Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate StoutBarrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with cacao nibs and mint leaves and aged in whiskey barrels.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 04-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
225
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
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192
Gots:
38
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of gibgink
4.52/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drahodo
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bammer21
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TboneRN
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bennyman12
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow. What a beer. Had a bottle of this after ba abraxas on tap. Must have been a bad keg of baa, as the flavors were muted and there was no bourbon present. Some oxidation too. Def. not as good as other time I've had it.

This, on the other hand, had so many flavors. The chocolate, alcohol, mint, and bourbon are all strong but play well together. Think chocolate mint julep milkshake. And of course, perennial stouts are as thick as we all want them to be. Glorious!

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Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours pitch black with no head
S: sweet chocolate mint and smooth whiskey
T: Just like the nose, so so good! Wow
F: thick and sticky. Coats very well.
O: The time in the barrel was done wonders to this beer. The regular is like a chocolate covered breath mint, but this like a chocolate andy's mint / Girl Scout thin mint cookie. A great beer for sure.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Motor oil thick black. Pretty sure the base beer is maman. Light tan head.

Massive mint flavors but lots of chocolate as well. Big bourbon and oak. Rich and velvety.

Full bodied and thick.

The reason this beer is awesome is how thick it is and the barrel treatment. I hate regular 17, but this is glorious.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RajaSTL
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taeryn
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyIU13
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corby112
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black and complete opaque without a trace of lighter color when held to a light source. Half finger beige head that immediately settles. Not much in the way of lacing. Nice color but could've use better retention/lace.

Inviting aroma with organic mint and freh herbs. Real mint leaf and fresh sage dominate the nose but underneath there's subtle roast and lighter malt sweetness. Some burnt toast, coffee bean and bitter dark chocolate along with caramel and toffee but the aroma is really dominated by herbs and mint.

Medium to full body wih a really strong herbal/minty flavor. Fresh garden salad with organic mint leaf, sage and peppery arugula. Even though it's barrel aged, the mint still dominates the palate. There's a subtle barrel presnce wih faint oak, vanilla bean and and delicate spicy bourbon. Underneath, there's some faint roast and heavy malt sweetness. Booziness from the bourbon is complimented by bakers chocolate, licorice, oatmeal and caramel. Much more complex and flavorful than the regular version. Not as acrid/dry with a pleasant and well integrated barrel character and very refreshing mint flavor.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.39 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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