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Stone mint chocolate

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by seasum, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. seasum

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    In Texas/DFW yet? Any idea when?
     
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  2. Ford

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    Another must have for me..... must have... must have......
     
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  3. BeanBone

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    Me too. I can see this being terrific for me.
     
  4. Texas_Speed

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    Me three. It just sounds delicious.

    According to the TX Label Approval thread, this beer should be available real soon.
     
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    I havent heard anything yet. I bet it will be here in the next week or two
     
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    Had it at GABF. It's pretty good and worth seeking out. The mint is balanced very well.
     
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    Can't wait for this one.
     
  8. Texas_Speed

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    Me either. I just wish someone had an update on it.
     
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    The Ben E Keith rep for CM Westgate reckoned "two or three weeks" when I asked him on Wednesday. He said that Lukcy Basartd would probably be here before Mint Chocolate, maybe next week.
     
  10. Ford

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    This should be getting pretty close....:D
     
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    Posted pics of this at FS Austin per Stone in Texas
     
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    To update as of yesterday, looks like thhhe Mint Chocalate should be soon; maybe this week and looks like Double Bastard will arive before Lucky.

    As always, nothing is set in "Stone".
     
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    As per the BEK salesrep - Austin only got 20 cases of Mint Chocolate & Lucky Bastard will be Available @ E1G tomorrow...
     
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    I know who I'll be visiting tomorrow :cool:
     
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    Got a bottle of Mint Chocolate and Lucky Basterd at Sunrise in Austin today. They got a single case of each, 1/person, so get it while you can.
     
  16. Ford

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    I'm really hoping to be able to find two bottles of the mint chocolate stout....
     
  17. Texas_Speed

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    Same here. Hopefully there will be some in the Clear Lake area so I can send my wife out to get me some.
     
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  18. Ford

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    Cool, let me know if you see it in the Clear Lake area.. I'll keep an eye out also
     
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    found two bottles at south lamar wine and spirits. they also had some das wunderkind and chateau rogue pumpkin patch ale hidden in the back. i saw 120 min, 75 min, bitches brew and saison du buff on the shelf.
     
  20. Exiled

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    I picked up some Stone Mint Chocolate, and Shmaltz Sweet 16 last night. Cant wait to try the Mint Chocolate tonight!
     
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    Picked these babies up today, then promptly took them to the car wash with me. :p I'll be drinking one tonight, and will report back. BTW - got em at Specs RR. They got 1 case, limit is 2, and they're in the back.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Aww you got me one, thnaks! ;)
     
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    Still have about a case of this up at Bangers. I like how they made three different labels for each of the collaboraters for this beer. The Iron Fist one is hilarious.
     
  24. kmello69

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    Depends on what you're bringing back from Florida. ;)
     
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    Gotta say, I really liked this beer. Need to get my hands on more!
     
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    Not looking good yet, but I'm stopping at tw or knightly before hitting the plane, so cross some fingers ;)
     
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    This is a beer that definitely improves as it warms. First sip, cold and right out of the bottle, showed no real signs of the mint or chocolate flavors. After 5-8 minutes coming up to temp, however, its a totally different beer.

    Gentle mint flavor that is well defined but doesn't overwhelm the beer, with a nice chocolate backbone. I'm glad I got 2, and honestly might grab a few more if they're still around in a few days.
     
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    I thought it was a chocolate bomb start to finish, but didnt get the mint as strong as I would of liked.
    Damn good beer nonetheless...
     
  29. duff247

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    any word on this in san antonio anywhere? I heard about the specs mishap, it around anywhere?
     
  30. pwsoldier

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    Gabriel's still has about half a case.
     
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    I guess this hasn't made it to Houston yet. I haven't heard any of the Houston guys mention finding or trying any.
     
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    I haven't seen any...boooo
     
  33. blatherbeard

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    Is this bottle only? someone suggested it was on tap at the brewery exchange in austin, but i dont see it on the website.
     
  34. kmello69

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    I dont think its on tap there, I think they're selling the bottles. Their Fb post about it showed a picture of the bottle.
     
  35. cam_williams

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    Grabbed a bottle of this at Live Oak Market in Austin last night. Also had double bastard and lukcy
     
  36. Ford

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    WHere's the Houston goods... come on!
     
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  37. blatherbeard

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    Confirmed that its def bottles.
     
  38. kevinscott

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    Still about 6 bottles at Live Oak Market in Austin as of 2:00pm today.
     
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    Ditto, give a shout about bay area specs of the blackhawk shell. Im hoping they will get it, thats some small bottled expensive beer to drive down town for...
     
  40. Ford

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    Yeah.. I'd much rather save the gas money and find it locally...
     
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