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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

360 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 54
Gots: 62 | FT: 12
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BDeibs, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

JamesStreet, Apr 30, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very rarely is mint used well in beer, and this may be the best example i have seen of it. apparently the same base beer as sump and abraxas, but it doesnt feel quite as smooth as abraxas, and definitely isnt as insanely yeasty as sump. however, its a big black thick beer, obsidian shine, and a tall two inches of mocha brown head. the nose is mint first, like chocolate chip ice cream, its got that soft green smell too, fresh and yummy. the stout is second to the mint, but i dont know how much the chocolate adds to a base beer thats already very chocolaty. bitter bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, and sweet dark malt start the taste, and unlike the nose, the mint comes on later. its again like a mint cream, something youd find on top of a chocolate brownie, and the combination is really quite nice. even a whole bottle of this isnt too much as far as mint or sweetness, but the alcohol, although its well hidden, can certainly be felt after a glass or two. love the texture, all satin and sheen and long lasting. all the elements, even the mint, are in balance with one another, and i think its expertly dialed in. i wonder how many test batches of this it took to get the levels right, it cant be easy!

StonedTrippin, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Beerdudenumberone, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

dataylor21, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

enelson, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mpayne5, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DerekQXQX, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Jeffh84, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

funkel81, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

MarvinSnyder, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

gillagorilla, Apr 26, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick and chunky. One of the most tar-esque beers I've ever seen. Jet oil black. Head is minimal and lacing is also, but damn it's thick.

Tons of *fresh* mint buried in milky chocolate. Bready and nicely spiced.

A bit green and overly mint, but it sure is fresh and nice for a 75 degree day; rare for a stout this dark. Loads of heavy chocolate. Dry, earthy, fluid, easy drinker. Carbonation is mild and nice. Bitter bite is not found and sweetness is relaxed. Nothing too over done.

Definitely one of the best Mint Stouts I've ever had. Highly recommended. Style is nearly perfect.

chugalug06, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

csmalley, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Schlafly33, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.