Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout
Perennial Artisan Ales

Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate StoutBarrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout
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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #508
Ranked #1,212
4.32 | pDev: 8.33%
Dec 06, 2021
Apr 01, 2013
Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate StoutBarrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout
Notes: BA 17 is the barrel-aged version of our imperial mint chocolate stout. It's a blend of select barrels of our imperial stout, which have been aging in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels for more than a year before being infused with cocoa nibs, dried peppermint, and Madagascar vanilla beans. Rich fudge and brownie batter flavors meld with layers of caramel and oak vanillin, all brightened by a measured wave of cooling mint. On the finish there's a subtle hint of maple and dried tobacco. BA 17 is a decadent dessert in its own right and also pairs wonderfully with ice cream.
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Rated: 4.09 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 16, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4.81 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Mar 27, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by monty79_1997 from Missouri

Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 31, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells a bit like Thin Mints, liquified and put into a barrel. There's lots of chocolate, a bit of oak, earthy and sweet mint, and a hint of rye whiskey on the nose.

This is quite intense, and ultimately not something I'm going to actively seek out, as I don't really love mint in beer much. But I can still appreciate that it's well made, and I definitely did still enjoy it. The barrel makes this a drinkable beer, and tamps down the heavy duty mint character from the base. The oak gives off a nice spicy character, and the rye adds a touch of spice. There seems to be much more chocolate- or at least the ratio of flavors seems to swing more towards chocolate than mint, which is A-OK with me.

This is pretty thick and rich, with a normal, lower level of carbonation for the style. It seems to coat both the glass and the mouth.

This is definitely a cool beer, but it's quite intense, and should be enjoyed in 3-4 oz pours.
Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 09, 2017
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Rated by JFresh21 from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Super thick mint chocolate deliciousness.
Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 4.52 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Nov 16, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by porters4life from Illinois

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by CPAles from Illinois

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by xdtfx from Illinois

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by REVZEB from Illinois

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.73 by ADG2995 from Missouri

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 4.71 by Eziel from Ohio

Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 4.71 by BaldPeakEric from Oregon

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Oct 12, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by M_chav from New Mexico

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by IrishColonial from Texas

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 29, 2017
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Definitely better than regular 17! The barrel adds some deep depth to it. Still has that after eight chocolate mint candy smell, but with some vanilla and subtle coconut we're pleasing in both taste and smell (also the whiskey notes). The feel for me was a tad thin but the flavors coated the palate through the finish and humg around until the next sip! Overall a solid BA chocolate mint stout, i would like to get another to see how age effects the taste.
Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Jul 25, 2017
Rated: 5 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by kidzord from Illinois

Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by gibgink from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pour on 6-10-17. Pours black with little to no head. Stains the glass when swirled. Faint mint on the nose. Pleasant initial mint taste that finishes silky smooth. Will enjoy to see how this one ages.
Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by LXIXME from New Mexico

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This beer ages amazingly. I think I'm going to wait a year or so to open my other bottle. The mint recedes and this stouts complexity leap frogs, making me wish I'd bought more.
Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

May 29, 2017
Rated: 4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

May 01, 2017
Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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