Mint Chocolate Stout - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.51/5 rDev +4.2%
Now this is a trend I love to see, an “extreme beer” that is not pushing the limits of alcohol or hops but a handful of ingredients to take it clearly outside of the box. Smell and nearly tastes like a box of Junior Mints, thankfully there is enough Stout flavor to remind us this is truly a beer.
05-16-2014 04:20:55 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev +11.6%
First of all... I find it hard reviewing many beers as many do not stand out in any way that would even warrant a review. I have had a whopping 3 mint-chocolate style beers, this being the third. I have, since the first one I tried (Spring House Satan's Bake Sale), been very intrigued by this style of beer and have since been on the lookout for this type of beer.
That being said, this is an impressive beer. I do not understand all the hate for this brew. Is it one of the best beers I have had? No. But it is unique and exciting to drink. I have read reviews that express disinterest by virtue of it being labeled a "stout." Some people complain that there is no chocolate flavor in this beer. If you cannot taste the chocolate, maybe there is something wrong with your taste buds. Maybe you are some crazy craft brew nut job who will compare this to something like Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout or Southern Tier Choklat, which are basically just liquid chocolate beers.
This is a solid ale with abundantly roasted malts and moderate chocolate and mint undertones. The aroma is distinctly minty and accurately eludes to its distinct mint-chocolate flavor. I do not know how to characterize it aside from exactly how it tastes. Perhaps the disappointment is in it not tasting like a glass of melted mint chocolate ice-cream? I don't know. It is a beer flavored with mint and chocolate. It is very obviously not syrupy and very fresh.
I would recommend this beer to anyone who can appreciate a maltier style ale and the taste of mint and chocolate.
I do not worship this brewery and would not consider any of their beers a favorite of mine, except maybe this one.
Good job, Flying Dog.
04-30-2014 00:32:20 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
3.53/5 rDev +4.7%
Smells minty with a little chocolate, like an Andes mint.
Body is a little light and too sharply carbonated for a stout. Taste-wise, the mint is there but tastes a little artificial. It is indeed balanced by some sweet chocolate with a little lactose. There's not much in the way of roasty flavors.
Overall, I like my stouts a little more "stout." This one seems to be missing some body and depth of flavor. A decent dark beer for the warmer months though.
05-18-2014 19:45:47 | More by Mongrel
2/5 rDev -40.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: Dark, dark brown that is quite opaque. Minimal lacing with no head. Slight head on the pour that diminished rapidly.
S: Roasted malts and that is about it. There is some coolness that is almost minty in the smell. Not sure if I would notice if this wasn't called a mint chocolate stout.
T: Such a let down. Even let it warm all the way up, but nothing at all along the way. Just dry roasted malts and that's it. Sickly tasting and not good.
M: Extremely smooth and that is it.
O: I swear I had some 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial and that was quite good. I'd heard bad things about this, but then I saw a thread on it and opinions were all over the place. But this is not good. For some reason their stouts just don't do it for me, which is surprising because their Gonzo porter is great, especially the BA version. Their Green Tea Imperial Stout was not good and I don't like their Oyster Stout, but it is probably just the style.
04-26-2014 06:06:09 | More by gillagorilla
Mint Chocolate Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.