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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Ale with natural flavors added. Mint Chocolate Stout is a dark, silky beer with aromas of chocolate and licorice. There are notes of chocolate and coffee upfront followed by a subtle spearmint finish. Malt: Process Pale, Flaked Barley, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Rolled Oats, Whole Wheat, Black, and Caramunich II. Hops: Progress, WGV, and Perle. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
A thin looking black body with a tan head that had marginal retention. Aroma had a strong licorice presence, a generic roasted malt profile and a more than subtle mineral ice quality. Flavor had nice roasted malts, and a bit of chocolate. Mint seemed to be a bit too much and no real sense of alcohol. A little light on the palate.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
burg326 (4585) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Poured dark black color from the tap with aromas of burnt coffee, roast, earth, and fake mint. flavors were like any other basic stout but with some unpleasant aftertaste, mint was too much tasted synthetic, meh.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigFatOgre (13) - Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Really liked this at first, but halfway through the bottle it fails in every aspect. Astringent taste with some mint and chocolate and burnt coffee notes.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
magsinva (956) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from Brusin Ales - I did not enjoy this one. It comes off as astringent. Just the wrong kind of mint. I was hoping for Andes mint and got mouthwash. Sigh.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Big artificial mint notes on the nose. It combines a mint thing with a burnt malty thing. Finishes thankfully doesn’t last long. Eh!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
650 ml bottle poured into tulip-style English pint. Inky black color with a fleeting khaki head that recedes completely after a minute or two leaving no lacing whatsoever. Aroma is licorice, slightly medicinal mint, and burnt chocolate. Flavor follows suit, with the licorice giving way to the herbal mint notes and ending with a long burnt coffee bitterness. Admittedly I don’t like licorice, so perhaps I should’ve steered clear of this. Even if I did like licorice, though, I’ve never heard of it being paired with mint, and I think there’s a reason for that. I love chocolate mint, so I took a chance on this. It didn’t pay off.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1182) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Dark opaque black with little tan rimming head; sweet malty roasty aroma with hint of herbs; flava is rich malty spicy of anise, licorice; feels creamy medium thick silky with slight tangy astringent bite; finishes sweet and of notable spice/herb

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours dark brown/black color with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, mint and licorice. Similar flavors that just don’t do it for me. Medium to full body with average carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFunGuy (838) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Strong licorice aroma. Strong licorice flavor. Very different but kinda too weird. Was told to age it a couple months and am not sure it helped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap at Growler and gill. chocolate and mint aroma, thick looking very dark brown body. Turns out to be thinner dry irish stout with tons of mint - which is green.


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