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Naughty Girl Stout - Right Brain Brewery

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Naughty Girl StoutNaughty Girl Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 86
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stout w/ mint

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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alpinebryant

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bomber poured into Tulip glass, barely a hiss on opening.

S: Aroma of fresh spearmint, bitter chocolate malt, sweet aromas of crystal sugars.

T: Nice rich chocolate as well as bitterness from the mint kicking in. Dark and Roasty and just a tiny hint of vegetal on top of the mint. After having Red and black? from DFH a few years back, I know what too much mint is and Mint is easy to overdo. This is not overdone on the mint end and has a nice dark chocolate cookie mint flavor to boot. Likely the lady on the bottle is too old to be a girl scout, but I guess thats the point so they dont look like sickos putting little girls on beer bottles.

M: Mild to very little carbonation, the patent / coffee flavors are pronounced slightly because of this, but overall a nice mouthfeel.

O: Overall pretty tasty beer. This is good and slightly refreshing. Hit the spot on a rainy afternoon. Spearmint / Scope flavor is well done but not an everyday drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 21:45:58 | More by alpinebryant
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05-19-2013 04:57:24 | More by TheConnMan
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

We crack the top and pour a brew of oily pitch black into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It puts up a creamy two and a half finger head of medium brown bubbles, showing excellent retention. This slowly bubbles away, leaving thick wisps of lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment is appreciated, and carbonation appears to be light. The aroma gives rich roasty milk chocolatey malts, faint coffees, and whole milk creaminess. Sitting high against this is the mint, smelling much more like a peppermint patty and vapor rub rather than a fresh sprig. The rest fills in with foamy plastic, fresh eucalyptus leaves, medicinals, metallics, a hint of creamy vanilla, and, with warmth, a nice cereal grain. Our first impression is that the mint flavoring is somewhat lost, but the base stout is hearty and pleasant to drink. As we sip, the taste begins simply with sweet menthol, rich roasted chocolate malts, cereal grain, lemony cleanliness, harsh lactics, and medicinals. As the beer warms a bit, some dark coffee roast and grainy dark chocolate nibs become more pronounced. The peak comes with more roasted malts, soured peppermint, bitter metallics, and an otherwise watery, metallic washing. The finish comes with fire roasted dryness of those chocolate and lightly coffee malts, with dirty grittiness, soft mint leafiness, dried coffee grounds, that aromatic creamy milkiness, and hints of grassy hops. The aftertaste breathes of chalky yeast, dried milk chocolate flakes, bittered metallics, white sugar, faint smoke, biting lactics, granite, and synthetic mint leafiness that gives the air of an herbal hoppiness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. There is huge foam and cream on each sip, lending softness, while residual sugars afford stickiness to the lips, and nice finishing pop and smack. The mouth is left bone dry and slightly warmed following a wet slurp. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its appearance and feel. From the pour, the coloring was deep and thick enough to rival anything in the style. The head was creamy and retained nicely. The feel, on the other side, was rather intensely drying. We feel like a lot of stouts these days don’t give you a lot of that roast through the feel, but rather focus on the taste. While this is obviously essential, a dirty clay-fired tongue just gives you a little something extra. We also felt that given a mint flavoring, the malts need to meet that with sweetness to meet the palate’s preconceived expectations, and here that fell short. Things were much more bitter and drying, and didn’t quite meld with that added component. Regardless this is a tasty beer, and something we are glad to have locally.

Serving type: bottle

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Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown with a thin halo of tan head. The nose is mouthwash mint that overpowers all other stout characteristics. The taste is a relatively dry choco-mint stout that's definitely dialed down compared to the nose. I'm glad this isn't a sweet mint bomb like I'd expected and instead leaves most of the mint behind in the nose. It's a relatively medium bodied and drinkable stout. This is my first right brain experience and it definitely pushes the limits on a mint stout.

Serving type: bottle

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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released in bottles recently. Pours completely pitch black color with a nice dense 2 finger very dark tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, mint leaves, toast, light char, light coffee, and light herbal hops. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of dark roasted notes with moderate mint presence. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, mint leaves, roasted malt, light coffee, light char, toast, herbal, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, roasted malt, toast, coffee, light char, herbal, and light roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark roasted flavors with moderate mint; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice stout! Nice amount of robustness and balance of roasted flavors with moderate mint flavor; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

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22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip

I had the chance to get a taster of this at the MBG Winter Beer Fest a couple years back. Glad I can get a full serving now.

A- my first pour created a 1-1/2 finger brown head, the second was a little sloppy and got up to 3 or more. Retention was better on the second go,as was the lacing. Body was near jet.

S- Yep, it smells like a thin mint (or even a York peppermint patty). Lots of mint and a good deal of semi-sweet chocolate at first. The graininess almost gives the impression of that chocolate cracker/cookie in the middle. A little warmth and some coffee notes creep in.

T- Much as aroma suggests. A solid mix of chocolate and mint. Nice, roasty notes. It all comes together nicely. Flavorful, without overwhelming.

M- pretty straight forward. Medium body, and moderate carbonation. Nicely creamy.

O- I've toyed with the idea of brewing one of these for years. My only worry is getting stuck with 5 gallons if it isn't an easy drinker. RB's version is quite drinkable. 22oz. Is probably about right. Can do more than one, but I'm not drinking it all day. I'd buy it again, especially to share as somewhat of a novelty.

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Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark, dark brown, might as well call this one black - the tan top on this one looks like it'll stick around for a while, but fades surprisingly quick. The aroma is pretty much unlike anything I've sniffed to date; minty and loaded with a menthol-like aroma, followed up by hefty amounts of cocoa and bittersweet chocolates. I'm wondering if they were going for the "Thin Mint" girl scout cookie flavor/aroma here. It's close, but the mint characteristic is a little more medicinal and strong than sweet and tingly like it should be. Mild roast and coffee on the tail end of the nose as well.

The taste is full on with that mint - I have to say the mint comes off a little bit better on the palate than it does in the aroma. Much to my surprise, coffee is a little bit more noticeable on the palate than the chocolate. The cocoa is there, but it really doesn't show up much until the aftertaste. The aftertaste is loaded with a deep, dark cocoa, nearly bittersweet, along with that lasting minty flavor that carries from start to finish. Body is surprisingly light, this feels stronger than 6% ABV. Low-medium carbonation and a lightly silky mouth feel.

Not bad, but nothing excellent either. Different - I'll give it that. I think the mint flavors could've been a little better, they seemed a little awkward and contrived at times. Overall, pretty tasty, but I probably wouldn't seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

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Naughty Girl Stout from Right Brain Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.