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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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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

05-17-2014 06:14:34 | More by drewone
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very unique beer. Thick and viscous, it pours opaque black with a thick foamy milk chocolate head. Loads of mint and cocoa in the smell. Tastes sweet and minty like a chocolate candy cane or an Andes mint in beer from. Pretty boozy; actually tasted like more than 10% and wasn't hiding anything. Heavy like cream in mouthfeel. Couldn't drink it frequently but a fun change of pace if you know what you're getting into.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 01:56:59 | More by shangwang
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 3/2014.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, mint, herbal toothpaste, and mint mouthwash aromas. Taste is much the same with mint chocolate candy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with slight toothpaste and mouthwash aromas, but the flavors are more candy like.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 03:57:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BeastLU

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2014 19:04:00 | More by BeastLU
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gkoz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2014 01:12:41 | More by gkoz
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2014 00:00:15 | More by scotv
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-13-2014 18:38:37 | More by jegross2
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-12-2014 19:37:52 | More by atlbravsrno1
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2014 23:23:04 | More by GTB
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-10-2014 22:57:54 | More by Jasonrm72
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-09-2014 04:25:46 | More by Williaar
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-08-2014 01:56:27 | More by starrdogg
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-07-2014 04:18:06 | More by blindpiggie
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jokemon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-07-2014 04:00:37 | More by jokemon
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-06-2014 03:29:26 | More by stortore
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-05-2014 12:19:02 | More by KVNBGRY
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-05-2014 00:26:52 | More by hilgart1
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2014 19:36:06 | More by kylehay2004
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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-04-2014 05:07:29 | More by SCZ
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-03-2014 03:24:54 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Allurex

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2014 03:48:43 | More by Allurex
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-30-2014 03:08:49 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-30-2014 03:04:32 | More by GRG1313
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-30-2014 00:03:12 | More by JamesStreet
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 21:36:12 | More by StonedTrippin
17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.