Satan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 211
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 2.8%
Wants: 44
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thain709 on 10-05-2011

This stout is smooth, dark, full-bodied, and satisfyingly rich. This brew is aged on fresh peppermint leaves and dark Wilbur Chocolate, giving this stout a powerful aroma and pronounced mint chocolate chip flavor.
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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nonic pint glass at the restaurant in Lancaster

Short head over opaque black body. Tons of lacing

Aromas are full of peppermint candy, dark chocolate, and a slight roastiness

Wow, unique and completely awesome. Full on peppermint, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a faint coffee grind. This is like drinking a York peppermint patty. Amazing.

Well carbonated but not over the top. Really easy drinking for the ABV... goes down like a 6 % stout. Just wish they would serve it a little warmer.

A must try - especially this time of year. (543 characters)

Photo of Beerisheaven
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is certainly not for everyone. Poured from a growler obtained at the taproom.

A - Pours a nice deep brown with a small tan head that pulls back after some time. Swirly and oily looking as you drink from the glass.

S - Wow, have obviously never smelt something like this before. The roast and chocolate is overpowered by the peppermint. This reminded me of an Andes mint.

T - Again, the peppermint overpowers. Really tastes like an Andes mint reduced to a glass. This will certainly turn a lot of people off as you have to remind yourself that you are drinking a beer at times. I really enjoyed the first experience but this is a beer that you can't drink much of before it gets a little one-dimensional. The chocolate is there but sits behind the peppermint.

M - Whereas some of the reviews of Planet Bean pointed to its thin character, I really found this one to much more rich and certainly thicker. Very nice.

A really fun beer and something that would make a nice dessert beer with some chocolate cake. I liked it even though some may find it a bit over the top minty.

Bravo to S-house for another cool offering. Good job Matt, keep it up. (1,159 characters)

Photo of cps98
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Spring House and and all I can say is WOW!

A - Beautiful dark body with a nice brown 2 finger head. Head retention was great and lasted to the end.

S - Absolutely amazing chocolate peppermint patty smell. Reminds me of winter. I couldn't keep my nose out of the glass.

T - Peppermint is at the front and pretty powerful. It is not one of those stouts that advertise x ingredient then you spend the whole glass trying to taste it. The Chocolate is a little more relaxed and follows nicely.

M - The peppermint is up front and melds nicely with the chocolate notes, very smooth beer. Even at 9% everything compliments each other.

O - Great winter brew, I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good stout. Got a growler at the local 6-pack shop. Now I really wish I was able to try the PB stout before they kicked the keg. (857 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Tasting room.

A - Pours jet black with a light cascade of two finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of, you guessed it, peppermint, and lots of it. There are other flavors like chocolate and dark roasted malts but the peppermint is extreamly strong and overpowers most of the other flavors.

T - Starts off with a HUGE dose of peppermint and never really goes away throughout the entire glass. As the peppermint dies down a bit you get hints of chocolate and the dark roasted malt core but then the peppermint comes back and pushes them back into the shadows. The finish is a mix of spicy peppermint and even more peppermint. It is really that much peppermint.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty, minty, feel that lingers LONG after consumption. Peppermint burbs over an hour later? Yup.

O - This one is spot on. It has a little too much peppermint in the taste but it isn't really a big deal. It really does taste like they just took a box of thin mints, crushed them, and threw them into the keg. (1,083 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At the taproom.

A: Black as night, the same deep hue as Planet Bean, Big Gruesome, Kerplunk and every other Spring House stout. An off-white head laced in a few spots.

S: Peppermint patty, liquified, with alcohol thrown in for good measure. This one'll clear up your sinuses. Chocolate, deep roasted stout scents, are present too. But the peppermint is really, really tough to overlook.

T: The stout body, well-roasted and thick, makes an initial appearance up front, a reminder of what lurks. The stout, though, is no match for the peppermint that quickly follows. This is in-your-face peppermint, a York peppermint patty pureed into liquid form. It lasts, providing interesting hiccups the whole way home. I'll throw my vote behind Braaaiins! over this one.

M: Imagine a pepper mated with a mint in some type of forbidding Dr. Moreau island lab. Drink it up, feel the burn. (879 characters)

Photo of thain709
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made with real peppermint and added throughout the brewing process.

A - Served with a pitch black body and a one finger, brown head...the head fell to a wispy cap that held itself until the last sip...lacing was scattered down the sides of the glass

S - Unbelievable...you can smell the peppermint from an arms length away...at first whiff I was reminded of a Peppermint Patty/Andes Mint/Thin Mint...it's just the perfect combination of peppermint and chocolate

T - There is gobs of peppermint right from the get-go...you can tell that it's very fresh and, of course, very minty...the chocolate flavors roll in and balance out some of the intense-ness that the peppermint is providing...the chocolate shows some sweetness and makes you think milk, but it also had a slightly bitter side that makes you think dark...the peppermint does come back right at the end to provide a minty blast

M - Medium bodied...it's not quite full enough...the peppermint adds a brightness and the chocolate takes the edge off of the peppermint so it doesn't become too much

O - Wow, this give Big Gruesome a run for it's money...I could drink more of Big Gruesome because I like chocolate and peanut butter but the peppermint and chocolate are ridiculous in this beer...the nose is spot on Peppermint Patty and the flavors reminded me of an Andes Mint...well done Matt! (1,354 characters)

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Satan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
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