beersighted (135) - - JUN 24, 2014
Interesting stout made with coffee and peppermint tea. Nose of sweet mint. Tastes of bitter black coffee sweetened with mint leaves. Easy drinking dessert stout. PhillyCraft (8006) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle shared with Simz before the TH Anny party, pours black with small off white head. No lacing. Aroma is the best aspect: mint cookies, coffee beans, bakers chocolate, peppermint leaves and roast. Flavor is a little more aggressive and not minted out like aroma. Medium body. Nice morning sipper JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Sample at Odd Side on 5/17/14. Darkest brown to black in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of creme de menthe, chocolate and coffee roastiness. Flavor of chocolate malt, sweet mint and roasty coffee before a minty finish. Pretty wonderful. bytemesis (9345) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a quickly dissipating, somewhat fizzy brown head that leaves a ring and decent lacing behind. Aroma is quite coffee, lots of heavily roasted malts, some ashtray and a bit of cocoa. Flavor is ashy, burned, some cocoa. Coffee that somebody put a cigarette out in. Perhaps a bit of mint, but it is not out there. Medium body, a bit of acid, high carbonation. 50belair (3692) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with fleeting mocha head. Roasted malt aromas. Bitter roasted malts with mild mint low lights. The roasted malts are somewhat bland and lifeless. Average body and mouthfeel.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours black with a tiny mocha head. Smell is all mint and coffee obviously. Taste is thinner than it looks more mint. Coffee in the back end. Well balanced. Only a 6 stout. I’d drink it again. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
$2.19 single (or $2.29) just poured into a shaker pint. Bottled 1/20/14, poured 2/4/14. superspak (6104) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown or a black sort of color with a little head that bubbles away basically before guessing the height. Floaters galore, as well as a good amount of yeast at the bottom.
Smell: You get what you pay for. Mint, chocolate, and a little bit of that coffee as well. I’ve also had their regular Mint Stout, and this smells similar, but with a bit less mint.
Taste/feel: Quite nice, if relatively mild. Mint is definitely there, then just a vague sort of roastiness. Not a big depth of flavor, but good. I feel like this drinks more like a porter than a stout, since it has a thin mouthfeel. For a stout, underwhelming feel. There’s a fair amount of sweetness to this beer to make it drinkable along with the fairly thin mouthfeel.
Good beer. Highly drinkable. Nice flavor... I just wanted a little bit more, as it drinks fairly light. The mint flavor is fine, but a little more chocolate/java/roast on the finish or something would really spruce it up, especially if the beer was thickened up a bit in the process. Surprise, surprise -- another well done beer from Odd Side. I preferred the regular Mint Stout by a tick, but I had that one on tap. The java in this one is quite nice, but it’s mild, and after a handful of sips, it didn’t really stand out anymore.
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 1/20/2014. Pours moderately murky/cloudy pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, mint, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with well balanced dark/roast malt, coffee, and mint notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, mint, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and cooling mint on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, mint, coffee, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and mint flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice flavored stout. All around good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and mint flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. ColovianTrader (464) - - APR 8, 2014
Mint isn’t a flavor that sounds great for beer, but Odd Side pulled it off! Chocolate, light coffee, vanilla, cream and just enough mint to be refreshing without going overboard. Good feeling and enjoyable dessert stout. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, mint, coffee, some chocolate, and light dough. Flavor the same with the dark malts, mint, and coffee dominating. Average texture. A decent beer that pairs nicely with thin mint cookies.