tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Autumn Brew Review ’07 daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
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.
Dark pour. Coffee, mint, bourbon, raisin pour. Flavor is much the same and incredibly unique wow. pineypower (3350) - 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. andyhwcinc (1886) - 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. Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bomber into snifter. Black with medium tan head. Aroma is crazy, like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I really don’t know what to say about the taste. The mint and coffee are strong. The beer is really sweet, but its a sugary sweetness, not a malty one. I don’t get the bourbon barrel at all. Not sure what to say, interesting beer, but not up my alley.
beerbaaron (1997) - 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. djd07 (16289) - 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. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2007
[Draft, ABR ’07] Pours black with a nice large tan head. Bourbon dominates the aroma, although there is definitely some mint there too. Taste is once again way too strong of bourbon, with mint a powerful second and roasted malt more of an afterthought. Medium mouthfeel. Long finish. I’ll give this beer points for originality, but the bourbon takes the score down. I’m officially off the bourbon bandwagon. BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle generously shared by Sparky...thanks, my friend! Aroma of used coffee grounds, caramel, and a little vanilla. Flavor is similar. Fairly smooth...no off flavors. Medium mouthfeel. decaturstevo (6343) - 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.