Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#962
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
256
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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Super thick mint chocolate deliciousness.

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 256 ratings