djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at Black Sunday. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong mint and chocolate. Thin mouth with strong mint chip and dark chocolate, very sweet, good. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Inky black color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and mint. Medium body with flavors of mint chocolate, malt and mild coffee. Barrel aging is very subtle. The finish is sweet with cocoa and slight bourbon aftertaste. Decent overall. Nero55 (936) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft. Clear brown/black with small tan head. Aroma, bourbon, coffee, brown sugar, and a hint of mint. Medium/heavy body, heavy sweetness, bourbon, vanilla, and a small amount of mint with bourbon on the finish. Malaclemys (464) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma bourbon, Caramel, brown sugar, mint. Taste is mint, bourbon, light fruit, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Med body with sweet finish. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Black pour with tan head. Barely any mint, roasted, chocolate, bourbon whisky tones fill out this stout.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Extremely black body, dark beige head lasting as a thin film most of the way down. Aroma has heavy mint, coffee grounds, chocolate malt, light roast... no real indication of bourbon barrel aging on the nose. Taste is also heavy mint, with a mild menthol-like quality... Notes of chocolate, borderline York Peppermint Patty, some tobacco notes in the back-end, roasted malt, burnt coffee grounds, & a mild plum sweetness. There’s a raw whiskey tone that grows heavier with warmth & makes this harder to drink, as the finish gets quite abrasive. Starts off good, but gets a little too harsh & cumbersome fairly quickly. Had promise but kind of fell flat. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Aged about a year. Pours dark brown to black. Small brown head that dissipates to a fair soapy lasting beige topping. Interesting and unique aroma. Someone said mint chocolate ice cream and that’s right there. Theres some smooth bourbon there as well. I think the age has helped take some edge off. Flavor is much the same but much less substantial. Body is a bit light, thin. Finish is sorta tangy, light roasty with some mint. A good beer but does not compare to the big boys. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Aged for about a year.
Smells like candy. Chocolate mint candies, andies candies or mint chocolate ice cream! Malt, a little bourbon.
Taste is similar, but a little light, a little lacking in my opinion. Nice minty aftertaste though, just a little dry and thin. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Dallas douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of mints, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of dark malts, mint chocolate and woody
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a pure black color with a medium grey head. A light nose of chocolate, roast and mint. The flavor is odd: clear mint, dark chocolates, a thin palate. Some ash. OK.