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)
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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
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#2,303
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
313
pDev:
9.66%
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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 93
Reviews by fisherbray:
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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of FriedSlug
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass full of Andes mints or I guess thin mints if you prefer. The aroma is tons of chocolate and mint. The taste is tons of chocolate and mint. It isn't as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe but it is sweet. The finish is surprisingly bitter though it is more like bitter dark chocolate and less like hops. Interesting and delicious dessert beer.

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

A - Pitch black pour with a thick, creamy burnt toffee colored head.

S - Dominant mint, creme, and chocolate on the nose.

T - Chocolate, mint, creme, and some alcohol presence as the beer warms.

M - Finish is slightly chalky, a little bit of stickiness on the lips

O - One of the better mint stouts that I've had. Worth a try.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +20.8%
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 JJKBeerLvr
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into snifter glass (as recommended on the bottle) in December 2017. There was a bottled-on date of 3/3/2017 on the bottle. I drank this within 1 month of purchase.

Appearance: Very dark black with a thick tan/brown head. Head is creamy and remains thick for a while. It leaves a little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of mint and chocolate and caramel. There is not much hop aroma.

Taste: There is an interesting combination of flavors. There is strong mint and chocolate flavors with some smoky roasted malt flavors, and a little vanilla and caramel flavor. There is little bitterness from hops, but the flavor is dominated by the mint and chocolate flavors. There is a strong alcohol presence as with other Imperial Stouts.

Mouth-feel: Thick, but with a heavy and extremely smooth and creamy body.

This is a very good dessert style Imperial Stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. It is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. I would buy this again.

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Photo of oberon
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3/1/17.Pours jet black into a goblet,a thick creamy one finger mocha colored head atop,just looks rich.Deep chocolate brownie and Andes mint aromas with a sweet alcohol tinge.Cool mint flavors upfront like others have noted peppermint york patties comes to mind,underlying fudge-like chocolate but never gets too sweet,just a slight woodsy/earthy note in the finish.The mint is not the underlyer here to me it's the dominant flavor over top of the chocolate fudge.A real dessert beer,it's creamy and decadent,well done.

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

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown color. Small tan head that recedes to a halo.
Strong mint aroma. Some chocolate.
Very minty taste. Sweet and dark chocolate.
Creamy and sweet.
Nice dessert beer.

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Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pav42
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour opaque, black in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big mint, fudge, and chocolate cookie crust. Reminds me of the girl scout cookie. Not a huge mint fan in general--my wife is, but this is easily the best mint stout I have had. The mint works well with the stout. Still has malty beer taste. I prefer other Blackwater beers, but this one is really really tasty. Great dessert beer.

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Photo of chossboss
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Draft poured; dark color with one finger head. If you like mint- this is your beer! Mint to the nose and mint to the palate....well balanced with chocolate, mint, and cocoa. Very nice beer

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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 Nass
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a really taste stout although I don't think it deserves a world class rating. Maybe I am wrong and it does deserve a world class rating. Who the heck knows. This is not stout that I would drink regularly considering that too much chocolate can lead to pimples as well as diabetes but once in a while a bottle won't do too much damage to you. Furthermore, the 10% abv is perfectly hidden. The mint is not overpowering the beer and making it undrinkable. I'm a quite a fan of chocolate chip mint chip ice cream btw. I'm glad that I can say that I was able to drink a chocolate stout with mint added to it. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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Photo of Weed_Ctrl
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
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 cjtuggle
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatname
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of secondtooth
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep black, with light tan suds and limited lace.

Aroma: Mint and cocoa. Nice.

Taste: Wonderful deep cocoa/chocolate with plenty of mint. Like a Thin Mint, really, as the name implies. Finishes a bit bitter cocoa-ish with a burnt, heated touch. Superbly good and my favorite thus far from Southern Tier. If you like Thin Mints (and beer) like me, this is a “must try”, yes.

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

Pours a fairly strong tan head, with decent retention and nice lacing.

The mint on the nose is quite strong; you can smell it from feet away. Up close, the mint still overpowers, but intermingles with chocolate in a spot-on impersonation of a Thin Mint cookie.

Flavor truly follows: take a Thin Mint cookie, mix with a touch of alcohol, and you have this drink. It's remarkably on point. Roasted barley makes a slightly charred appearance here and there, as does a touch of alcohol heat, but this brew is mostly mint chocolate goodness.

Smooth feel, lively, not quite thick but certainly full. The 10% alcohol is present but restrained.

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Thick Mint Imperial Stout (Blackwater Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 313 ratings