Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate StoutBarrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
94.8%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 233 ratings
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:
#839
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
233
Liked:
221
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
8.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
37
Trade:
3
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Got this from bsuedekum. Cheers man!

From a 750 into a snifter
Bottled March 2013
Stout in whisky barrels with caco nibs and mint leaves

APPEARANCE: Pretty black and think out of the bottle. Pour yields a one finger, slightly looser, mocha colored hed with decent retention. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. Black body with higher levels of carbonation. Dots of wisp remain leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Head needs to be creamier and thicker, but this is nice and black for sure.

SMELL: Whisky and oak are there, with sweet cream and vanilla notes. Roasted aromas are nice, with good chocolate on the nose as well. Bold enough. No real mint here, which is actually a bit of a relief. Not quite as big and impressive as SUMP, but still nice.

TASTE: Whisky, oak, vanilla and touch of mint up front, but relatively mild. Lots of barrel and alcohol in the swallow, with boozy whisky, oak and sweet cream at the finish. Bold and lingering finish with lots of barrel, a hint of mint, some nice chocolate flavors and some roasted notes as well. The bitter dark chocolate works well with the sweet cream and oak flavors from the whisky barrel. A touch boozier than hoped, but the flavors are nice and the mint leaves make only a minor impression up front, which is appreciated.

PALATE: Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Very light and not all that creamy, goes down fine with a burn at the swallow and finishes rather sticky. Head lingers on the palate. A little too light and harsh perhaps, which doesn't really help the flavors.

OVERALL: This was really good. The flavors are well balanced and the mint well measured, though the carbonation a little too much and the feel a touch too light to really support the flavors. While I would take BA SUMP over this every time, I wouldn't kick this one out of bed for eating crackers. Thanks again bsuedekum. Been really impressed with these guys so far.

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Barrel-Aged 17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 94.8% out of 100 with 233 ratings
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