HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Blues Bar in Mt. Prospect, IL. Served in a shaker glass up to the top so minimal head. Very dark brown pour, nearly black Tapioca sized bubbles sit atop in spots and along the edge of the glass. Light mint leaf aroma. Taste is more mouthwash than Girl Scout Cookie. The roast seems to present itself more as the glass warms. Thin in the mouth and very drinkable. Not what I would want in a mint stout. I was hoping for more body. This is a thin stout with mint added.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Ye gods this tastes just like a girlscout thin mint cookie. A little lighter in texture and body than i like but still very enjoyable.
Finhead (1036) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black pour with a tan head. The aroma is delicious with chocolate and mint, like a thin mint cookie. It has a light, watery texture with soft carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slightly roasted finish.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Black with a medium sized white head. Interesting mild mint aroma atop light coffee and milk chocolate. Flavor has a bit more sweet mint and the vanilla lends a smoothness to the roasty chocolate malts. Worked well for me. I could see this being a hit in the winter - the mintiness is reminiscent of peppermint coffees I tend to enjoy around Christmas.
Ernest (5905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is trace malt (chocolate), with very strong notes of mint (and yes, clearly both peppermint and spearmint...I dislike the former but enjoy the latter) and wintergreen.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Good grief. SKA are certainly the kings of overdoing adjuncts. Every one of their novelty beers is LOADED with whatever herb, spice, or fruit the beer features, to the point of it not even being beer anymore. Such is the case here...the nose is utterly and completely overwhelmed by mint and wintergreen aroma. It basically smells like toothpaste. Usually stouty aromas are pretty hard to cover up with other things, but SKA managed it...there might be malt and hops in this, but I honestly can’t tell from the nose. Watery and rather thin in the mouth, so it’s not enjoyable to drink either. Hilariously awful.
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Dark brown body with a medium-sized patchy light brown head. Chocolate mint / candycane aroma, comes across something like flavored cocoa mix, smells sugary. Light body with watery, thin texture, low bitterness low acid and low carbonation. Flabby. Some pasty, dirty, silty yeast in the finish.
Jerm719 (68) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild nose. Dark chocolate, mild mint. Light earthy bitterness. Hint of smoke. Medium finish. Balanced flavors. I wish it was a tad more sweet to bring out the mint, opposed to a bittersweet menthol flavor. It’s OK ......
Tide (1285) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Brewdog Glasgow. Black color, brown head. Sweet taste with vanilla, chocolate, mint, coffee, peppermint and malts. Sweet finish with vanilla and chocolate. Excellent stout.
Concealer (462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/black wit ha chocolate brown head. Aromas of strong mint, dark chocolates and vanilla with some smoke on the end. taste is mint chocolate, vanilla and a tiny bit of roasted malt. It is nearly a dessert beer. Real nice mint flavor but at times can just be a bit overshadowing of the other qualities. I also prefer my stouts to pour thicker with more retention on the glass. Anywho, it is delicious. Drink it!
RichTheVillan (1639) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at BrewDog Birmingham; black pour with thin tan head, sweet mint aroma, taste is almost like Vienetta mint flavour, backed up with a decent stout.