Best beers that taste like Thin Mints?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Averwo, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Averwo

    Averwo Disciple (367) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa
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    It's Girl scout cookie season and my fav have to be Thin Mints. So what are the best stouts or porters that taste like Thin Mints? I've had Peppermint Victory at Sea recently and it was really good. Any others?
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  2. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Champion (869) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    Peppermint Victory at Sea
  3. zid

    zid Crusader (780) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Did you read the post? :relaxed: :wink:
  4. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,396) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Sin Mint Temptress
  5. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (126) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    Lakewood Sin Mint Temptress
  6. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (126) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    Perennial 17 was close but the Lakewood Sin Mint is better.
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  7. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (578) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Not on shelves yet, but Southern Tier is releasing a tribute to that "famous Girl Scout cookie" in their black water series. It's a Imperial Stout called "Thick Mint", 10% abv.
    Coming soon.
  8. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,005) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

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  9. Gemini6

    Gemini6 Devotee (443) Oct 5, 2013 Michigan
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    Naughty Girl Stout by Right Brain Brewery
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  10. Sir_Whats-his-face

    Sir_Whats-his-face Initiate (146) Mar 2, 2015 Oregon
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    Perennial 17 is exactly the beer you're looking for if you can find it. It's a boozy Girl Scout Cookie, and it's awesome.
  11. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,223) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    For real?
  12. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,223) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Flying dog makes Christmas cookie inspired beers. I wish I could find them
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  13. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (578) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Saw the post about it on the ST Facebook page.
  14. aquabears

    aquabears Disciple (330) Mar 29, 2016 Connecticut
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  15. beerluvr

    beerluvr Meyvn (1,161) Jan 2, 2001 Ontario (Canada)
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    Loving that profile pic!
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  16. bssendelbach

    bssendelbach Initiate (60) Jan 24, 2010 Texas
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    Peppermint VAS is a close second but I concur with the other guys from TX. Sin Mint Temptress from Lakewood is as close as I've had to what OP is looking for.
  17. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (213) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    I had a Mint 10 Layers by RAR recently. It hit that note for me. The peppermint VaS I followed it with was poor at best.
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  18. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (124) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    No, just no. I would suggest some kind of cocktail instead.
  19. rab53

    rab53 Meyvn (1,412) May 1, 2005 Washington
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  20. NCGreg

    NCGreg Initiate (59) Jun 20, 2016 North Carolina
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    RAR Mint 10 Layers was a fantastic representation of the thin mint. Doubt there are any still floating around though, that release was a few months ago.
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  21. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,005) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

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  22. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Aspirant (201) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    This bizarre thread makes me think about another recent one here on BA -'what beer style will be the next craze?'...Well I hope it's NOT candy/cookie infused beer....SKITTLEBRAU????
  23. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Get the Sensation from Alpha Acid.
  24. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (1,614) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  25. poptop

    poptop Initiate (105) Oct 11, 2016 South Carolina

    Anyone know of any all-grain recipes that might be good to brew that taste like a Thin-Mint?
  26. Lucular

    Lucular Meyvn (1,141) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    I just had it on tap last night. Amazing beer with just the right amount of mint flavor (i.e. definitely noticeable but not overpowering).
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  27. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Champion (879) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Odd Side Mokka Munt
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  28. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (578) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Always dug yours as well....:wink: One of my fav. albums \m/

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  29. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (578) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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  30. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (380) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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  31. Badger72

    Badger72 Initiate (155) Mar 8, 2013 Louisiana

  32. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (2,987) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois

    Two Brothers Peppermint Bark Porter. It is there holiday beer but there still may be some around.
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  33. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (578) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Def. agree with your description, had some at a bottle share a while back. Enjoyed.
  34. WheelsPSU

    WheelsPSU Zealot (523) Aug 25, 2013 New Jersey

  35. zid

    zid Crusader (780) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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  36. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (271) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    This may be off base a touch. But experiment. I would take actual thin mints and use a base milk stout (6%ish) recipe and maybe add them to the boil, or even secondary fermentation.

    I've added nibs to the serving keg of a milk stout (along with coffee,cinnamon,vanilla beans,nutmeg). Adding those same cookies to the serving vessel may impart many of the flavors you are looking for. Many consider the adjuncts as your "dry hop" stage, so you could definitely add them post primary fermentation when you would normally dry hop. I use cheese cloth, washed in cheap vodka, and throw that flavor ball right into the secondary/serving keg.

    Good luck
    #36 Oktoberfiesta, Feb 18, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
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  37. rab53

    rab53 Meyvn (1,412) May 1, 2005 Washington
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    I think so, or pretty damn close at least. Still have a bottle of the non-collab hanging around.
  38. clerkpalmer

    clerkpalmer Initiate (145) Jan 17, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  39. MFMB

    MFMB Crusader (794) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho
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    The better question might be when are the Girl Scouts going to make a cookie that taste like beer? I'll be at the release. Book it.
  40. Barnoloid

    Barnoloid Savant (925) Jan 3, 2015 Illinois

    Pipeworks' Mint Truffle Abduction would fit the bill here.
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