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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with chocolate head. Aroma is interesting and very pleasant, notes of mint actually come first immediately followed by dark roasted grain and baking cocoa. Flavor is aggressive dark roast, espresso, malt, baking chocolate and mint with a strong dark roasted bitterness, not very sweet. Heavy body with silky mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation. Overall, very interesting, tasty, big beer.


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 (3032) - 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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