17 Mint Chocolate Stout
Perennial Artisan Ales

17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout
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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,706
Ranked #12,006
3.98 | pDev: 10.8%
Jun 10, 2022
Mar 24, 2012
Very Good
17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout
Notes: 17 is an Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves. This hearty stout boasts 10% ABV and big chocolate aromas and flavors with a hint of fresh mint. This beer is perfect for the last cold months of the winter.
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4.61 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina on Jun 10, 2022
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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by DoctorZombies from Florida

Poured at 52°. No canning date. Black with ruby edges; fast fizzy light brown head that vanished immediately leaving a thin ring, no cap retention, and a few spots of lace; thin legs at best on swirl. Nose is cocoa, no mint to speak of. Taste is cocoa and there is some mint, especially as beer warms. Smooth silky thin feel; light body; moderate minus carbonation; some warmth from 11.5% abv; slick tongue coating. Overall the beer is a two trick pony with one horse left behind; mostly boozy chocolate with some subtle mint; thin for abv; not as “decadent” as brewer asserts; can’t imagine aging will add anything…if you have, drink up and move on…

Jun 05, 2022
4.21 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Apr 26, 2022
4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia on Apr 17, 2022
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3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by TakiMan42

yeesh. was lookin forward to this one after eyeballing it for the last few years on the shelves, finally snagged a can and poured as a nice after dinner treat. deep, dark almost black beer with a nice brown, tightly packed head on top that faded fairly quickly, just leaving a little rim and lace behind. the scent is a promising blend of what i expect from the stouts these guys pump out, with big notes of dark bakers chocolate, roasted coffee and toasty malts, all smoothed out by a nice, almost andes mint smell. not obnoxious in its mintiness, just enough to balance out that powerful stout aroma. going in for a sip i was excited, but was met with a very herbaceous, bitter level of mint that just did not settle with the very solid stout base. honestly reminds me of a straight shot of fernet, especially this lingering aftertaste that's still sitting in my mouth. the mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, doesn't show it's 11.5% at all but again, lingers like no other. maybe it's my mood or something else i ate today that isn't letting this sit right, but i think i'll just buy something else from the perennial folks and let these go to folks that might dig it.

Mar 19, 2022
3.85 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Jan 30, 2021
3.91 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 17, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GarrettB from Colorado

April 10th, 2016 - Minty with spearmint on the nose, this dark little taster offers a fresh puff of herbal freshness, and a soft, foamy and somehow still heavy body. It reminds me of an epically dark stout, but with a minty edge.

Aug 12, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by LunchMoney from Minnesota

The mint flavor is new to me in a beer. It’s nice, adding a certain refreshment to it. Usually, though, when looking for refreshment, I will reach for something other than a stout. I think that still holds true and this beer is a little more of a novelty, a “tried it once” beer. Overall, the chocolate mint flavor seems to push the other beer flavors aside a little too much for me.

Aug 01, 2020
4.5 by Kmkapalka from Delaware on Jun 19, 2020
4.54 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jun 14, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Oh man what happened to this beer? I had such high hopes since this brewery is known for its great imperial stouts. This one was so off I have to assume something must have happened to it. 3/10/17 date printed on bottle - maybe it didn’t age well? Pours a thick dark black color with just a little tan head and minimal lingering lacing. Smells good, rich dark coffee, dark chocolate, malt, vanilla, faint mint, some caramel. But the taste was bad. Undrinkable bad. Didn’t remind me of a thin mint, or Andes chocolate mint, or a York, or toothpaste, or anything. Just foul and artificial tasting. There was faint coffee and chocolate in the background but all that was swallowed up by the awful mint concoction. Slightly thin mild mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Just couldn’t get over the taste. Drain pour.

May 30, 2020
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1.57/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Wow, too much for me, a thin mint doused in gasoline.

May 18, 2020
4.24 by puftdank from Illinois on May 14, 2020
4.08 by smithj4 from New York on May 10, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown hue with slowly forming thin dark mocha head that also gradually fades. Pours mildly thick and viscous.
S: Nicely strong fresh crushed mint with smooth dark chocolate. Not complex, but doesn’t need to be.
T: Hits with equal parts fresh crushed mint and smooth bittersweet chocolate. Not quite to the level of the aroma.
M: Medium heavy body with a thick viscous feel. Bright and refreshing mint. Darkly sweet with mildly bitter cacao.
D: The mint note is superb! Freshly crushed mint is particularly nice on the nose. A very straightforward mint chocolate stout. Drinking this cold reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

May 09, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Bottled 2/2016, perhaps past best by date.

Poured into tulip, a struggling head fizzed up a few seconds after decanting. Slim rim of mocha ringed the glass for the full duration.

Andes mint, faint soy sauce, decent scent

Mint comes through with dark chocolate and some of the malt bill coming through

Medium to full body, slight carbonation. Has a dark chocolate cacao dryness at the end.

Pretty decent, nothing I would seek out.

May 07, 2020
4.17 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Jan 19, 2020
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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by NextBestThing from New York

Gentle pours yields a ring of light brown bubbles crowning a dark, essentially black body. Beer looks the way one would anticipate.

I'm getting far more chocolate and roasted malts on the nose than anything else. Not catching mint. Decent but nondescript.

Beer tastes more like a standard stout than I expected. Barely noticing any mint at all, maybe very faint but would probably not have tasted it if it wasn't suggested. Not a horrible beer but certainly disappointing if expecting mint as I was.

Beer is relatively lightly carbonated and also not heavy in the mouth. Does have a bit of a creamy, pleasant mouthfeel which for me is the highlight of the beer.

Not great. Actually clearly inferior to Southern Tier Thick Mint, which is also substantially less expensive and comes available in 4 packs of 12 ounce bottles, a more convenient format for me. Easy to drink for a 10% abv stout I suppose. There are worse beers out there but this is not something I would consider again or recommend.

Sep 15, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

750ml bottle. Bottled '3/2017'.
Nearly opaque black colored body. One finger of tan head quickly fizzes away, but leaves an active bubble fed surface. Any lacing left behind eventually slides back down into body.
Aroma of minty chocolate.
Taste is sweet and redolent with mint. Mixed in with dark roasted chocolate malts. The mint stays around as a reminder in the aftertaste.
Thinner mouth feel. Good carbonation.
As described this presents itself as a mint chocolate stout. Thankfully not too sweet, and the mint just adds an over layer to the chocolate malts.

Jun 02, 2019
3.71 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Mar 23, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by soze47 from Massachusetts

Note - bottle was almost two years old when I sampled out of my cellar.

I enjoyed this beer and appreciated that it tasted more like an upscale dark chocolate mint truffle than an artificial overly sweet beer. Traditional imperial stout notes of leather and chocolate along with a creamy mouth. For a 10%er she’s got legs. Really enjoy the mint here - it sprinkles in just enough spiciness and twinkle.

Jan 13, 2019
3.87 by ruzzal from Texas on Nov 22, 2018
4.04 by Walnut from Missouri on Jun 24, 2018
4.02 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Jun 14, 2018
4 by Kurmaraja from California on May 20, 2018
3.62 by TheBrewsky from California on Apr 01, 2018
3.4 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Mar 31, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Draft at City Tap House. Not much on appearance, but gets great. Aroma is roasty with minty notes. Taste adds more mint, but feels amazing. Mellowing, but in your face.

Mar 20, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

When you want a chocolate fix with some strong mint, this is your beer. Too much mint is the main problem. You need lots and lots of beer buddies. Black, high quality.

Feb 15, 2018
4 by DoubleDaisyCutter from District of Columbia on Feb 04, 2018
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3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Mdaniel723 from Missouri

Was a mint overload, tasted like a toothpaste

Not a fan

Jan 29, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - Tge beer poured a blackish brown color with an almost frothy head. Poured from the bottle, the beer seemed to have a syrupy quality.

Smell - The nose is minty, but not astringent. There is a nice chocolate backbone.

Taste - My first thought is thin mint cookies, without the Girl Scouts. The mint is so well-balanced, unlike any mint here I’ve had before. The chocolate cookie backbone lens a sense of the million Arit my first thought is thin mint cookies, without the Girl Scouts. The mint is so well balanced, unlike any meant here I’ve had before. The chocolate cookie backbone lends a sense of familiarity. The mint is perfect, not to astringent or light. Although the taste becomes overwhelming after a while, one has to appreciate the balance.

Mouthfeel - Probably my favorite thing about this beer is the viscosity. The last pours out of the bottle we’re almost syrupy.

Overall - By far, this is my favorite mint beer.

Jan 27, 2018
4 by MurphDog14 from Illinois on Jan 15, 2018
4.37 by TylerJ from Iowa on Jan 10, 2018
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 02, 2018
4.35 by sgblobaum from Indiana on Dec 29, 2017
4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 24, 2017
4.44 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Dec 18, 2017
4 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 07, 2017
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