Thick Mint
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #150
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,495
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
237
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 10:08 PM
Added:
Jan 31, 2017
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  84
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Inspired by the legendary Girl Scout cookie, Thick Mint joins our world-class rated Blackwater Series of dessert beers alongside Creme Brûlée, Choklat Oranj, Salted Caramel & Choklat in 2017. This imperial stout is a mouthful of perfectly balanced mint & chocolate. Roasty malts coalesce with notes of Belgian dark chocolate, sweet mint & just a touch of sweet caramel. So decadently delicious, you’ll wish you’d bought another box... er, bottle.
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Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Monday at 10:08 PM
 
Rated: 4.2 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Nov 17, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by SapphireNightStand

3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Midnight brown on liquid, persistent thin muted-beige foam.

Local market chain mint chocolate chip ice cream that you swear is better than "Great Value".

Ice cream disappears on forward sip, mellow on the mint; white chocolate with hint of agreeable bitter. Aftertaste, however, morphs into "better than 'Great Value'" again, dulling out overall.

Somewhere between a velvety leaf and true autumn. Maintains the quotient thereof.

Joy in this beer for those that want to remember the best qualities of a mint chocolate chip ice cream. To push any mentioned flavors beyond their distilled qualities is beyond the scope of this beer.
Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.2 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.84 by Lainee from Illinois

Sep 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Solid black color with medium light carbonation. Has an above average body with a thick,creamy feel
Aroma is roasted malt,mint, dark chocolate, espresso, black coffee alcohol
Taste is mint ,chocolate, espresso and roasted malt.
Overall it's an above average dessert beer with a high abv that is fairly well hidden. Totally worth a try
Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.81 by Gcg3refs from Ohio

Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Chasecrandell from New York

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2019
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
10/19/18 bottle
Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Dec 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Year : 2017. Bottled 12/21 at 12:21 AM. This must be a sign. Poured into Crane snifter. $4.49 a bottle from Total Wine in Daytona Beach, FL. Was a $21.99 4 pack but they split it up for me (2 bottles) and gave me a discount.

If there's a beer any more shiny, I'd like to see it. Absolute polished black leather shine, I can see everything in the room in it - like a mirror. Head is a thin half finger of beige.

Aroma is dead-on Girl Scout's Thin Mints...how'd they do it? I'd bet you couldn't tell a difference if you had them side by side (maybe a touch more chocolate from the real thing, but it would take a discerning and critical nose).

Flavor hits with a rush of chocolate, then wafer cookie, then a strong soapy hop bitterness, and then a fresh leaf of mint. Forget about brushing (no, don't) because this brings the mint big time. Alcohol heat builds and then settles on the tongue, and grows more intense the more it is sipped.

Feel is slick, oily almost, with a moderate to heavy carbonation level, and alcohol heat with some real nice burning freshness at the end.

Overall, I think impressive is the word. It's not as tasty as it is impressive, mostly because of that nose. The soapy hop bitterness as usual (it plagues all of Southern Tier's dessert beers) is its downfall, but I notice it less here than I have in other beers. Overall, while in Florida it was a $21.99 4 pack, I think if you can get it on sale for $5 bucks or more cheaper, it's a good deal.
Nov 12, 2018
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Reviewed by erk0607 from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Nearly black, opaque body with dark tank carbonation that consists of small, individual bubbles, lingers nicely, slighlty soapy appearance.
Smell: Minty, chocolatey, sugary, maybe a bit of coconut. Cookie.
Taste: Peppermint patty mintyness and sugar on the front, followed by by roasty chocolate on the back.
Feel: Thick, syrupy, creamy, smooth going down. Dessert like.
Overall: Excellent beer, would not hesitate to get another one. Powerful though.
Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by NCSapiens from Indiana

Oct 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by SnackDaddy from Alabama

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Sep 05, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Southern Tier Brewing Company "Thick Mint"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "DOB 11/13/17 09:43AM"
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a very dark brown/black body beneath a short head of dark tan foam. Mild mint and chocolate greet you in the nose. The mint dominates the chocolate. The same is true in the flavor, and it really tastes like a Girl Scout "Thin Mint". I wasn't expecting it to be so close and I'm impressed. It has that very dark, intense, bitter dark chocolate flavor while still being sweet and cookie-like; and the more I drink the more of the chocolate I get, perhaps it's building on my palate, but it's not sticky or cloying. Wow! That's an impressive dessert beer. And it's strong. I'm getting some of the alcohol now, it shows up in the finish. It's not bad though, I think you should get some alcohol in a 10% abv beer. In the mouth it's medium-full in body, and a fine-bubbled median carbonation leaves it crisp but then smooth and creamy once it warms in the mouth a bit. So, conclusion, I've liked or loved all of the Southern Tier dessert beers but there's something special about this one. On the other hand, it is very focused in what it is and therefore lacks in complexity - but so do Thin Mints! I guess the richness is a good trade-off though. I have no doubt that I'll find myself enjoying more of these at night with a good book, or on the porch on cool fall evening, or when the weather forces me to stay indoors.
Review# 6,206
Aug 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by archero from Texas

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by epterina from Florida

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by APH from Ohio

Jul 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by corneliustoad from Florida

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by stortore from Illinois

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black water, indeed!

Right out of the bottle this thing pours what I now believe is the blackest and most light absorbing colored liquid I have ever put my eyes upon. What stops this short from being world class is the lack of foam and lacing. Otherwise, this is a beer to behold in person. The smell is everything it touts to be - chocolaty, minty, a touch of booze, all of which perfectly translates to the taste making it the best dessert beer I've ever had. Its mouthfeel is creamy and almost velvety, with only a touch of carbonation and a tingle of heat from the 10% ABV, another wonderful experience. Overall, this was more than exceptional to me, it was absolutely outstanding...I need to find another one so I can age for a year and see what I find at the end of that waiting period.
Jun 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Black in color with no light penetration. There's a quarter inch of beige resting on top. It smells and tastes exactly like a thin mint cookie. The milk chocolate is decadent and then the mint flavor shows itself on the back of the palate. The mouth is silky smooth, decadent, and there's a cooling sensation to the mouth from the mint. Outstanding!
Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by LisaEisMe from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by trainradio77 from Ohio

May 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by Beerwarlock from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.71 by Zaktcc from Maryland

May 05, 2018
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark black pour with thin brownish head. Falls fast with minimal lacing.

S: Chocolate and mint... roasted sugars. Smells like the 'thin mint' girlscout cookies.

T/F: Sweet and roasty... strong mint presence. Dark chocolate... mild espresso. Very mild bitterness but more of a dessert beer. Much better as it warms... the ABV is only partially hidden. Thick and sticky on the mouth.

O: A solid minty chocolate stout. If you like the girlscout cookies you'll enjoy this beer. Let it warm!
May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an ink black color, perhaps a hint of ruby, with a billowing foam head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving a thin ring of lace.
The aroma is dominated by mint, along with chocolate and vanilla. The malt has an almond and cookie quality as well.
As with the aroma, the taste is quite minty, with a York Peppermint Patty flavor. Other flavors include chocolate malt and sticky cookie dough. Pleasantly surprised to see this beer is not overly sweet, as there is significant bitterness in the mid palate, which is reflected by roasty malts and grassy herbal hops.
Creamy, smooth, and full bodied, yet, easy to drink. The finish has a roasty and hoppy bitterness. However, the finish, with its minty/menthol like qualities is also quite refreshing. The alcohol is well hidden but certainly there.
Pleasantly surprised and pleased by this brew. Not just a dessert beer, I feel like it stands out on its own.
Apr 26, 2018
Thick Mint from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 335 ratings