Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a treat from an unknown member of the Flossmoor Station Mug Club who brought a growler to last night’s tapping, forming an interesting contrast to the DIPA being consumed. It looked almost black in the glass, showing some brown around the edges, and had a smallish tan head. The aroma was of Frango Mints, chocolatey and minty, and brought back bad memories of Christmas shopping in days of yore. Only a light touch of Bourbon came through in the flavor. It was mainly Peppermint Patties (better memories here) with some coffee and dark caramel. A bit thin, over all. Not bad, but also not a brew that I would want a steady diet of.
Skyview (5208) - 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.
decaturstevo (5015) - 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.
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
JaBier (4888) - 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.
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, 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.
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared by Dallas
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of mints, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of dark malts, mint chocolate and woody
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Autumn Brew Review 2008. Very happy to find that this was coming out! Black color with a very thin head. Big mint aroma. Bombastic mint taste. A light chocolate and coffee flavor, rounded out with roasted malt. The bourbon doesn’t scream out, but I did pick up some vanilla. The mint almost turns to spearmint towards the finish. Excellent!
nuplastikk (4395) - 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 (3903) - 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 – mint, chocolate, dark malt, caramel and light bourbon. I’m kind of glad the bourbon was minimal in taste since bourbon and mint don’t 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.