jhp40219 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DrSilverworm (8706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mR_fr0g (5838) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black light fizzy beige head. Smell is roasty chocolate and noticeable peppermint. Taste is chocolate roast malt and peppermint kind of as in a York peppermint patty. Kind of thin body and a bit watery. Refreshing stout if that’s possible. Flavor is good but I wish it was a touch darker roasted and fuller body but still nice.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark between, slight tan head. String mint chocolate aroma. Taste is creamy mint. Warm yet refreshing. Good on a cool night.
Tonkun (1226) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark pour with a finger of mocha head. Cookie, chocolate and mint. Mint Chocolate cookie. Vanilla. Interesting. Yummy
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black. I laughed at the previous rater saying girl scout cookie in a glass. ....but that is exactly what it is....a thin mint.
kidmartinek (3856) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Girl Scout cookie in a glass ...and you know how bad thin mints suck. What else needs to be said. Mission accomplished.
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vernal Minthe Stout - Ska Brewing
APPEARANCE: Poured a dark coca-cola brown, when it hits the glass darkens up to a nice opaque black. Rough pour produces a towering mocha head that dissipates rather quickly into a nice 1 finger loose froth.
AROMA: Very aggressive mint, herbal aroma hits you off the bat. Sweet chocolate, and light earthy undertones. Almost smells like a week glass of fernet branca. Some slight malts start to reach out towards the end.
TASTE: It follows the nose pretty well but a muted watered down version of the aroma. No hops at all, sweet after dinner chocolate mints, and peppermint hard candy. It overpowers and of the malts I picked up on the nose.
MOUTHFEEL: I feel this is where it really lacks, very light bodied for a stout and almost no roasted malts. Light and thin carbonation. If this beer was on nitro I think it would make all the difference bringing together the flavor profile with a creaminess from the nitro.
OVERALL: I think the idea of a mint stout is a solid one, not sure if it translated to this beer. Not an awful beer just not a great beer in my opinion. I am a sucker for good beer label art and this can is for sure cool looking!
RATING: 3/5 Zombie Heads!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone