JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a thin lid of light tan bubbles. Scents of roasted malt and mint. Dark chocolate, mild roasted malt, touch of coffee, hints of mint and some earthy/peated caramel. Fairly dry in the finish. A touch thinner in feel than I might expect this type of brew, but decent. Mint chocolate stout.
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting medium bodied stout. The minty flavors blended well with the coffee chocolate overtones. The fact that it was pulled from a cask gave it a nice smooth taste overall. A great stout!
Ughsmash (7504) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 On cask at the Ale House. Poured clear, deep brown with a well-retained deeper cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates, tobacco, and darker fruit along with almost smoky caramel behind.. the nose also picked up greener hops and green apple at the back, which gave a cool twist. The flavor was similar to the nose with a bit too much wet, grassy hop influence.. chocolate and caramel at the sweet core with some fruit at the edges. About medium-bodied and too-skewed toward the bitterness.. otherwise sweet and enjoyable. 7 4 6 3 13
Re-rate, as my first go-round really didn’t pick up the mint..
On tap at the Milwaukee Ale House. Poured a lovely shade of black with a creamy, well-retained cap of deep beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweeter chocolate notes along with fresh mint.. they hit the mark well, as this smelled like candy.. a hint of brandy graced the back. The flavor again had milkier chocolates with a minty undertow that gave a brighter impression through the finish.. some grassy and herbal bitterness, but it remained in the background.. a bit of darker chocolates emerge toward the back.. quite tasty. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation.. well-roasted with a dry, grainy backend. I found this quite enjoyable.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was designed to taste like Andy’s Candies (aka Andes Chocolate Mint). It pours to a slick black body with a dish soap water head. The flavor is a combination cakey chocolate brownie and minty Andes chocolate. Roasted barley hides on the mid-finish. Quite pleasantly balanced and the menthol mint shows easily. The aroma is roasted grainy barley, chocolate, and mint menthol. Mostly malt. The palate is slick, medium bodied, and has a lingering dry roast.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A fine Stout, which I enjoyed from the tap at the brewpub. I like to think they brewed this cask-conditioned stout for my birthday, since I share a name with the beer. However, I think it’s just a special, and wasn’t intended for me. Anyway, the aroma and flavor are dominated by coffee and cocoa, with some smoky hints. It’s not really a sweet I don’t think, nor is it a dry stout, so I’m not sure how to categorize it. It is a nice rendition of my favorite beer type. Low carbonation, pours jet black from the hand-engine, with a thick and creamy off-white head.