Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by xnicknj:
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 13:56:53 | More by xnicknj
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