Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AJacob81:
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle to snifter.
A - The darkest possible brown, completely opaque, and an aggressive pour yields a luxurious, pillowy head of nearly two fingers, coffee-colored.
S - Fresh mint leaves, hefty notes of baker's chocolate and bittersweet cocoa up front, followed by a more traditional RIS nose featuring roasted grain, dark fruits, and the slightest hint of anise.
T - Slightly inverted from the nose, this hits like a big, roasty RIS ought, coffee and smoke and dark chocolate and here comes the mint. My fear going in was that this would be creme-de-menthey, sticky sweet mint, but it's absolutely not. A pretty hard peppermint bite is prominent, more Altoids than candy canes. The mint fades into creamy chocolate in the finish. A lot going on here, but it hangs together very well.
M - Full-bodied, coating creamy goodness.
Glad I picked up a couple. I like the idea of grabbing another to age as well, to see how the mint integrates over time.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2012 17:40:56 | More by AJacob81
More User Reviews:
4.81/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours jet black with decent brown lacing, strong mint chocolate aroma. Tastes just like it should, rich chocolate with lots of mint. Mouthfeel was the only thing even slightly lacking in this beer. Alcohol is almost not detectable against the overwhelming notes of mint chocolate. These guys had an idea and they executed. Well done. Ken Schmidt should start a brewery if he hasn't already. If only this beer was more widely available...
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 18:50:54 | More by beerjunky413
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.