nearbeer (5715) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2018 Dacrza (1086) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE: May 12, 2017... OCCASION: having fixed the lawn tractor (choke problems) and prepped the house for Michael’s communion party, time for a dessert... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a tunnel-black body that supports a creamy brown head... the head frills at each swirl, while its majority holds steady in its middle... my goodness--a Girl Scout Thin Mint melted into a chocolate mousse cake--this alone wins me over... briny cocoa, coffee bean, and lactic notes make no mystery that this is a force of nature... bourbon hints as well, hinting at its strength... a full-bodied, intense slow-sipping booziness that lingers long and flavorful... surprisingly bitter, but enough action elsewhere to provide some balance... the creaminess combines with the mint to make quite a long evening beer... I have only found Southern Tier to deliver on these dessert offerings--scratch that, on almost ALL of their offerings... a treat here...
12 oz. bottled 11/13/2017. Jet black with a disc of tan creamy foam on top. Nose is a near replica of a York Peppermint Patty, plus some cocoa and a touch of licorice. Flavors of the same mix with some whole grain bread in the finish. Heavy body is smooth with low-medium fizz but a nice tingle from the mint. Dessert brew that remains mostly unsticky. I'm not normally a big mint fan but this is well executed and tasty. 2OLD4BS (24) - west windsor, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Coffee with chocolate are combined for a very strong delicious beer! Carbonation is low. This beer is very smooth. It feels like a thick engine oil that comes down your stomach and as it spreads among the engine the feeling is one of pure goodness and delight. The mint flavor is there but it is not too strong. Simply delicious! Ratman197 (15762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of mint, dark chocolate and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of mint, chocolate and cookie with a smooth lingering chocolate mint cookie finish. DandyWolfFloyd (1342) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Aroma - decadent mix of chocolate and mint.
Appearance - black body with a brown head.
Taste - big mint and rich chocolate
Palate - full body, texture is velvety, carbonation is average, finish is sweet and rich. trapped (3884) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle. Pours dark brown with slight reddish tint against the light, small foamy beige head, sharp mint aroma with mocha, adequate carbonation, mildly bitter mocha taste with mint flavor, thin body, long bitter minty finish. This should go well with After Eight chocolates!
chucklemation (1816) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Pours a jet black with an off-white foam head. Aroma is big on mint with chocolate. Flavor is similar, with bitter chocolate and roast poking through a little more. Well-carbonated, and a lighter body than usual for an imperial stout. Earns its name. Great stuff. superspak (6379) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/12/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, peppermint, fudge, cookies, vanilla, cream, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chocolate, and mint notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, peppermint, fudge, cookies, vanilla, cream, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and herbal hop/mint bitterness on the finish. Mild mint cooling. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, peppermint, fudge, cookies, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit. nuttiness, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chocolate, and mint flavors; with an awesome roast/hop/mint bitter/sweet balance; and zero acrid/cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/mint/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 10%. Overall this is an insane flavored imperial stout! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chocolate, and mint flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. This tastes exactly like a thin mint cookie in every way. There is no way they could have nailed this any better. Extremely rich chocolate/cookie dessert style malt complexity, with big peppermint presence that isn't overdone. Not really that sweet in comparison to their other dessert stouts, with nice adequate bitter dryness. A highly amazing offering. jandd1983 (4728) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, mint and some roast. The taste was similar to the aroma with more chocolate, mint, roast, like drinking a thin mint, with medium carbonation and a semi-sweet aftertaste. Really good. thornecb (6198) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to nothing. Chocolate and mint aromas. Soft with sweet chocolate and mint front to back. Dry, medium length espresso finish. obguthr (6927) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Powerful mint and chocolate syrup nose. Mahogany, thin tan head. Medium body, easy carbonation.