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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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17 is a decadent chocolate stout complimented with a smooth mint finish perfect for winters last hurrah. Clocking in at 10% alcohol by volume, it is sure to warm you inside and out.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
Horizontal face off versus Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone (KIS) Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout: Both bottled and served in identical snifters. The KIS poured a deep brown with a smaller tan head and spotty lace. (4) The P17 poured near opaque with a bigger frothy tan head and very good lace. (5)

The aroma of the KIS has a nice milk chocolate, walnut, roast and minty character along with some tobacco and prune. (8) The P17 aroma has far more pronounced fresh mint leave vapour but less chocolate and roast. (7) I prefer the KIS to the 17.

The taste of the P17 is very minty much like the nose with a far amount of roast and charred malt. Sort of herbal and a wee bit medicinal as well. Just not getting a lot of chocolate in the Perennial version. (7) The KIS gives much more of the Imperial character with chocolate and roast with a moderate mint note. Some smoke and char along with a dash of dark fruit twang. (8). The mouth feel on the P17 is lively and bready while the KIS is more oily , lush and aggressive. Once again another category that the KIS wins out (4 to 3).

Overall while the Perennial looks nicer and displays full on fresh mint, the KIS (Ken Schmidt/Iron Fest/Stone) just comes off more like an Imperial Stout that has mint. (KIS =15, P17 = 13)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (2019) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
bottle, thanks keir. pours black with khaki head. aroma is tons of mint and some chocolate. taste is a little too much mint, thick sweet and silky

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6885) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at Bainbridge. Dark black pour with thin coffee head. Up front taste is chocolate and menthol which isnt horrible but towards the second half and finish it turns to hot astringent ashy fire wood. Way too boozy for me. Medium to fuller body. Stick palate. Ill stick to Satans Bake Sale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (7177) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
Tap at Perennial. This was black with a nice tan head. An aroma of chocolate with light mint. The flavor had all kinds of chocolate and offered more fruit than I expected. It tended to come and go. Mint was light. Plenty of roasted notes. This wore out my palate as the bottom of the glass neared.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pour is a complete black with a large tan head. Aroma is a sinus clearing mint with some chocolate and roast in the backround. Flavor is at first a big creamy chocolate malt with a bit of a rosted note. The mint is noticied more on the tounge after the swallow. Alcohol is not a problem. Pretty damn good, kinda missing the intense mint I was expecting in the flavor. Its there alright just not as big as I though it would be. Heres another beer where I was glad just to get a sample and not the full bottle as the more than a few sips would be way to much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
from bottle at brewery. Pours dark brown with frothy, thick brown head, which dissipates slowly. Nose of mint (lots of mint), burnt sugar, toasted malts. Taste is mint, followed with a bit of rough burnt malt. This seems to need a bit more time in the bottle to smooth it out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Tap at brewpub-june 2012. Before i start this rating, i have to say even though this was a very enjoyable beer, its not something i would probably have again. a novel idea that is just a one-time deal. pours very black with a nice rocky tan had with some faint lacing, big mint and kafir lime leaf on the nose-mostly mint chocolate. holy crap! huge dark andies candy mint chocolate flavors with a huge roast undertone. a very big beer with an oily palate and mild carbonation. lots of char notes on the finish with lingering chocolate mints. very well put together novel beer here. long slick body, especially in the finish. long lingering dark chocolate into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6307) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma is a bit ol peppermint patty. There is a lot of dark chocolate and pronounced mint. There is a good amount of roastiness going on here. Medium / thick body with frothy carbonation. The taste has a bit of the aroma traits, but it is a bit more bitter with the roasted malt and earthy hops. The finish gets a bit more abrasive. Quite nice and different take on an imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (4146) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2012
It poured a clear dark reddish brown color with a brown head. The aroma was of mint, dark chocolate, vanilla and some light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and very smooth. The taste was of mint, dark chocolate, vanilla and some light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate mint finish. A very decent Mint Chocolate Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1585) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tap at brewpub a few times. Pour is pretty much black with a thin brown head. Aroma and flavor are pretty interesting with notes of menthol mint, herbal mint, faint milk chocolate, light roasted malt and a long minty chocolate finish. This is quite a beer. Long on mint for sure. I like it and order it often but its a sipper for sure.


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