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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
87
very good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 49
Gots: 60 | 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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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-31-2013 00:48:39 | More by JMRSN
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Greywulfken

New York

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: into a stout flute glass, center-pour created a dense dark foam over the pitch black body - lace slid all down the sides, and foamy film persisted throughout

S: mint and chocolate malts, some hint of espresso

T: exactly as expected - the mint flavor was right thwere all the way through, nestled securely among the dark roasted malt flavors that suggested cocoa, espresso, and maybe a slight medicinal tone - no doubt due to the mint

M: medium-full body, bitter but somewhat astringent/medicinal sensation, due, again, to the mint; smooth; definitely had a minty-fresh aftertaste

O: I think the tough sell here is minty beer - even in a stout format. I don't know who wants it, but there seem to be a few brewers trying it out, so there must be a market for it. I, for one, am probably not a fan of the concept, but I also can't ignore the curiosity - I'd think if it were done exceptionally well, there'd be something to be said for it. Unfortunately, I don't think this beer does the trick - and it was pricey, too! In sum, not a bad drink by any means, but is it what I'm looking for in a stout?

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 00:06:57 | More by Greywulfken
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 14:33:43 | More by BMart
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Treebs

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by pmoney. 750 ml bottle served in a FFF teku.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a frothy ring leaving behind some soapy looking lace.

S: Dark chocolate and mint leaves on the nose. Slight roasted malts, but this is all mint and chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate and fresh mint leaves up front. Unsweetened bakers chocolate and some light roasted malts in the mid-palate. The finish takes on an artificial mint flavor, reminiscent of Colgate.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Slightly minty and drying finish.

O: The finish was a little too artificial for me and took the beer down a few pegs. Overall it was a well crafted beer, I just wasn't that big of a fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 13:01:47 | More by Treebs
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2013 04:19:34 | More by wyatt13
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csparace

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 04:19:04 | More by csparace
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 04:00:31 | More by ChicagoNick
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-25-2013 03:10:51 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2013 02:04:36 | More by Drucifer
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-22-2013 13:41:46 | More by sweemzander
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

Let's see if Perennial can do the near-impossible by making a mint stout that isn't terrible: It pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose is a blast of York peppermint patties, with a strong current of mint being enveloped by a weaker contingent of chocolate. It's pleasant. The taste begins with some roasted malts, but then goes right into some spearmint, the two never really combining completely or genially. It's not a bad flavor, really, just one that isn't great. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a generally solid mint stout, but I feel the chocolate is far too underplayed and the mint and roast never properly co-habitate and cooperate. Still, not bad, but it shows that a true mint stout success is still unknown to us (or, at least, to me).

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 22:00:08 | More by TMoney2591
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madnismo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-20-2013 00:03:33 | More by madnismo
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-19-2013 18:41:20 | More by largadeer
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-19-2013 05:57:04 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-19-2013 03:45:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Tacoboomerang

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

05-19-2013 00:38:59 | More by Tacoboomerang
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jono0101

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2013 16:12:02 | More by jono0101
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-18-2013 13:57:18 | More by Soneast
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

05-15-2013 23:07:42 | More by yourefragile
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-14-2013 13:55:50 | More by ipas-for-life
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Hopbully

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-12-2013 05:27:27 | More by Hopbully
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freemanj

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-11-2013 00:16:42 | More by freemanj
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2013 21:52:01 | More by jklecko2
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2013 15:13:20 | More by cnbrown313
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-10-2013 00:59:01 | More by IrishColonial
17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.