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 didnít think that it was overpowering. Creamy malt, cocoa, wood and mint on the palate. Fairly rich and creamy. I like it!
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft, ABR í07] 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. Iíll give this beer points for originality, but the bourbon takes the score down. Iím officially off the bourbon bandwagon.
drewbeerme (3836) - 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.
1FastSTi (3270) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th Annual Mid*Winter Brewfest. Pours to a dark brown/black body with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is like a light vanilla infused York peppermint patty. The flavor is also full of the menthol but is quite balanced by the chocolate and lightly changed by the vanilla from the bourbon barrel. It starts off mellow and accelerates into a menthol monster. The palate is refreshing and vibrant. Quite different and definitely nice.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Deepwater Grille in Ashland. Pours dark black with thick off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, mint and sweet malt. Every flavor is apparent in the taste and all at different times. Great.
badHUMAN (3) - USA - MAY 6, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is the embodiment of comfort and security. the aroma of coffee and mint with flirt of burbon. the guy who said "Peppermint schnapps...aroma" clearly has his head up his butt. the flavor is that of dark roasted coffee and fresh dark chocolate with a bit of Bourbon all wrapped in christmas mint.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a smaller tan head. Peppermint schnapps, cola and coffee in the aromas. Flavors actually cling to the aromas with an added dose of cocoa. For me barrel aging in this one has pushed it to a liqueur type quaff. Slick and smooth in feel. An interesting libation
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
SUPERIOR FALLFEST: Black Coloring with Sandy Head. Wonderful Complex Aroma...of Chocolate, Sweet Malt, Mint with a Light Coffee and Bourbon Whiskey Notes Mixing In and Out. Roasted Coffee Notes Balancing out Sweet Malt - Chocolate and Mint Notes Most Prominant with a Slight Whiskey Background.. Overall, the Bourbon Aging Seems to Push Out the Chocolate Mint Flavors to Make it Really Creamy, Rich Chocolate/Minty Brew Thatís Quite Enjoyable!
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BLBF. Pours a deep murky black, with a fringe of ruby. Topped with a sparse bubbly tan head. Aroma is astounding. Like all the best mint flavors that Iíve ever enjoyed. A mint truffle, laced with coffee liquer or fresh bouquet of fresh cut mint leaves. All backed with a flash of herbed mint clean chocolate. Flavor continues on this deliciousness, with a fresh burst of Andes mint candies on the fron tend, moving into an acidic fresh roasted Coffee in my mouth, like fresh group drip Italian. Fades into a sugar mint kissed roasted deep chocolate. All of this carried on a swirling sweet clear water, that makes the beer as swillable as it is intricate. Palate is bubbly and fresh, not overly hot with any alcohol. Hops need not apply to this beer, but they may exist. Sugary and bright on the way out. Could not possibly be improved, except for a little more density. Thinness keeps it from excelling. But, overall, an excellent example of a well used Bourbon Barrel. I really spent some time with this beer.