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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Real spearmint and peppermint — not extract — combine with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans to create your reward for making it through winter.

Ancient Greeks tell us (’cause we talk to them) that Persephone turned Minthe into a mint plant in a jealous rage, to keep the little nymph away from her man Hades. Jealous rages rarely end well, but if one did result in mint we’re glad: this is a unique and delicious stout, and we recommend having one while you calm the hell down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4385) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is like after eight mints with other herbal attributes, and the flavour is minty with a very light bitterness. Overall just a minty stout, I prefer the coffee versions far more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (981) - - AUG 30, 2014
Huge chocomint nose. Basically feels like drinking After-Eight, quite creamy almost like melted ice cream. Some may hate it bit a fun drink for dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Can at Craig’s. Interesting, full on mint on nose, rich chocolate mint finish, surprisingly not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Can 12fl.oz.

[ As SKA Vernal Minthe Stout ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, mint. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, mint, light to moderate chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140416]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoChiSox81 (2) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
The Short: Mint flavor was overpowering. The stout tasted more of a flat mint cola than a beer. The Long: I like Ska’s Hopus Moderandi, and decided to give this a shot, since I also like stouts, especially on a cool night. The beer came in a 12oz can, poured light and flat. You had to really try to get a head on it and even when you did it fell flat fast. It really looks and acts like a flat cola, despite the large foam bubbles you manage to get when drank out of a pint. I will probably not try this beer again unless i can get a sample off a tap to see if it pours better that way. I’m really just not a fan of the mint flavor more than anything, and the flavor doesn’t hide. Its overpowering in my mind. this is not a beer i will make part of my regulars.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheArgoPirate (92) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
12 oz can. Pours a very dark down with a thick khaki head that recedes quickly. Smell is a medicinal mint followed by coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is spearmint throughout with notes of chocolate and coffee quietly popping though from behind the overcoat of mint. Medium to light body for a stout. Not a fan, too much mint to strike a reasonable balance for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhp40219 (351) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12 oz can. Pours black with a very little khaki head that leaves almost no lacing. Aroma of mint (spearmint and peppermint), cocoa and chocolate. Taste is dominated and overwhelmed by peppermint and spearmint. Behind that is cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Medium bodied, slightly thin texture, mild carbonation. Finish is cocoa and a bit of caramel, but is still dominated by the mints. Good but too strong on the mint.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrSilverworm (8148) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12oz can, I think from Lukas Liquor. Best by 24/july/14. Black color. Thin brown head. Mostly loose bits of lace. Weird big sweet taste. Not much stout body to this, kind of thin. Vanilla, and mint. Mint flavor is very strange on this, and strong and obnoxious. Not at all well-blended, the beer doesn’t stand up to the huge quantity of mint in the flavor. Some chocolate. Thin and watery. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Light body. Light slick finish. Disappointed with this one. Maybe the weakest mint stout I’ve tried yet.. Difficult to drink. Didn’t finish. Like others are saying, tasting less like Thin Mints / Andes and more like toothpaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Can from Ben, thanks man! Thick black pour with lots of creamy slight tanned head. Aroma, whoa, lots of pepermint, chocolate, roasted malts, it’s after eight territory for sure. Taste is light rosted malts, slight peppermint, melded with vanilla and chocolate, with a light sweet finish. Cool brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (4945) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Can from cotteridge wines, shared at the Siren Maiden launch CBC clerkenwell. Aroma is toothpaste, after eight, choc. Clear dark brown / ruby red coloured pour with a persistent cream coloured head. Flavour follows, spearmint, after eight, choc, but very sweet. For me the balance was not there at in this beer, there was a very weird mix of sickly sweet and mint / roast. Not a fan.

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