17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout
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3.99/5
Very Good
786 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:
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Added by birchstick on 03-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,620
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
786
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
199
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 786 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Ctb6582
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
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 bnes09
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Super dark, dense appearing ale does not let the smallest trace of light penetrate. Deep, shiny, almost reflective copper head swirls as you drink and forms solid lace patches.

Dark chocolate and mint aroma. Not much else to say.

Semi-sweet chocolate on the palate with subtle peppermint. Sweet, roasty flavor of burnt molasses. Finishes mostly sweet with hints of burnt.

Dense, syrupy mouthfeel. Light, smooth, velvety carbonation from the tiny bubbles. Finish is dry and sticky.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours very little chocolate brown head that dissipates quickly if any even occur. The reason mine has head is because of the nucleation point in the glass. The beer itself is a nice chocolate black with a chocolate syrup like texture that looks nice but a bit off-putting because of how the style is not this slick looking.

The smell is wonderful. The beer has a nice chocolate syrup smell with a hint of cocoa nibs that easily get lost in the chocolate notes. The mint is very good and works well with the chocolate. While the mint can sometimes be overpowering, it adds a nice refreshing note to the smell.

The taste is also wonderful. The taste, like the smell, is nothing overly complex or fancy but still interesting enough to keep someone's attention. The chocolate and cocoa nibs mix very well with each other to the point where the cocoa nibs are sometimes hidden. The mint adds a nice minty cold flavor that enhances the chocolate a little bit without diminishing its own intensity.

The feel is pretty good and very interesting. It's a heavy bodied beer with very little carbonation and a nice silky feel to it. The mint also seems to add a nice refreshing and cold feel to the beer.

Overall, this is a very good beer and worth getting. The feel and look might be a bit off from the style but the smell and taste more than make up for it and makes for a great after dinner desert beer. If you see it on the shelves, grab one.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black as night, viscous like motor oil, with the barest of chocolate-colored head rings. No lace. Sexy, crisp bottle art- not score-boosting art (more impressive for the actual beer alone to garner a 4.5)- but great nevertheless. Smells like a grasshopper (the Christmastime drink, not the animal)- chocolate, powerful cool mint, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is similar; chocolate bar, cooling mint leaf/spearmint, faint roast malt, even some dark fruits like blackberry, which, unfortunately, are out of place here. Semi-sweet, although the strength of this beer (in alcohol and general flavor/sweetness) plus the intense cooling mint could make this overpowering very quickly for some people. Also moderately bitter, and a touch of acidity. Thick, viscous, sticky, somewhat oily body.
Indulgent, ridiculous, extravagant... spot-on. Even though the added chocolate and mint put this over the top, it somehow stayed within reason as far as adjuncts go. On the fringes of the beer universe, yet also an important landmark within it.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of tmryan21
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of monty79_1997
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of yoitsarch
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
3.39/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of btravers13
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoreyC
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
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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17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 786 ratings