Mega Mint Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout

Washington
United States
Mega Mint Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout, Heathen Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Big and bold with a touch of mint. This Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout is kicked up a notch by using fresh picked mint. The milk sugar leaves a pleasant residual sweetness that is balanced with the chocolate and biscuit notes of the specialty malt that are seductively balanced with the aroma of the cocao nibs and fresh mint. When ready to sip a thin mint cookie, crack the wax seal and enjoy dessert!

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ABV: 
9.0%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
50º
Hops: 
Magnum, Willamette
Malts: 
2-Row, Biscuit, Chocolate Malt, Honey Malt, Midnight Wheat, Lactose
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mega Mint Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout by Heathen Brewing would normally be judged as a #20C (Imperial Stout), however, this beer has mint in its component, which makes it more qualified under #30A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer). 

The appearance of this beer when it was poured revealed a very dark brown bordering on black color that had a nice small tan carbonation.  The aroma of this beer had roasted malts (chocolate) and subtle mint, but no hops. The taste was quite extraordinary. Even though the aroma only suggested a subtle mint , the flavor of mint was noticeable and bold and not in in a bad way.  All these flavors of chocolate and mint melded very nicely together along with the malt sweeetness and moderate hoppiness. The flavor of mint and chocolate were center stage and complemented one another nicely. 

It is almost as if this was a liquid and alcoholic version of a Mint Patty candy. The body and the mouthfeel of this beer was very smooth and was between medium and heavy. The carbonation was low, but that didn't detract the beer at all.  Had a very nice smooth sweet finish with a minty aftertaste with a little alcohol warmth. The beer is labeled as 9 percent ABV.  A nicely made beer that I can see enjoyed on a rainy and cold evening, or any time you're in the mood for a minty, chocolaty brew!

Brewery Introduction

At Heathen Brewing we make small batches of “Progressive Ales for the Promiscuous Palate”. It all begins with fresh, high quality ingredients and that means sourcing those ingredients from those in our community. The freedom to create seasonal and experimental beer will allow Heathen Brewing to... Read More

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