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
Ranking:
#810
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
251
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.49/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JFresh21
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.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BaldPeakEric
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
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.

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4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houser
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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