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Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20.97%


Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Omnium on 10-28-2013)
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-11-2014 11:27:31 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From brewmaster Alan Pugsley's Signature series.

Bought a bomber of this early last winter to save for a special holiday occasion, which never happened. Now I need to clear out the remaining winter beers on hand.

Supposed to have a best by date on the label but I could not see one.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a: Black with the barest hint of clear ruby when seen through light. Inch tall tan head receded to even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Mild dark roasted malt with yes, what seems to be a hint of mint.

t: Smooth then sharply bitter over a seemingly mild dark malt base. Not especially chocolaty. A licoricy/fruity bitterness lingers in the mouth between sips. Throat burn from the high ABV builds somewhat. Later a roasty malt taste comes through to attempt to balance the bitter licorice and fruit as it warms.

m: Medium plus, very smooth.

o: Whatever the alleged mint flavor is supposed to come from (the unusual hops used?), - and it does taste more like cherries or prunes and licorice (a flavor I never favored) than mint, much less chocolate, - it overpowers the malt base or at best mixes with it to result in a familiar yet odd sort of licoricy-fruity flavor.

I'd recommend changing the name to Licorice Stout so folks like me who don't like that flavor can steer clear of it.. Mint Chocolate it ain't.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 04:22:26 | More by scotorum
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Greg_Nall

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +21%

04-10-2014 19:35:38 | More by Greg_Nall
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2GOOFY

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-28-2014 01:16:20 | More by 2GOOFY
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smells like black licorice and mild black coffee, and maybe a hint of some kind of fruit(raspberry?). Has a good amount of sweetness, mild roastiness. The mint flavor is bordering on menthol. Not super strong or anything. Little hint of anise. Think it would be better if it was more of a peppermint than a spearmint. Would probably be a pretty good stout if they took out the mint, or made it peppermint and bumped up the intensity.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:56:30 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-23-2014 12:53:21 | More by tjsmith910
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SLeffler27

New York

3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown (SRM 30-33). A slight head dissipates quickly leaving fine, sparse lace. Pours viscous, but oddly very little film clings to the glass.

An Offero glass brings out the faint aroma of fuel. Licorice is present after warming, as is chocolate, but all is less than had been hoped.

Flavors include chocolate and mint, though both are quite subdued. The powerful flavor combination is almost absent amidst nuts and cherry flavors. Mint does make an appearance with warmth and in the finish.

Light to medium body and effervescent. Slight warming alcohol adds to a dry texture of satin.

One expects a bold punch from a Mint Chocolate Stout. Perhaps if this beer is paired with chocolate cake it could deliver on that promise.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 20:10:09 | More by SLeffler27
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-17-2014 18:21:27 | More by Thedrizzle
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billyrenfroe

Florida

4/5  rDev +29%

03-16-2014 00:43:23 | More by billyrenfroe
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

03-15-2014 01:07:06 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-15-2014 01:03:55 | More by millerbuffoon
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pisano

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-11-2014 19:31:15 | More by pisano
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-07-2014 03:12:16 | More by Sammy
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taez555

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

03-01-2014 22:06:10 | More by taez555
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kylehay2004

Florida

3/5  rDev -3.2%

03-01-2014 00:28:20 | More by kylehay2004
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ThunderingBrews

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-26-2014 10:56:22 | More by ThunderingBrews
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +29%

02-23-2014 04:41:06 | More by dpgoblejr
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +21%

02-23-2014 01:05:01 | More by Amedlin18
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

02-21-2014 22:50:17 | More by gonzo000
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GreenEyes285

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer had a black as night body with a cream colored head. The chocolate was simple and not too sweet, the mint was tasted on the finish and was just a hint as to not over power the palate. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy not boozy at all. I can't wait to buy this again!!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 19:28:29 | More by GreenEyes285
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CreightonSM

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-19-2014 23:23:56 | More by CreightonSM
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured slightly chilled into a snifter.

Pours a very dark brown to black with almost an inch of airy light brown head that quickly recedes leaving light surface layer and lacing.

Nice aromas of mint and chocolate with a hint of anise.

The taste follows through the aroma, but in a medicinal, herbal way which is somewhat off-putting. I did notice an improvement as it warmed.

Medium bodied with a sweet finish and moderate carbonation.

Overall the menthol quality ended up making this somewhat of a mess. If you try a bottle, I would suggest letting it warm up a bit before drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:32:03 | More by srhoadsy
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Sample on tap at the British Beer company tonight.
Solid black color with a smallish off white head. The aroma is over the top with peppermint. Mild caramel butterscotch and chocolate round out the nose. The flavor is a chocolate and peppermint affair, although the mint does seem to get a bit harsh at times. That characteristic Shipyard burnt butterscotch popcorn flavor is there, but drowned out by the mint. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation, and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Better than some other peppermint stouts I've had, but still falls short of that peppermint patty sensation that I'm hoping for.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2014 01:30:12 | More by johnnnniee
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

02-03-2014 20:26:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
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naphi23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-03-2014 01:47:47 | More by naphi23
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Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.