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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle:   Black, huge frothy dark beige head, nice lacing.   Pale roasty nose, some sweet herbal notes, very pale mint and tea leaves.   Oh boy, on the tongue its a very smooth rich malty and roasty tongue, with a more noticeable mint presense.   its like a Mint Chocolate beershake.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Hides its 9.6% very well.   Sweet chocolate like milkshake finish, with hints of mint and tea leaves.   Very much a dessert beer.   If it were a bit heavier it would be even more authentic towards a beershake.   As is, tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a dark black with a thin beige to tan head. Smells initially like thin mints, but then picks up a slightly more herbal and medicinal tone. Cocoa, roast, mint, coffee. Warm brownies but a bit empty, moves into a grassy herbal flavor. Chocolate, roast, minty into the finish. Starts off great but goes downhill quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
I liked this sweet stout quite a bit, and really like that its tied with a "homebrewer"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Wow the aroma is just as the name says. It smells like liquid dessert. I could smell this brew all day long. The taste is nice and roasty malty bitter. Sits black in the glass with a deep brown head and brown lacing down the glass. I cant get enough of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2013
36cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, with cocoa and mint, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly spicy/malty, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good and original brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark pour, minty chocolate aroma and flavor. Liquid Andes Mint chocolate candy. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Herbal mintiness, choclatety flavor. Unique and pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 25, 2013
10/29/12 notes: bottle. Aroma of spearment, peppermint patty, dusty dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is slick, lightly carbonated with medium heft. Average length finish. Flavor is big upfront minty spiciness, rounded with slightly smoky, bakers chocolate. Bit of graininess near finish, mint recedes slightly and more dark barley assumes its place. Hmmm, I cant seem to get past how jarring the flavors are. Well-brewed from a technical standpoint, less successful, in my opinion, from an enjoyability one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2361) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.49 Pours elegant black with a small yet resilient bubbly tan coloured head. Minty,roasty,coffee aromas..nice. Typical roasty,deep dark coffee Imperial but with a fresh mont leaf taste running through it..always there..weaker at the start and stronger at the end..were also the chocolate ( milk) tatse comes to the fore..like a good quality chocolate chip and mint ice cream! Luxurious palate creamy chocolaty minty smooth Great dessert beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (2015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Draft 4oz taster. Aroma is mint and bittersweet chocolate, like a (cold) mint hot chocolate. Nearly black color with foamy tan head. Chalkiness on the palate immediately. Borderline harsh mint, bitterness, with chocolate in the finish. Big chocolate finish with lasting bitterness. Not nearly as sweet as the nose suggested. Full body, light carbonation, texture which is both oily and unpleasantly chalky. Overall: 4oz pour was just right -- a perfectly fine beer, but with a lot of richness that comes together in a way that I just dont know what place it holds for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3343) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pretty nice beer here. Aroma is mint, chocolate, dark fruits, light esspresso. Taste is medium sweet with great flavor but a bit too much hop bitterness on the end. This drinks like a sweet stout until the bitterness hits you. Still i really like this one.

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