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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:
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(Beer added by: birchstick on 03-24-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Franziskaner, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of JustinMatthew
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

JustinMatthew, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev +2.3%

thegerm87, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of leroybrown10
3/5  rDev -23.3%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer smells and tastes like Thin Mints. The mouthfeel is so rich. You get loads of chocolate maltiness matched by a sweet mint character that tastes fresh and not medicinal or artificial. It pours thick and jet black. This is the best mint stout that I have had and would be a perfect dessert with or on top of vanilla ice cream.

PHBoiler, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of thefluker
3/5  rDev -23.3%

thefluker, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2.3%

zeff80, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the bottle locally, enjoyed from a savor tulip. Brew poured a gorgeous silk black that settled into the glass with a generous creamy milk tan head that hung out forever. As soon as i opened the bottle the smell of.mint chocolate chip ice cream filled the air. Upon closer inspection, that is the perfect analogy. Really nice nose. Flavor is more beery with a nice chocolate malt with mint glazed over the top. Not quite a good as the nose would suggest, but tasty none the less. It is an interesting mix for a beer, but this one is as good as any other i have tried, but i don't think mint chocolate beer I'd ever something that i will flip out for...but certainly an curious about the barrel aged version if this one.

cosmicevan, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BrewSTL, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +2.3%

comfortablynirm, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Gfunk720
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Joe for the hook up on the 32oz growler.

A- Pours pitch black with a very slight tannish head. This stuff is thick and a bit oily.

S- Smells of sweet chocolate with some slight hints of mint. Nice dark malt profile.

T- The chocolate is quite prevalent, with little hints of mint coming through. Beautiful chocolate malt profile, with a touch of hoppiness. I would have expected a bit more mint coming through, but the base beer is delicious.

M- Nice full body with just the right touch of carbonation. Could have used a little more bubbles, but that could be as a result of the growler.

O- Overall, this was the best Mint Chocolate stout that I've had. While it could use a bit more mint, the base beer was very very good. The chocolate and malt profile work very well together, and make this beer very drinkable. Curious to see if it is any different out of the bottle, but I might need to swing back for another growler.

-Gfunk

Gfunk720, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of bespin15
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

bespin15, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a jet black with a thin, wispy tan head that laces. The nose is cool mint and a touch of sweet chocolate. It drinks with chocolate and malt sweetness forward followed by non-artificial mint leaves that sooth and cleanse the palate. A hint of alcohol and mint leave a quickly fading bite in the finish. The mouthfeel is a rich, full-bodied sweetness followed by a biting minty finish. This is an elegant thin mint in a glass. I'm definitely grabbing a bottle while it's still available.

ThePorterSorter, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

seeswo, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of IpeeA
4/5  rDev +2.3%

IpeeA, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Matt for sharing, the BA version was awesome, this should be pretty good.

Nice creamy dark colored 1/2 finger head fades slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer, decent legs.

Nose is just pure chocolate and mint, great mint and not overpowering, dark chocolate, little caramel, mocha.

Taste brings nice mint, fairly nice mint not overpowering bit not as much as the nose at first, nice cocoa and mocha, little dark choc, caramel, creamy vanilla somehow, mild cookie to make it a thin mint. Booze is hidden well with nice creamy sweetness. Finish is fairly dry but little sticky, long lingering mint that gets really minty.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, fairly thick and little creamy, bit rich too, decent carb.

Overall quite nice. Not as amazing as the BA version, but still a great beer. Mint is done well and not overpowering, and the good mint flavors, also nice chocolate and malt characters, and blended well, with well hidden booze.

jlindros, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

FlussigkeitMut, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of BC4MFRED1
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

BC4MFRED1, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Siggy125
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Siggy125, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Slatetank, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

orangesol, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of MystikCelt
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

MystikCelt, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

weonfire, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

drabmuh, Jun 11, 2013
17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.