17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by birchstick on 03-24-2012

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Reviews: 108 | Ratings: 730
Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You can really smell the mint and chocolate like junior mints. It's jet black and smooth. The taste is like the nose and you are really not let down between the nose and the taste. It is easy to drink a lot of this. A very balanced flavor profile. Many people we shared a growler with on Dark Lord Day also commented that the mint was very balanced. This is an excellent beer that I hope is brewed often.

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Photo of mozif
4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer will clear your congestion with only a smell. Only for the mint lovers. Perfect mouth feel. Chocolate balances the strong mint. Phenomenal beer.

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Photo of HellBell66
4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Perennial during SP Pulling Nails release Sat.
Thick and minty just as I heard and it did not disappoint at all!
Amazing but would ensure I had a friend or friends to share as it is a big one if cracking the 750mL.

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Photo of krl2112
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Mikkeller bar in San Fran. Great nose if you like mint, mouthfeel is silky smooth and great taste. Not sure why this is not rated higher. I really enjoyed it!

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smells of mint and a little chocolatey.. Silky smooth.. Up front it does taste very much like the aforementioned Andes candies.. Some charred taste at the end but extremely enjoyable.. I like mint and really enjoyed this beer.. If you're not a mint fan be cool and leave it on the shelf for the rest of us.. Otherwise this is highly recommended for what it says on the label

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer smells and tastes like Thin Mints. The mouthfeel is so rich. You get loads of chocolate maltiness matched by a sweet mint character that tastes fresh and not medicinal or artificial. It pours thick and jet black. This is the best mint stout that I have had and would be a perfect dessert with or on top of vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 02/2016 served chilled in a snifter

This beer is outrageously good! Poured thick as oil, black with a bit of brown around the corners, small brown head, oily top. Smells like roasted coffee, chocolate, fresh mint leaves, vanilla. Taste follows the nose but with an amazing sweetness that sets this beer apart as a winner. Chocolate, coffee, mint, roasty, ultra smooth and no alcohol heat. Just a little warming in the finish. This is a must try for any Stout lover. Well done Perennial!

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Pours as black as my boss' soul. Initially, there was no head whatsoever. I thought there was no carbonation. I look away to set the bottle down and suddenly there's one about 3/8" thick. Basically no lacing, but some residual dots left after tipping the glass for a sip.

Smell? Yeah, you can't miss the mint. Or the chocolate.

Mouthfeel? I think I have a new favorite cough syrup. The chocolate and mint linger. The 10% ABV is hidden pretty well. The stout base even without the chocolate and mint would be a good beer.

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Photo of shand
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to redbird!

Perennial 17 pours black with a large mocha head. The aroma is nice, it's got the usual imperial stout roastiness and chocolate flavors, but with a very nice mint note on top. I'm a mint and chocolate kind of guy, so I'm very much enjoying this. The taste is very nice - it offers a herbal mint that sits over strong roast malts and coffee flavors. As I sip more, i become more accustomed to the mint flavor, which melds very well with the stout base. I can't say I've had another mint chocolate stout to compare this to, but it's tasty as hell. The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium, and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, Perennial 17 is a tasty as hell stout. I'm really happy with the mint flavor, it makes drinking the whole bottle a much easier task than it would have been.

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Photo of Sir_Whats-his-face
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer tastes like Thin Mints; I don't know what else I can say about it that might be useful. Do you like Thin Mints? Specifically, do you like alcoholic Thin Mints? Then buy the shit out of this beer; it's everything you could want out of a beer that tastes like Thin Mints. Don't like Thin Mints? Go fuck yourself, but also this beer probably isn't for you.

As heretical as it sounds, I think I prefer this to Abraxas. I can buy a lot of better Mexican Chocolate stouts for much less than $25 a bottle. $17 a bottle is still a lot for a non-BA stout, but I'd be much more willing to buy it again. It is what it is, and it does what it does better than other mint flavored stouts I've tried, and I can't say the same for what Abraxas is trying to do.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, thin light tan head forms and lingers.

Nose is a bit sweet, mint comes through and chocolate and coffee too.

Flavor is absolutely on point - tastes like a thin mint cookie. Mint is light and fresh and a great balance with the chocolate which is a touch on the sweet side but not cloying.

Lighter carbonation works well here. It's one of the most refreshing stouts I've had - not at all boozy for a 9.3%. Very nice, will definitely have again.

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Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you like chocolate and mint, you'll absolutely love this beer... it seems like Perennial used the same base stout as Sump and Abraxas, which has an amazing mouthfeel. Tastes like an Andes mint chocolate.

If you don't like mint, don't bother going for this beer. It is what it says it is.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick and chunky. One of the most tar-esque beers I've ever seen. Jet oil black. Head is minimal and lacing is also, but damn it's thick.

Tons of *fresh* mint buried in milky chocolate. Bready and nicely spiced.

A bit green and overly mint, but it sure is fresh and nice for a 75 degree day; rare for a stout this dark. Loads of heavy chocolate. Dry, earthy, fluid, easy drinker. Carbonation is mild and nice. Bitter bite is not found and sweetness is relaxed. Nothing too over done.

Definitely one of the best Mint Stouts I've ever had. Highly recommended. Style is nearly perfect.

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Photo of johnnybgood1999
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first perennial beer. I am not expecting much because of the mint and pretty much let my beer guy talk me into a mint beer. Let's see how it goes!

A: Dark. As in dark like a nice big stout.

S: Mint hits first, lightly followed by some char and dark bakers chocolate. Mint is nice enough, not overpowering.

T: Mint.....it is the most prominent flavor, but not overwhelming. The beer is bigger than I expected. There is a pretty massive backbone of dark chocolate and some char propping the mint up.

M: She's a thick one and that's how I like my women and my stouts. Very viscous. Not quite Ten Fiddy or Even More Jesus thick. Nevertheless, this is a tongue coater.

O: We've got a shocker here. I did not expect to dig the mint flavor. I can't picture liking mint in a lesser beer. This beer has the backbone to prop the mint up and make a very tasty and complex beer. The mint and chocolate create nuanced layers that result in a great beer. ISO: more Perennial beers! To think, I passed on asump a few months ago!

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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm going against the grain I guess here; I loved the non-ba version

A- Nice black thick molasses, coffee head in color, medium lacing with low legs

S- Nice mint leaf>chocolate>great malt backbone. Can't complain

T- Everything is in the right proportions IMO here. Mint, chocolate and malty backbone. Love it

M- Nice and thick and smooth, just the way I like non-ba stouts. Perennial nails another one.

O- Maybe some people don't like this extreme amount of flavor with their stouts, but this one was great for me. I loved it. I should get more of it!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The first thing that struck me, as I was pouring, was the viscosity of this beer. Wicked dark and somewhat thick. Nice thick brown head. Nose is very apparent mint. Flavor brings a good deal of it too. Though after time, it is washed out for the most part by the cacao and other typical impy stout characteristics. Chocolate, mild molasses, smoothly sweet wads of malts. Great beer. My first mint stout and I love it. More please.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - look is un-knockable, deep dark brown/black opaque beer has a huge mocha head that sticks and leave since lacing
S - mint, chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla, burnt marshmallow
T - dark chocolate, cocoa, burnt marshmallow, roasted malts, mint, vanilla, smoke, char
M - heavy, heavier than you'd expect for what it is, which makes it better, alcohol covered, aftertaste roasted malts, dark chocolate, char
O - better than I expected. Heavily bodied beer. The mint gives you a little heartburn I think. But otherwise great.

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Photo of birchstick
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours dark in color with a chocolaty head on top

S - nose is lots of cocoa chocolate with a cooling mint

- starts off really chocolaty - think a hybrid between milk and dark chocolate. More dry cocoa flavors push through the middle but are overtaken by a really nice cooling mint flavor. Ends with a mint chocolate combo, akin to an Andes mint.

M - full bodies and smooth as it goes down.

D - another winner from Perennial's stout line up. It's name describes exactly what it is. Well executed stout, looking forward to trying again.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth stout. The mint aroma is strong but the flavor is very balanced. I'd like to try the BA version as some heat would help further develop the flavors.

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Photo of Stout3434
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured dark black like oil had a sharp dry coco note off the top and then the mint hits you its strong tastes like thin mints isnt as thick as i like its a little on the thin side but has lots of flavor

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Photo of CoreyC
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark black, nice tan head
S - awesome mint dominated with chocolate - think Girl Scout Thin Mint
T - very good - mint, chocolate, roasted sweet smooth
M - nice thickness
O - very good, I was worried it might be too much mint, but so not at all

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Photo of Gfunk720
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Joe for the hook up on the 32oz growler.

A- Pours pitch black with a very slight tannish head. This stuff is thick and a bit oily.

S- Smells of sweet chocolate with some slight hints of mint. Nice dark malt profile.

T- The chocolate is quite prevalent, with little hints of mint coming through. Beautiful chocolate malt profile, with a touch of hoppiness. I would have expected a bit more mint coming through, but the base beer is delicious.

M- Nice full body with just the right touch of carbonation. Could have used a little more bubbles, but that could be as a result of the growler.

O- Overall, this was the best Mint Chocolate stout that I've had. While it could use a bit more mint, the base beer was very very good. The chocolate and malt profile work very well together, and make this beer very drinkable. Curious to see if it is any different out of the bottle, but I might need to swing back for another growler.


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Photo of Treyliff
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter, bottled 2/15

A- pours a thick and heavy jet black color with a small creamy tan head that reduces completely, leaving only a ring around the glass. Poors thick like motor oil

S- fresh mint leaf aroma up front with underlying aromas of chocolate malt, cocoa nibs, and mint ice cream

T- that fresh mint flavor follows the aroma up front, quickly followed by sweet cocoa nibs and a creamy vanilla that resembles the flavor of mint chocolate chip ice cream, the finish is sweet with a refreshing linger of mint

M- thick and viscous body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a heavy creamy finish, hides the alcohol well

O- the most mint forward stout that I've had and it plays nicely with the cocoa and dark malt

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Photo of Buck89
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured jet black with motor oil consistency. Nice roasty minty aroma. Tastes like a stellar RIS with just the right amount of peppermint in the taste and in the nose. Really well balanced. Thick and viscous. Great after dinner beer

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Photo of Furlinator
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque black with a tan head that quickly disappears completely. A huge amount of mint and dark chocolate flavor and aroma. Thick creamy texture. Tastes like a York Peppermint Patty candy.

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