Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Location: Bottle at Pauls Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: The nose has lots of chocolate and burnt leaves (credit to blipp for the burnt leaves)
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a smaller beige colored head
Flavor: The mint comes out more in the taste, and develops the expected chocolate-mint flavor
Palate: The body is medium-plus, and it has kind of a tingly finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: I really didnt get much of the mint in the nose at all until I sipped it. I was trying to figure out what that smell was, and then blipp nailed it, burnt leaves, that is exactly what I was smelling. Anyway, once I tasted it, the mint flavors became obvious, and then I got the beer I was expecting. Regardless, I quite liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9799) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Pauls for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a dark black with a thin beige to tan head. Smells initially like thin mints, but then picks up a slightly more herbal and medicinal tone. Cocoa, roast, mint, coffee. Warm brownies but a bit empty, moves into a grassy herbal flavor. Chocolate, roast, minty into the finish. Starts off great but goes downhill quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15458) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Pauls "Blind" imperial stout tasting. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of peppermint, light chocolate and roasted chocolate malt. Slightly herbal. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10768) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and black with flashes of crimson and a mid-sized, creamy, nicely-tanned head that never fully dissipates. The aromatic highlights include dark chocolate, charcoal, caramel, vanilla and a delicate kiss of mint. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The carbonic, hearty flavor boasts charcoal, scorched chocolate, black gun powder and a hefty dose of salt. Burnt, acrid, salty finish that leaves a cool-mint tingle in my mouth for a good minute after each sip. Needs more Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist mint and less Stone hop stupidity. Very nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (1077) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
(Bottle) Pours a brown-black complexion with fluffy tan head. Flavor is well roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate with a hard to recognize, odd minty. Cool minty aftertaste. Flavor develops as warms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5280) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
12oz bottle as a Christmas gift in Seattle. Pretty, big stout pour with medium dark brown head. Dark caramel and molasses, tootsie roll. Roasty chocolate body, really solid imp stout. Mint is a fascinating addition, deep roasty stout with thin mint cookie action. Not very sweet overall, but you got a dessert flavor. Incredibly well put together. Mint is precise, but relatively subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5739) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Woah, interesting but odd, minty and very chocolately and roasty. Big flavors, harsh boozyness and roastedness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. Wow. Im a fan of this one. Too bad the price is so high. Cool mint scent, dark chocolate, like mint chocolate ice cream. Small dark tan head over a black pour. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a small fizz. Mint chocolate to bitter to dark chocolate flavor, with nuts and a cool mint aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a thick dark color with a tan fizzy head that lasts a good long while and leaves great lacing. A noticable minty aroma with notes of bittersweet chocolate and toasted malt. Flavor is initially sweet with a significant mint flavor of toasted malt. It finishes with a nice minty bitter flavor that lasts a decent while. Mouthfeel is creamy full with decent carbonation. Overall a good beer, not sure how much I like the mint but the underlying beer is delicious. Very well blended.

   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, its 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.

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