JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black color with a small tan head. Dark chocolate, mint and coffee punch the nose. Fairly full bodied. Nicely balanced mint and dark malts wondering about. Finish with a dry malt linger. A pleasant surprise. A nice winter brew.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
well, this is definitely a well crafted beer. but the mint is overpowering. i couldn’t finish my sample... i’m sorry, i guess i don’t like mint in my beer. (or peppers). (or smoke). maybe if it was my first beer of the night and i had time to sip and enjoy it, i’d rate it differently. i’ll try it again.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 Autumn Brew Review: Dark Coloring with No Head. Some Chocolate/Mint Aroma. Some Roasted Coffee and Chocolate. Mint Not as Evident as I Would Have Like, But it Was Balanced Very Well and a Wonderful Sweet Stout.
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 One of the highlights of the 2004 Autumn Beer Review. The aroma was coffee and mint. The beer is black with a tan head. the taste is coffee and mint again, just like the name says. Mint is subtle and works well in this beer. Full bodied.
badgerben (4540) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Autumn Brew Review 2004. Has a very black body with zero head. The aroma definitely lets you know there is mint present, but not so much that it knocks your socks off. Good coffee and mint flavors paired well with the roasted malt. Not as heavy and thick, or as sweet, as I would have expected. My favorite from South Shore!