Peppermint Bark Porter (2014) | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Peppermint Bark Porter (2014)Peppermint Bark Porter (2014)
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3.72/5
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119 Ratings
Peppermint Bark Porter (2014)Peppermint Bark Porter (2014)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DC2IntegraR on 11-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
119
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by ToddGingerich:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of babybeluga
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown/black, clear, thin filmy head. I should note that glass and lighting didn't allow for proper assessment.

S: Subtle, but lingering, peppermint. Dark chocolate. I'm thinking Starbucks peppermint mocha. Basic bitches will love this shit.

T: Watered-down chocolate and coffee. Mint is more apparent in smell and finish.

M: Unexpectedly light-bodied and smooth, almost creamy/milky feel. A faint cooling and tingly sensation on back of tongue and roof of mouth. Kinda fun and exciting.

O: I’m confused about the style of this beer; it’s listed as a barleywine, but I rated it as a porter. If I’m in the mood for a stout/porter, I’m hoping for a little more body & heat. This is almost the exact opposite – delicate and cooling. Still, this guy’s very drinkable. Plus, I’m all about seasonal beers. <3

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Photo of dknutsen
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have a hard time writing reviews like this. I want to rate this higher because for what it is it's pretty fantastic.

A: dark black, looks nice, a little bit of head
S: mint is definitely dominant here. At first it was slightly offputting but as it warmed a bit it was much better. It's still not what I wanted for the flavor but fortunately the flavor was different.
T: This is the highlight as far as I'm concerned. The mint was surprisingly subdued and not at all gimmicky or overpowering like I expected. It's not particularly complex but it's a nice cooling mint flavor atop a tasty sessionable porter. Even my wife liked it and she doesn't usually like porters or mint-flavored anything much
M: pretty substantial for a porter with a bit of prickly carb
O: I want to give this a higher rating here because for the style (seasonal adjunct porter) I really enjoyed it but that doesn't seem right because this rating system is for overall beer and some styles will never be world class on BA. That said, was far better than I expected. I got this for about $4 at Treasure Island so considering price, and the fact that I expected a gimmicky or poorly executed brew this was really awesome.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It actually has a minty chocolate nose that one might find with a chocolate peppermint bark. It is subtle, but it is there. It pours like a porter – brilliant deep dark brown under a 1” finely bubbled lightly tan tined foam collar. An intense creaminess starts the attack with chocolate and mint and a little caramel in the background. The palate leans to the chocolate while you get more mint on your breath. I was expecting a more assertive mint – this really does come across a peppermint chocolate bark kind of a mint and there is a nice balance between the porter flavors, the mint and the alcohol. The body and carbonation are slightly above medium and the texture is very creamy.

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Photo of juicebox
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N_Overholt
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PatrickG
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Snow81
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a huge fan of peppermint but luckily this one did not go overboard.

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Photo of RickS95
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive beer with a dark ruby brown pour. The head is IPA looking with meringue like foamy bubbles. Tan in color, the head forms slowly and retains well. A very thick lace stains the glass.

Scents of char, roasted malts, and faint peppermint. The peppermint is noticeable, but not overwhelming in any way. Any hops are floral and only slightly present.

Kind of a neat taste...all porter up front. It evolves midsip and then the peppermint comes on in the finish, leaving your taste buds cool. As you'd guess, very malty with the cool mint providing balance.

It's only medium-bodied with a thinnish feel. There's a sweetness that comes in the form of peppermint. Very easy to drink in that's it's basically a dessert beer. The ABV is hidden. There's no hop presence at all.

Overall it's a neat beer to drink, but not sure I'd make a habit of it. A good winter beer.

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Photo of BigJim5021
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbmiche
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of Chris7482
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbellen912
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention is decent enough, and there's a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like peppermint, roasted malt, and chocolate. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, it's all peppermint, chocolate and roasted malt. Also, the peppermint in the brew isn't overpowering in either the aroma or the taste. It's definitely noticeable, but it's not a peppermint bomb which is a good thing in this case. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating and creamy with moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and easy enough to drink. I liked this more than I thought I would, I'm not a big peppermint fan but I enjoyed this brew. Hopefully this will be made again next year, I wouldn't mind picking up another bottle to drink around Christmas time.

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Photo of jsh420
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of scottsayler
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of user785335
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar. Upon closer inspection, traces of dark red are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a half finger high tan head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of peppermint are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of peppermint candies with hints of associated sweetness and notes of cola and dark malts.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't lie about the peppermint but smells and tastes a lot more like a peppermint candy than it does as a porter.

Serving type: bottle

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Peppermint Bark Porter (2014) from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 119 ratings