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
stbcbeer.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
Ranking:
#2,231
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
295
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of WOLFGANG
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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Photo of RickyBfromCT
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

Dis berr is nut gud. I waz drunkin it n wunerd y I urddrd. Tst lick bullshit.

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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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Photo of rmargeson
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It took a moment before the chocolate hit, but then the taste developed - almost like eating a York Peppermint Patty.

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Photo of TechTriumph
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kevin41
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I hope I'm not the only one who experiences this beer as a tad too sweet. While Thin Mints are famous, they too are too sweet and an injection of sugar. I prefer my chocolate 70% or more cacao and with only contrasting (salt, nut, pretzel, pepper) additives. Same way with beer. So, as much as I love this brewer...
a) The beer pours a thin head that fades fast and laces little over a black body. The additives / sugar kill the stickage.
s) Smells of the open thin mint (not the g-scout cookie) box, with its dark brown waxed paper and the mint inhale. (Authentic, but not much else I'm sad to say - too 1 dimensional.)
t) The flavor breaks out but mostly in sugary directions. I agree it's a great last half or shared beer of the evening. One whole one is too much. There's vanilla, chocolate, mint notes, with a slight mineral and medicine cabinet / shellac kick, along w dark creamy malts, but not much else, and none of the roast, char, wood, or hops of other stouts.
f) Good viscous body, low carbonation, sambuca-like liquore body.
o) Shared night cap - a 4+. As stout beer < 4. also too expensive. A novelty.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-A very dark opaque color with a very slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has resounding coffee, dark chocolate and mint hints
T-The taste follows the nose with abundant coffee, dark chocolate and mint flavors
M-A medium bodied robust stout with a complex character
O-Another solid stout from Southern Tier

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of V1per41
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jeswasgui
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elminy
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TH28
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. 11/14/17 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with low lying dark khaki head that dissipates. Aroma: Creamed coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of sweet mint. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, cocoa, molasses, and light roast that quickly transitions toa sweet mintthat leaves a cooling sensation on the tongue. Light perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low carbonation. Finish: Cool mint sensation lingers over a light roasted maltiness and cocoa Overall: A true dessert beer that is intensely rich and sweet with a decadent chocolate and roast countered by a sweet mint that leaves a cool sensation on the tongue. A unique beer for sure, but a bit of a challenge to finish because of the rich complexity

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Photo of kell50
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 295 ratings