17 Mint Chocolate Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales
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4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
I'm going against the grain I guess here; I loved the non-ba version
A- Nice black thick molasses, coffee head in color, medium lacing with low legs
S- Nice mint leaf>chocolate>great malt backbone. Can't complain
T- Everything is in the right proportions IMO here. Mint, chocolate and malty backbone. Love it
M- Nice and thick and smooth, just the way I like non-ba stouts. Perennial nails another one.
O- Maybe some people don't like this extreme amount of flavor with their stouts, but this one was great for me. I loved it. I should get more of it!
04-16-2014 22:59:24 | More by gueuzedreg
District of Columbia
3.76/5 rDev -3.6%
On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.
The beer is black with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers a huge helping of chocolate mints, dominating the scent. The flavor follows suit. Think Girl Scout thin mints or Andes candies in beer form. True to the name. It's certainly well executed. that said, it becomes cloying rather quickly. A fun beer to sample or enjoy a small pour, but a bottle could easily be split many ways.
04-11-2014 17:09:36 | More by Huhzubendah
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
On tap at Bridge Tap House in St. Louis.
A: Black body with brown highlights and a dense tan head. Tremendous retention and gorgeous lacing. Perfect.
S: Overpowering mint. Smells more like mouthwash than beer, albeit in a very authentically minty way. I admire the intensity.
T: Follows the nose: more Scope than Thin Mint at first, although a touch of smooth chocolate does show up as it warms. Ok, but unbalanced.
M: Smooth, well carbonated, full body. Great.
O: Interesting but a bit disappointing.
04-10-2014 23:19:20 | More by woosterbill
3.9/5 rDev 0%
On-tap at the Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar in St. Louis, MO. 12oz served in a snifter glass today, 4/5/2014.
App- similar to it's BA cousin- dark brown, nearly black body with a one finger dark brown head. Good retention, drops into a thin film and then nothing. No lacing. Stains the glass a bit, a little bit of leg too.
Smell- served chilled out of the keg. Hints of mint and milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and faint coffee. I have to look for these, but as it warms, the mint becomes quite apparent. It doesn't take over completely, but it does receive a complement from the chocolate flavours that come out a bit more slowly.
Flavour- mint all around, like an Andes chocolate. Some chocolate flavours come out from both the dark malt and the cocoa nibs. More of the dark chocolate bitter variety that sweetens up a bit on the backend. Good, not complex but unique and tasty.
Mouthfeel- medium bodied, not thick and chewy. Perhaps a bit too thin in character. A bit sticky and dry on the backend as expected from a mint chocolate beer. It's packed full of mint and is a sipper. Slight ABV shows up as it warms.
Overall- solid, well-designed stout that has quite an unique flavour component. I can see mint adjuncts as coming out either really good or really bad. This comes out quite well and is an enjoyable treat if you enjoy Andes chocolates. The barrel-aged version adds a nice sweet bourbon flavour and a nice oaky vanilla complement that makes you feel like it's mint chocolate vanilla ice cream.
04-06-2014 01:44:08 | More by Stevedore
17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.