Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

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

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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The base beer this year is the same as abraxas (which is different from previous years)

The beer pours a dark, but not inky/oily black with no head or visible carbonation. The nose is fresh chopped mint followed by milk chocolate - muted compared to the regular version- with a hint of barrel notes. The taste bring forward a piney and biting mintiness, some chocolatey sweetness, and a subtle oaky vanilla that lingers along with the alcoholic after-burn. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich, and full bodied with little carbonation, but is still slightly bitter and biting to cut the through the sweetness. There are minimal overt barrel characteristics, but the beer feels more balanced compared to the regular version. As the beer warms, the bitterness and booze become more pronounced hurting the overall drinkability. I definitely prefer this beer to the liquid-thin-mint regular version, but will let it continue to mellow for a few months before revisiting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jbwimer
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The nightcap of an evening of amazing beers. Once again, my deepest thanks must go out to Cfan67. Dan, you truly are the man. Opened with Joe and Colleen, with a pour saved for my dear friend, Eddy. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Voodoo Barrel Room tasting snifter.

A- The beer pours black as a moonless night and forms a thin, mocha head. No light getting through, whatsoever. As with the BA Sump, this beer has great legs... I love legs.

S- Lord, have mercy... This smells like a York patty with a splash of bourbon. Perennial delivers with the mint, as dark chocolate and bourbon play the background. This is an outstanding aroma.

T- I didn't think the aroma could be outdone, but splendid dark chocolate flavors prove me wrong. There is a minty coolness on the flavor, though the delightful, fudgy, chocolate flavors are on display here. Quite understated bourbon and roast keep this beer from being too sweet. However, this is definitely a dessert beer, and one of which I am now quite fond.

O- This was the perfect nightcap. My friends and I did not have high expectations for this beer, and that allowed it to over-deliver. I'm not a huge "mint-chocolate" guy, but I can't get over how surprisingly delicious this was. I would jump at any opportunity to have another shot at this beer. Bravo, Perennial.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of gibgink
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.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of LXIXME
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.

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Photo of ADG2995
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of leschkie
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Jet black with a nice mocha head. Thick collar.

Smell - Mint and chocolate. Still strong mint, but the whiskey cuts it well. Whiskey and vanilla. Mild oak. Smells good.

Taste - Mint. Chocolate. Mild whiskey. Chocolate comes back and the whiskey lingers in the finish. Vanilla rounds it out, but it's a mild barrel character.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation. Slightly boozy.

Overall - The whiskey cuts the mint enough to improve on the base beer.

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Photo of mobius387
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MartyIU13
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of brock125
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of bennyman12
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Jarpo
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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