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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4.9
   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. Ive 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2779) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted and dark chocolate, light resin for the hops, moderate earth for the yeast with a hint of vanilla and maybe a touch of mint. Head is small, frothy, light brown with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is full, creamy to syrupy, with carbonation between soft and lively, and a finish thats chalky and lightly alcoholic. Right there with the other top Imperial Stouts, with just a touch of uniqueness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle:   Black, huge frothy dark beige head, nice lacing.   Pale roasty nose, some sweet herbal notes, very pale mint and tea leaves.   Oh boy, on the tongue its a very smooth rich malty and roasty tongue, with a more noticeable mint presense.   its like a Mint Chocolate beershake.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Hides its 9.6% very well.   Sweet chocolate like milkshake finish, with hints of mint and tea leaves.   Very much a dessert beer.   If it were a bit heavier it would be even more authentic towards a beershake.   As is, tasty!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1085) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
I liked this sweet stout quite a bit, and really like that its tied with a "homebrewer"

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3205) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Wow the aroma is just as the name says. It smells like liquid dessert. I could smell this brew all day long. The taste is nice and roasty malty bitter. Sits black in the glass with a deep brown head and brown lacing down the glass. I cant get enough of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2013
36cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, with cocoa and mint, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly spicy/malty, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good and original brew, yet expensive!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark pour, minty chocolate aroma and flavor. Liquid Andes Mint chocolate candy. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Herbal mintiness, choclatety flavor. Unique and pretty good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 25, 2013
10/29/12 notes: bottle. Aroma of spearment, peppermint patty, dusty dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is slick, lightly carbonated with medium heft. Average length finish. Flavor is big upfront minty spiciness, rounded with slightly smoky, bakers chocolate. Bit of graininess near finish, mint recedes slightly and more dark barley assumes its place. Hmmm, I cant seem to get past how jarring the flavors are. Well-brewed from a technical standpoint, less successful, in my opinion, from an enjoyability one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2453) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.49 Pours elegant black with a small yet resilient bubbly tan coloured head. Minty,roasty,coffee aromas..nice. Typical roasty,deep dark coffee Imperial but with a fresh mont leaf taste running through it..always there..weaker at the start and stronger at the end..were also the chocolate ( milk) tatse comes to the fore..like a good quality chocolate chip and mint ice cream! Luxurious palate creamy chocolaty minty smooth Great dessert beer


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