Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, mint, milk chocolate, light roastiness and a hint of coffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of mint, milk chocolate and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate mint finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
22oz bottle, RBSG grand tasting, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear red-brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon, light mint, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some sour, coffee, light mint. Medium body, light stickiness. Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Aroma is burnt coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate. As it warms you can smell some mint. Not a lot of bourbon. Taste is upfront pretty minty, dryness from the barrel but the mint covers up a lot of the flavor. Subtle bourbon in the finish. Interesting beer. Solid carbonation, mouthfeel could be thicker. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a light black to brown with a thin white head. Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Light isopropyl, more mint and cocoa. Minty and herbal, spicy and smooth. A bit too minty perhaps? Chocolate, coffee, and light wood and roast on the finish. Very interesting beer. pineypower (3330) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Always thought adding mint to a stout would be good, so now I finally tried a pour at RBSG. Pours out black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, roast, and very subtle mint notes. Taste is chocolate, heavy oaky bourbon, roast, coffee and some lingering mint in the background. Lots going on.
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some wood, minty herbalness, and light bourbon. Tastes of light bourbon, wood, coffee, mint, and roast. jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Brown head. Nose/taste of mint leaves, chocolate, roast dark malts, oak and coffee. Sweet complex mouth feel. Slightly bitter finish. Medium body. yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Sweet malty, coffee and dark malty. slight caramelish. Sweet and dry into the finish. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is minty and not much more. Flavor is sweet mintiness and a hinto chocolate. A bit thin and fizzy. Not bad but not my cup of tea. RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle sampled at Daknole’s Memorial Day Tasting (Thanks Sparky). Pours very dark, minimal head. Aroma is dominated by mint. Taste is bourbon, coffee, and overpowering MINT. Finish is minty coffee. For me, the mint is just not a good fit for a bourbon barrel stout. Too sweet. Mint should stay at the Kentucky Derby; in Julips, where it belongs.