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17 Mint Chocolate Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout

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345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 52
Gots: 62 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: birchstick on 03-24-2012)
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Reviews by Siggy125:
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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%

Thanks to Ksodemann for hooking me up with this along with other Perennial gems.

Poured from 750 bottle to a mini snifter taster glass. Very dark cola brown in color with light tan carbonation that slowly subsided.

Very evident smells of spearmint chewing gum with light notes of roasted malts. I had trouble detecting any the cacoa nibs or chocolate to speak of. Aroma did not change with temp increase.

Similar tastes as aroma. The mint presents itself quite strongly. The mint leaves used in the brewing give it more of a menthol like herbal mintiness which I didn't care much for. Malt and hop balance seems to be done very well though. Chocolate or cacoa nibs very difficult to detect on the palate. The smooth roasted malt profile saved the overall taste for me.

Mouthfeel was average for a stout but smooth and not astringent like other mint stouts I've tried.

Overall, this beer was okay for me. I was hoping to detect more chocolate. I've yet to try the BA version. Anxious to see how the flavors profiles evolved.

06-17-2013 19:17:46 | More by Siggy125
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2013 16:12:02 | More by jono0101
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-27-2013 14:26:27 | More by warnerry
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-10-2013 00:03:20 | More by thaghost
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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-02-2013 05:18:30 | More by jaminjohnson
Photo of Franziskaner


4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Black as night in appearance. Light does night penetrate this one. Good head retention. Very much so like a thin mint Girl Scout cookie on the nose. Very rich in flavor and this is like dessert in a glass. The mint flavor is barely held in check by the luscious chocolate flavoring and roasted barley. The mint also does a great job of masking the alcohol.

07-20-2013 00:26:49 | More by Franziskaner
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-21-2014 14:54:21 | More by Schlafly33
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-19-2014 18:50:25 | More by NMG318
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-17-2013 01:51:13 | More by acurtis
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-27-2014 13:29:07 | More by DerekQXQX
Photo of weonfire


3.9/5  rDev 0%

A - Black, opaque, light brown-pinky width head, lacing up to top o beer mark, light carbonation rising

S - mint chocolate chip, mint leaves, carmel, dark chocolate

T - Mint chip, dark chocolate, vanilla. finish: real bitter dark chocolate, smallest touch of booze

M - needs a warming. Carbonation is very nice, medium body, froth level is good, bitter dark chocolate lingers....for minutes

O - Lots of mint initially - dark bitter chocolate takes over. not real complex. just like the names says. mint. chocolate. mouth has great carbonation. If dark chocolate is your thing...you will love this beer, love it. if you were expecting sweet milk chocolate....haha- this is not the ride you were expecting.

06-13-2013 03:02:38 | More by weonfire
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2013 15:53:13 | More by Beerontwowheels
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-30-2014 00:03:12 | More by JamesStreet
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2013 22:31:28 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
Photo of Beezee


5/5  rDev +28.2%

You can really smell the mint and chocolate like junior mints. It's jet black and smooth. The taste is like the nose and you are really not let down between the nose and the taste. It is easy to drink a lot of this. A very balanced flavor profile. Many people we shared a growler with on Dark Lord Day also commented that the mint was very balanced. This is an excellent beer that I hope is brewed often.

05-02-2012 05:01:37 | More by Beezee
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

05-20-2014 01:21:23 | More by cjgator3
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2014 00:34:53 | More by avisong
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-18-2013 01:01:05 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.41/5  rDev -12.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Thick black body. Nice mocha head. Thick collar.

Smell - Tons of mint. Overpowering mint. Chocolate.

Taste - Chocolate. The mint takes over. Really too strong of a mint flavor that comes off as very sharp in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and heavy. Overcarbonated.

Overall - I thought I'd like this more, but the mint is too much.

08-20-2013 02:44:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-14-2013 12:26:42 | More by mobius387
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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%

The color is a dark brown that lightens up quite a bit on the surface and edges. The head is dense and cinnamon colored.

Ha. It smells just like mint chocolate chip. The mint is a green fresh leaf smell. There's not a lot of depth, but let's call it for what it is.

The mint is a little overpowering in the flavor, but its still a damn good beer even if it is a little gimmicky. Mint and chocolate flavors with a light roast.

Mouthfeel is smooth, heavy, light carbonation.

I can see this as a highly polarizing beer. If you like mint and chocolate then give it a try. If not, pass.

04-26-2013 23:53:23 | More by Vonerichs
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-12-2014 19:37:52 | More by atlbravsrno1
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New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a black color with a big puffy toasted khaki colored head that slowly settles into a very solid cap

The aroma is of mint chocolate. Some bark notes but all mint chocolate. A bit unnatural.

A good shot of RIS roasted bitterness. This mixes well with some bitter chocolate and mint. Some wood and scorched caramel and the slightest of a dark fruit hint. Not gimmicky at all. Very RIS driven with chocolate malt and the addition of mint.

Moderate to full feel with soft carbonation. A dark fruit twang followed by a RIS bitterness. Lightly chalky.

A very good mint stout. Well balance between the RIS base, the chocolate, and the mint. Bravo

06-03-2013 03:40:31 | More by Gmann
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-07-2014 04:18:06 | More by blindpiggie
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-30-2014 03:04:32 | More by GRG1313
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17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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