Thick Mint
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Thick MintThick Mint
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #151
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,521
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
336
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2023
Added:
Jan 31, 2017
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  83
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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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Imp. Milk stout.

A: Silky black roast coloring, slurps from the can with an motor oil viscosity. A dark peanut shell toned head is creamy, soft and cushy, like a pillowy cloud above providing a smooth covering at 1/4 inch, that lasted a good while. A great visual and exit , milky topping gives this a high visual regard.

S: Creamy girl scout mint cookies and fresh cream. A bit of sugar cookie spice, freshly cracked mint leaves and some dark rich chocolate as a base. Some graham cracker, as well, with a decent level of awareness.

T: Roasty flavor, dark, rich, silky with minty girl scout cookies. Fresh creamer and dark chocolate mix for a hearty base, with a nice bite of roasted coffee/chocolate on the swallow. Silky campfire ash lingers about, dark mineral and spicy birch. Some spicy coriander gives a bit of peppery flair along with some grains of paradise.

M: Silky smooth mouthful, thanks in part to the high creamy base and nitro. Roasty feel, playful on the tongue. Exceptionally smooth and silky.

O: Overall a great visual and aroma, loads of dark chocolate malt base and mint, along with a finishing mouthful that was exceptionally smooth and silky gives this high praise. If you are a big fan of mint cookies, and imperial milk stouts, then this is right up your alley. Campfire beer or a xmas dessert, you choose.
Aug 03, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Nov 28, 2022
 
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
Thick Mint from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 336 ratings