jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Moderate to thin dark brown head. Slight burnt aroma . Fully opague - black. Taste is full coffee, bitter from coffee, not hops. Resinous and thick. Burnt toast. Mint is quite muted and late. A bit heavy handed with the coffee for my taste.
Ughsmash (7508) - 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. Iím glad I had this at the end of the day because mint really wrecks my palate.
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 couldnít finish my sample... iím sorry, i guess i donít 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, iíd rate it differently. iíll try it again.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW! Black pour with a light tan head. Rich coffee and mint aroma. Flavor was mint, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Light and thin, could use more body.
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Tried this on draft at the brewpub in Ashland. An almost overpowering mint flavor to this one. The first few sips were interesting--it does taste like a mint/chocolate cookie. But by the end, all I could taste was mint and it was a bit like drinking medicine.