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:
144
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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Photo of woodychandler
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soneast
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with two-finger khaki head that died slow and left lace patches. I get dark chocolate and some roasted malts in aroma but mostly I get that strong piney mint smell. Sticky, sweet, the mint give it a touch of spice to balance the dark chocolate but not cloying or overly sweet and this is a delicious slow sipper that perhaps my score isn't as high as the average simply b/c I'm not a big mint chocolate fan (after awhile it gets tiring to me).

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Photo of thoglund
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanty76
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is a mix of of mint chocolate chip ice cream/dark malts and spices/mild vegetables. The flavor is mint chocolate/dark chocolate chip ice cream, dark malts and a mix of spices, slight vegetables and acidity in the finish.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Beautiful deep dark brown with a thick mocha head.
smell: rich, roasty chocolate. Hints of caramel and just a dash of mint.
taste: Much like the nose. More mint than the in the nose.
overall: Delicious. Not as good as i remember Choklat or Mocha but very smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of pottergator
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Thick inky black color with a small bubbly off white head that slowly recedes. Mint and chocolate in spades on the nose with just a hint of earth and alcohol. Creamy silky smooth mouthfeel light carbonation thick body. Flavor is desert in a glass chocolate covered mint cookies as advertised. First sip had an herbal bitterness in the finish but working through the glass I forgot about it or gave up caring. Pretty tasty sipper!

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Photo of teromous
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the far left side of the label: "DOB 03/03/17 08:38AM"

Appearance: Black body with a short creamy textured light khaki head. The head is short lived but it does leave a decent ring that keeps some lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It smells just like a thin mint cookie; chocolate and mint.

Taste: Up front there is this dark chocolate flavor and then the tinge of mint comes in but it is soft and melds with the chocolate very well. The aftertaste is a bit funky for a moment right after swallowing the sip that is a bit hard to define. It's like there is a moment where the veil of flavor is pierced and a glimpse of the beer comes through and oddly feels out of place. At the same time there is this strange flavor in the mint that surfaces. This whole thing only happens briefly. The "dry" mouth aftertaste is pure thin mint cookie. Overall the flavor really does taste like a thin mint.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice smooth and thick texture with a full body.

Overall: It really does follow in the footsteps of previous Blackwater Series dessert beers. To the person who enjoys beers from that series, this beer is for you. It is remarkable at how they were able to get the beer to taste so much like a thin mint. It is an outstanding treat and I would both recommend it and drink it again.

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4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE: May 12, 2017... OCCASION: having fixed the lawn tractor (choke problems) and prepped the house for Michael's communion party, time for a dessert... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a tunnel-black body that supports a creamy brown head... the head frills at each swirl, while its majority holds steady in its middle... my goodness--a Girl Scout Thin Mint melted into a chocolate mousse cake--this alone wins me over... briny cocoa, coffee bean, and lactic notes make no mystery that this is a force of nature... bourbon hints as well, hinting at its strength... a full-bodied, intense slow-sipping booziness that lingers long and flavorful... surprisingly bitter, but enough action elsewhere to provide some balance... the creaminess combines with the mint to make quite a long evening beer... I have only found Southern Tier to deliver on these dessert offerings--scratch that, on almost ALL of their offerings... a treat here...

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured black in color with about an inch of tan head that left a little lacing on the glass. Smells of Mint, chocolate and coffee hit the nose. Upon tasting, you would swear you are drinking a liquid Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie. Dear good was this delicious. The chocolate and mint were upfront and thank god for that. Very good job from Southern Tier.

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Photo of nater919
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Liquid Girl Scout "Thin Mint" cookie in a glass. It's amazing how well Southern Tier nailed the aroma and taste of a chocolate mint cookie with this beer. It's certainly not something I would care to drink regularly, but it works very well as a 10% ABV dessert beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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