ladnewton (1650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at CBI on 4th March 2013. Almost black with tan ring of foam and scant lacing. Minty, vanilla and chocolate aromas. Minty with spearmint notes and rich chocolate in-mouth. Sweetness subsides in the finish to leave a bitter core. Smooth, velvet bodyful mouthfeel. Rated as a novelty beer.
jamesie1857 (1712) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - A bit different, deep rich black body, with thick white head. Nose is straight away mint choc chip ice-cream, the taste is similar, a bit like a powdery After Eight mint... in a glass. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but even so, it was excellent. Wouldn’t do more than one though.
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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...
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ManVsBeer (6211) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Black with a thin off-white creamy head. Has plenty of mint choc-chip in both its aroma and taste. It’s pretty much the liquid version of the ice cream it is that stated!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3431) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Baiza Chocolate Mint Stout 5.5% cask at Clerkenwell. Pitch black with the perfect mint chocolate aroma which reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. The smooth creamy body accentuates this feeling while the taste delivers what the nose promised: mint chocolate goodness. Wonderful.
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Scopey (9755) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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).
minutemat (2739) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Sheffield Tap. Pours pitch black with beige head. Smooth mint chocolate ice cream, well-blended and not too dominant, alongside roasted malts and dark chocolate shavings. Very nice indeed. Wish I had a slice of Vienetta to go with this!