17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
90
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738 Ratings
17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by birchstick on 03-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
738
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
199
For Trade:
33
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stumbled upon this at The Monk Kettle in San Francisco. $38 a 750ml bottle. Little steep but I said why not. Boy, this guy didn't disappoint. Look pours black with cappuccino lacing barely any head which quickly disappears. Smell of mint and chocolate. Lots of cocoa nibs in the smell. Taste is very impressive. Mint up front followed by chocolate chocolate chocolate with a bit of a cookie cracker finish. Alcohol is there. Burn is present at the end but boy is it good. Could be a bit more thick like Even More Jesus but a minor complaint. This was bottled March of this year so I'm curious to see what some age would do on this guy. Top marks Perrenial.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml poured into pint glass, had at city tap house in DC.
A: pours a dark motor oil brown, milk chocolate brown one finger foam head, some stringy lacing
S: roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, tobacco, mint
M: thick body
T: heavy malt, molasses, tobacco, slight mint, creamy milk chocolate in the finish
O: good brew, not as much mint flavor as I expected

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Photo of Dactrius
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaszucs
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
2.94/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Smells like mint dipping tobacco and I couldn't get over it. I understand the appealing theory, but couldn't have more than a sip.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fun stout. Looks great in the glass and on the pour, thick stout. The look and mouthfeel are spot on. Taste is sweet mint chocolate.

Solid offering.

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Photo of zonker17
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Near black draft pour with thick brown head, not much lacing. As expected nose carries chocolate and mint but leans toward roasted malt. Flavors seem both muted but more mint. Mouth is huge and carbonation below average.

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Photo of Prager62
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A cellared bottle from 2/2016 I squirreled away as the fresh draft version I tasted was too much mint for my liking. Pouring it in a 13oz. snifter for the review.

Look- Pours a pitch black used motor oil color with a centimeter of mocha colored foam after a very aggressive pour. It disappears quickly leaving sparse lacing and an oily residue clinging to the glass.

Smell- Dark chocolate, mint, mild tobacco.

Taste- Dark semi sweet chocolate, mint, a little dark roast/char.

Feel- Oily, somewhat thin and flat, but dangerously drinkable for a 10% beer.

Overall- It's definitely a dessert beer! A year has nicely balanced this bottle with equal parts chocolate and mint. It reminds me of Fanny Mae Mint Meltaways or Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. Very rich and decadent to the point that I'm getting full finishing the final half glass. It's definitely worth a try, share it with a friend.

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Photo of Grackos
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maestro0708
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpa01
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It's a dark black, creamy, decent looking beer with a brown head that has little lacing.

Smell: It's smell is okay...mostly minty, and uniquely mixed with a chocolaty, syrupy type aroma.

Taste: It has a nice taste...sort of like chocolate mint cookies, with a touch of molasses, which nicely balances out the alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: It's body is heavy with some light carbonation, but very smooth and somewhat silky.

Overall: For a stout, I'd say it's a quality beer, and would recommend it for anyone who likes sweet, thick imperials.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 4/28/16 on draft @ Jerry's Andersonville.

Black/brown appearance.

Dark khaki head; nice lace.

Thin mint cookie notes in the nose; it's uncanny!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Thin mint cookie flavor up front; faint booze heat notes on the finish. A bit too sweet & simple for me to love, but thin mint fans should horde this!

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Photo of GreenMind
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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