Guest Review: Shipyard Mint Chocolate Stout

On the Fifth day of Beermas…..

I bowed out, I just couldn’t do it, MINT, I don’t do well with mint, there’s a whole backstory from college but that’s one of those things that only comes out after a few pints at the pub. Because I picked a mint chocolate stout I decided to hand off this review to my wife Jessica, she’s a big fan of mint and the Chapter Head of Maine Girls’ Pint Out.



Name: Mint Chocolate Stout

Brewed By: Shipyard Brewing Company

Style: Stout

ABV: 9%

I was really excited when I heard Shipyard made a Mint Chocolate Stout, I love mint so I really wanted to give this a try. I hadn’t read anything about the beer; I just knew the name so when the first thing I smelled was licorice I was a little disappointed. I don’t hate licorice but I only enjoy it in small amounts. This is when I picked up the bottle and read the description; aromas of chocolate and licorice. While I pick up the licorice I don’t get any chocolate. I was expecting more chocolate in the flavor and of course mint! Again I was disappointed, is that spearmint? Yup, had I read the bottle I would have known that going in to this. As a stout it’s what you expect, and if you like licorice and spearmint you’ll probably really like this one. I assumed with it being near Christmas the mint would be peppermint, if it had been maybe I could have gotten past the licorice, but I’m still wondering where the chocolate is. I’m sorry Shipyard, I just couldn’t finish the bottle.

Happy Holidays

Jessica Lothian

Point of Origin



12 Days of Beermas

Day 1: Harpoon Brewing Co. Winter Warmer

Day 2: Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company, Christmas Ale

Day 3: Schneider Weisse, Aventinus Eisbock

Day 4: Rogue Ales, Santa’s Private Reserve Ale

Day 5: Shipyard Brewing Company, Mint Chocolate Stout

Day 6: Gouden Carolus, Noel

Day 7: De Struise Brouwers, Tjseeses

Day 8: Friars Brewhouse, Whoopie Pie Porter

Day 9: Slumbrew, Yankee Swap

Day 10: Ridgeway Brewing, Criminally Bad Elf

Day 11: Sierra Nevada, Celebration 2013

Day 12: Anchor Brewing, Our Special Ale

Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.