arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours deep black with thin tan head. Aroma has notes of peppermint patty to a tee, lots of peppermint, bordering on vegetal, with chocolate, slight vanilla, coffee, slight notes of caramel. Taste is slightly vegetal, but not as minty chocolate as the aroma, with more complex notes of roast, toffee, burnt sugars along with the mint and chocolate. Coffee is more prevalent. Overall a very interesting beer, creative and unique, but feel like some areas could improve.
decaturstevo (4080) - 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.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler: the aroma has lots of mint with lighter chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with orange highlights around the edges of the glass and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and mint. The finish has lots of vanilla and bourbon...too much bourbon. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation that comes across a tad thin.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin beige head. Malty and chocolatey nose with mint, coffee and a cough drop note from the mint. Very mentholy. Cough drop flavor with some sourness (possibly from the barrel, possibly infection setting in), chocolate and mint before a coffee finish.
drewbeerme (3644) - 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.
jrallen34 (3463) - 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 Iím 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
nuplastikk (3284) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Opaque brown-black with a frothy beige head. Hardcore peppermint in the aroma, think peppermint patty. Quite different, highly unique. The peppermint actually works quite nice as a balancing bitter to the big roasted, chocolate malts. A good bottle to split, taking one of these to the head is pretty intense. Well executed, a little artificial and overflavored, but still nice.
esjaygee (3209) - 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.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
South shore bourbon barrel mint stout. 22oz bottle thanks to a recent trade... Pours a dark cola pour with lighter edges and roped with a thin light beige head... Aroma is slightly black licorice, mint through the middle with a slight bourbon bent in the finish... Flavors are thin with a light chocolate and mint bent. Too fluffy and lack of robust flavor. Barrel notes are a bit too assertive at the end adding a booziness that doesnít mesh well with the consistency of the brew.