ryecatcher (1451) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 750mL bottle. Pours an opaque, sticky brown black, little head -- more of an espresso colored film than anything. Nose is mint and chocolate, not quite a York peppermint paddy, but reminiscent. Mouth is front loaded with mint, cocoa, dark roast, coffee, bittersweet, the sweet leaning heavily into the finish, accompanied by some ABV warmth. Still not sure about these minted beers (second one I’ve tried). This one was bit too minty though and the first beer in a LOOONG time that I couldn’t finish. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Taster pour sampled at the source... Pours deeper than fantastic voyage with a thicker feel to it based on appearance alone. The top was crowned with thin wispy khaki film that rests on top... Mint chocolate nose, no surprise. Smooth like an Andes mint or thin mint with a mild roast on the backend... Flavors are more of the same as expected. Strong chocolate mint note with a lasting bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with semi-lively carbonation touch of grit on the late consistency. A touch of booze on the backend. Really nice flavor. Enjoyed. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours very dark unclear black with a big creamy deep caramel head. The aroma brings roasted malts, and some sweetened and lightly mint coffee, maybe even some smoke or peat in there. Flavor brings some roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and the mint is light, and balanced just right which other breweries have had trouble with. The body is not very creamy, but thick and decent enough. Doesn’t taste at all like 10%, but definitely beautifully warming as described. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap @ Max’s. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is mint, chocolate and roast malt with prunes and figs. Flavor is heavy mint, dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy thin mint cookies and hardly any other notes can come through. Flavor carries the same thin mint notes from the aroma, but also provides some earthy hops, coffee, and dark fruit; dry, bitter finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Aroma is mix of strong mint, milk chocolAte, slight vanilla. Pitch black light brown head great lacing. Taste is bitter chocolate with mint and dark fruit. Delicious treat. Vicious with some stickiness.. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick cap of tan foam. Nose is more coffee than chocolate so a bit confusing with the mint. Caramel and dark fruit add richness. Medium body with a tingle finishing like a breath mint; fresh. Taste is dark chocolate and leafy mint, then bitter coffee and peel. A successful brew but reminds me too much of the similar Girl Scout cookie. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Roasted chocolate with mint undertones. Tasted like an Andes mint in liquid form. Delicious! kcorum10 (393) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours dark brown with thin head. Aromas of mint right from the start. This tastes like a thin mint with some roast to it. The mint was overpowering in my opinion. radagast83 (8111) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Shared a bottle with some co-workers. Poured a motor-oil black color with a nice tan head. Aroma was a light minty notes with some chocolate character. Flavor was some chocolate mint notes, roasted malts. Alcohol is noticeable, but doesn’t take the forefront.