JMerritt (1786) - 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.
GoChiSox81 (2) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The Short: Mint flavor was overpowering. The stout tasted more of a flat mint cola than a beer.
The Long: I like Skaís Hopus Moderandi, and decided to give this a shot, since I also like stouts, especially on a cool night. The beer came in a 12oz can, poured light and flat. You had to really try to get a head on it and even when you did it fell flat fast. It really looks and acts like a flat cola, despite the large foam bubbles you manage to get when drank out of a pint.
I will probably not try this beer again unless i can get a sample off a tap to see if it pours better that way. Iím really just not a fan of the mint flavor more than anything, and the flavor doesnít hide. Its overpowering in my mind. this is not a beer i will make part of my regulars.
TheArgoPirate (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can. Pours a very dark down with a thick khaki head that recedes quickly. Smell is a medicinal mint followed by coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is spearmint throughout with notes of chocolate and coffee quietly popping though from behind the overcoat of mint. Medium to light body for a stout. Not a fan, too much mint to strike a reasonable balance for my taste.
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jhp40219 (301) - 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 (6279) - 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 doesnít 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 Iíve tried yet.. Difficult to drink. Didnít finish. Like others are saying, tasting less like Thin Mints / Andes and more like toothpaste.
kbudd19 (571) - 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, itís 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 (2847) - 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 (2520) - 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 thatís possible. Flavor is good but I wish it was a touch darker roasted and fuller body but still nice.
RABinCO (1199) - 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 (843) - 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 (1065) - 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.