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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Served from a 12 oz bottle from Baron’s. The appearance is a coffee brown hue with a huge lacing medium brown head. The aromas have a healthy dose of mint with chocolate, and raw roasted malts. The flavors follow with a mint full mouth with chocolate lacing. The malt backing seems powdering to me not really sure how to say it. Does develop into tasting like a Thin Mint. The alcohol is there but very subtle. It makes you think of a mint liquor or a mint julep. Very enjoyable. Will have to revisit this a few times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2012: Pours pitch black with a big grey head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and fresh mint. Big thick body with flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, mint and a bitter malty backbone from all the roasted malt. Lingering mint and dark chocolate in the finish. I busted out some Frango mints and the combination is stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2680) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from Casa De Oro. Sweet mint nose with a strong roasty imperial stout underneath. Black in color with a huge brown head. Rich and roasty with a lot of coffee. The mint is noticeable throughout. Seems to be in the background more than anything. Pretty much a solid impy stout with a little mint poking its head in and out of the flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
pours a very thick black, with about a finger of chocolate colored head. Amazing Cocoa and mint leaves on the nose. The aroma is amazing. Perfect chocolate an just a hint of the mint. Thick mouthfeel. Amazing chocolate, coffee and roast flavors, with just a beautiful hint of mint flavor and aftertaste. Just an amazing beer. So impressively balanced for the types Of flavors involved. No hint at all of the huge alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4776) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Draft at stone. Dark black, with tan head. Tons of chocolate both milk and dark, fresh mint, and some roast. A really tasty thin mint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Total Wine. Pours a black dark pour with thin tan head. Aroma is cocoa powder, light mint and a bit of hops. Taste is initially mint upfront but very nice and not overwhelming. Finishes with a nice dark bitter chocolate finish. Wow this stuff is so good that my mom even liked it and she hates stouts. Nice job guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 Bottle opened by my wife, corked with a wine stopper, and finished by me a few days later. Black pour with a frothy, dark tan head. Aroma is heavy chocolate with mint and trailing roast. Think Junior Mints on steroids. Taste is dense chocolate with intense mint and some bitter alcohol in the finish with perhaps some hops. Clean mouthfeel. Very well done but not something I’d want more than six ounces of at once.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours very dark in the glass with a nice light brown head. The aroma has mint and some roasted malts. Taste has more mint up front with some chocolate. A mild bitterness lingers but it helps to balance out the long finish. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fr0ztbyte (12) - - OCT 8, 2012
From the bottle on the release night; pours like motor oil with little head on a good pour. Chocomint aroma is awesome. Taste is mint while on the tongue and chocolate on the way down. Definitely will drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (966) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Growler fill from brewery on the day of release. Pours pitch black with a big three fingers of creamy and long lasting brown head. Aroma of a soft creamy Andes brand chocolate mint, cocoa powder, and the leaves that I sometimes pick from the chocolate mint plant in our back yard and use in a lamb chop rub. Flavor has nice notes of milk chocolate and bitter dark chocolate/cocoa up front, soon followed by an herbal fresh mint presence, dark roasted malts, and some chewy mocha espresso. The flavor does indeed remind me of the "Thin Mints" cookies that the Girls Scouts are always peddling, though this is not really sweet at all with lots of high-cacao bitter chocolate toward the finish. One of the creamiest mouthfeel beers that I have ever had, and does not seem as "big" as I might have thought as the high ABV is quite deceptively concealed here. Nicely executed and fun stuff, but not something I would want to drink regularly. (3, 741)

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