17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout

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

on tap at bainbridge barrel house

Inky black pour with a voluminous toasted graham colored head. Thick retention which takes a spell to settle down, leaving patchy coats of lacing on the glass.

Mint chocolate chip ice cream - seriously. Touches of milk sugar, cream, semisweet chocolates and a dash of boozy warmth.

Minty, sweet and warm right up front. As if someone just did a fresh chiffonade of mint leaves right into the brew, tempered by heavy roasted malts, dark sweetness, cream and chocolates. Warm in the finish with lingering mint.

Heavier body, decent carbonation, chewy and sticky on the tongue. This one is pretty simple - if you enjoy mint chocolate chip ice cream (which happens to be my fiancees favorite), you will most likely love this beer. If not, I can easily see the mint overpowering your senses in a not so pleasant sort of way.

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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 JoEBoBpr
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 4 once tasting glass at the Perennial tasting room.

Pours a pure black color with a 0.5 inch head that is tan and nice and dense. Very very dark.

Coca notes come up with a refreshing mint background. Very refreshing, like mint chocolates left on my pillow. Notes of coffee and roasted malts with some slight sweetness.

Espresso coffee notes with some good coca notes intermingled within the two flavors play perfectly together. There are some good minty fresh notes that appear in there but are not too overwhelming or off putting in fact they bring a nice light and refreshing feel to an otherwise robust brew. Roasty and burnt malt notes mixed with a bitter dark chocolate. Very nice slight sweetness from the cocoa and the malts. Mouth feel is a bit on the lighter side but still solid; a bit creamy.

Overall this is a great take on stouts. The mint is very interesting and adds a nice dimension. Very delicious brew with good coffee and chocolate notes.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had for the 1st time at DLD 2012 and then a few other times on multiple occasions at the brewery. This is a combo of these samples.

A - Pours black, light cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - This is a very well-executed beer...mint, chocolate, and roast all combing into a delicious dessert beer. Peppermint Pattie in liquid form is exactly how to describe this beer.

T - Exactly like the nose, Peppermint Pattie in a stout. The alcohol is hidden very well, and I would have guessed 6% or so but nowhere near 10%! Finish is roasty milk chocolate and peppermint.

M - Full body, rich and smooth, creamy finish.

O - Phil, you killed it with this beer. It's exactly what I would have imagined in a perfect "Mint Chocolate Stout World". If you like the chocolate candy, you will love this beer. Great job!

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

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong mint, strong roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong mint, strong roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, and a very strongly mint body. The mint was not overly sweet, but instead much more pungent. I would have preferred either less mint, or a less pungent mint.

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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 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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