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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
12oz bottle $3.99. When I saw Ken Schmidt’s name on this I got excited thinking about that nice coffee macadamia beer from years back but this was not as tasty. Standard stout blackness with a coffee colored head that leaves a good lace and hangs on through the entirety of the glass. Initial aromas are dark chocolate and then later the slightest whiff of mint. The flavor seems mostly chocolate and malt to me with only the slightest touch of mint. It does have a fleeting reminder of that chalkiness you get when you bite into a thin mint but overall it is not quite a girl scout thin mint cookie (shoutout to Mountain Sun) nor an andes chocolate mint. Not bad but I won’t revisit it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-13-2012 03:48:29

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Beautiful, dark stout, and you can definitely taste the mint and chocolate. The malt gives a great dark sweetness to the brew. Overall, a tasty brew to try out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Very impressive! Big and full of flavor and really tastes like mint chocolate. Bitter dry finish hugely satisfying. Hides alcohol way too well. Make more!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2012
Pitch black liquid with a nice brown compact one finger head. Aroma is chocolaty, sour coffee, some mint. Taste is roasted, dark chocolate, burnt malts, touch of smoke in there, maybe a slight mint flavour, little salty. Overall a good imerial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Earthy mint, vanilla, and dark chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, mint, and vanilla with a bitter dark chocolate and menthol finish. Oily full bodied palate. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (786) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Thick tan head. Rather fluffy. Definitely pick up the cocoa in the aroma. Surprisingly not much of the mint carries through. Flavor reminds me of a cross between an IPA and a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie!! Body is not overly thick. Interesting collaboration!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (911) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Opague black color topped by a thick creamy tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma hints at bittersweet bakers chocolate and tobacco. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, espresso and subtle mint. Finish is bitter and roasty. The mint has long since disappeared. Overall, a unique take on an imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours very dark, opaque brown with a finger of rocky brown head. Dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted, smokey with tones of chocolate and alcohol. Taste it sweet malt, chocolate/cocoa, and mild tobacco up front, bitter/dark chocolate afterwards. Mint flavor does not seem particularly pronounced. Mild to moderate carbonation with a big body and a relatively smooth mouthfeel. The mint is present more in the mouthfeel than the flavor. Can definitely sense the warming effect of the high ABV, but you don’t really taste it. A very interesting and rich imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2689) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours out an attractive black color with a big, dark tan head. Aroma is of an Andes candy/ York peppermint patty; solid chocolate to mint ratio. Taste is about the same, just a really nice blend of mint and. Rich chocolate, nothing overpowering, just in nice balance. Some light roasts notes and even some bitterness creep in there in the background. This beer is awesome! Been saying for years someone needed to make a mint chocolate stout, and man did they hit a home run with this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9635) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured black with a large sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and some mint. Tastes of mint, chocolate, roast, cookie dough, and vanilla.


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