Nero55 (938) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2015 Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 had at ABR 07. like was said IT IS UNIQUE. i liked the mint mixed in but could use more coffee and slightly LESS mint but wow it was good and refreshing for sure. will try to hunt this down again for sure.
EDIT: By some miracle of the beer gods, I stumbled upon a freshly tapped keg of this at Old Chicago in Apple valley, MN. which is nice since we drove 450 miles for growlers and when we got there, they were out.!!!! Anywho, i thought it was about as tasty as I recall. It seems to have strong mint right away that faded a bit over time. as for the coffee it too seemed to fade slightly overtime. But, the end result after it sat for ten fifteen mins to warm up a bit was really really good. Had a nice dry finish, you could taste a sweet/minty flavor but it was not overpowering, and the coffee was quite subdued almost more of a burnt/heavily toasted stout. Overall it was good. a++
Black with thin tan head. Aroma mint, coffee, roasted malt. Medium body, peppermint, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. zizzybalubba (1874) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009. Black pour with a fizzy, beige head. Aroma of (surprise) coffee and mint. Flavor is (you guessed it) mostly coffee and mint but blends well with the chocolate maltiness from the stout. This is a very interesting blend and I don’t know of any other beer I have tried that uses mint. But it works. I was intrigued by the concept and pleasantly surprised by the results. stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2008
ABR ’08 - Pours a deep dark brown with a thin off-white head. The nose was strong in mint, with subtle hints of coffee, & chocolate. Came across the palate with a strong coffee but it had a very nice minty finish. Very unique I would defiantly buy this . esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
On Tap at the Great Lakes Brewfest. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, mint and coffee. Taste of chocolate, mint, roasted malt and mild coffee. It seems kind of gimmicky, but the gimmick seems to work better than their regular beers. DietPepsican (1592) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2008
GTMW! Black pour with a light tan head. Rich coffee and mint aroma. Flavor was mint, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Light and thin, could use more body.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2008
GTMW ’08. Poured a black color with orange highlights. The head was light tan. Smelled of light coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with the flavor following the nose. There was also some distinct mint which was most prominent at the end. Good stuff. xmarcnolanx (939) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Cask GTMW, thanks to Kan.
Aroma is mint, chocolate, coffee. Very minty and sugary.
Taste is sweet mint with chocolate and hints of coffee and finishes with more sweet peppermint Andes mint.
Decent. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a creamy cap of deeper tan head. The aroma was sweet with building mint as it progressed.. semi-sweet chocolates supported.. more mint on the back of the nose.. not too complex, but I still enjoyed it. The flavor had sweeter chocolates paired with a hefty dose of mint (Andes candies-like) with drier toasty chocolates through the finish.. left a bright mint impression at the end. Light-medium bodied and a little sticky at the finish. I’m glad I had this at the end of the day because mint really wrecks my palate. bookman10 (1134) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Tried this on draft at the brewpub in Ashland. An almost overpowering mint flavor to this one. The first few sips were interesting--it does taste like a mint/chocolate cookie. But by the end, all I could taste was mint and it was a bit like drinking medicine. Brigadier (3700) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Great Taste of the Midwest 2008
Convinced to try this by Jason (Ughsmash) late in the game I am glad I gave it some attention. Novel and a nice change of pace it was almost like an alcoholic version of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. I wouldn’t have thought that worked yet somehow it blends nicely and fluidly.
Aroma / Appearance - The black body had the look of your standard stout complete with a thin head. The nose was not hard to process at all. Peppermint, chocolate and sweet coffee formed a liquid form of everyone’s favorite style of Girl Scout cookie.
Flavor / Palate - Laced with peppermint and chocolate the sweetness washes quickly down the throat. Fluid it might be a bit overly sweet but that can be overlooked. The coffee is hidden well but comes out over time. Easy on the stomach this is a worthwhile experience if you catch it on tap somewhere.