Bif (1698) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Powers a black color with a fair tan head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla and bit of mint in the background. taste of roasted malt chocolate, bit of herb and mint. mild bitterness with a clean finish. Full body, thick and creamy with a nice touch of mint that enhances instead of overpowering as I initially expected. Nice beer good for a couple.
EtTuCthulhu (1377) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance has an opaque very, very dark brown color with a medium light brown head, and the aroma blends spearmint, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste is mildly umami, slightly sweet, and slightly sour, and the palate fuses a medium-light body, soft carbonation, slick texture, and a malty and slightly minty finish.
unclemike (2550) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown/black body with a light tan head aroma of mint and vicks vapor rub with vanilla and herb flavor of a girl scout thin mint cookie medium body a decent beer from SKA
brewballs (212) - USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ska rarely puts out a beer that disappoints and this one is no exception. Right off the bat it has a mint aroma. Thin, lacy head. Smooth wash down. It has a chocolaty, mint taste. The low ABV means it is not boozy but is still a good beer. This is more a seasonal beer, meant for December or early Spring. But heck even on a cool night it is a good try. I’d like to see an imperial version of this one with more booze but it is still quite refreshing.
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The nose is filled with mint, chocolate, and vanilla notes. A velvet black pour with a thin espresso head which quickly dissipates providing minimal lacing. The taste is like biting into a Klondike Bar or a Junior Mint only to be followed by a shot of milk chocolate and whiffs of vanilla. Whoa! What’s not to like? Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, while I really like this beer, I wouldn’t want to drink more than one at a time. Did I mention MINT & CHOCOLATE?
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can from Beers of Europe. Poured black with a dense, tan head. Aroma was undeniably minty; specifically After 8s, there was some more typical roasted malt character behind this. Initial flavours were liquorice and chocolate, but the mint rapidly creeps in and overwhelms everything else. Definite toothpaste, rather than subtle mint leaves. Finish was vanilla, aniseed and mouthwash. I had feared that this wouldn’t sit well with me and I was correct. In fairness, I doubt I would have liked this, even without the mint, as it was just too sweet. However, I think it was the inclusion of spearmint which really did for it.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at CBC reception, April 8 2014.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, minthy scent. Sweet, metallic taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Strykzone (5535) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at esbls. Stoutblooking with a small head. An earthy minty nose. Itbtastes like girl scout cookie mint. Not really good. Earth and, well, fish. Kind of a chocolate finish.
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is mint, roasted malts, creamy and light chocolate. Smooth palate, heavy mint, light chocolate, splash of cream
TerriOcean (3) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma came out stronger once the beer warmed up. The flavor was great but the mint was over taken by the strong chocolate at the start.