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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Ale brewed with cacao nibs and mint leaves and aged in whiskey barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle shared with the crew. Mint is in the aroma but muted by the flavor. Flavor is chocolate and a little mint. Smooth. A little barrel sweetness and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pitch black and complete opaque without a trace of lighter color when held to a light source. Half finger beige head that immediately settles. Not much in the way of lacing. Nice color but couldíve use better retention/lace. Inviting aroma with organic mint and freh herbs. Real mint leaf and fresh sage dominate the nose but underneath thereís subtle roast and lighter malt sweetness. Some burnt toast, coffee bean and bitter dark chocolate along with caramel and toffee but the aroma is really dominated by herbs and mint. Medium to full body wih a really strong herbal/minty flavor. Fresh garden salad with organic mint leaf, sage and peppery arugula. Even though itís barrel aged, the mint still dominates the palate. Thereís a subtle barrel presnce wih faint oak, vanilla bean and and delicate spicy bourbon. Underneath, thereís some faint roast and heavy malt sweetness. Booziness from the bourbon is complimented by bakers chocolate, licorice, oatmeal and caramel. Much more complex and flavorful than the regular version. Not as acrid/dry with a pleasant and well integrated barrel character and very refreshing mint flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Matt. Thanks man! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and sticky lacing. Big minty aroma - spearmint, cocoa, some vanilla, bourbon, toffee, and caramel in the aroma. Taste is big dark chocolate, minty, botanical, coffee, somewhat nutty, earthy, and spearmint with a roasted finish. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good, but a ton of mint that overpowers the majority of the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Matt for the pour! Thick black pour with tan head, dissipating quickly, aroma brought notes of oak, cocoa, roast, whiskey, slight dark fruit, lots of spice. Taste was a mix of big dark chocolate, coffee, roast, nice whiskey, rye, nice oak, hints of earth, more mint, herbal notes, finishing fairly herbal, slightly sweet. Well done, but I think I like the regular better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
not quite as good in my opinion as the non barrel aged version. itís a little to hot for my taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1477) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Pour is beautiful and totally black. Aroma is soft mint, light chocolate malt, Light toffee, and Light bourbon. Flavor is well balanced mint, chocolate malt, light Vanilla, and light whiskey. Really really well put together.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3107) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours thick unclear black rich coffee with a beautiful dark cocoa head. Aroma brings some smokiness balanced with not so sweet mint and then rich chocolatey notes so nice. Flavor of an Andes mint, nice balanced chocolatey and subtle mint that has faded nicely over a few years. The barrel has called down nicely but is still great bring there with vanilla notes right where it needs to be with the mint and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Chocolate, mint, vanilla and oak. A hint of caramel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Awesome mostly minty smell. Taste is very mint chocolate. Just awesome. Easily the best mint chocolate stout Iíve had so far. Low carbonation with a thicker but not quite oily body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
bottle in a trade. shared with 2 friends. poured a pitch black colour leaving a small mocha coloured ring on top. smell of after eight chocolate! mint leaves dipped in chocolate and whisky! still a lot of mint in the smell and taste but not overwelming! oak, vanilla coffee, roasted malts, spice of the whiskey barrel,rye, chocolate chip cookie, bit of a spiced mint flavor of the barrel. this is one unique stout! refreshing mint, it is really complex and blended perfect together with the stout/vanilla and whiskey barrel. itís something you need to share! nice sipper!


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