Satan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout | Spring House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This stout is smooth, dark, full-bodied, and satisfyingly rich. This brew is aged on fresh peppermint leaves and dark Wilbur Chocolate, giving this stout a powerful aroma and pronounced mint chocolate chip flavor.

Added by thain709 on 10-05-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
239
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
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45
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 239
Photo of cps98
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Spring House and and all I can say is WOW!

A - Beautiful dark body with a nice brown 2 finger head. Head retention was great and lasted to the end.

S - Absolutely amazing chocolate peppermint patty smell. Reminds me of winter. I couldn't keep my nose out of the glass.

T - Peppermint is at the front and pretty powerful. It is not one of those stouts that advertise x ingredient then you spend the whole glass trying to taste it. The Chocolate is a little more relaxed and follows nicely.

M - The peppermint is up front and melds nicely with the chocolate notes, very smooth beer. Even at 9% everything compliments each other.

O - Great winter brew, I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good stout. Got a growler at the local 6-pack shop. Now I really wish I was able to try the PB stout before they kicked the keg.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nonic pint glass at the restaurant in Lancaster

Short head over opaque black body. Tons of lacing

Aromas are full of peppermint candy, dark chocolate, and a slight roastiness

Wow, unique and completely awesome. Full on peppermint, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a faint coffee grind. This is like drinking a York peppermint patty. Amazing.

Well carbonated but not over the top. Really easy drinking for the ABV... goes down like a 6 % stout. Just wish they would serve it a little warmer.

A must try - especially this time of year.

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Photo of thain709
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made with real peppermint and added throughout the brewing process.

A - Served with a pitch black body and a one finger, brown head...the head fell to a wispy cap that held itself until the last sip...lacing was scattered down the sides of the glass

S - Unbelievable...you can smell the peppermint from an arms length away...at first whiff I was reminded of a Peppermint Patty/Andes Mint/Thin Mint...it's just the perfect combination of peppermint and chocolate

T - There is gobs of peppermint right from the get-go...you can tell that it's very fresh and, of course, very minty...the chocolate flavors roll in and balance out some of the intense-ness that the peppermint is providing...the chocolate shows some sweetness and makes you think milk, but it also had a slightly bitter side that makes you think dark...the peppermint does come back right at the end to provide a minty blast

M - Medium bodied...it's not quite full enough...the peppermint adds a brightness and the chocolate takes the edge off of the peppermint so it doesn't become too much

O - Wow, this give Big Gruesome a run for it's money...I could drink more of Big Gruesome because I like chocolate and peanut butter but the peppermint and chocolate are ridiculous in this beer...the nose is spot on Peppermint Patty and the flavors reminded me of an Andes Mint...well done Matt!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a nearly pitch black color with a bit of tan foam on the surface of the brew. The head fades quite fast, leaving a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer was big of chocolate smells with a good deal of roasted malt. Along with these aromas are some sweet vanilla and caramel smells as well as a bit of a raisin and cherry smell. A very heavy amount of mint is there as well giving it an overall minty dark sweet chocolate smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet chocolate flavor mixed with lots of roasted malt. A good level of vanilla and caramel sweetness are present from the start, with just some lighter amount of mint. While the mint is lighter at the start, it really grows quite intense as the flavor advances, melding very well with the sweet chocolate flavors of the brew. The roasted flavors of the taste dwindle a bit at the end, but are replaced by more sweet chocolate. With the transitions of flavors that occur throughout the taste, one is left with a nice sweet mint chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is medium in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lighter side. A slightly thicker and creamier body may have been a bit better for the mint chocolate flavors of the brew, but even with that said the lower carbonation was quite nice, and overall the mouthfeel of the brew was good.

Overall – This is a fantastic dessert beer. It tastes just like a mint chocolate bar. While not one I would want every day, for a sweeter dessert style beer, this one is fantastic.

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Photo of DMXLOX22
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill, PA. Kinda of a interesting concept in beer flavors. Looking forward to this adventure.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, very murky and no see through body at all. Leaves behind a nice tan foam head about an inch thick, however it dissipates pretty quickly. Not a bad collar.

Smell: Upon first sniffs of the aroma, it's a great combination of roasted malts and mint leaves. Really good and it balances out quite nicely. Dark chocolate comes into play the second and third time around.

Taste: Upon the first sips, I get an overwhelming feeling that I'm drinking girl scout mint chocolate chip cookies as a beer. Roasty dark chocolate is very apparent in this brew. The mint does tend to linger in the aftertaste. Not overwhelming at all. Again, a lot of chocolate, malty goodness. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a spicy peppermint aftertaste. Goes down quite smooth. Can be dangerous if put into the hands of the wrong person who doesn't know about their craft beer scene. No dry aftertaste at all.

Overall: Coming into this brew, I was pretty excited to try something new and different. I was satisfied. Perfect after dinner brew that can compliment any evening. Would totally recommend to a friend and will definitely try again. Cheers!

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Having this as an after-meal brew/ treat... got to wash my mouth out for a fresh taste.

Was pleasantly surprised at the overall depth in flavor. The odor is overwhelmingly minty-chocolaty and you would think it would taste like a liquid York peppermint patty... quite the contrary.

Upon sipping, I experienced a forward flavor of mint-chocolate, followed by flavors of burnt vanilla and chocolate/ cocoa, in that order. I was quite impressed that this was evident with each sip and even more impressed by the overall drinkability and lack of booziness. Each sip and swallow was more refreshing than the previous.

I can't express how pleasant this beer was to drink, in an unsuspecting way. When you have tried Du Claw's Sweet Baby Jesus, you know it is like drinking a liquid Reese's cup.

Satan's Bake Sale is what you would expect when visiting Lucifer at his yearly fund-raiser... a beautiful selection of different flavor's and goodies- all in the same place!

Only gave it a 4.75 because let's face it, nothing in this world is perfect ;)

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Photo of yourefragile
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Spring House Taproom.

A quickly receding light tan head with thick rings of lace settles on a dark chocolate, opaque body. Aroma is liquified Andes mint. No reason to think about/decompose the nose further. As with Big Gruesome, let this warm up before tasting. Body has a robust roast malt body with hints of ground coffee and stronger dark chocolate notes before holy peppermint. Liquified Andes/York/whatever you want to call it. Not overly sweet, more refreshing and crisp, but geez, this is nearly too much for me not being a fan of those chocolates. I'll give this credit for what it is, but while I'd recommend Big Gruesome to nearly anyone to try once, I can imagine this being a massive no-fly zone for many.

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Photo of orangesol
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Tasting room.

A - Pours jet black with a light cascade of two finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of, you guessed it, peppermint, and lots of it. There are other flavors like chocolate and dark roasted malts but the peppermint is extreamly strong and overpowers most of the other flavors.

T - Starts off with a HUGE dose of peppermint and never really goes away throughout the entire glass. As the peppermint dies down a bit you get hints of chocolate and the dark roasted malt core but then the peppermint comes back and pushes them back into the shadows. The finish is a mix of spicy peppermint and even more peppermint. It is really that much peppermint.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty, minty, feel that lingers LONG after consumption. Peppermint burbs over an hour later? Yup.

O - This one is spot on. It has a little too much peppermint in the taste but it isn't really a big deal. It really does taste like they just took a box of thin mints, crushed them, and threw them into the keg.

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Photo of Beerisheaven
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is certainly not for everyone. Poured from a growler obtained at the taproom.

A - Pours a nice deep brown with a small tan head that pulls back after some time. Swirly and oily looking as you drink from the glass.

S - Wow, have obviously never smelt something like this before. The roast and chocolate is overpowered by the peppermint. This reminded me of an Andes mint.

T - Again, the peppermint overpowers. Really tastes like an Andes mint reduced to a glass. This will certainly turn a lot of people off as you have to remind yourself that you are drinking a beer at times. I really enjoyed the first experience but this is a beer that you can't drink much of before it gets a little one-dimensional. The chocolate is there but sits behind the peppermint.

M - Whereas some of the reviews of Planet Bean pointed to its thin character, I really found this one to much more rich and certainly thicker. Very nice.

A really fun beer and something that would make a nice dessert beer with some chocolate cake. I liked it even though some may find it a bit over the top minty.

Bravo to S-house for another cool offering. Good job Matt, keep it up.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Satan's Bake Sale has a very nice creamy flavors, good chocolate flavors, and just a great hint of mint. Great feel, nice body. A very good tasty beer, and easy to drink too.

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Photo of Omnium
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a tulip glass.
A. Pitch black with a finger of fizzy tan head little lacing
S. Lots of dark chocolate and mint, light smoke and roasted malt.
T. Awesome flavor great balance of malt with chocolate and mint, light bitterness
M. Medium feel wish it was a tad thicker.
O. Best of any version of this kind of beer that I've had

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

had on draft. read the description and had to try it.

black, with thick off-white colored head. aroma is of bitter dark chocolate, and a touch of mint. the taste definitely hits the mark. on the drier side, not sweet. the mint is subtle, so it works. thicker bodied.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from JNForsyth. 22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, light coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and mint/dark chocolate notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, light coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, mint, light coffee, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and mint/dark chocolate flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavor after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. A nice light cooling sensation from the mint shows up after the finish as well. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice mint chocolate imperial stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and mint/dark chocolate flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

notes from 6/18/2014 visit to the tasting room...
black with a greyish head.
nose is as advertised, mint chocolate chip...actually pretty wild.
prickly carbonation but pulls off the flavor quite well...liquid beer version of the green ice cream...wild, simply wild!

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no date. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Smells of earthy hops, roasted malt, and cocoa. The taste follows closely with rich cocoa, roasted malt, hops, and lots of mint in the aftertaste. The intensity is moderate. Very thin mouthfeel and high carbonation. Overall, the fresh cocoa and mint are unique adjuncts, but the base stout is thin and somewhat weak.

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Photo of jhartley
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Popped the top on this 22 oz. bomber and there was nothing but mist coming out with a beautiful spearmint aroma.

Poured a deep dark brown to black body with a 1/2 finger's worth of head, which dissipated to a thing layer of khaki tan bubbles on the top.

Aromas, seriously? Mint, chocolate, roasted malts. Smells like melted mint chocolate chip ice cream with a little bit of coffee. Spearmint dominates though. There's definitely some nuttiness in there as well.

Taste...? Well not what I was expecting, I mean that mint is there, but just in the middle. Chocolate and coffee up front right away, then the mint comes through and finally the malt roastiness.

Medium mouth feel, was thinking it would be fuller, the finish is very clean.

Overall, this beer comes through on it's promise and intent; it's got chocolate and mint! Very enjoyable beer to have in the winter months, glad I picked this one up while I was in PA last month; because it's been a cold and dreary day here in Florida. Not something I would want to drink every day, but definitely worth the try.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is dark brown, nearing black. Small beige head. The aroma brings mint chocolate chip ice cream, Andes candies. Flavor follows suit, with some lingering roast and chocolate. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Decent beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Solid black pour with a small tan head. Obvious aroma of mint, along with some dark chocolaty malts. More of this in the taste, chocolaty malts and mint, reminiscent of a peppermint patty or Andes candy. And that's it, pretty much...delivered what was promised. Body was about medium, not quite as full or robust as an ideal stout should be, slight alcohol presence. Overall, a tasty treat that I don't mind indulging in when I get the chance.

Mint seems to be a love/hate beer ingredient with most people. Personally I don't mind it if it's done right, and I think Spring House does a pretty good job with it.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

God, I hate these stupid, gimmicky names! But once you get past the ridiculous moniker, this is actually a pretty decent, decadent Imperial Stout. I admired the blend of flavors and the mint aftertaste. I wouldn't drink it everyday, but as a dessert beer, it's pretty good.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, chocolate, mint, hint of coffee

T- dark roasted malt, chocolate, mint, light coffee, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-interesting stout, a little light in body for a stout, but delivered on the chocolate mint

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Photo of akorsak
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At the taproom.

A: Black as night, the same deep hue as Planet Bean, Big Gruesome, Kerplunk and every other Spring House stout. An off-white head laced in a few spots.

S: Peppermint patty, liquified, with alcohol thrown in for good measure. This one'll clear up your sinuses. Chocolate, deep roasted stout scents, are present too. But the peppermint is really, really tough to overlook.

T: The stout body, well-roasted and thick, makes an initial appearance up front, a reminder of what lurks. The stout, though, is no match for the peppermint that quickly follows. This is in-your-face peppermint, a York peppermint patty pureed into liquid form. It lasts, providing interesting hiccups the whole way home. I'll throw my vote behind Braaaiins! over this one.

M: Imagine a pepper mated with a mint in some type of forbidding Dr. Moreau island lab. Drink it up, feel the burn.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-12-16 in Lancaster, PA at their Taproom (from tasting notes)

A - Dark brown with a 1-finger brown head and some moderate lacing.

S - Mint, chocolate, roasted grain, nuts.

T - Like chocolate chip mint ice cream atop a well-baked brownie. This is aged on fresh peppermint leaves and dark Wilbur Chocolate.There's a bit of balancing bittereness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. I expected and would have enjoyed more mouthfeel.

O - My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip mint (by Breyers) so this is in my wheelhouse. Might not be everyone, but after walking 11 miles from home to the Taproom on a winter day, it was quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Jamey61
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Spring House Taproom in Lancaster Pa.

The smell is minty and reminded me of a patty candy with the slight chocolate being overshadowed by the mint.

Appears very dark with light head.

Mouthfeel was lighter than expected. A previous review recommended a milk stoudt for this beer and I agree it would make it better.

Overall a little disappointed because it was not all I expected but still decent. My girlfriend really liked this beer. I would recommend at least arty if you think this might be a beer for you.

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Photo of philbe311
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Close to three fingers worth of rich creamy dark khaki colored froth... Solid retention gives way to to a full moderately thick veil of lacing... Both the head and lacing are equally inviting... Mostly still with just a couple of stray carbonation bubbles towards the very top of the glass... The color is a flat black... A good bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... Not a bad looking brew by any means...

S - No joke - This one smells like a 50/50 blend of freshly opened pack of thin mint girl scout cookies and freshly churned mint chocolate chip ice cream... The fresh mint adds wonderful depth and complexity... The rich dark chocolate notes truly accentuate the overall aroma... Very unique and very pleasing...

T - As expected the mint and chocolate notes are at the forefront... The mint takes one a fresh and earthy character... The cocoa chocolate nibs are secondary and nicely round out the flavor profile... However the two flavors seem to conflict a tad bit and don"t quite compliment one another as I would expect... There is also a hint of roasted malt beneath the surface...

M - Dense and medium bodied... Starts with a bit of sharpness and finishes a touch on the thin side... Limited carbonation... Kind of chalky... A bit off...

D - This one is a bit less then the sum of is parts... The solid appearance and outstanding aroma aren't quite enough to overcome a muddled flavor profile and slightly off mouthfeel... The end result is an average at best offering... I love the boundaries that Spring House pushes and challenges with most of their beers... Some are hits and some are misses... While I love the idea, this one is a bit of a miss in my opinion...

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Photo of oline73
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the brewpub in Lancaster. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a layer of smooth tan head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Smells a lot like a thin mint. Wintergreen and dark chocolate with a pleasant sweetness.

Taste: Not as much mint as there is in the smell. Roasty dark chocolate is quite apparent. The mint lingers through the finish along with the roast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Several beers from this brewery have smelled fantastic and then tasted ok. The flavor of this one was a bit weird. I'd probably pass in the future, but really glad I tried it.

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