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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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95
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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 171
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Got this from bsuedekum. Cheers man!

From a 750 into a snifter
Bottled March 2013
Stout in whisky barrels with caco nibs and mint leaves

APPEARANCE: Pretty black and think out of the bottle. Pour yields a one finger, slightly looser, mocha colored hed with decent retention. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. Black body with higher levels of carbonation. Dots of wisp remain leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Head needs to be creamier and thicker, but this is nice and black for sure.

SMELL: Whisky and oak are there, with sweet cream and vanilla notes. Roasted aromas are nice, with good chocolate on the nose as well. Bold enough. No real mint here, which is actually a bit of a relief. Not quite as big and impressive as SUMP, but still nice.

TASTE: Whisky, oak, vanilla and touch of mint up front, but relatively mild. Lots of barrel and alcohol in the swallow, with boozy whisky, oak and sweet cream at the finish. Bold and lingering finish with lots of barrel, a hint of mint, some nice chocolate flavors and some roasted notes as well. The bitter dark chocolate works well with the sweet cream and oak flavors from the whisky barrel. A touch boozier than hoped, but the flavors are nice and the mint leaves make only a minor impression up front, which is appreciated.

PALATE: Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Very light and not all that creamy, goes down fine with a burn at the swallow and finishes rather sticky. Head lingers on the palate. A little too light and harsh perhaps, which doesn't really help the flavors.

OVERALL: This was really good. The flavors are well balanced and the mint well measured, though the carbonation a little too much and the feel a touch too light to really support the flavors. While I would take BA SUMP over this every time, I wouldn't kick this one out of bed for eating crackers. Thanks again bsuedekum. Been really impressed with these guys so far.

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A definite improvement over the non-BA version. Pour looked about the same, solid black body topped with a finger of tan head that receded to a ringlet; minimal lacing. Roasty malts and dark chocolate in the nose, light minty aroma that was overpowered by bourbon and vanilla, which was not a bad thing. Nice smooth bourbon profile in the taste, not too strong or hot, with an underlying Andes chocolate mint flavor, cooling and mildly sweet, and again, not too strong. The bourbon barrel fleshed out the mouthfeel of the base beer, giving a smoother, more full body, and an easier finish, without lending too much booziness overall.

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.