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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Foreign Extra Stout is brewed with fresh mint leaves, adding a subtle hint on top of the roasted malts.

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3.6
jgb9348 (6512) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2017
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of super pungent fresh mint, a lot of roasted malt, some bitter coffee and caramelised sugar notes and a good dose of chocolate throughout. Medium-bodied; Assertive mint flavours with some funky fake mint/essence noticed along with some lactose and cream sweetness, but the smooth and roasty malts are definitely there along with some dry yeastie finishes. Aftertaste is very dry, but showing a lot of mint, some good oak and vanilla notes and a lot of smooth malty and chocolate finishes. Overall, a good mint-based stout with a smooth complexity that shows nice flavours and a rich sweetness that persists throughout. Nice to sample and perfect for the season. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 10-December-2016 for US$2,59 sampled at home in Washington on 02-April-2017 while Spring is approaching, especially down south here.

3.4
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, lots of herbal, minty notes into a bit of earth, spice. Taste was a mix of mint leaves, peppermint, hints of roast, coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, finishing slightly bitter. Pretty true to style.

3.4
SG111 (2054) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Canned. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is mint, roasted malt, chocolate, herbs, mint chocolate chip ice cream. Flavor is sort of minty Toothpaste, thin bodied Stout, chocolate, roasted malt. Sort of tastes like mint chocolate chip Toothpaste. Body is kinda thin, but they call it a Foreign Stout so that’s a fair body on it.

4.1
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Can. Lovely mint and chocolate nose over a stouty looking body and head. Flavor has a lot of earthy chocolate and leather with a mint presence that takes over late. Very pleasant and well balanced.

3.6
katrinaez (2307) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
Nice Andes mint flavor. Slight chocolate, more mint. Malts a just a touch bitter. Aroma gives the minty cocoa lightly and more of the beer scent comes through. Light palate. Can.

3.9
douglas88 (9688) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2016
12 ounce can. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A nice toast and licorice nose. The flavor is roast, dark fruit, caramel, light mint and chocolate. Quite nice. Smooth. Very drinkable. The mint is pretty pronounced in the finish. Flavorful. Solid.

3.6
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of mint, light chocolate and roastedalt. Flavor similar, mint forqard, base beer not as developed as I would like, but not a bad beer.

3.8
wchesser (2144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Extra from flandersned-thanks! Pours slightly translucent black with large slow fading head. Nose is mint, some vegetal greenness, bakers cocoa. Taste is initially dry with some finishing sweetness. Flavors of roasted malts, light cocoa, and dead on Thin Mints/After Eight. Well done for a gimmicky beers as I normally don’t dig mint stouts.

4.1
superspak (6082) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2016
12 ounce can into pint glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big cool mint, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and mint leaf notes; with great strength. Taste of big cool mint, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness and cooling mint character on the finish; with lingering notes of mint, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and mint leaf flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent mint stout. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of roast/bready malt and cooling mint leaf flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
can. Black with one finger head. Fairly by the book mint stout. Some light coffee notes. Mint is present, but not overwhelming. Slightly aboverage.


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