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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Adam Boggs does it again with this chocolate mint sensation. This Stout Month homebrew contest winner features unprocessed cocoa powder and fresh mint balanced by plenty of roasted malt. Adam says it best: ďIf you like thin mint or grasshopper cookies, or just enjoy having fresh breath right after drinking beer, youíll love this one!í Adjunct: Fresh mint, Cocoa Powder, Pure Peppermint Extract

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (938) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 2/11/2014:
Pours brown with fine tan head, minimal lace. Aroma is strong mint, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor is mint, chocolate up front, with a toasted, nutty malt finish and mint aftertaste. Mint flavor seems to have been toned down significantly, providing better balance. Moderate carbonation, light body, and mildly cool (mint) finish. Much better than last years.

On tap at Mtn Sun. Pours an opaque brown with a quarter finger of tan/light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, with definite mint in finish. Flavor is strong mint up front fading into caramel, roasted malt, chocolate malt and cocoa flavors. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, and slightly cool texture. This beer is too minty for me, completely unbalanced. They should have skipped the peppermint extract or at least used less, a more subtle mint flavor would have been nice. Could probably use slightly stronger/darker stout character as well, A decent beer but I definitely didnít need a whole pint. Rating: 2.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3534) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of cocoa and mint. Bitter roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3678) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, creamy tan head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is mint leaves, chocolate malt, vanilla, light figs, and light floral hops. Flavor is balanced mint and chocolate with supporting spicy hops, light ash, and some dark fruit esters; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap at the Vibe Street Pub for stout month, apparently this has mint and cocoa powder. Dark black color, decent head. Smells slightly like chocolate and mint. The taste is spot on thin mint cookies. This really tastes like a mint chocolate cookie stout. Impressive. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 02-28-2011 06:13:25

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6248) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roast malt, mint, coffee, caramel. Taste is malts, fresh mint, cold coffee, burned toast, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, rather dry finish. 240212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pour on tap at the Vine St location, dark brownish black with off white almost tan head. Aroma brings huge, huge notes of mint, chocolate, and roasted malt, the crackery cookie though also comes through and balances it very well. Taste is literally thin mints in a glass, you have the fresh mint, sweet chocolate and sweet cookie/biscuit, finishing fairly dry. Very well done brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2517) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft at Mountain Sun: Browned ebony. Fizzling, jagged light-beige head. Unattractive nose of metal, earthy roast, potent mint, bakerís chocolate, and raisins. Prickly and watery. Very thin. Sharp and prominently minty and earthy with roast and crackling malt-derived phenolics which clash with the acidic, vaguely defined roast. Malt remains shallow as bittersweet chocolate and dusty cocoa strongly persist. Finishes with notes of plastic, cola, and harsh, raspy malts which continually fizzle and collapse on the palate. Sorely lacks delicacy, the mint is overbearing, has a very nimble malt structure, and is thin/overly roasty, consequently. Not very fun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Tap @ Vine Street location. Dark brown black appearance with a small head that completely disintegrates. The nose really does smell like a thin mint! Cocoa and a dominant mint aroma on top of more conventional chocolate malts. Absolutely delicious dessert beer that freshens my breath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Tap at Vine Street. Near black with nice light brown head. Dark bitter chocolate aroma with roast malt, mint, and some molasses. Taste is minty on the start, with roasty smoky malt in the middle, finishing in creamy mint. Not quite as chocolaty as I expected, or as chocolaty as the thin mint itís supposed to replicate. Itís mostly delightful, but has a certain bitterness thatís unappealing. ***this beer is MIND-BLOWING when paired with the chocolate cake from the menu. After a bite, I took a sip of the beer and it tasted like liquid thin mint. I think this is what the brewers were going for, but it only comes out when chocolate cake is with it. With cake, this beer approaches a perfect 5.0 rating, but, thats not really fair to consider in the normal rating, is it?***

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 18, 2010
not a mint fan, so take that along with this. tastes just like those damn cookies. pour looks good, solid black and perfect head and carb level. dry to sweet ratio is fine, but good god man if i wanted a cookie i would have bought one. rough 1/2 pint to get through, but prefferred to the cab barrel stuff i had the same night.

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