Mint Chocolate Stout
Flying Dog Brewery

Mint Chocolate StoutMint Chocolate Stout
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Style:
American Stout
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 16.28%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
161
From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
79
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Mint Chocolate StoutMint Chocolate Stout
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Reviews by Paz8812:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HannahMarieGrey
4.96/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love it. Dark, thick, rich and deserty with a fair amount of boozy. The flavor isn't overpowering to the stout character and it's addicting

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Photo of q33jeff
2.35/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

**
08/09/14
4 beer flight, on tap at ginger man,nyc.
Aroma ..yes,it’s mint. Beer and toothpaste! Appearance...dark black, white head, pretty thick. Taste...mint is there early, but then the aftertaste is like cardboard...not a good mix, at least mot in this incarnation. Palate...flat, thin Not good....wanted to like it, but its just not good.

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Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Now this is a trend I love to see, an “extreme beer” that is not pushing the limits of alcohol or hops but a handful of ingredients to take it clearly outside of the box. Smell and nearly tastes like a box of Junior Mints, thankfully there is enough Stout flavor to remind us this is truly a beer.

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Photo of Suds
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an utterly dark, nearly black beverage. The smell is reminiscent of the thin mint Girl Scout cookies. I didn't think that I would enjoy the combination, and I am still not sure that it is suited to beer, but the smell of this brew is really engaging. The taste is Druids hand not quite as good as the smell. Alkylated chocolate and some roasted grain notes, along with the mint are all present in the taste. The body is full, but doesn't have an outstanding depth. This one is a very interesting brew, but sot one I would have a lot of.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of DMXLOX22
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill, PA. It was a complete, random selection. Let's see how it goes.

Appearance: Pours a dark black, very tan head, almost guniness-like and the head is about 2-inches and a perfect example of a stout. Pretty impressive.

Smell: Overwhelming power of junior mint-like scents. Pretty hard to detect other aromas, but I was able to gather some hints of chocolate, little bit of coffee-like malts and dark roasted toffee, but very stereotypical in the sense of stouts. In my personal opinion, the mint kind of kills the otherwise typical brew in it's nature. Not impressed.

Taste: Upon first sips, overpowering and overwhelming flavors of mint that really do not contribute to the overall flavor of the beer in a positive way. Some stout-like flavors, up to and including dark, roasted almond-like flavors, very little in the hop department, some dark chocolate flavors. Not very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation. Can't see any bubbles. Pretty typical.

Overall: Coming into this brew, I was kind of excited to taste something different. Mint chocolate was something that definitely stuck out visually. However, the more I went into it, the less impressed I was. Interesting take on the category, but unimpressive. Next time I hope they try better. I would not recommend this beer to a friend. Cheers!

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Photo of woodychandler
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

My backlog keeps reducing, almost to the point that I CAN resume The CANQuest (TM), which is what really matters.

From the bottle: "Disconnected from the world below, the entire brewery team congregates atop a historic overlook each year to develop beers that shatter the confines of traditional styles. The only criteria lies in a few simple words from the Good Doctor: 'Too weird to live, too rare to die.' - Hunter S. Thompson"; "Drink local beer".

This, too, may seem an unlikely choice for me, unless you are a Girl Scout or the parent of one. My cookie Achilles heel are those Thin Mints, which are better than sex (at times) and I hope that this comes close in terms of taste. I have long copped to using a heavy hand when pouring my beers and although The Old Lady and some random chick at Garage have taken me to task for it, I like the visual of the pseudo-cascade, the creating of some head and especially, the release of the inherent esters. In this case, the mint was prevalent. I could smell it immediately upon beginning the pour, which created just over a finger of soapy, light-tan head which fell pretty quickly, leaving just a skim in its wake. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I know that I have been alluding to ice cream in a lot of my reviews of late, but the combination of cool/cold and aroma/taste just puts me in that frame of mind. The mint, combined with the alcohol, put me in mind of Creme de Menthe or a Grasshopper. Mouthfeel was thin and watery, not what I would expect in a stout. I was kind of surprised by its taste, which seemed to be dominated by the mint. What happened to the chocolate?!? How much mint did they employ to be able to overcome both chocolate and dark malts? This was okay, but with some tweaking, it could be much better. Finish was entirely minty, which rendered it a little too mouthwash-like. Yeah, I was minty fresh, but the chocolate just took too much of a backseat for me to really get behind this one.

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Photo of Neorebel
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This stout pours a deep brown color, not unlike Coca-Cola, with a thin tan cap of antique white foam. The aroma instantly brings forth the idea of Junior Mints or Andes confections, with companions of roasted malt and dark fruit esters in tow. Unfortunately, the flavor itself is a major letdown. It is very thin and watery. Some level of decent points were awarded here because there are traces of a decent stout here, it just could be so much more. There's also some sort of oxidized off flavor present. The mouthfeel is not what one would be looking for, it is not creamy or velvety in the slightest. The finish leaves a ghost of the mint leaf on the palate. Unless I received a bad bottle, this is not recommended.

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of wac9
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

what a wonderful beer i dont like minty things but when i saw this i had to try it , with a pure black in my glass and minty taste of a girl scout cookie which i hadnt had in years if your looking for something diffrent then you should enjoy it drink up

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2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Virtually no head made what was grown was barely half a finger tall. Tin tan bubbled collar left. Body color is a deep mahogany brown and slightly wet out of the bottle. Not too bad.

Nose delivers. This smells like a package of Andes mints straight from the grocery store. Chocolate mint in spades. Nice and simple, not particularly sweet, a bit milky and simple chocolate sensing. Pretty good.

After all that it goes downhill fast. What happened to the flavor here? Even for a simple American Stout this is incredibly thin and watery, thinner than Guinness even. Very tight fizz which then comes out like drinking flat Perrier water. Aftertaste is virtually non existent. Where the roast and malt coating? Chocolate and mint virtually disappear into a watered down finish. Strangely there's a cheap black pepper taste to this after awhile.

Overall, it seems from the nose there's some great things coming, but it falls incredibly flat on the palate.

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Mint Chocolate Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 161 ratings