17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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748 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:
748
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
202
For Trade:
35
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Photo of StoutBruin2
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Preface - I love thin mints. I've been waiting a while for this beer and happened upon it at Side Project Cellar in St' Louis, MO. Pours near black with a thick, dark tan head that sticks around for the duration. Smells very minty and chocolatey - if you don't like that combination, then don't order this. Tastes exactly as it smells, and very smooth for 10%. I will drink this again if given the opportunity.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pitch highly viscous black. The bright brown head was almost over reactive, nearly going over the glass. Aromas remind me of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. It had a sweet chocolate presence with notes of mint. The flavors however was different. The rich sweet chocolate stout was noticeable and exceptional; but then came the mint. It was raw and almost a bit too harsh. Like someone dropped a mint candy in the beer. Some may argue that it's not overwhelming but I find it being too much. If it was just kicked back a notch, it would have been a killer beer, like drinking a chocolate mint cookie. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and creamy. Overall the appearance, aroma and mouthfeel were great but when I tasted the mint, it was just too much.

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Photo of minterro
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerlover
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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