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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 170
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with cacao nibs and mint leaves and aged in whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 04-01-2013)
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Reviews by xnicknj:
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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into Perennial tulip - big thanks to hooliganlife

Opaque darkness in the glass, erupting with a frothy, darkly tanned head resting on top. Retention is long and sturdy, leaving spotty hints of lacing along the glass while drinking.

Ah, yes - just what I was hoping for...A pleasant blast of chilly mint dunked in syrupy chocolate and oaky whiskey. Decent amount of booze heat in the nose, but tempered by the heavier malt scents and bright herbal quality from the mint.

Rich and sweet right up front with flavors of swirled dark chocolate, cacao, cream and syrup. Residual vanilla from the whiskey barrels, toasted oak and a lovely wave of refreshing mintyness. Layered dark malts with roasted warmth, more boozy warmth on the back end with chocolate syrup and mint in the finish.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, smooth and pillowy on the tongue. I've been searching for a great mint chocolate stout (partially at my fiancee's behest) and this one really did it for me. The base beer is delicious on its own, but the well balanced barrel-aging really brought this one to new heights. Nicely done.

xnicknj, Jun 29, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jbwimer
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The nightcap of an evening of amazing beers. Once again, my deepest thanks must go out to Cfan67. Dan, you truly are the man. Opened with Joe and Colleen, with a pour saved for my dear friend, Eddy. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Voodoo Barrel Room tasting snifter.

A- The beer pours black as a moonless night and forms a thin, mocha head. No light getting through, whatsoever. As with the BA Sump, this beer has great legs... I love legs.

S- Lord, have mercy... This smells like a York patty with a splash of bourbon. Perennial delivers with the mint, as dark chocolate and bourbon play the background. This is an outstanding aroma.

T- I didn't think the aroma could be outdone, but splendid dark chocolate flavors prove me wrong. There is a minty coolness on the flavor, though the delightful, fudgy, chocolate flavors are on display here. Quite understated bourbon and roast keep this beer from being too sweet. However, this is definitely a dessert beer, and one of which I am now quite fond.

O- This was the perfect nightcap. My friends and I did not have high expectations for this beer, and that allowed it to over-deliver. I'm not a huge "mint-chocolate" guy, but I can't get over how surprisingly delicious this was. I would jump at any opportunity to have another shot at this beer. Bravo, Perennial.

jbwimer, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jaminjohnson, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Cynic-ale, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Beezee, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

leschkie, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Gonzoillini, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hooliganlife, May 23, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Jet black with a nice mocha head. Thick collar.

Smell - Mint and chocolate. Still strong mint, but the whiskey cuts it well. Whiskey and vanilla. Mild oak. Smells good.

Taste - Mint. Chocolate. Mild whiskey. Chocolate comes back and the whiskey lingers in the finish. Vanilla rounds it out, but it's a mild barrel character.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation. Slightly boozy.

Overall - The whiskey cuts the mint enough to improve on the base beer.

Alieniloquium, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

mobius387, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

apasternak, Sep 11, 2014
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incubuscience, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Jarpo, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cmdmzmjm, Apr 01, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

CHILLINDYLAN, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

BKArmstrong, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jmarsh123, Apr 29, 2013
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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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