Perennial 17
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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17 is a decadent chocolate stout complimented with a smooth mint finish perfect for winterís last hurrah. Clocking in at 10% alcohol by volume, it is sure to warm you inside and out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Blaack/brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is large minty, chocolate, with a touch of coffee. Flavor is sweet chocolate, super minty, coffee, but mostly mint. A very solid beer even if mint isnít your thang. nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (901) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle via unknown. Pours a slightly translucent chocolate brown, slight tan head. Aroma direct and fresh, some herbal notes. Grassy, minty and some citric notes as well. Body full and roasty, very bitter in the finish. Liking, it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Shared a bottle of this at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. Pours pitch black and thick with a small brown head on top. Looks very rich and chocolate. Smells very rich and chocolatey, with notes of roast and mint mixed in nicely. The mint is present but not overpowering. The flavor is surprisingly good. Thick and rich chocolate, just a hint of roasty stout goodness, and an accent of light pepper mint that cleans out the palate. The mint is very slight and not overpowering and integrated very nicely. Iím told the bottles vary in terms of their mint level, but this seemed right on. Nice body on this with medium plus carbonation for the style. Really nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle shared by an anonymous guy at a tasting. Opaque with a lasting film of cream on top. Smell was mint with some semi-sweet chocolate. Tastes of the same with a touch of caramel. Medium-heavy body has a smooth medium carbonation that makes this one a fine dessert beer, even though I donít particularly care for Thin Mints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Smells like Thin Mints. Tastes like Thin Mints. I like Thin Mints. Thin Mints Thin Mints Thin Mints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
30/VI/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: IV/2014 (2014-686) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, some chocolate, vanilla, spicy, more vanilla, sweet, bit dusty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolate, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit spicy, bit of mint, bit sourish, Aftertaste: quite some mint, caramel, alcohol, caramel, some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle share. Smell is all mint to me. Hints of chocolate maybe. Pretty great aroma. Pours a dark black. Nice tan head. Taste is mint, mint, mint. Chocolate a little bit. It is really good. Really smooth for a 10% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Slightly minty and really chocolately stout. Super easy to drink and pours almost black in color. Had this at world of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Black in color with a tan head. Smells like mint chocolate chip...which I guess is the point. Toffee, some vanilla, and dark fruit. A bit of brown sugar, too. Flavor is very much like an Andes mint and/or mint chocolate chip. Nice sweetness of fudge, vanilla, and toffee. I guess if you donít like mint then you wonít like it. I thought it was good, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
As of June 2014, this is listed as a Winter seasonal but I just tried it at the brewery so who knows what thatís all about. In any case, this pours out with the same black and mostly headless appearance of all Perennialís stouts w/ a similar heavy, creamy texture but this one instead of smelling pretty good, smells like someone mixed coffee and a mint julep. It tastes the same, which is to say this is like brushing your teeth after drinking hot chocolate. I actually really like this flavor combo in life generally but in beer it kind of makes me feel sick to my stomach. I tried this as something of an accident and will do a better job of avoiding it in the future.

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