hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some wood, minty herbalness, and light bourbon. Tastes of light bourbon, wood, coffee, mint, and roast.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Brown head. Nose/taste of mint leaves, chocolate, roast dark malts, oak and coffee. Sweet complex mouth feel. Slightly bitter finish. Medium body.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Sweet malty, coffee and dark malty. slight caramelish. Sweet and dry into the finish.
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is minty and not much more. Flavor is sweet mintiness and a hinto chocolate. A bit thin and fizzy. Not bad but not my cup of tea.
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Daknole’s Memorial Day Tasting (Thanks Sparky). Pours very dark, minimal head. Aroma is dominated by mint. Taste is bourbon, coffee, and overpowering MINT. Finish is minty coffee. For me, the mint is just not a good fit for a bourbon barrel stout. Too sweet. Mint should stay at the Kentucky Derby; in Julips, where it belongs.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour. Coffee, mint, bourbon, raisin pour. Flavor is much the same and incredibly unique wow.
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by Sparky...thanks, my friend! Aroma of used coffee grounds, caramel, and a little vanilla. Flavor is similar. Fairly smooth...no off flavors. Medium mouthfeel.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Ughsmash for this rare tick... dark brown body with a light tan head, forms a ring, no lace... the nose is awesome, totally nails mint chocolate chip ice cream, no coffee or bourbon, the mint is a touch to strong comes off a bit chemically but I’m digging it... the taste is lighter, coffee with more mint, a little more balanced but too light so its a touch disappointing... worth trying if you love mint but other than that you can skip it
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. As expected, the bouquet is a bit odd – herbal sassafras, dark chocolate and a whisper of sourmash whiskey. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty with a touch of mint and a mild, herbal, sarsaparilla component. Tilts just a tad toward the sweet side of balance. Things wrap up with nice mocha and a subtle kiss of acidity.
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours deep brown with a rapidly dissipating frothy tan head. Nose is light bourbon sweetness with pronounced creme de menthe, chocolate, and a bit of coffee grounds. Real smooth, with a nice medium roast, creme de menthe, irish creme, a bit of sweet oaky bourbon. A bit of a flat finish, with a bit of coffee and some sweet syrupy flavors mingling with the oak. A little thinner than I expected, and not a ton of carbonation. Going to have to agree with some of the others that it tastes a bit artificial, but it still works pretty well. For one pour, it’s pretty pleasant.