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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Sweet Stout
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask conditioned; Cask
A chocolate mint stout


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
4th March 2013
Craft Islington. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly tan head. Light palate, smooth with fine carbonation. Lovely nose of After Eight mint chocolates. Nice light chocolate with well judges and well integrated mint. Finishes smooth and minty! My favourite of the Thornbridge beers showcased tonight. Could easily have been a mess but it’s light, tasty and very very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Cask at the Stockbridge tap.. Deep black... Thick tan head... Soft sweet dark chocolate nose... Light mint (after 8s)...soft dark roast... Dark chocolate.. Dark malts.. Rich sweet malts.. Dark roast.. Deep silky rich... Dark chocolate... Mellow mint... Really well done...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14460) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at Craft Islington. Tatses just like mint choc chip ice cream. Bit powdery on choc. Tastes nice but I would struggle with a pint

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Jack for the leftovers! Pours deep brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Moderate chocolate and mint leaf in the nose. Light sweet flavor with more minty cocoa, very light dirt. Light bodied with fine carbonation. A bit of menthol cooling in the finish, with further mint chocolate, mellow roast, low earthy bitterness, dirt, cocoa. Really nice mint integration here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Islington, 06/03/13. Mid black with a frothy tan head that retains well. Nose is mint choc chip ice cream, vanilla, dark malts, touch of wood, dark chocolate behind the mint. Taste comprises roast malt, dark chocolate, mint, slight lactic notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth and massaging on the palate, dryish finish. Cracking stuff!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Craft Beer Co N1 London 04/03/13. A black beer with a beige head. Chocolate and peppery mint in the nose. Nice bitter chocolate in the mouth. Good roasty flavours. Mint is only a tempter. I was reticent about this worried that the mint would be overpowering or wouldn’t work but actually it balances nicely. Having said that it is only just hinted at. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
Cask at DaDa. It pours darkest brown (nr black) with a medium beige head. The nose is chocolate, mint, mint matchmakers and light roast. The taste is bitter-sweet, mint choc chip ice-cream, After Eight mints, roasted malt, cocoa, earth and faint liquorice with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather tasty! The balance is spot on, very well balanced indeed (i.e. not too sweet).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6040) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Cask at Craft, Covent Garden. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, toffee, mint. Total after eights! Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5289) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is dark chocolate mint. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a big chocolate, crushed After Eight malt light coffee palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5282) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Cask @ CBC Islington. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is pretty much exactly like a juinor mint candy or a york peppermint patty. Loads of mint and chocolate syrup goodness. Sweet, nostalgic aromas. The taste is much the same. Nice, rich chocolate with a strong mint finish. Oily body, but slightly thin. Overall, a really nice beer. Apparently mint stouts can work!


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