Happy Hundred, NBW. I will catch up with the thread later. Grocery shopping and light brush whacking today while it is cool with low humidity. A little worn out... Today's brew: From Banded Brewing, this is Aglow, a 7.6% American stout featuring peppermint and chocolate. This is a collaboration with Maine Coastal Gardens. It pours cola-colored with a nice khaki head. Typical look, but nice enough. Takes its tome falling to a uniform cap, tenacious cling. There is obviously peppermint on the nose, not finding a lot of chocolate. There is a pronounced green herbal note, and mild roasted malt. The taste is mainly the stout base with mild peppermint and a little bitter chocolate. Very herbaceous and the flavors conflict a tad. I think with a bit of sweetness this would be a better brew. The mint is not overpowering but there's no counterpoint to speak of with the chocolate mostly absent. Go milkstout and boost the chocolate - yeah. Fairly bitter and that trainwrecks a little against the mint and greenish herbal bits. I'm making it sound horrible, but it is really an accumulation of little misses. The feel has a minty sting to it, a bit of creaminess from the foam cap, fairly astringent. Low carbonation. Overall, I think I'd like this better with some sweetness and more chocolate. This one feels "almost there" to me. Thinking this lands 3.5 to 3.75 of thereabouts.