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RATINGS: 147   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger ivory head. Aroma: Mint, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice, toast and a citrus note. Taste: Medium internees, low/medium sweetness and low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry minty roast malt with citrus edge finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeebon (269) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Interesting one this. The smell reminds me a lot of chocolate chip mint ice cream, which lead me to thinking that maybe the beer would be overly cloying and sweet. Luckily it isn’t and rather the mint tastes natural and complioments the stout fairly well. I can’t see myself wanting to drink more than one can of this at a time, however I am glad to have given it a go!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner leicht bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch stark nach Pfefferminze, etwas Schokolade. Im Antrunk starker Pfefferminz Geschmack, Kaugummi. Im Abgang kommen dann auch Kaffeearomen durch. Wirkt leicht scharf durch die Minze.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
This would be higher if I liked mint, but I don’t so it’s not. It’s just a little too overpowering, like I left my toothbrush soaking in a caramel stout. Watch it go down in under 6 seconds: http://teamchug.com/?p=135

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
(Can): Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is awful, smells like someone chucked toothpaste into a stout. Flavour isn’t much better, just a blast of really overpowering mint which mixed with the regular stout flavours, could’ve been nice but this just hasn’t worked at all. Underneath the mint there’s some roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavours but it takes a lot of concentration to get past the hellish mint. So disappointed, sounded like a delicious idea for a beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Can from StarmoreBoss, Sheffield. Nice looking beer, that promises much. Spearmint, cocoa, lightly roasted coffee. Taste is not as complex, though. Dry, bitter, but a bit thin. Light body. Dry finish. Probably better with a square or two of decent chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Can @SBWF 2013
Dark brown color, good brownish head. Mint-chocolaty aroma. Light-bodied. Some chocolate tooth paste, mint. Minty. Awful.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (689) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Very unusual, having it as pudding, after a curry, and the mint and chocolate balance works really well. File it as one to try, but I couldn’t drink pints of it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
355 ml can.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is very rich with peppermint candy, chocolate chip cookies and roastiness. Flavour is very well balanced with peppermint, rich maltiness, chocolate, smooth vanilla notes and biscuit. Has those same flavours you get from a mint chocolate icecream. Medium bodied, very smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Excellent drinkability. My kind of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2882) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Single can from Lemon Tree. I just poured straight into my nonick to kick up as much foam as I could. Got a rich, thick head as a reward, like too much foam on a cappuccino. Mint dominates the nose, wouldn’t ya know, with peppermint acting truly sharp, then letting a note of chocolate in on the side. And that just feeds into the taste. As they say, no extract. I can taste the mint leaves that must have been steeped at brewing. I think for some people, it might be a little too much. But if you like Andes mints in your beer — well, this is the first time I’ve made that connection — this is worth trying for you. Really. Chocolate mint beer. Stout backing is sweet enough to handle it, with no excess roastiness or harshness. Also none of the Guinness sour quality.


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