loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Smells of mint chocolate chip icecream. Finish is a combination of mint and hops. deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to someone at freetail release. Pours a near clear dark brown with an earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of mint with roasted malts and a bit of sweet bourbon. Flavor has a bit of mint but mainly roaseted malt and a bit of bourbon, Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2011
poured a deep brown with a fizzy tan head that fades. aroma was very upfront with mint, then cinnamon, oak, and chocolate. flavor was mint, watery coffee, dark roasts, and alcohol. body was thin and fizzy. I had really high hopes for this one. I just wish the base was an impy stout or something stronger. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Been sitting on this one for a while and finally cracked. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. The mint is very noticeable as soon as I poured the beer. Dark roast, chocolate, and mint all in the nose. Slight minty start that stays the whole time. Light chocolate and roast notes. Easy drinking and somewhat refreshing. The only let down is that the bourbon notes are pretty minimal. Medium bodied. Ever so slight lace. Overall, decent. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
A very nice stout. The mint is subtle and compliments the chocolate nicely.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Had some big pours from this out of the bottle recently. Not sure how old it was. I was extremely impressed with this. Strong mint scent that fades into vanilla and chocolate sweetness as it warms. Really enjoyed this. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
South shore bourbon barrel mint stout. 22oz bottle thanks to a recent trade... Pours a dark cola pour with lighter edges and roped with a thin light beige head... Aroma is slightly black licorice, mint through the middle with a slight bourbon bent in the finish... Flavors are thin with a light chocolate and mint bent. Too fluffy and lack of robust flavor. Barrel notes are a bit too assertive at the end adding a booziness that doesn’t mesh well with the consistency of the brew.
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Purchased at Discount Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on my 30th birthday with a good friend before watching the Home Run Derby. Appearance pitch black, like black coffee, with thin tan/cream head that rims around the glass. Aroma like a hodge podge of coffee, bourbon, peppermint, chocolate, and lactose...except that I can’t identify each ingredient separately, just smells like all those ingredients thrown into something. Taste is pretty good, its slightly smooth, very strong. The bourbon really comes through, each sip is somewhat shot-like. Seems like the peppermint provides a slight bite, coffee notes also apparent in the finish, leaves a slightly sour feeling. Also, the lactose/milkyness of this fades in the flavor, doesn’t taste very thick to me. Its pretty good stuff, happy to have given it a shot. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
22oz bottle @RBSG-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is bourbon, mint, wood, dark malt. Taste is bourbon, mint, wood, dark malt. Towards medium body. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin beige head. Malty and chocolatey nose with mint, coffee and a cough drop note from the mint. Very mentholy. Cough drop flavor with some sourness (possibly from the barrel, possibly infection setting in), chocolate and mint before a coffee finish.