Ughsmash (7252) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a creamy cap of deeper tan head. The aroma was sweet with building mint as it progressed.. semi-sweet chocolates supported.. more mint on the back of the nose.. not too complex, but I still enjoyed it. The flavor had sweeter chocolates paired with a hefty dose of mint (Andes candies-like) with drier toasty chocolates through the finish.. left a bright mint impression at the end. Light-medium bodied and a little sticky at the finish. I’m glad I had this at the end of the day because mint really wrecks my palate.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draught at the 10th Annual Ice Cold Beer Festival in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates clean with no film or ring top. Aroma of roated dark malt, some coffee and molasses with a touch of a candy mint wafer. Taste is medium to full bodied, very little carbonation with an iced coffee and light mint flavor. Finish i semi-sweet with a more distinct coffee aftertaste than the chocolate mint flavor.
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.
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 (4549) - 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!
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Great Lakes Brewfest. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, mint and coffee. Taste of chocolate, mint, roasted malt and mild coffee. It seems kind of gimmicky, but the gimmick seems to work better than their regular beers.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GTMW ’08. Poured a black color with orange highlights. The head was light tan. Smelled of light coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with the flavor following the nose. There was also some distinct mint which was most prominent at the end. Good stuff.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black muddled pour, with a nice cream and coffe head. The milky palor of the beer isn’t all that appealing. Strong aroma of Andes mints and light roasted sweet coffee. Strong. Flavor is right off a vegetal and planty with basil-like mint. Savory. Follows with a sweet sticky candied mint. Flavor feels very artificial and not natural. Leaves a bitter coffee mint sitckiness. Lightly drying.
Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Taste of the Midwest 2008
Convinced to try this by Jason (Ughsmash) late in the game I am glad I gave it some attention. Novel and a nice change of pace it was almost like an alcoholic version of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. I wouldn’t have thought that worked yet somehow it blends nicely and fluidly.
Aroma / Appearance - The black body had the look of your standard stout complete with a thin head. The nose was not hard to process at all. Peppermint, chocolate and sweet coffee formed a liquid form of everyone’s favorite style of Girl Scout cookie.
Flavor / Palate - Laced with peppermint and chocolate the sweetness washes quickly down the throat. Fluid it might be a bit overly sweet but that can be overlooked. The coffee is hidden well but comes out over time. Easy on the stomach this is a worthwhile experience if you catch it on tap somewhere.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Muddy pig. nice coffee and mint aroma (plus the usual stout suspects). Dark brown/black body with minimal head. Strong mint flavor dominates the coffee and roasted malt flavors. Good, but the bourbon aging is a real benefit to this beer as the vanilla and oak compliment the mint and coffee rather nicely.