Lemke10 (964) - 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) - Plainfield, 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 (2139) - 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 (11204) - 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 (1116) - 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.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the All Pints North festival in Duluth, MN. Has an awesome mint chocolate chip ice cream scent, taste however was disappointing, it was rather artificial almost like mint flavored floss.
ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 21, 2012 from a bottle at All Pints North. Dark brown pour with some head. Bourbon, mint, coffee and chocolate in aroma and taste. Medium body and little carbonation. Really solid beer, but I am a sucker for bourbon.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a medium slowly dissipating brown head and minimal lacing. Aroma of mint, bourbon, coffee, mild chocolate, dark roasted malts and alcohol. Yep, it tastes like a girl scout cookie Ė mint, chocolate, dark malt, caramel and light bourbon. Iím kind of glad the bourbon was minimal in taste since bourbon and mint donít seem like a match made in heaven. I emailed South Shore over three years ago and told them to put the Mint Stout in bottles, so happy to see it got there, but would like to see it sans the bourbon. The minty finish lasted long after I polished off the very affordable bomber. 12oz would probably been a bit better as the law of diminishing returns kicked in towards the end.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle poured into snifter. Dark black pour with thin head. Aroma has slight hints of peppermint and chocolate but not a lot of bourbon. Flavor isnít too exiting. Very faint hints of chocolate and malt, other then that itís somewhat bland and boring.