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

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Satan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip StoutSatan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

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
Ratings:
241
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
54
For Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured our as a deep black color with a tan head on top. The nose has a lot of mint coming off of it with a bit of roasted chocolate notes in the distance. The taste is minty upfront with a chocolaty finish. The feel of the beer is creamy, smooth carbonation. Overall it's a pretty nice beer for the winter months.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of yourefragile.

Served in an Alvinne mini snifter. Pours near black with a in light tan head and a collar throughout. The nose is loaded with mint. A touch of chocolate. Reminds me of the green Girl Scout cookies. More chocolate comes through in the flavor. Medium body with a spicy peppermint finish. Pretty good.

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

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by of yourefragile; thanks Michael.

a - Pours a pitcj black color with light carbonation evident and one inch of tan head.

s - Smells exactly like a York peppermint patty. Tons of peppermint, sweet milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Some may think it has too much peppermint in the nose but loving York's, I thought it was awesome. I'm guessing it's exactly what they were going for.

t - Tastes of peppermint, chocolate, roasted malts, cream, vanilla. Lots of mint again here; unfortunately it doesn't seem to transfer as well in the taste as it did in the nose, as it seemed to have a little bit of a weird aftertaste to me.

m - Thin body and low carbonation. A bit watery mouthfeel to it, and a bit too thing for me.

o - Overall a very interesting beer I'd like to have again. I thought the nose was awesome and spot on, though the tast and mouthfeel were lacking. Would like to visit and try this on tap.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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