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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1221) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Aroma is wet dog. Pond scum and mint. Color is black with a off white head. Taste is roasted malt with a mint finish. Mint is not over powering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz bottle from Belmont. Pretty cool idea and it turned out well. Pours like you would expect it: thick, dark and a huge head. Strong aroma of baking chocolate and maybe, just maybe a little mint. Flavor is pretty bold: it starts with bitter chocolate and coffee, then I swear there is some hop bitterness and then the mint turns up in the finish a tingles your lips. This is way better than the similar beer DFH made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Beverage House S.V. - Pours a dark brown color with a two finger thick dark tan head that took its time to settle. Nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. The flavor is also chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt with the addition of the perfect dose of mint. Fantastic! Finish is slightly sweet, smooth, and not astringent. Medium to full body. This is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1428) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is pretty nice, it smells like mint chocolate (like those Andes mint chocolates), roasted malt, and a bit of coffee. It tastes like mint and bittersweet chocolate, roasted/burnt malt, coffee, and a bit of vanilla and licorice. I guess I was expecting this beer to be sweeter than it actually is, but I like the roasty bitter minty chocolate flavor a lot. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew, might have to get another bottle of it soon! $3.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured dense, pitch black with a thick forming, light brown head. Nose had roast and mint chocolate. More on the chocolate side. I was hoping this wouldnít be to heavy on mint and to my surprise it wasnít. A nice harmonious mixture of roast, booze, mint, and chocolate. If you like mint chocolate candy or ice cream or anything like that, this one is for you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle from 16 Tons in Eugene. Pours DARK, really as close to black as Iíve ever seen from a beer, slight brownish head, significant lacing. Aroma is a little dull, just a hint of mint, with even less chocolate. Lots of bitterness and grassy notes, some element of the mint is surely fresh to bring this out, and maybe some dark chocolate, too? Very full body compliments a very lengthy finish. Really a massive beer, even cold. At 9.6%, the warming is there, too. Interesting, but doesnít blow me away. I might have wanted the mint to be a little less sharp, but then maybe thatís not the idea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours black with a fluffy dark chocolate head. Aroma is cocoa, some spiciness, vanilla, earth, just a touch of citrus, not a whole lot of mint going on in the aroma. Taste is crisp, minty, earthy, a touch of bread, a touch funky, grass, long bitter chocolate finish. Subtle flavors reminiscent of the Holiday ale Stone did with Nogne O and Jolly Pumpkin. More dry than I expected. Not as malty. The alcohol content is evident in the flavor. Some nice lacing. Syrupy, full-mouthed feel. Lightly carbonated. I see now, reading the bottle, this is an Imperial OATMEAL Stout; explains some of my surprise in this dissimilarity with other Russian Imperial Stouts. Overall, definitely worth a try. Would be nice around a fire Iím sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Deep mahogany that borders squid ink with a tightly packed latte head. Aroma of brownie batter, rich fudge, dark and milk chocolate chips, and a hint of peppermint. Vibrant leafy mint is present but subtle. Wish there was more. Still, the cocoa, molasses, and and brown sugar is tasty and inviting. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
This is an odd beer. I like certain aspects of this beer, but not all. Mint & chocolate should probably not be combined in an ale. As always, screw all of you for logging into this site. Damn you all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours near black with a pillowy espresso head. Aroma has strong mint, cocoa, roast, coffee. Taste is sweet base with plenty of roast and herby mint which then moves back to a sweeter finish. Lighter bodied and creamy. Finish has a cool mintiness that is refreshing and seemingly palate cleansing. Unique beer for sure! I like it, but I canít help comparing it to Ken Schmidtís other collaboration with Stone. Thatís probably not fair, but the Macadamia beer set incredibly high standards.

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