Friday, October 18, 2013

Mint Chocolate Porter

I tried like crazy to get a bottle of Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout last year. It sounds so flippin' good!

Despite all my attempts to acquire a bottle which may or may not have included begging, pleading, cajoling, threatening and/or blackmailing. Sadly, it was not available for distribution in my neck of the USA and, apparently, I can't twist anyone's arm hard enough to get a bottle.

So, in desperation, I got a bottle of what I had hoped would be a suitable substitute.

Mint Chocolate Porter (6.20% ABV) is a winter seasonal beer brewed by Bootlegger's Brewery.

It poured a rich dark cherry color with a dense but small mocha colored head.

The aroma as mildly minty and chocolate. Kinda/sorta like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

The taste . . . OMG awfulness.  It tasted like someone shoved a stick of spearmint chewing gum into a bottle of chocolate beer. Simply awful. I couldn't even choke down more than a couple mouthfuls.

I can't compare Stone's Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout with Bootlegger's porter, but I pray to Ninkasi that it's better.

The bottle got dumped and in my house that almost never, ever, ever happens.  That's considered alcohol abuse. But this is one beer that deserved a little abuse.


Overall: god awful.

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