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

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

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 22.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Omnium on 10-28-2013)
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
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SLeffler27

New York

3.34/5  rDev +9.5%
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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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1.6%

07-22-2014 01:36:38 | More by SuperHop18
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Connecticut

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Maine

1/5  rDev -67.2%

06-24-2014 14:25:49 | More by Brutus627
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +23%

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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -67.2%

06-02-2014 20:59:25 | More by NJBeer265
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours at room temperature with small beige head. It does not leave any lace. The color is near black where no light shines through.

This beer smells medicinal with a burnt toasty malt and mint, lots of it. I like the smell but it lands a bit oddly.

Starts off mild with hardly any bitter, blackened malt. The swallow features a large dollop of spearmint. There's no mistaking the "spear" of the mint. It is not peppermint or any other style--think spearmint gum. The chocolate and coffee flavors are nearly missing because the mint is so dominant. The body is appropriate as is carbonation from a cask pour.

Serving type: cask

05-26-2014 20:04:31 | More by smcolw
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

05-25-2014 05:53:23 | More by BigFatOgre
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill in NJ. January

Pours full on black. Creamy head. Picturesque layer. Foam is tan. Minty nose. Spearmint. Light chocolate too. Anise flavor base, lots of chocolate, and a definite mint finish. The mint works but is a bit too much in the aftertaste. Interesting, and a clever stout variation for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2014 15:21:59 | More by KTCamm
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.49/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A huge head from a relatively normal pour into a standard pint glass, 2/3 foam, at least. Well, at least it settles down in just a few minutes to a more respectable finger of foam over the half pint of black liquid. Doesn't leave much lace, though, just a scattering.
Smell is mint with toasted malt and a hint of bittersweet chocolate behind. Balance is decent.
Taste is heavily toasted, almost burnt, malts, dark, bittersweet chocolate, with just a little mint and a whiff of floral hops. Nice balance, though.
Smooth, medium full body, light effervescence. Finish is somewhat drying. Definitely improves with warming, in fact, near room temperature is best. The body improves, and the warming aspect really comes to the fore. Let it set for 30 minutes and this is a 4+ in the last three categories.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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New York

3/5  rDev -1.6%

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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +19%
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 +23%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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

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Florida

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Florida

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billyrenfroe

Florida

4/5  rDev +31.1%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.6%

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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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pisano

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.