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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Nice brown head, lasting with good lace. Black in appearance. Nose of grains, roast and mint. Body is full, oily with a gentle carboantion. Sweet, minty flavors. Light roasty notes, hint of coffee and chocolate. Lil too much peppermint patty action for me. Different and interesting. Drinkability is low. Lightly sweet, yorky finish. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1979) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a little creamy tan head. Aroma is boozy mint chocolate. Flavor is like mint chocolate chip ice cream mixed with liquor. Definitely interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Darkly roasted coffee layers atop a chocolatey mint base. Tons of bittersweet chocolate. Reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream in liquid form. I really like this brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2358) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Mint, chocolate, oatmeal, Imperial Stout. Beer bliss. 9.6% alcohol. Original recipe was made by a San Diego guy named Ken Schmidt. Stone Brew Co. was assisted by some guy from Iron Fist Brew Co. in making this beer as well. They suggest letting it sit in the cellar for a few years before drinking. I donít have a cellar, so Iím drinking it now. And even if I did have a cellar, I would still be drinking it now. The mint flavor is overwhelming. The Imperial Stout body is exceptional. This beer is really bad-ass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2314) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Sproutís: Poured a black used motor oil color with a thick fluffy topping of head. Aroma is full of scents of chocolate and artificial mint which reminds me of a mint and chip ice cream. In addition, the aroma has rich roast malts with a whiff of alcohol in the background. The drink delivers a robust profile of roasted dark malts with hints of mint and shavings of sweet dark chocolate that come together in perfect balance making this an interesting Imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Delicious beer ... but I may be biased, as I love mint chocolate stouts. Great texture: full and smooth. Malt flavors were super rich and chocolaty. Perfect amount of sweetness. Great "mint chocolate chip ice cream" flavor. Snappy, balanced bitterness. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7779) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Near black with a beige head. Really weird notes of old crushed leaves on the nose initially, but after tasting the mint comes out more, as well as chocolate and roasted malts. An odd one for sure, I have no idea why my nose decided to lie to me initially.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11862) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
12oz bottle @Paulís Blind Stout tasting-thin tan-black. A-sweet chocolate-dk malt. T-sweet chocolate-dk malt, some mint, herbal/spice bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Holy shit!! Someone found a way to turn Thin Mints into a beer!! The aroma is chocolate, mint, light roast. The appearance is deep black, big tan head. The flavor is thin mints literally, mint, chocolate, roast. Medium/thick in body. The finish is minty, piney hops. Very nicely done. j

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at Library Ale House, Santa Monica. Wow, this was a surprising, terrific brew. Not that I expected it to be lame, but I still was impressed. Big, lustrous, silky and inky pour with a creamy thick head. Nose of deep dark chocolate and thin mint cookie everywhere. Thick, milkshake body was just right for a beer like this. And the flavors were deep and smooth, with some coffee and even a bit of molasses complementing the still strong cookie vibe. I donít know that this is something Iíd necessarily drink all the time, but on a moderately chilly, drizzly evening in good company it drank fuckiní awesome.

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