MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Spring House Brewery ][ $2 ][ mini tumbler ][ 04.30.16 ]
sepia, thin cream oily cap. Dominating mint-cream nose. Creamy front palate is more mint and milk chocolate, smooth body is homogenous, carbonation suppressed, sticky and dry through lightly roasty finish, more cheap minty sugar lingering. Mint distracts in the end. No hop or grain or yeast qualities to appreciate.
N3lson1 (969) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank at Back Yard Ale House in Scranton, PA on tap in a fancy glass. Would have a higher rating had it came in a pint. Pours black with almost no head. Smells delicious! Has a nice spicy, vanilla taste, a good brew!
JulianBaughman (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured straight from my keg system at home, this stout has all of the flavors of a Girl Scout cookie thin mint.
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pineypower (3076) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out pretty much black with a small to medium tan head. Aroma is of thin mint girlscout cookies, straight up. Taste is much the same, solid balance between chocolate, mint, mild roast, light syrup notes, peppermint lingers a bit but not in a bad way. Rather enjoyable.
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Jet black body with a creamy tan head. Head has mediocre retention, soft coating remains with a thick ring.
Aroma: Mint is prominent but not overbearing, light cookie aroma, light toast. Mild strength, decent profile.
Taste: Prominent mint and chocolate, not overbearing on first few sips though. Cooling sensation lingers.
Palate: Medium bodied, mild to moderate carb.
Overall: Solid stout, not overbearing mint which is nice. Good take on the style.
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Exactly what it claims. However it is a little syrupy. Very sweet but that mint hits hard to balance. Truly good for dessert. Not something To have with a meal. Must have alone or after. Tap
Voodoo (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown with a dense light brown head which lingered and laced......aroma of spear mint, coffee......taste is a touch sour, minty, bakers chocolate, finishing with bitter coffee grounds....interesting but odd, perhaps an older bottle looking at other reviews.
superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a BIF from JNForsyth. 22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, light coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and mint/dark chocolate notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, light coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, light coffee, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and mint/dark chocolate flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavor after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. A nice light cooling sensation from the mint shows up after the finish as well. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice mint chocolate imperial stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and mint/dark chocolate flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
AirForceHops (6185) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from a recent trip to PA. I canít have dairy so drinking this is dessert in a glass. The smell reminders me of mint chocolate chip ice cream, just spot on mint and chocolate. The flavor is right on point with the nose. Light roasted malt, mellow milk chocolate with mint being almost overwhelming, almost. Body is slightly thin but the flavor really works for a dessert stout
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks AFH for sharing this bomber picked up in PA. Bomber split 3 ways @ 45F-50F. This isa pitch black beer, just a minor head and fades fast. This smells amazing just like the most mint chocolate chip oreo, ice cream sunny in a glass. Yup. The taste is very close to Fernet Branca w/ mint almost a juniper like spiciness and the aftertaste is like a mint liqueur that really sticks around. Sharp chocolate at the start but that fades fast. In some ways, I love it in other ways, itís really nice to split this one. Lots of flavor but very clearly dominated by mint.