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Mint Chocolate Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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Mint Chocolate StoutMint Chocolate Stout

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BA SCORE
78
okay

126 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illeagle05 on 04-01-2014)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 04:20:55 | More by Jason
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-28-2014 01:18:23 | More by rydev24
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a Guinness glass.

Appearance: Brown-black and opaque. Very small tan head.

Smell: Sweet mint and chocolate, also a bit of toffee. Not that far removed from a Girl Scout thin mint.

Taste: Oh, this is sadly very watery. The mint is there in the front, but it's kind of like mint toothpaste. Behind it, the rest of the chocolate stout is pretty weak, too. I'm sure getting what they wanted was an ambitious task, but I don't think this was it.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin, although the mint makes the finish a little more interesting.

Overall: Not a pour, but I wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 03:49:29 | More by fountainofyouth
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malfunxion

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-25-2014 04:31:49 | More by malfunxion
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MitsuDjentleman


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-22-2014 04:52:38 | More by MitsuDjentleman
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DaveOrlowski

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 01:54:55 | More by DaveOrlowski
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-16-2014 18:40:35 | More by Slatetank
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bret717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-14-2014 03:02:49 | More by bret717
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This stout pours a deep brown color, not unlike Coca-Cola, with a thin tan cap of antique white foam. The aroma instantly brings forth the idea of Junior Mints or Andes confections, with companions of roasted malt and dark fruit esters in tow. Unfortunately, the flavor itself is a major letdown. It is very thin and watery. Some level of decent points were awarded here because there are traces of a decent stout here, it just could be so much more. There's also some sort of oxidized off flavor present. The mouthfeel is not what one would be looking for, it is not creamy or velvety in the slightest. The finish leaves a ghost of the mint leaf on the palate. Unless I received a bad bottle, this is not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 03:56:54 | More by Neorebel
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-11-2014 17:53:42 | More by KJ2013
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-06-2014 21:05:44 | More by mikefuski17
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

My backlog keeps reducing, almost to the point that I CAN resume The CANQuest (TM), which is what really matters.

From the bottle: "Disconnected from the world below, the entire brewery team congregates atop a historic overlook each year to develop beers that shatter the confines of traditional styles. The only criteria lies in a few simple words from the Good Doctor: 'Too weird to live, too rare to die.' - Hunter S. Thompson"; "Drink local beer".

This, too, may seem an unlikely choice for me, unless you are a Girl Scout or the parent of one. My cookie Achilles heel are those Thin Mints, which are better than sex (at times) and I hope that this comes close in terms of taste. I have long copped to using a heavy hand when pouring my beers and although The Old Lady and some random chick at Garage have taken me to task for it, I like the visual of the pseudo-cascade, the creating of some head and especially, the release of the inherent esters. In this case, the mint was prevalent. I could smell it immediately upon beginning the pour, which created just over a finger of soapy, light-tan head which fell pretty quickly, leaving just a skim in its wake. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I know that I have been alluding to ice cream in a lot of my reviews of late, but the combination of cool/cold and aroma/taste just puts me in that frame of mind. The mint, combined with the alcohol, put me in mind of Creme de Menthe or a Grasshopper. Mouthfeel was thin and watery, not what I would expect in a stout. I was kind of surprised by its taste, which seemed to be dominated by the mint. What happened to the chocolate?!? How much mint did they employ to be able to overcome both chocolate and dark malts? This was okay, but with some tweaking, it could be much better. Finish was entirely minty, which rendered it a little too mouthwash-like. Yeah, I was minty fresh, but the chocolate just took too much of a backseat for me to really get behind this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 15:35:07 | More by woodychandler
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2014 12:29:31 | More by ShanePB
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KatyC

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-23-2014 00:59:02 | More by KatyC
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-19-2014 13:47:22 | More by Iamjeff6
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RHB33

Maryland

2/5  rDev -40.8%

06-17-2014 19:55:19 | More by RHB33
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

06-14-2014 13:53:43 | More by hinemk76
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a borderline pitch black color. The head is about a finger high - khaki in shade - with poor retention. Neither does the head have a particularly creamy texture. A tiny amount of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Whoa, I can tell immediately there's too much mint. On the plus side, the mint isn't entirely one-note - it seemingly smells like it has notes of cinnamon and ginger, as well. I'm also getting some wisps of dark chocolate. Actually, it becomes less minty and more chocolaty as it warms up. It never quite impresses me, but it definitely grows on me.

T: Like I feared, there's a bit too much mint flavor. After the minty opening, it becomes more stout-like, ending with a roasted coffee flavor. The big problem is simple: aside from the mint notes being overdone, they simply clash with the stout notes. I'd even suggest it's rather medicinal-tasting. Another problem: almost no chocolate. :(

M: Wow, this is dry. Dry and biting, with intense carbonation. Light, too. Even if I'm less than enthusiastic about the flavor profile, at least it goes down easy.

O: For the record, I think - if done right - a mint chocolate stout can be really good. After all, who doesn't love liquefied Andes? Unfortunately, Flying Dog overdid the mint, and ergo the end result is really lacking. But it's not completely worthless - the base stout is decent, and it's easy to drink. It could even become good with a few tweaks (read: less mint).

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:17:24 | More by ThisWangsChung
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arthurbdavis

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-10-2014 20:20:53 | More by arthurbdavis
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TomG2751

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-10-2014 12:08:09 | More by TomG2751
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DMXLOX22

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill, PA. It was a complete, random selection. Let's see how it goes.

Appearance: Pours a dark black, very tan head, almost guniness-like and the head is about 2-inches and a perfect example of a stout. Pretty impressive.

Smell: Overwhelming power of junior mint-like scents. Pretty hard to detect other aromas, but I was able to gather some hints of chocolate, little bit of coffee-like malts and dark roasted toffee, but very stereotypical in the sense of stouts. In my personal opinion, the mint kind of kills the otherwise typical brew in it's nature. Not impressed.

Taste: Upon first sips, overpowering and overwhelming flavors of mint that really do not contribute to the overall flavor of the beer in a positive way. Some stout-like flavors, up to and including dark, roasted almond-like flavors, very little in the hop department, some dark chocolate flavors. Not very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation. Can't see any bubbles. Pretty typical.

Overall: Coming into this brew, I was kind of excited to taste something different. Mint chocolate was something that definitely stuck out visually. However, the more I went into it, the less impressed I was. Interesting take on the category, but unimpressive. Next time I hope they try better. I would not recommend this beer to a friend. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 00:41:03 | More by DMXLOX22
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Zonian1

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-08-2014 01:21:14 | More by Zonian1
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

06-07-2014 03:11:57 | More by Hopfenpeter
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2014 22:21:04 | More by smithj4
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ZachKelly

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-05-2014 23:56:00 | More by ZachKelly
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Mint Chocolate Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.