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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   ABV: -
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2008 Had on tap at OC in A.V. Tastey stuff, mint is a bit more subdued then the Bourbon version it seems. Still good rich and malty, with a decent coffee backbone, that seems to fade as you drink it. Nice to see that it made itís way to the cities, will save me yet another trip to the brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Deep black muddled pour, with a nice cream and coffe head. The milky palor of the beer isnít 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2008
On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Dark rich brown pour with a nice fluffy tan head. The aroma is mint and bitter cocoa. The mint and bitter cocoa are present in the taste as well but there is a hint of dark candied fruit too. No one flavor dominates this beer, but the bitter cocoa is present throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Cask GTMW, thanks to Kan. Aroma is mint, chocolate, coffee. Very minty and sugary. Taste is sweet mint with chocolate and hints of coffee and finishes with more sweet peppermint Andes mint. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1492) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Tap at the Muddy Pig. Deep brown with some burgundy glow and a metallic hued tan head. Searing mint aroma with a dirty mocha touch. Calming down with warmth, as the substantial malt body unearths itself in caramelized sugar, cocoa, and toasted coconut flourishes. Sugary and falsified with candy. Flavor retains a mild vinous character that imparts black licorice and prunes; burnt dark chocolate brownies and hints of eggnog layer a bit loose over a lightly acrid, thin folgers roast. Higher gravity would be salient to counteract the muddle of flavors that sits in watered down discontent. Chocolate grahams, some wood, and lots of contrived spearmint flavor in the finish. A rambler, disconnected and slightly dissonant, with a few overblown voices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
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. Iím glad I had this at the end of the day because mint really wrecks my palate.


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