GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
GTMW 2007. Poured a dark black color with orange highlights. The aroma and flavor reminded me of an alcoholic version of the famous thin mint Girl Scout cookie. Broken fresh mint leaves, a touch of bourbon, and milk chocolate. As far as I could tell, the only missing ingredient was a pinch of salt. There was also a watered down coffee note. It was a bit thinner than I had expected, but not watery by any means. Very good beer. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Draft at ABR. Roasted malt and mint dominate the aroma. I picked up a bit of bourbon, but I didn’t think that it was overpowering. Creamy malt, cocoa, wood and mint on the palate. Fairly rich and creamy. I like it! Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a light cap of deep beige head. The aroma was sweet with Andes candies as the most accurate descriptor (hefty mint and sweeter chocolates).. the barrel impression was light and just left a little vanilla and sweet bourbon in there. The flavor had sweet chocolates again at the core with tangy bourbon and oak surrounding.. warmth brought out a whole bunch of mint and finally a little of the promised coffee (the java was surprisingly light in this brew).. the odd components worked surprisingly well in here. Medium-bodied with a creamy, smooth feel on the palate.. long, refreshing impression on the finish. Tasty. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 Poured from a growler at the Flossmoor Tapping (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a pitch black syrupy pour, a bit brown around the edges, largey opaque, with small brownish head that dissipates to nearly nothing. Aromas are minty, lighter than full blown gum with chocolatey frango mints underneath, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and very faint warming alcohol. Not really bourbony. Initial coats a bit but doesn’t necessarily finish extremely strong, with mint, touch of smoke, coffee grounds, and frango mint dark chocolate. This is nice, a touch of warming alcohol (faint bourbon? I’m not really sure..). Finish is a bit empty, but the mouth coating helps cover up that flaw. Thinner, but tasty. Cheers. hopdog (12673) - 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.
j12601 (12601) - 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. SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
bottle as show .. . pours a dark brown .. mild foam .. . cooking chocolate and peppermint chocolate bar .. . mild mouth feel .. . pretty good beer but one dimensional
.. . . no more questions!!! BVery (10600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber shared by Jeff on the APN bus. Dark pour with a tan head. Nice minty aroma. Bourbon is mild. Lots of character - fun beer! tennisjoel (1464) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Autumn Brew Review ’07 grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Very interesting idea here. I’ve never had mint as a flavor in the brew, but the concept seems to work. It’s like they dropped an altoids into the beer. I can see how some may consider this a love it or hate it type of beer. Refreshing to say the least, and one I’d drink again.
ABR 2008. Complex aroma of mint, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Nice palate and very smooth.