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Mudshark Abominable Winter Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double (white) chocolate mint stout.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBabe13 (4) - Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2012
A very dark beer, almost black. It has a lot going on in each mouthful, and at times can be a little overwhelming. It has the chocolate and mint flavors that it is supposed to have, but finishes with just a hint of coffee flavoring to it. A good beer, but I couldn’t have more than one at a time.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz bottle. Surprising beer--I didn’t assume I was getting an imperial mint chocolate stout when the bottle says "winter ale". Black thick beer, small tan head with very light lacing. Aroma is very pleasant, roasty smell, some chocolate. Taste is good, lots of bitter chocolate and coffee--no mint I can taste. Palate is dark and heavy, with prickly carbonation and an alcoholic finish--long aftertaste. Very good beer, a nice surprise from lake havasu city!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2013
12oz bottle from Frys. Coal black with a brown head. Smells faintly of chocolate but not much from the aroma considering what's next. Incredibly heavy beer and every bit of it sweet. Almost like a mouthful of chocolate ice cream. It's quite good for a desert beer. While chocolate beers are not my thing, this one is probably the best ice ever tried. Sweet and thick enough you could almost dip cookies in it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Growler pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan colored head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, cream soda notes and a bit of burnt malts. The taste starts with some dark roasted malts moving into a sweet cream soda sensation and then ending with smooth subtle mint notes. Pretty nice but nowhere near as tasty as the version from Stone.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle; poured a very dark brown or black. Brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, wood, earth and mint. Quite roasty, some chocolate, some spice/mint, a touch dry with some woody notes. Lingering finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours black with cocoa head. Toasted malt and alcohol on the nose. Flavor is roast and biscuit with a bit of vanilla and sweetness. Finishes sweet. Pretty nice winter beer from a brewery i have not really liked anything from.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
355ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold. Aroma: So much chocolate. It is like a glass full of cold melted chocolate. Glorious. Appearance: Opaque, dark brown body. Even with an aggressive pour, the head is small and dissipates completely very quickly. Taste: A little chocolate at first, but then it’s all dark roast coffee and dark roasted malt and dark. Palate: Medium-full body with lots of prickly carbonation. Moderate-long finish and ends on bitter chocolate. Overall: Great stuff! Nice and straightforward, but doesn’t skimp on flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Black. Fair beige head. Aroma is dry cocoa, light roast. Chocolate comes up after significantly warming. Bigger light body, initially then thickens up some at room temp. Watery Initially. Moderate roasty. Semi-sweet. Dry. Lightly burnt. Again chocolate only shows up after sitting quite a while. Alcohol hidden well. Couldn’t really find any mint. O.K.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarinEvelyn (680) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Fairly carbonated, but quick drying. sweet, but not too much chocolate flavor, though white chocolate is always more mild. Don’t get the mint much, unless I’m forcing myself to taste it. Decent, but nothing crazy amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Good stout. Very good in fact. Smooth, with a hint if roastiness. Thick but not crazily so. Hides its ABV exceedingly well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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