RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Holidays are about bringing people together and we’ve brought two of our favorite things into one artisan offering. This dessert in itself evokes thoughts of warm fires and terrible toasts from family members you only see once a year. Savor the great parts of your holiday season by raising a glass to family and friends

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bwy (100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Well balanced. Love the peppermint taste for the season. Smooth and rich.

Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 65

gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates; aroma of peppermint, roasted malt, and chocolate; taste is sweet with peppermint and chocolate plus some light roast malt notes; finish is dry with some lingering roast malt and peppermint

edwardbass (861) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Hmmm.....I had one of these about two months ago and remember the porter characteristics being much stronger. Now I initially get very strong peppermint, which subsides in later tastes and not very strong porter roastiness. Could use a thicker mouthfeel. As a novelty it’s pretty decent, as an example of a porter it’s mediocre.

Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Bottled. The smell is huge peppermint. The palate is light and sticky. The taste is straight up peppermint. I’m not a peppermint person this beer has decent taste for what it is.

DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Taster at the tap house. Oh, yes, it has a big nose of peppermint and chocolate, more of that than anything smelling like a beer but tis the season. Dark, almost solid color even in my small taster glass, with a creamy foam that looks like a nitro pour. Just tasting the foam offers a note of chocolate covered tart cherry. When I sip the beer itself, I feel like I’m pouring melted chocolate and candy cane down my throat. It would be very hard for the taste to live up to the promise of the minty bouquet, but the palate is where it gets back to the business of being a beer. Well recommended holiday party brew.

Niko100 (2998) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, nice peppermint, some vanilla, & black licorice; Slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, peppermint, chocolate, and licorice; Fairly dry finish; Not overpowering with the peppermint - pretty decent.

flatearthman (76) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2016
This holiday beer blends Grand Cru chocolate & fresh peppermint leaves: Immediate peppermint leaf taste followed by nice roasted malt flavor. Very subtle chocolate taste beneath the mint. Finishes with a crisp dark malt taste. Nice for a change of pace, but would not be a regular on my table. The holiday season and mint are the players with this beer.

bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft. Mahogany beer with a tan head. Light roasted malt aroma. Big peppermint flavor with light chocolate. Medium bodied. Big peppermint lingers. Ends fairly refreshing.

naivepegasus (389) - USA - MAY 10, 2016
22 ouncer. Pours a black with a twinge of ruby and about a full finger of slowly dissipating beige tan. Hint of peppermint with a bit of a syrup stickiness in the nose. Peppermint is actually really strong in the flavor, starts with some burnt toast but builds into peppermint and fades away softly. The mouthfeel is a bit lacking, but I like this actually

tmoreau (4678) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 On tap at the Warrenville Tap House bar during UKG Big Brew Day, dispensed to a shaker showing a ruby highlighted, black/brown hue, with a persistent layer of frothy, tan head foam, and waves, dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was expressive and overwhelming peppermint. The taste showed more restrained mint, with roastiness, coffee, and dryness getting a chance to shine. Medium+ bodied, with good carbonation, and a moderate roasted & earthy bitterness. A decent Porter that also freshened the breath.

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