Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

 
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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is as expected. I get a lot of wintergreen mint character as well as a lot of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is more of the same. The mint character melds well with the chocolate, tasting a bit like Thin Mints. The mint provides a cooling quality that I find interesting. There is also some roasted malt, but this is all about the chocolate and mint. The alcohol is very well hidden. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours black with a tiny, brown head. Aroma is as promised with an undeniable "Andes mints" similarity, but its less candylike and theres a lot more roast. Flavors more rounded, but theres still plenty of mint to be found, dark chocolate, strong coffee, earth, dirt, booze and slight vanilla. Plenty of flavors, but to me its definitely NOT sweet. Finishes with a strong bitter roastiness and earthy hops, which seem at odds with the mint. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, a bit of alcohol presence. Good beer that delivers on its namesake, but I think a little sweeter and a little less bitter would have suited it better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Le nez est vraiment spcial, la menthe est prsente mais plus on la respire, plus les malts grills et le chocolat noir sintensifient. En bouche, le corps est moyen avec une bonne effervescence et le chocolat domine compltement le champs de bataille avec une touche de chlorophylle. Solide!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at capones during black Friday 2012 with Vinny, Alan and Bill. Pours a deep black with thick tan lacing. Aroma is mint chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of rich chocolate, spice, mint and light roast. Awesome in small doses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours unclear dark black with a creamy caramel head. Aroma brings sweet chocolate, like Andes mints, so delicious! The flavor brings an excellent balance of light mint and sweet chocolate on a full creamy and almost crisp body. Really enjoyed this overall!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Poured from bottle. Pours bear black with dark cream colored head. Aroma is of mint leaves and cocoa nibs. Mouthful is heavy bodied. Taste is suprisingly minty, with the roasted and chocolate noted rounding out the finish. The mint was more present than expected, but all in all another solid collab brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2313) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is mint and malt. Full bodied, chocolate and roast malt flavour. Long lasting finish. You do not taste the alcohol in this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
12oz bottle $3.99. When I saw Ken Schmidts name on this I got excited thinking about that nice coffee macadamia beer from years back but this was not as tasty. Standard stout blackness with a coffee colored head that leaves a good lace and hangs on through the entirety of the glass. Initial aromas are dark chocolate and then later the slightest whiff of mint. The flavor seems mostly chocolate and malt to me with only the slightest touch of mint. It does have a fleeting reminder of that chalkiness you get when you bite into a thin mint but overall it is not quite a girl scout thin mint cookie (shoutout to Mountain Sun) nor an andes chocolate mint. Not bad but I wont revisit it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-13-2012 03:48:29

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Beautiful, dark stout, and you can definitely taste the mint and chocolate. The malt gives a great dark sweetness to the brew. Overall, a tasty brew to try out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Very impressive! Big and full of flavor and really tastes like mint chocolate. Bitter dry finish hugely satisfying. Hides alcohol way too well. Make more!


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