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

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4.14/5
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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
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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
Ranking:
#2,266
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
310
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corneliustoad
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjpolzin
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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Photo of LisaEisMe
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trainradio77
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerwarlock
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMV
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
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!

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draught Coffee and dark chocolate covered thin mint girl scout cookies. Needs to be a little heavier in the mouthfeel.

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhasler0
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer literally looks, tastes, and smells like a liquified Thin Mint. Definitely not what I would typically enjoy, but I see why others might. I got a taster at a beer fest. The first sip was amazing but every one after that felt unnecessary and not that enjoyable. Suggest getting it in a small quantity to share with others.

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Photo of pm0719
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cashew16
2.61/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slick, gloppy black with a thin tan blanket.

Having this side by side with Thirsty Dog's Old Choco, this has a stronger mint presence and a thicker body. The mint is quite spicy actually, and dark chocolate is in the background.

While it actually does taste like the cookie that inspired its name, it's also a bit boozy. The finish is dry. Thirsty Dog's has more roast and malt beer flavor, and is more drinkable.

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Photo of Jakepeterson
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NextBestThing
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank this a couple of times when Southern Tier was still cranking out bombers, this particular bottle was a 12-ounce bottle that I had laying around for a couple of months. Poured to a snifter. It's an excellent looking beer in the glass, very dark with a light layer of fairly tight head which dissipates into a ring of bubbles around the perimeter within 150 seconds or so. It's an outstanding appearance. The nose is surprisingly weak. Almost odorless. Odd.

Tastes like what it's supposed to taste like based upon the name of the beer. I'm getting chocolate with a detectable mint presence. I like the mint in this about equally as much as the mint in a Peppermint Victory at Sea, which I have always thought was the best VoS variant. Low bitterness, not offensively sweet. Above average.

A little thin in the mouth. I would describe it as a medium mouth feel. Carbonation is not noticeable. Expected a little thicker, neither a particular strength or a particular weakness.

I drank this along with 3 thin mint girl scout cookies. I'm not sure if this influenced how I experienced the beer (probably did) but the beer is true to it's name and it's description on the bottle. Reserved recommendation. Good.

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Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 310 ratings