Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beeebon (269) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(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.
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @SBWF 2013
Dark brown color, good brownish head. Mint-chocolaty aroma. Light-bodied. Some chocolate tooth paste, mint. Minty. Awful.
Mjp12 (689) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DrnkMcDermott (2882) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.