming more from roasted grain than hop. Could be a scaling issue. Mint is there. Pleasant and in balance. Chocolate is less pronounced than the nose and made less of a player because of the dryness. Despite the alcohol the finish is quite dry. Slightly earthy, tobacco. Roast slightly too oppressive. A touch of mineral in the finish. Creamy carbonation, fuller bodied, medium warmth. Close to the target, but not quite dialed in.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Vintage 2012, 12oz bottle. Thick black pour. Smells of Thin Mints cookies. Sweet chocolate with sweet mint. Thick bodied, heavy. Well balanced, perfectly flavored. Rich cocoa, sweet mint. Finishes with hints of roasted malts, burnt grains. Iíve had other mint chocolate beers, by far, this is the best. A beast. Just as I thought Cigar Cityís was great... Stone, bring this one back! (4134)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (860) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Sampled at Hop Con 2.0. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of mint chocolate ice cream with a hint of malt. Taste of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, peppermint oil underneath everything. Lingering bitter mint chocolate. I was surprised this worked but it really does.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Washington P Street. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. The mint really comes through on the nose as it warms. Bitter chocolate on the tongue with the mint coming through on the finish. Hides its alcohol well. Solid but not as spectacular as I was hoping.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a nice black color. Mint, chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of caramel sweetness on the nose; all follow onto the palate. As it warms, the mint really comes through and itís like drinking a thin mint cookie. Very good if you like mint flavor, which I do.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1209) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
12oz bottle as a trade extra. Pours a jet black with a small white head. Aromas of mint and chocolate, duh. Taste is semi sweet and slightly bitter. Flavors of mint, chocolate, roast, some coffee. Very thick mouthfeel. Impressive,actually. Finishes pretty sticky and sweet with boat loads of mint. Pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, mint aromas. Flavor is chocolate, roasted and malt, one of the better mint chocolate beers Iíve had.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (134) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Very dark brown body with thick khaki head. Nice lacing. Minty, dark chocolate & roast malt aromas. Bittersweet dark chocolate, mint flavors remind me of a hotel pillow mint. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (546) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Purchased 2012. Pours a deep black with a razor thin tan head. Has a rich chocolate dark roasted caramel malt nose, with some dark fruity notes and slight licorice sweet bitter flavor on the end. The palate is a full rich creamy body with good carbonation, a bit of sticky mouth feel. The finish is sweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt, some mild mint flavor shows up as it warms up, has a lingering kind of sweet chocolate roasted bitterness on the end. Was expecting a bit more mint but could be the aging. Overall a good drinking tasty and full flavored brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Very black, not quite as much mint as I expected, plenty of chocolate though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) On tap. The look is black in color, dark, and has a tan head. The smell is minty, chocolate, cookies, alcohol, roast, and raisins. The taste is sweet, artificial, minty, and eh.


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