17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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90
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753 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:
753
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.45%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
202
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 753 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of shareallthebeer
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDole
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FBarber
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft in St. Louis.

Poured nice dark black with a thick tan head.

Smelled minty, very minty, like a tin of breath mints minty. Taste was *very* minty. It overpowered any chocolate flavors so rather than a thin mint it tasted like a stout brewed with breath mints. Given its advertised as a mint chocolate stout, I was disappointed by the lack of chocolate notes in the beer. Its just completely off balance.

Feel had mild carbonation and was smooth - no complaints.

I love Perennial, but this isn't their best work, and I know they are capable of better.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Theogre83
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now this was a great mint stout. I have tasted so many that fell flat and this one delivered in every way. Very chocolate heavy and lots of mint upfront and on the finish. Literally tasted just like a liquid Thin Mint.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 02/15...cellared for a year

L: pours pitch black, black in the glass with the darkest, thickest, frothiest head.
S: strong mint mixed with rich dark chocolate
T: big and bittering mint to start, then chocolate comes in to sweeten it up a bit, but then finishes minty fresh. I wish it was sweeter and less bitter.
F: thick and coating.
O: I wish it was a liquid Andes mint, but it's more like chocolate breath mint.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LFinCO
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Filabee
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of james02
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmf5581
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corby112
3.12/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pitch black and opaque with a one finger light beige had that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Robust dark malt aroma with a fresh mint leaf presence along with lighter malt sweetness. Mint smells organic/real yet doesn't overpower the stout notes. Nicely integrated into hints of coffee bean, burnt toast and oatmeal. As it warms, sweeter desert-like notes come though with bakers chocolate, fudge, etc. decent but could use a bit more of a sweeter malt presence.

Lighter end of medium body wih strong charred oak and acrid/burnt malt notes followed by subtle minty sweetness. The mint comes through the most in the finish which is somewhat refreshing but the oak and burnt malts nearly overpower everything. Heavy roast with burnt coffee grinds, oatmeal, charred toast, ash and bitter dark chocolate. Sweeter notes found in the aroma are overpowered and barely noticeable. After it warms and the palate adjust, they start to show up a bit but this beer is severely lacking in balance. Event the fresh mint flavor is kind of weak. Disappointing.

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.02 out of 5 based on 753 ratings.
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