holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Pours a dark black with red hints. Aroma is grassy, lemony, bourbon with chocolate. Watery flavors, chocolate grassy. Meh.
tennisjoel (1194) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Autumn Brew Review ’07
Very interesting idea here. I’ve never had mint as a flavor in the brew, but the concept seems to work. It’s like they dropped an altoids into the beer. I can see how some may consider this a love it or hate it type of beer. Refreshing to say the least, and one I’d drink again.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft ABR 07. One of the biggest highlights of the festival, nicely done badger. It was like a nicely done bourbon stout, with a Andes mint dropped in it. Enough said! The chocolate mint and vanilla worked superb together.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at ABR07. I have to say, these guys ruined my day. All the rare, one-off beers and I have the best one within 20 minutes of walking in. This thinkg was delicious. Superbly well done coffee flavor that doesn’t bite the stomach. Intense mint Aroma and flavor with a bit of chocolate hanging around. Thick body. Mint flavor lingered quite a while.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with some red hues. Lots of mint in the aroma. Very chocolatey flavour with the tiniest hint of bourbon flavour. Lots and lots of mint in the aftertase. it was pretty good, and it all worked well together but it’s just not my thing and I didn’t much enjoy it.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh wow! Sampled on draught at the ABR ’07 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick light tan head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of a chocolate mint wafer with a touch of bourbon and coconuts. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonation with a more coffee mint flavor with some bourbon character. Finish is smooth, creamy, with a nice coffee and mint aftertaste. Remind me to order my yearly supply of those Girl Scout chocolate mint cookies. This brew was a wonderful experience.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ABR. Roasted malt and mint dominate the aroma. I picked up a bit of bourbon, but I didn’t think that it was overpowering. Creamy malt, cocoa, wood and mint on the palate. Fairly rich and creamy. I like it!
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft, ABR ’07] Pours black with a nice large tan head. Bourbon dominates the aroma, although there is definitely some mint there too. Taste is once again way too strong of bourbon, with mint a powerful second and roasted malt more of an afterthought. Medium mouthfeel. Long finish. I’ll give this beer points for originality, but the bourbon takes the score down. I’m officially off the bourbon bandwagon.
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at great lakes brew fest. wow a very chocolate mint nose and flavor. not much bourbon or oak but a really minty flavor. not my thing, but i can see how some would get into this.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GTMW 2007. Poured a dark black color with orange highlights. The aroma and flavor reminded me of an alcoholic version of the famous thin mint Girl Scout cookie. Broken fresh mint leaves, a touch of bourbon, and milk chocolate. As far as I could tell, the only missing ingredient was a pinch of salt. There was also a watered down coffee note. It was a bit thinner than I had expected, but not watery by any means. Very good beer.