BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber shared by Jeff on the APN bus. Dark pour with a tan head. Nice minty aroma. Bourbon is mild. Lots of character - fun beer!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #69 (haha). Dark cola brown with a tan head. Big mint aroma with some vanilla and chocolate and coffee to add a bit of bitterness. Flavor is decent, more mint and coffee with some dark chocolate and a little bourbon, not bad, but it needed a little more body for the barrel aging. (2796)
SudsMcDuff (5646) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle as show .. . pours a dark brown .. mild foam .. . cooking chocolate and peppermint chocolate bar .. . mild mouth feel .. . pretty good beer but one dimensional
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Bacterial (1067) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with a nice tan head. Strong bourbon and mint nose - really wonderful! Not too thick, but a big burst of coffee, bourbon and heavy mint in the taste. Unlike any other beer I have has before, really nice!!!
Lemke10 (663) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a smooth dark brown color with a slight bit of carbonation. Proclaims on itís bottle to be a "Bourbon Barrel Coffee Mint Stout." From the scent I can definitely pick out the peppermint and coffee along with some robust malts. There is an explosion of flavors in itís taste. Mainly sweet caramel malts stand out with the taste of coffee and a dash of sweet peppermint. Perhaps what makes this beer the best is itís bourbon barrel process in combination with the ingredients used. Fairly robust and delicious. Granted Iím drinking this in the summer but this would make a great Christmas present as a stocking stuffer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Atom, thanks Adam! Pours a deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is like a Peppermint Patty. Lots of mint with a nice chocolate backing. Bourbon comes out a bit more as this warms as well as a light roasty note with just a touch of coffee. Flavor is similar. The mint is again strong, but thankfully not too overpowering. Still very reminiscent of a Peppermint Patty up front, but the chocolate is sweet enough to keep it balanced. A light bourbon towards the end as the roasts and coffee come out a bit more before this finishes somewhat dry and a bit woody with a pleasant, cooling peppermint. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really unique and enjoyable stout. The mint is strong, but really well balanced by the chocolate and light bourbon, wood, roast, and coffee elements. Would love to see this in a slightly bigger body, but as it is, this is really easy drinking. Great beer.
Atom (1193) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Iíll have to agree it smells a lot like chocolate chip mint ice cream with a backing of bourbon, not in a bad way though. Wow nice taste! Earthy coffee, a hint of mint, sweet chocolate, and rounded out with vanilla and bourbon. Very well rounded and drinkable. From the aroma youíd think the mint would be overpowering but no one element is every dominate. Very drinkable, nice! I need more of this stuff.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nose of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Infortunately it is a bad bottle. Acetone and maybe an infection. Sharp biting flavor. Bad.
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with dissipating tan head. After it warmed strong smell of dark chocolate and mint. I am not a huge fan of mint and chocolate together so I give my chocolates away when I go to olive garden. But this beer, was fantastic. Very smooth beer and easy to drink. The mint wasnít obtrusive. The chocolate was perfect. Loved this beer and wish I could get my hands on a few more of the bombers.
Steasy66 (783) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into snifter. Black with medium tan head. Aroma is crazy, like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I really donít know what to say about the taste. The mint and coffee are strong. The beer is really sweet, but its a sugary sweetness, not a malty one. I donít get the bourbon barrel at all. Not sure what to say, interesting beer, but not up my alley.