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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

377 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 60
Gots: 63 | FT: 10
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Huhzubendah, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

SocalKicks, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of toolbrew
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

toolbrew, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of alexm1309
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

alexm1309, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

VeganUndead, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DavidHume, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of KCBeerNerd
4/5  rDev +2.3%

KCBeerNerd, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of ahermsen
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ahermsen, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Skyjmpr
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Skyjmpr, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Jordy777
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Jordy777, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Stevedore, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

avisong, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of elliott1184
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

elliott1184, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Daniellobo, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Evan
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Evan, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ahbithwabm
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ahbithwabm, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of PhillyFan76
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

PhillyFan76, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of anticipation23
4/5  rDev +2.3%

anticipation23, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Holland, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Jlu73183
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Jlu73183, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours just about as black and oil-like as I have ever seen a beer pour. Thick and viscous in the glass, with a small, rich chocolate colored head. Retention and lacing are pretty freaking awesome.

S- Right off the bat the mint is strong and dominant. The chocolate mixes in quickly to create an overall scent that is nearly identical to Girl Scouts' Thin Mint cookies. The mint and chocolate are both very strong and pretty much the only scents that can be detected in the beer.

T- Starts off with the same strong mint flavor that the scent has and also quickly transitions into a chocolate flavor. The chocolate and mint mix to give the impression of an Andes mint. Chocolate and mint combo lasts as the dominant flavor throughout, but towards the end of the drink a somewhat bitter hop profile forms. Bitterness is very much like a RIS in flavor.

M- Thick and smooth with low to mid level of carbonation. Alcohol is not detectable in scent or taste, but evident fairly quickly in its effects. This beer is somewhat limited in its drinkability due to it strong minty flavor.

Overall, a very unique and interesting beer. I can't decide if this beer is awesome or delicious, or just a little peculiar. If you're a Thin Mint or Andes mint fan, I would definitely recommend it.

boilermakerbrew, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Zuidman, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Duff27, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 28, 2014
17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.