17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
736 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:
736
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
199
For Trade:
33
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 736 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Jason
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Brown lacing forms after a hefty pour, black liquid lets no light through. Smells of ice mint hot cocoa, molasses, & floral alcohol. Creamy, silky, with a very full body. Mint is prevalent throughout but never takes over, chocolate comes from the nibs but also a bit from the roasted grains. Sweetness is there but the alcohol, roastiness, and even mint even things out. For a big flavored stout this is a winner.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Perennial stemmed wine glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a pitch black, inky body with a small one finger dark brown head that reduces pretty quickly to leave a ring of retention. Not much lacing.

Mint is very apparent in the aromas - very mint-forward, some milk chocolate. I can compare the smell to an Andes bar. Peppermint and chocolate. Never smelled a beer like this before. One ding I have here is that it smells a little artificial, like peppermint schnapps.

Taste is just as described on the label.. lots of peppermint and chocolate, some vanilla and caramel on the follow through, with a very roasty, toasty finish that redeems the somewhat one-dimensional character of the first impression. Medium-heavy body with low carbonation. On the heavy side.

A very interesting beer, mint is an adjunct that not many brewers use, but I think perennial did well crafting a mint stout. Mint has such a heavy, distinct flavor that it's tough to create "subtle" mint flavors, which may have been a slight downfall of this beer, as the mint is almost overpowering and artificial. Was happy to try it nonetheless.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of floyd_pugman
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours very dark (almost motor oil) with almost no head. Nose of chocolate and peppermint schnapps. Rich mouth feel. Palate is chocolate and marshmallow that are soon to be overwhelmed by mint. Imagine an Andes mint bar infused with Peppermint Schnapps. The mint isn't subtle at all; artificial tasting; too much for me. Maybe workable with (or even on top of) a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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

Photo of kcconk
1.55/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Mint does not belong in beer.

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Photo of Links41
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agentxangel
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of atone315
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 jkrug5
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xt0n1cx
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MartyIU13
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of adamranders
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MGibbons
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RMelyon
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.02 out of 5 based on 736 ratings.
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