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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1318) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours an incredibly dark brown with almost perfect opacity and a head like cappuccino. There is recognizable mint on the nose, as well as a deep, dark cocoa richness like baker’s chocolate. Intensely bitter, with definite dark chocolate notes; the mint shows up more on the finish as a cooling, herbal note. Texture is like motor oil, in a good way. Really really heavy and really really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4180) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Got bottle in a trade, thanks Jason! Snifter shows a pitch black color with thin white head. Nice aroma that is similar to a York peppermint paddy. Taste has large amounts of fresh mint up front with baker’s chocolate and roasted malt in the middle of the sip. The finish is real sweet with chocolate and the mint again. The texture of this beer is incredible. Slick and smooth. Could be the smoothest mouthfeel I’ve ever had in a beer. Also, is this really 9.6% ??? Because I get no booze, anywhere. I really wish I had some Girl Scout Thin Mints because it would be a perfect match! Very nice after dinner/dessert brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Sampled Thanks to Carrie for picking this up for me! Pours a very dark The aroma is an amazing spot on version of andes minis. Great chocolate and mint candy. Flavor is not nearly as good. Extremely dark bitter chocolate. Earthy and dusty and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
$3.49-12 oz. brown bottle. Pours black. Aroma has chocolate and a touch of mint. The taste has roast, chocolate and the mint works really well with the chocolate and the malt. This is a great dessert beer. Almost reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. A beer shake!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some mint. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some mint, alcohol warming. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (811) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours black with a fluffy tan had. Aroma is mint and dark chocolate. Taste is mint chocolate with an alcohol burn finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
From bottle. Poured black with tall brown head. Aroma is chocolate mint and alcohol. Taste follows. Mint comes out more as you sip. Finishes with roasted malt and mint on the palette.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with nice tan head that lasts well, aroma brings notes of...thin mint. Literally. Some notes of chocolate, cookie, some nice mint, hints of coffee, slight earth, more mint and chocolate note, but this aroma is ridiculously like a thin mint. Taste is way better than I thought it would be, nice chocolate, rich with dark cocoa, mint, some nice cocoa nibs, almost a hershey bar type phenomenon with a cookie, mint background, finishing with fairly sweet, slightly dry. This is pretty damn impressive, and the best version of this style I’ve had by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1257) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Black with a super dense khaki head. Great lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, mint, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel and mint. The mint starts off herbacious but becomes a more traditional mint flavor as it warms up. Tastes like thin mint cookie all together. Not too thick on the palate but silky. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5501) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Black bodied with a tall, dense mocha colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate with chocolate cake notes and light coffee. Taste is big chocolate, strong roasted malt, coffee notes, fresh mint, Thin Mint cookies, and burnt caramel. Body is medium-full with a strong, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, Thin Mint cookies and burnt caramel.

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