Prufrockstar (1578) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to BeBeau. Deep dark pour with tan head, okay retention and lacing. Aroma is basically an Andes mint. Taste ends roasty, bitter and with plenty of alcohol bite, which is in contrast to the sweet Andes expectation. That might be intentional, but this is one expectation I want to be met -- chocolate mint should be sweet, not harsh. Anyway, as it warms and I acclimate (possibly aided by a brownie), and it improves. Or maybe I’m just getting drunk. Whatever the reason, it is redeemed.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oily black...with a small brown head.
Chocolate, peppermint aroma.
Taste is dark chocolate malt, mint cookie, cocoa...
A roasty, dark chocolate bitter.
Creamy and rich...very nice cooling mint and roasted malts.....
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the back kf the frudge, pours the part with a light khaki head that leaves nice lacing. Nice mint nose. Taste is like thin mint girl scout cookies. Thin light body.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[7189-20150418] Tap. Mint chocolate aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy brown body. Strong mint chocolate herb and thick roasted grains flavour. Full body. Delicious but enormous. (8/4/9/4/17) 4.1
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Overheard: "Those are the biggest tater tots I’ve ever seen!"
bhensonb (12747) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brn/blk with a really dark tan head. Mint aroma is present. Mixed accompanying odors which might include chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is mint, chocolate, smooth burnt malt. Not getting coffee. There’s a touch of heat. Pretty nice ale, but I’m far from ecstatic about the mint.
Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle...Pour is black with a tan head..Nose is old mint, chocolate, thin mints, sweet...Taste is chocolate, roast, thin mint cookies, soft roast, dark chocolate, bitter..
krumbum (743) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big hits of mint over a very chocolate base in the aroma. Dark thick black cascades as it pour with a lasting brown head. The herbal mint is carried on a rich velvet bed of cocoa. Perfect alone or with ice cream they nailed this beer.
AWISLguy (1881) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bomber from Sonoma Cellars in Oconomowoc shared by all during the 4th weekend family get-together. Cellar aged about 2 months. Huge choco-mint nose. Thin mints come to life! Less solid in the flavor with the mint being too sweet, even cloying. Muddled with the mint and the chocolate not being clean. 13.7
Goodgrief (1895) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Dark pour with tan head and pretty nice lacing. Mint and chocolate on the nose. Very rich flavor, tons of chocolate and mint. Like beerified mint chocolate chip ice cream. Smooth on the tongue. I dig it.
Ratman197 (11504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of mint, dark chocolate and light roastiness. Palate wasd medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of mint, dark chocolate and light roastiness with a smooth lingering mint finish.