Chocolate Mint Stout
Gilgamesh Brewing

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Style:
American Stout
ABV:
5.5%
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Avg:
3.19 | pDev: 31.03%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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Gilgamesh Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
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Notes: 0 IBU 5.5% ABV
A chocolate stout brewed with generous amounts of Amano Chocolate cocoa nibs and locally grown mint. Dark tawny roasted barley with added dark chocolate cocoa creates a full, complex body; mint leaves added in lieu of hops to create a mildly refreshing herbal finish.
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the first beer with a hop substitute that I've tasted.

Small head, pitch black. Foam sticks on the inside of the glass.
Mint is abundant in the beer's smell/taste. I felt that it was an effective hop substitute, especially at a colder temperature. As the beer warmed it skewed a little towards the sweet end, making drinkability more of a liability. Chocolate is definitely present but well-balanced. This had a nitro-like, creamy feel which complemented the cool taste of the mint.

Very enjoyable, but a pint felt like a *little* much - probably better for sharing. Goes well with spicy food to take the edge off.

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Chocolate Mint Stout from Gilgamesh Brewing
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 4 ratings