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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9978) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle from Buckeye Beer Engine. Awesome beer! Extremely dark thick pour with a nice big brown head. Smells just like an Andies mint - chocolate and mint. Smooth fairly dense palate. Taste is cocoa powder/chocolate, sweet but not cloying. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle as a local trade bonus- thanks again, Kevin! Pours a midnight, opaque dark brown color with a small dark tan head that dissipates pretty quickly into a tiny ring. The aroma has rich dark chocolate and spicy mint that almost comes across like cinnamon because of the combination of deep roastiness and herbal spiciness. Flavor of dark chocolate, mint, roasted malts, molasses, faint cream, and cocoa beans. Medium-full bodied, with a rich, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from Asahiya. When I poured it I thought to myself what a great looking beer. The mint was quite mild, mostly coming through in the aroma a bit and also a subtle bite in the aftertaste. It has a nice cocoa chocolate flavor, a roast malt goodness. I like it! It is nice to sip for dessert... I think I might try & pick up another to age it. As the beer warmed up the mint flavor started to come through more & became more pronounced. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1711) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, thanks! Black with a light brown head. Aroma: After Eight. Taste: After Eight, salty licorice, cocoa, coffee, lots of mint, light roast. Medium bodied. Wow, this is minty... I love this, but this is definitely not for everybody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2628) - JAPAN - FEB 15, 2013
Very hoppy nose with the mint chocolate coming through after. Smooth and rounded, perhaps a bit too much for mine. Chocolate, sweet mint - almost like toothpaste; with a pretty hoppy finish. Not particularly sweet, but the mint is quite prevalent. Nice, but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (457) - 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 Im afraid that finishing an entire 16 ounce glass may be difficult due to the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1658) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap at The Beer Junction. This was an interesting one -- definitely unlike any other beer Ive had. The flavor reminded me of a trufflemint shake from Red Mill -- dark chocolate (and lots of it), with a strong presence from the mint -- and those two flavors really overshadowed whatever else was in here (maybe a bit of molasses/dark roasted malt). If you were going to drink a beer for dessert, and you like mint chocolate, this would be a great choice. But aside from the novelty, Im not sure it had a whole lot going for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mint, caramel, toffee, and graham cracker. Flavor of chocolate, mint, roasted malt, and light vanilla. Very much like liquid Girl Stout Thin Mint cookies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
I read through some of the reviews and many of them say that the mint is subtle... I wholeheartedly disagree. On the nose, the mint is pretty clearly evident on top of basic roasty stout notes. However mint dominates the palate. Its slightly chocolately but its tough to get around the mint. This is flat out weird. I enjoyed it to a degree, but I dont need any more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate-large frothy brown head that lasted to the final sip and left a coating of foam on the glass all the way to the end. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and mint. Thankfully the mint is not too strong and is very much in the background. The flavor is roasted malt with a touch of burnt roast and chocolate. While I enjoyed this part of the flavor very much, there is a menthol flavor that evolves in the aftertaste and lingers which must be the mint. The mint lingers along with some roast bitterness and the two do not combine well at all. Is this what menthol cigarettes are like? The mouthfeel is creamy and full although the menthol flavor does interfere a bit. Alcohol is very well hidden. This one has distinct pluses and minuses for me.

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