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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tulip glass. Iíve been holding onto this one for a while. Aroma: Lots of mint and chocolate. Kind of like mint chocolate chip ice cream! Quite handsome. Appearance: Very dark brown / jet black. Completely opaque, dark brown head. Taste: Quite minty! Creamy, and lots of dark chocolate. Palate: Smooth. Hardly any effervescence. Long, long finish. Overall: One of my favorite beers of all time. You could pour this stuff over vanilla ice cream and make one of the best floats mankind has ever known.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2529) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pitch black with a dark brown two finger head. Aroma is full of dark malt. As it warms I am picking up a definite hint of mint chocolate. Flavor is full of dark malt, chocolate, mint, and hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Mouth feel is silky as to be expected from the oatmeal. I really like this one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (444) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Serving: four ounce sampler from tap at The Beer Junction. Aroma: moderate, chocolate-mint aroma. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, brown, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Dark brown/black body. Taste: moderately sweet, chocolate mint, initial flavor and moderately sweet finish with average duration. Palate: full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: this was surprisingly good. I would certainly drink it again, but Iím afraid that finishing an entire 16 ounce glass may be difficult due to the sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Vintage 2012, 12oz bottle. Thick black pour. Smells of Thin Mints cookies. Sweet chocolate with sweet mint. Thick bodied, heavy. Well balanced, perfectly flavored. Rich cocoa, sweet mint. Finishes with hints of roasted malts, burnt grains. Iíve had other mint chocolate beers, by far, this is the best. A beast. Just as I thought Cigar Cityís was great... Stone, bring this one back! (4134)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
buttslamify (52) - - NOV 3, 2012
Aroma: Excellent smell of chocolate and mint, like a peppermint patty almost. Appearance: Strong and dark with a two finger dark tan head, perfect. Taste: Also almost perfect, my one downside would be that the aftertaste has a bit too much of a hop aroma, but overall amazing. Palate: Perfect, smooth and buttery with a nice lace finish down your throat. Overall: One of my new favorites, I plan on stocking up for the winter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1795) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Once Upon A Vine in Richmond, VA. Very dark brown pour with a rich brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Dark chocolate and subtle mint come through in the flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, slight alcohol warming. Wonderfully done and better than I could have hoped for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Color is a dark brown viscuousy liquid. Head pours very dark and a reasonable amount. Smell is a lot of sweet dark malts, not much hop characteristic. Mouthfeel is thick, and velvety smooth. Taste is not what you would expect. I would have thought this would have been a sweet stout with some mint flavor in it. In reality, itís the exact opposite. At colder temperatures the mint is suppressed which really exposes the use of smoked malt. As it warms, the mint comes alive. Man this is good. Enjoyability 5/5.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Wow this really impressed me. It was like drinking a Thin Mint cookie in a bottle but in a good way. The mint was not overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass. 2012 Collaboration. A - Pitch black body with a two finger light mocha head. Crazy amount of lacing and retention. Really gorgeous beer. S - A combination of dry and sweet milk chocolate and peppermint leaves. Just a hint of vanilla on the end. Its subtle yet intense at the same time. Perhaps its the quality of the ingredients, but the aroma is just incredible. Smells precisely like a York patty. T - Cocoa powder and peppermint initially. The finish is met with a slight malty mineral bitterness and lingering mint and chocolate sweetness. Very tasty and it never becomes "too much" mint or chocolate. Only improves as it warms up, but not nearly as impressive as the nose. M - Medium bodied and silky. Drinkability is dangerously high as the abv is not even noticable. O - I could smell this beer all day. Iím not exactly a "mint person" but I can rock a York patty from time to time. This was spot on with that candy. Rich and decadent yet sweet chocolate perfectly balanced with fresh and herbal peppermint. The only flaw of this beer is a slight malt bitterness that comes up in the aftertaste. A surprise hit for me!

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