Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

 
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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
$3.49-12 oz. brown bottle. Pours black. Aroma has chocolate and a touch of mint. The taste has roast, chocolate and the mint works really well with the chocolate and the malt. This is a great dessert beer. Almost reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. A beer shake!

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some mint. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some mint, alcohol warming. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.7
abcfan (928) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours black with a fluffy tan had. Aroma is mint and dark chocolate. Taste is mint chocolate with an alcohol burn finish.

4.2
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
From bottle. Poured black with tall brown head. Aroma is chocolate mint and alcohol. Taste follows. Mint comes out more as you sip. Finishes with roasted malt and mint on the palette.

4.2
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with nice tan head that lasts well, aroma brings notes of...thin mint. Literally. Some notes of chocolate, cookie, some nice mint, hints of coffee, slight earth, more mint and chocolate note, but this aroma is ridiculously like a thin mint. Taste is way better than I thought it would be, nice chocolate, rich with dark cocoa, mint, some nice cocoa nibs, almost a hershey bar type phenomenon with a cookie, mint background, finishing with fairly sweet, slightly dry. This is pretty damn impressive, and the best version of this style I’ve had by far.

4
jhamp9 (1962) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Black with a super dense khaki head. Great lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, mint, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel and mint. The mint starts off herbacious but becomes a more traditional mint flavor as it warms up. Tastes like thin mint cookie all together. Not too thick on the palate but silky. Very good.

3.9
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Black bodied with a tall, dense mocha colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate with chocolate cake notes and light coffee. Taste is big chocolate, strong roasted malt, coffee notes, fresh mint, Thin Mint cookies, and burnt caramel. Body is medium-full with a strong, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, Thin Mint cookies and burnt caramel.

4
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Dark black pour, not super thick or oily. I thought the mint would be subtle and sort of "off in the back" but it’s more in your face then I thought. Flavor is a mix between bitter chocolate and fudge. Overall very good!

3.5
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black with a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, mint, some coffee, and hops surprisingly, Taste is heavy sweet, mild-medium bitter, with more coffee and mint chocolate. Finish is bitter, hoppy, with a little cool mint. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Too hoppy for an imperial stout.

4.2
dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12 oz bottle I lucked into at Spirits Crossroads. Poured a pitch black body of medium to slightly thicker density and one of the most amazing super dense foamy heads I have ever seen, three fingers high and lasting the entire time. The head alone is worthy of a seperate rating of 5. Aroma is like an alcoholic Girl Scout thin mint cookie, chocolate syrup, mint, roastiness, cookie. Medium/full body with softer carbonation and a slight touch of warmth. The flavor matches the aroma but bumps up on the roastiness quite a bit and the cookie flavor becomes more of a burnt toast, with mint...so maybe a bit different after all. Really great beer, wish I had a bowl of ice cream to go along with this, or better a scoop of vanilla or two and a bottle of this might make the absolute best milk shake ever.


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