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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (820) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draught at Beer Kitchen. Pours dark black. Aroma of mint, chocolate. Flavor is mint, chocolate, cream, heavy molasses, licorice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7287) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
[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
(@ Allen Burger Venture ABV, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "Those are the biggest tater tots Iíve ever seen!"

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
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. Thereís a touch of heat. Pretty nice ale, but Iím far from ecstatic about the mint.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
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..

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (703) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2015
On tap at Pinocchioís. 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Shared by Mikey at the One Legged Horse .. . Pours a dark brown .. Medium head & lacing .. Velvet mouth, very refreshing and minty .. This is Andes chocolates in liquid form.. Great beer but is a bit trying, even when shared .. . . Did you just say Amy wet her pants?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
On tap, poured into a tulip. The aroma is that of minty fudge cookies. Itís dark, oily looking, and black with a brown, dense soap head that has okay retain and decent lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium bitter note. The texture is slick and syrupy with a light zip of carbonation and a full body thatís mint fudge cookies from front to back. Itís fairly clean with an aftertaste thatís a bit bready, but mostly chocolate and mint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1220) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has a strong mint note, and combined with the alcohol it comes across a bit like mint extract. Moderately strong dark chocolate notes with light roast and some light alcohol spice. Pours a viscous, dark black with a medium sized, fairly thick, mocha head that steadily recedes to a thin film that lingers. Medium lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with a moderately strong mint note with an equally strong chocolate not with both dark and milk chocolate components. Some light roast notes and light alcohol spice lingering with the mint in the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and somewhat creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is one of those beers that I just canít get behind but others might like. While I like mint chocolate things, it just doesnít work great in a beer. The alcohol creates an extract and medicinal character that milk chocolate desserts does not have. A small quantity is interesting, but this is definitely a bottle to share.


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