Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series)Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 01-31-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
43
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atr2605
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours black with a foamy tan head with decent retention and some lacing
S-tons of mint, chocolate, and roasted notes. It smells exactly like a thin mint cookie
T-more of the same with unsweetened cocoa and mint dominating the flavor, with some sweetness and roasted notes in the finish
M- medium full bodied and smooth
O-its exactly what you would expect from the name

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Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate and mint are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell but has even stronger flavors that seem to be a liquid version of a York Peppermint Patty. The mint flavors are somewhat stronger compared to the chocolate. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does an excellent job at mimicking the smell and taste of a York Peppermint Patty, all while hiding any traces of alcohol. The only slight drawback is the minty flavors might a bit overshadow the chocolate flavors. It makes for a very nice dessert beer or beer to end the night with. I wish a hotel could leave a bottle of this on my pillow when they turn down the bed for the night.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Amb3do
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skorze
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey2333
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trentt2
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JM5671
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strix
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown, not much head on the pour.

Really great smell, heavy on the Andes Mints

Nice roasted malt flavor (a bit evocative of coffee), chocolate mint, and a bit of creaminess,

Mouthfeel perhaps a bit thin, but smooth and quite drinkable.

I'm a sucker for stuff like this; it was delicious. My second favorite mint stout, behind the stellar South Shore Coffee Mint Stout (I think they may have finally sorted out the bottling issues with the BB version).

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Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 3/1/17. Pours pitch black, dark as Satan's heart. Very good head volume, lacing and retention as is. Considering this is 10% ABV, the head characteristics are outstanding.

Rich world class nose of dark sweet chocolate and mint. As advertised, the aroma is identical to that of a thin mint. Breath deeply and you can detect light roast but not a trace of char. The base has a hint of underlying sweetness with the rest being absorbed into the chocolate notes.

The full body is rich but not quite thick, a result of the alcohol content. It is extremely smooth and provides a creaminess that coats the tongue for a bit but yields to the alcohol and thins. This prevents a world class body from being achieved. The carbonation / body balance is also quite outstanding. The middle provides a nice prickly effervescence that crescendos in the finish and is finely bubbled.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. It misses the world class mark for the following reasons. Alcohol becomes slightly uncovered, thus providing an astringent flavor distraction (especially as the finish lingers) and the mint is quite powerful. Powerful to the point it upsets the balance, thus masking the sweetness and chocolate aspects to provide complexity. That said, this is a beer I wish I had a case of.

Bitterness is quite mild as is the detected sweetness. Mint RULES and chocolate notes are subtly present from the middle on. The finish lingers and with a surprisingly small amount of heat at the back of the throat - another testament to the brewers of this extraordinary stout.

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Photo of buzzkill8807
3.19/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mooslerfitness
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaketaz
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured black and thick. Perfect mouthfeel for a stout like this. Very dark, and smells of the chocolate and mint come through. The flavor is the catch though. Definitely very distinct Mint and chocolate comes through. This is flavorful and excellent. Most would consider it a desert beer. Me, I could drink it about any time.

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Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tubeyes
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lic217
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a big imperial stout that tastes like thin mints. Not my favorite beer but it tastes like what the brewer was going for. It is thick and a great dessert supper...

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Photo of Timtac
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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